Nerdtacular

This past weekend the hubs and I went to Nerdtacular at Snowbird Resort in Utah.  This is a gathering of about 2000 people to watch podcasts live and meet the incredible people that put those podcasts on.  Scott Johnson the brains behind Frogpants Studios started Nerdtacular about 7 years ago, it was just a day event and now is two full days of podcasts, tabletop gaming, and a meet and greet the night before.  This was our first year attending.   The week before all I could think was I am an invert and do not handle social situations well.  I can talk to people at my job one on one but, strangers in a crowd??  WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?!?!

We drove to Snowbird on Thursday with a stop at Rem’s Tobacco

rem;s smoke  The hubs found some great cigars.  We arrived unevenfully at Snowbird Resort.  The first gathering was a meet and greet for a few hours on Thursday night.

aie guild pic This was a pic of all the AIE guild members at the meet and greet.

I meet Scott Johnson and shake his hand.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jules and Marconin from Tauren Think Tank.  The hubs and I also meet a couple from Steamboat Springs, very nice and we spent a few hours talking. 

AFter the meet and greet there is an informal Smoke Monster held on the deck of one of the bars.  Everyone gathers and smokes cigars and shares cigar stories.

smoke monster

Friday was full of podcasts.  The first was  The Morning Stream.  I got to meet Chris Metzen after the morning podcast.  He is the Senior Vice President of Story and Francise Development.  I was starstruck, my hands were still shaking a few minutes after the meeting. 

The second podcast of the day was The Instance.  It was amazing to watch the podcast live and see the interaction of the hosts in person.

The last podcast we went to on Friday was Sword and Laser.  I was so excited to find this podcast.  It is hosted by Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont.  This podcast is about Sci-Fi and Fantasy books.  This is one of my favorite topics.

sword and laser

On Saturday the hubs and I spent some time enjoying the attractions at the resort.  We rode the Alpine Coaster. I do not like coasters, however; I am very glad he made me ride this one.  It was lots of fun.

The last podcast of the day for us was The Angry Chicken this is a podcast about Hearthstone and one of the hubs favorites.

angry chicken

We had a great weekend. 

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