A Decade of Geek Conventions and Other Community Events

I’m not a Star Trek fan. While I enjoyed the first two Chris Pine movies, the franchise’s particular flavour of sci-fi wasn’t my cup of tea. And yet around this time in 2010, I found myself dying of laughter as William Shatner went on a hilarious rant about his time working on the show. Even with no real background on his work or his life, I was moved by the sheer spectacle of this famous guy with a microphone on stage. I still haven’t really delved into the world of Star Trek, but I’ll never forget that one night at Fan Expo Canada.

Up until my wife and I visited our first convention with that William Shatner panel among many other attractions, video games, board games, and other nerdy pursuits (TM) have mostly been a pastime I’d enjoy alone or with a small group of friends. By attending my first convention, it opened the door to celebrate our shared fandoms with a community. My life hasn’t been the same since.

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I Got a Nintendo 64! Now What?

A few months back, I was dismayed to find out that my Nintendo 64 had disappeared in my parents’ house. It may still hiding somewhere, but I decided it was better off to move on. Having visited many stores and perused the classified listings, my search had been fruitless. Not that there weren’t Nintendo 64 consoles available, just not at a price I was willing to pay. At Hamilton Comic Con, luck was finally on my side. What do I do now with my newfound spoils?

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