We're done with resolutions to eat healthfully and quit our vices. This year we're resolving to reconnect with our nerdolicious self -- basically to let our geek flag fly. And it looks like we won't be alone. 2010 is shaping up to be the year of the geek, with scores of filmmakers, software companies, sci-fi cons and game developers clamoring for our attention.
Here are just a few of the geeky happenings we're looking forward to experiencing in 2010.
5. Free Comic Book Day (May 1)
Free. Comic. Books. Those three little words should be enough to lure any adult who remembers huddling under a tent of blankets after "lights out" reading back issues of Superman
at Camp Whatamayahoochee (not that we're admitting anything, mind you).
The deal: Initiated in 2002, Free Comic Book Day started as a way to help small indie shops and comic publishers attract new customers. Every year a couple dozen publishers sign up to sell select books to stores at cost, which the stores give away on FCBD in early May.
The lowdown: You're not gonna land a copy of Marvel Zombies or Blackest Night, but this year's titles include a cool Iron Man/Thor pairing, War of the Supermen and Fearless Dawn. Not every comic book store participates (and most won't let you hog every title) but Samurai Comics, Atomic Comics and a few other locals usually get in on the action.More »