The signs as people I met or saw at the con this weekend

Aries: A man in a group of 20+ other people who locked his friend out of the hotel because he tried to smoke inside and it pissed him off

Taurus: The man who asked me if I liked yu-gi-oh in an extremely soft spoken voice because I was sitting alone and he was nearby

Gemini: The man who tried to smoke in the hotel, who was then pushed through the disabled exit and locked out

Cancer: The very confused but excited looking child running around the hotel lobby completely alone

Leo: The steampunk (?) Harley Quinn cosplayer who was completely OOC while trying to act in character

Virgo: The woman who brought our pizza to the hotel room, on leaving told us to “be safe and have fun”

Libra: The girl who sat almost uncomfortably close to our group to charge her phone but didn’t actually interact with us

Capricorn:  The very very loud person on the elevator who yelled “I’m obnoxious” immediately followed by “I want to push all of these buttons”

Aquarius: The other young child who came up to our group asking for money for her gymnastic group who looked like she might cry when we gave her a twenty

Pisces: The girl in a full fursuit in front of us in line who was talking about taxes.

Nerd vs. Geek

Nerd and geek are not the same although, like me, you can be both. 

Nerd: A nerd is into science, mathematics  and technology. Your typical nerd has probably entered at least one science fair and may have even won. The nerd knows what all the weird buttons do on a calculator. Not only that they can still use a slide rule you know, in case the batteries run out. They love robots. They read real hardcore old school science fiction like Heinlein, Asimov, Le Guin, and Clarke. Yourr nerd will sit in theaters while watching a science fiction film and constantly bitch that they got the physics all wrong. They will go absolutely ballistic if there is a loud explosion in the vacuum of space. 

Geek: A geek is into fandoms. They are often cosplayers and they are really into comic books. Their natural habitat is Comic Con in San Diego. They are so into their fandoms that they know all of the various nuances of the “universe” of each. The Star Wars universe has a certain set of laws which are different from the Star Trek universe. They will debate “Kirk or Picard” and sometimes even come to blows with their tiny little geek hands. The men often have fringes of beards around their necks and will remind you of the “Comic Book Guy” from the Simpsons. Your male geek when given an opportunity to speak to a beautiful girl cosplaying Steampunk Harley Quinn he will critique the costume rather than admire the girl. 

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