Monday, September 5, 2011

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We're not nerds because we homeschool....

Actually, it's the other way around.

So I have to confess that I just spent the last 3 days at Dragon*Con, "is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!"

Thanks to my teenage daughter and her friends who turned us on to the fact that our fair city hosts this ginormous convention every year where you can dress up as your favorite sci-fi or cartoon character, and get involved up to your elbows in the culture of all things intelligent and nerdy.  Sure, there was a palpable level of downright geekiness involved, but that was awesome too.

Each member of my family had different interests and so convention fed us all.  For me, it was Star Trek  most specifically, The Next Generation and Sci-Fi Literature.  For my son, it was Gaming (video games).  My daughter, costuming (costume designing) and Manga (Japanese Cartoons).  For my husband, Original Star Trek, Star Wars, and getting photos of as many costumed persons as possible.

Because we didn't understand the enormity of it all, we were unprepared for all the activities available, and also how staying in a host hotel would exponentially multiply the fun quotient.  With that said, we are already making plans for next year.
(update this is what happens when you have too many blogs.  This was intended for my blog.... but homeschoolers should be more aware of dragon-con anyway.... only I recommend it for teenagers and adults, and not really little kids.)

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