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Too Geeky for the Prom? Not this one!

Friday, February 13th, 2009
Geeks need love, too

Geeks need love, too

You may have seen my semi-serious rant a few days ago about suffering through Valentine’s Day as a self proclaimed geek. You may have also noticed I mentioned that there was hope out there for us (yeah, I’m looking at you) in regards to dating. But what I didn’t mention is that the Reckon Crew will be spending Valentine’s Day in the geekiest fashion possible… hanging out in a comic book store.

You may want to take a moment to absorb that, I’ll allow it. Yes, the Reckon Crew will be hanging out in Dallas, TX at one of the largest comic book shops in Texas, Lone Star Comics. Once you wrap your mind around the sheer dork-itude of that statement, I’ll point out we won’t be the only ones.

No, Lone Star Comics,, and Bawls will be hosting the Geek Prom on Saturday, February 14th from 9:00 pm till midnight. For a mere five dollars per person, guests can be surrounded by comics while engaging in potential romance, enjoy free food and drink and listen to live music from The Dirty Birds and Pixie.

And not only do you have a shot at romance with someone at least as geeky as yourself but all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit organization that provides a financial safety net for comic creators. So you not only get to flirt with some geeks while browsing comics, eating, drinking, enjoying music, you’re also contributing to a worthy charity.  Sounds like a win-win situation in my book.

You’re already tempted, I can tell.  If all of that isn’t enough, you get to see the Reckon Crew there in all our glory. Okay, so we’ll also be handing out some swag but we’re all devilishly good looking. Tell us how hot we are and we might just buy you a free beer. That’s how much we <3 you.


Gritskrieg – End of Line

Geeks… You know you love ‘em

Monday, February 9th, 2009
Quit the grinnin' and drop the linen

Quit the grinnin' and drop the linen

Ah, love is in the air. And on that damn interweb thing I keep hearing the kids talk about. It’s that magical time of year when subscriptions to single dating sites spike substantially, when you pay too much for a box of chocolate, and a folded piece of cardboard with a cute image and some flowery words can make or break a man. And yeah, some will even click on that ad on After all, you do want to know who’s online near you… Don’t you?

You all know what I mean, you just don’t want to admit it. After all, geeks are known to be unlucky in love but good at pwning face where pixels are involved. That’s right, kiddies, Valentine’s Day is here. How apropos that this holiday celebrates a man who was beaten with clubs, stoned (with rocks, not wacky tabacky), and finally beheaded for his belief that couples should be wed in a Christian ceremony. Tell that bit to your girl when you give her that bouquet of roses… I guarantee it’ll kill the mood if your aftershave hasn’t already.

Yes, we geeks all know this is that time of year where we make up excuses for not celebrating Valentine’s Day or having significant others. I’m partial to letting anyone who will listen that the holiday is “over-hyped” on TV and in romance novels. I’m sure everyone still believes we’re trying to find ourselves before we look for love and that it’s okay that we cry ourselves to sleep at night. Has your mom asked you if you’re gay yet?  That one’s a real crowd pleaser.

So if you’re still wearing your House Gryffindor tabard, waving a switch around trying to make that cardboard cutout of Slave Leia come to life, you’d probably be better served by a short visit to the Internet. And no, not to pr0n sites, to Unlike the pr0n sites, this one is free to join and you’re much more likely to meet a girl willing to wear a Supergirl outfit just because it’s casual Friday.

Bent on making the world a less scary place on those dork and lonely nights, is all about matching you up with someone who will actually laugh when you make light of a situation by quoting Star Wars. Someone who won’t cover their face in shame when you whip out the phaser in public. Someone who actually gets it when you refer to yourself as “The Kernel”. If even one of those things appeals to you, you could do worse than to pay a visit.

Signing up is easy and fairly painless. It’s not a quick process if you’re actually going to put in more effort on filling out the various profile sections than you do on your normal wardrobe on a Monday morning. But once you’re done, you have the choice to post up a few pics or remain that “potluck surprise” while you browse the other users on the site.

Don’t let that D&D book collection stand in the way of true love. Rather, let them be the way to break the ice. Check it out, you won’t regret it.

Tell ‘em Gritskrieg sent you. That’s geek cred right there.

Gritskrieg – End of Line