Month: September 2016

Valor Con: Year Two!

Valor Con is coming up next weekend and I recommend it whole heartedly. I went to Valor Con’s inaugural year last year and I had a blast. Valor Con had a very laid back atmosphere and community feel. Every event or section of the convention was spread out so it was easy to wander around…

You Joke Like a Girl!

Ever wonder what an all-female line up of comedians would even look like? Then “You Joke like a Girl”, an open mic and all-female showcase, might be the place you’ve been waiting for. “You Joke Like a Girl” is an event to support women in comedy and a place for them to talk about their…

The Welcoming Committee

**** This post is specifically geared towards the LGBTQ friendly, however allies are definitely welcome to read this post! The Welcoming Committee is an organization run by volunteers that sponsors LGBTQ friendly events. For their bigger events, they generally invite all the LGBTQ people they know and “take over” a bar. It’s nothing political, they…

Werewolf

Werewolf Strategy Part 1: Villagers

Fellow Villagers, You may wonder why I go by “Just a Good Villager”. It’s a reference to the game called Werewolf. For those of you familiar with Werewolf, I am talking about basic werewolf: one seer, villagers, and werewolves. I will talk about Ultimate Werewolf and variations in future posts. Werewolf, if you’re not familiar…

Nightvale

Welcome to Night vale

**Originally posted April 2016 before they visited Chicago. This is an awesome podcast and was an awesome live show. I recommend it for anyone who listens to welcome to Night vale if they get the chance. Ever since I read Watchers Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft, I have been fascinated by other worlds and…

Nerd Enough!

This fear keeps creeping up on me that somehow I don’t have the “cred” to write a blog about nerd culture. It has been ingrained in me since I was younger when people would ask me if I had watched a particular movie/game/etc. When I would claim ignorance, they would generally react like this: “WHAT!?…