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A Lot Of Nerds

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Apr 04 2012 · 62 views

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If you've been to a convention (not LEGO, well it happens there too, but more like anime or sci-fi), you know what a large group of proud (need I say proud?) nerds and geeks looks like gathered in one place. Same thing happened tonight when Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd returned to his alma mater Christopher Newport University, where I just so happen to be graduating from in...*checks watch*...5.5 weeks.

He spoke a bit about some pranks he had played while a student here and fond memories he had, while also explaining his cleverness behind this year's multiple-comic April Fools Day prank.

He's pretty cool and really chill. He just casually talks. He knows we practically worship him (few readers don't religiously check the site at midnight, EST, am I right?), but he was really down to earth.

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(I was also first in line for the meet and greet.)

Back at BrickFair 2010, xccj and I made a few vignettes of some comics. (We did the same this past year, but nothing as awesome happened.) Sunday afternoon, whilst packing up, we found a letter from him saying he was "happy to see the cool scenes" we had made. XCCJ let me keep the note, which I have in a clear plastic slip taped to my dorm wall, and I showed that to him asking if he remembered it, and I told him we did more this year too.

And then I got him to sign another sheet of paper which I've placed behind it.
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(He even put Hat Man on it!)

Night well spent!

-CF :kakama:

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Ta-metru_defender
Apr 04 2012 09:21 PM
Well, color me jealous.
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As I mentioned earlier, I am jealous too :P Did he remember the note, or was he all like "what Lego convention?"

Anyway, that's super cool. Sounds fun!

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ChocolateFrogs
Apr 04 2012 09:44 PM
He seemed to remember it, but in those kind of situations you just sort of go along with it...
But I hope so!

It was super cool and fun!

-CF
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This is really, really cool. Sounds awesome!
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Well we'll have to make sure there's a proper display for him to see this summer, just in case he shows up again. ;)

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ChocolateFrogs
Apr 04 2012 10:00 PM

Well we'll have to make sure there's a proper display for him to see this summer, just in case he shows up again. ;):music:

Verily.

-CF
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That is so awesome. I'm envious.
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Colette Llyan
Apr 17 2012 11:09 AM
Very cool. Sounds like it was very awesome. =D
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Location: Northern Virginia
Favorite color: Guess
Favorite smell: Campfire
Interests: LEGO, Boy Scouts (Eagle), Geeking, Comics
First LEGO Set: Renegade Runner
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Convention history: BrickFest '04, & '06
BrickFair VA '08, '09, '10, '11 & '12, '13 & '14.
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