Last week I travelled to Atlanta to spend the weekend surrounded by our native people, the geeks and gamers and fantasy fans at Dragon*Con. My family and I arrived on Thursday, wanting to get checked in to the hotel and registered for the con early enough to avoid the truly massive crowds expected later. We were dragging our luggage through the tunnels connecting the hotels, passing people wearing everything from sci fi t-shirts to full steampunk formal wear, when we came upon a group of men in business suits, all chattering together excitedly. “Did you see that guy?” one man was asking. “He was wearing a Star Wars helmet!” My husband and I laughed and kept moving. The businessmen clearly hadn’t spent much time in geek company before, and if he was surprised by the stormtrooper in helmet and jeans, he was in for one very startling weekend. But [...]
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