Geeky, gay Atlanta gets props for Nerdvana

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We Atlantans have been called many things by the national media. We’ve been the gayest city one year, then the seventh gayest the next, then the ninth gayest last year, and again this year. We’re among the top 10 for both gay sugar daddies and gay sugar babies. We’re also one of the rudest cities. And the 16th “most lesbianish.”

And the latest description? We’re a bunch of nerds. And our gay asses couldn’t be more honored.

Real estate blog Movoto compiled the list that put us on top.

It’s pretty clear that when nerds eventually take over the world, their new capital will be Atlanta. If you want to get a jump start on the crowd, grab your foam swords, comic book boxes, and bags of dice — the city where the real cool people live is calling.

Aww, you guys! To calculate their findings, Movoto used the following criteria:

• Number of annual comic book, video game, anime, and sci-fi / fantasy conventions
• People per comic book store
• People per video game store
• People per traditional gaming store
• People per computer store
• People per bookstore
• People per LARPing group
• People per science museum
• Distance to the nearest Renaissance faire

Of course, we’ll give credit to the gay-friendly geekfest Dragon*Con and don’t forget the purely LGBT sci-fi/fantasy OutlantaCon. This gay comic book groupie and his superheroes probably helped, too.

So geek is surely the new gay. Or maybe the other way around, I’m not sure. Just make sure to tell all your gay geek friends from out of town to stop in and say helllllllloooo.

Photo by Brent Corcoran, RNZ Photography


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