There is no death, there is the Force

Christmas day I had breakfast with my wife’s family. Most of her family are Muggles. Nice enough people, but definitely not Geeks. One of them asked me about Rogue One. He asked if I like it and if it had a female lead. I explained that Jyn was one of the main characters, but that …

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I stole Star Wars

My name is Michael Ford and I am an asshole. I run a local social organization, Great Basin Geeks. GBG has been around for a little over two years and in that time has grown rapidly. Currently we sit just under 1,200 members. This is not some fancy corporate entity, we have a lot to …

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Great Basin Geek Con made the news!

Great Basin Geek Con was featured on KOLO 8 News in Reno!

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Geekism: The Possibility of Finding Religion in the Things We Love

Disclaimer: This article in no way, claims that those who follow religions based on a deity are wrong, nor does it claim that those who don’t are better. This short essay is only a thoughtful procession of ideas. Whether loud or quiet, all consuming or peripheral, for a large percentage of the population being a …

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Leadership is not Dictatorship

Recently a couple of the Geeks gave me a Harry Potter House Sorting Test. I was amazed, in just a few short questions they were able to determine a great deal about my personality. Their test revealed that while I can take a leadership role, I don’t do it because I want personal glory or …

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Who am I?

I love to see people sharing their stories and realized I haven’t really shared mine. I was born and raised in Sacramento, California. Sometimes I get nostalgic and think about moving back, then I visit and realize it’s changed and so have I. We moved around a few times when I was a kid, I’ve …

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All in the Family

I am the kind of person that commits. When I say I’m going to do something, I do it. When I offer to help, I’m all in. My wife can tell you, when we started dating I told her exactly what I expected out of the relationship and I have kept true to those expectations …

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The Future of GBG – Part 2

In the previous article, I talked about how the GreatBasinGeeks.com website could be used to connect to others that share your passions. The website is a great tool that I hope more people will utilize more often to help them connect. But the website is just one of the tools that can be used to …

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Depression and the Geek

I should start out this article with a disclaimer. I am not a Mental Health professional, nor will I claim to have any special insight beyond my own personal experience. I was going to write more about the future of the Geeks, and I will come back to that soon, but something else got brought …

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What is a Geek?

Words can have different meanings to different people. Geek has typically been used as an insult, but we don’t see it that way. So, I thought it might be helpful to define what it is we are referring to when referring to a Geek. First, we will use terms Geek, Nerd, and even Dork, interchangeably …

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