I spent the weekend at NerdCon Nerdfighteria, a convention composed of about 3500 millennials (and younger). I'd guess the median age was 23. If you aren't familiar with the Nerdfighter community, it's hard to explain exactly what "Nerdfighteria" is. Simply put, it's a subculture that promotes unironic enthusiasm. Complexly, it's an internet grown community, a mix of geeky, non-binary, full spectrum, inclusive, science-loving, Harry Potter fandoming, information-sharing educators, vloggers, writers, artists, creators, and appreciators. It's a lovely, inspiring, and beautifully weird thing. Which I guess is the best kind of thing, really. It truly was an exceptional weekend amongst a wonderfully inspiring community. Life's too short not to be nerdy. Unironic enthusiasm is awesome.
Also, on Sunday I had a maker table selling my doodlepaintings prints. Turns out, Nerdfighters like doodlepaintings. And I like Nerdfighters. Win-win.
So...thank you, Nerdfighteria. You're even more beautiful in the flesh. #nerdcon #happytears #imnotcryingyourecrying #DFTBA