This past weekend was the first South Jersey Geek Fest and I was impressed. Let’s face it when it comes to local events you never know what you are going to get. I have to be honest I was a little leery when I first walked in, no one was in costume, there wasn’t many people there yet, and the venue wasn’t very big. Things quickly took a turn for the better though, the costumes started trickling in, I started talking to some of the vendors, and the crowd began to grow. Then it happened, Jenga on a giant sized scale. We noticed a large crowd begin to form around a table with three gamers and a Storm Trooper. All squaring off for the prestige of being named the ultimate South Jersey Geek Fest Jumbo Jenga Master.
OK it wasn’t an official tournament or anything, but it was very entertaining to watch. I mean “Come On Already”, it could not have been easy for that poor Storm Troop to maneuver Jenga blocks in his armor. Besides everyone knows how terrible a storm trooper’s aim is. Those Jenga blocks must of been pure hell for him.
Let’s face it South Jersey isn’t that big of an area so I never really anticipated getting any really cool local events going on for the nerd and geek community. I pretty much figure Nerdarchy was going to have to start our own if we wanted it to happen on any kind of grand scale. Then low and behold Geek Fest comes along and knocks one out of the park on their first try.
Personal highlights from Geek Fest
- Getting to demo Resistor. Check it out on Facebook.
- Watch my son and brothers demo Kobolds. Again you need to check this game out on Facebook.
- Meeting the guys from Black Slither Games and getting to pick up my copy of Bear vs. Gorilla vs. Hippie vs. CEO
- Finding Pixel Lincoln and meeting up with creator Jason Tagmire.
At this point I’m sure there are many folks waiting for next years South Jersey Geek Fest or maybe they’ve been inspired to give running their own local event a shot.
Nerdarchy’s Aftermath South Jersey Geek Fest Video!
Parisi Studios was Anthony’s company name I really enjoyed his art and he seemed like a really great guy. I plan to connect with him later and get some work done or at the very least buy some prints. There was also a couple of 8-Bit artist there as well.
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Until next time stay nerdy my friends.