Aug 1, 2012

What Does a Nerd Look Like?

A Game Designer's take on Booth Babes, Frag Dolls, and those pretender nerds at events.

I'm not going to start this article by defending my nerd roots,  I'll just leave this picture of little nerd me at Christmas here. This is why I have an NES controller tattoo - not so everyone can be original and do the Konami code on my arm. 
If you're reading this, you probably have already read "Booth Babes Need not Apply" on CNN.com and John Scalzi's response concerning the validity of many women's presence at geek culture events such as comic cons. I felt like I had to write a response as well because, I agree with both! I hear both sides here.