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Educational Support of Geekdom – A Wild Con Mini Review

One of the perks of the area I live in is the boom of Geek culture. I recently wrote about both a high school and science center hosting conventions.

This weekend I was able to attend a convention hosted by Wildwood College. It was a small convention, but thoroughly enjoyable.

I was only able to attend for the morning, but I packed a lot into the time.

Kids area

Morgan Straughan Comnick

They had a tons of hands on activities for children. From legos to robotics to coloring to video games, the kids would not be bored.

Shops

There were a bunch of awesome handmade objects. I wanted an entire collection of geek pillows and light covers.

I also saw some people from First Friday, Brass Engine Games (Facebook) and Alexandra Geektique.

Authors

I met two drastically different, but equally awesome, authors. Morgan Straughan Comnick is an awesome Fantasy author who is a huge geek. (You should check out her awesome blog sometime)

I also met David Gordon who wrote a graphic novel which includes is a scifi adventure that includes Excalibur, Merlin, and other lore. You should really check it out.

Guests

One of the highlights of the day for me was meeting Wyatt Weed and his wife, Gayle. Wyatt was in an episode of Star Trek and in Predator 2. At first I just hovered shyly around the booth, but then started talking to Gayle about everything and everything. When we started discussing their Batman fanfilm Wyatt (who is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet) chimed in. He had to go to a panel soon after, but Gayle and I kept talking and could  have talked for several hours more. We talked about all things geek, their other movies (short films on YouTube and Shadowland or Four Color Eulogy on Amazon Prime they are all amazing!), and her project “Elephant Spirit” (Instagram), a project that donates to an elephant sanctuary.

To Wrap Up

One of the most exciting things to me is the rise in support of Geekdom at all levels of education. This widespread support helps encourage people of all ages to find what they love and embrace it.

All opinions are mine. I have no relationship or control of the external links…I just think they are cool. 

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