Are you sick and tired of living in a city with a less than average geek population? Do you want to live in a place that you can call home to all things geeky/nerdy other than your favorite convention? Well we here at D&A might have the answer to your prayers! Here on this proud land that we call America, we have cities and states that cater to the meek, the socially awkward, and the fans of Japanimation. However only a certain number of those cities and states are known as a ‘Geek Paradise’ or a ‘Nerd Sanctuary’. Where are these places you ask? Don’t worry, cuz’ we’re about to tell you! 😉
10. Raleigh, NC
Raleigh is the largest city in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, as well as the official home for it’s annual anime convention known as Animazement. You’ll find comic book shops like Fight or Flight Comics as well as other activities (including nearby Durham’s convention) that’ll make your geek flag fly!
9. Denver, CO
You think the ‘Mile-High’ state is known for the Broncos and Nuggets? Well you might be right, but it’s also known for being one of the geekiest/nerdiest cities in America. Denver is home to Nan Desu Kan as well as the Colorado Anime Festival, both conventions we urge you to check out if you live, or plan on moving there.
8. San Jose, CA
Looking for a geek place to call home, then look no further than in the westbound direction via San Jose, California! FanimeCon is the place to be if you plan on making this city your geeky refuge. (Among other things along the technology spectrum.)
7. Las Vegas, NV
Really? Sin City is nerdy? You bet it is! Aside from all the five-star hotels, casinos, and celebrities, Las Vegas is home to a few conventions; such as Otakon Vegas and Sabakon. If you love gadgets and computers Vegas is also home to CES, the largest technology convention for geeks this side of the West Coast. (Next to San Diego Comic Con.)
6. Boston, MA
Red Sox, Creme Pies, and…cosplay fans? Yep, Boston’s got em’! If you don’t believe us, then you might wanna check out a place called Anime Boston. The city’s a great place to find comic book shops as well as literature if you’re more of an historic geek rather than an anime one.
5. Austin, TX
Now we’re getting near FUNimation territory. Austin’s home to a good amount of hobby shops and comic book stores, but it’s also home to a few anime and video game conventions as well. If you plan on moving here, then be sure to pack some cleats when going through tornado season. >.<
4. Detroit, MI
Let it be known that the ‘Motor City’ is one of the most geekiest cities to live in! Aside from being the birthplace of Techno Music, Detroit is home to multiple gaming shops, the IMAX Theater, and of course the largest anime convention in Michigan Youmacon!
3. Seattle, WA
The Emerald City! Home to Emerald City Comic Con, Sakura-Con, and Aki Con, as well as one of the oldest comic book stores in the city, Golden Age Comics. If you’re looking for a good meetup place to write some fan fiction (or meet with other geeks), then check out the local coffee shop Wayward Coffee, as well as the Museum of Pop Culture.
2. Portland, OR
If you’ve ever heard of an anime convention called Kumoricon or Anime PDX, then you’d know that those cons can only be found in Portland, OR. There’s a lot to do as a geek in the city of Portland, but as our No. 2 spot on the list, the city that is No. 1 will shock you!
1. Atlanta, GA
Whaaaa?! The ‘Strip Club Capital of the World’ is the geekiest city in America?! We hate to say it but it’s true. Not only does the ATL have the most anime/geek conventions than any other city (AWA, Momocon, Dragon Con, etc.), but they also have the most video game stores too! (One for every 16,000+ residents!)
Well guys n’ gals that will do it for this Top 10 filler post tonight. We’ve got more exciting ones coming up later this week! 🙂