Seattle, Generative Nerd Mecca

Seattle’s a geek-permissive town in general, but lately I’ve learned more about the actual shape of that – we’re a city that exports quite a lot of new ideas and content, plenty of it very geeky.

  • So crazy many indie game companies flourish here
  • Huge names, too: WOTC, Nintendo, Privateer Press, Bungie are set up here
  • Several larps were birthed here back in the 1980s!
  • 1% of the year, my neighborhood is not much more than PAXville.
There are bigger cities for media (LA), finance (NYC), and yeah, even software (San Francisco), but I assert that Seattle is the geek culture capital of the world. Hoist your freak flag high.