This week’s 5 Fandom Friday prompt asks for Nerdy places to travel to. I’m taking this as places that either have a nerdy/geeky background, had something filmed there, etc. Keep that in mind when you read my choices – when I saw Hawaii, I don’t mean all of Hawaii is a nerd. In fact, the people are quite lovely. It’s for other reasons, explained below.
1.) Hawaii – As mentioned above, Hawaii in itself is not a collective nerd. However, Hawaii is an awesome shooting location for several things I’ve loved, and I want to visit again so that I can do the tours. For instance, Lost was shot there, and they have a Lost tour on the islands that show the different shooting locations and what not. Also, Jurassic Park. Hawaii 5-0. Think of the great tours!! I’m lucky, because (when not deployed, as he currently is), on of my little brother’s is stationed there, and it makes it a do-able visit (since I can stay on base). So essentially, when he’s back, I can visit for the price of a flight and a tour. NICE.
2.) London – I’ve never been to the UK, and I’m pretty sure London would be the best place for me to visit for a good shot of geekdom culture. In between all the BBC shows, and the general like-mindedness of geeks between the UK and the US, I’m sure it would be amazing. Not to mention to the tea.
3.) DISNEYWORLD – Honestly, this one almost doesn’t even count, since I get my first visit there at the end of March, but I’m SO STOKED. I’ve never been, even as a child. I’m gonna selfie with every princess, visit everything I can and buy too much merch that I hopefully don’t regret later. Also, I want a Dole Whip. I’ve never even had one, and I can already tell it’s going to be the best thing in my life.
4.) Japan – Does an entire country count?? Honestly, growing up, I was OBSESSED with Japan and Japanese culture. I’ve even had several years of language classes, to boot. I want to visit Japan so bad, mostly for geeky reasons. I’m still big into Anime, and I obviously love cosplay, and I just think Japan would be a wonderful, mindblowing place for me to visit. It’s super expensive (because I’d buy everything), though, so I have to put it off a bit. But, one of my younger brothers was deployed there once and grabbed me a souvenir for the meantime.
5.) San Diego Comic Con – I feel like this is almost a given. I love cosplay and geek culture so much that I almost can’t believe I’ve never been. My older bro even lives in San Diego already, but neither of us have been able to snag a ticket for years. Registration should be coming up soon, however. Maybe it’s my year??? MAYBE.
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