A Geeky Bucketlist: The Things That Every Geek Should Do at Least Once

Geeks rule the world! It’s true. Without geeks, life would never be as good and exciting.

 

Imagine living in a world where no nerds or geeks were there to come up with brilliant inventions and technological advancements? Now how about your favorite movies, TV shows, or books? The world would be boring without Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter, and the Lord of the Ring, right?

Face it. It just would not be the same if geekdom did not exist. We owe a lot to our geeky friends and their circle of friends.

15 Things Every Geek Should Tick Off Their Bucket List

1. Read the best sci-fi materials

There’s a lot of great sci-fi books out there that have crossed over to different media such as TV and film. Some of the most notable ones are by J.R.R. Tolkien, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, and Jules Verne.

2. Make it to San Diego Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con has been around for decades and is one of geekdom’s most anticipated events annually. Major players in the comic book industry, movies, TV shows, and merchandising all drop their major announcements during SDCC. Even if the lines are long and the ticket prices are a bit expensive, the experience is definitely worth it all. Trust us.

3. Try out a futuristic gadget

Some of the things a lot of techie geeks look forward to are the top technology conferences held every year. Discover the latest things in science and tech and get to try out some neat futuristic stuff like augmented reality or the latest in robotics.

4. Learn to speak Klingon

If there’s one thing Star Trek has over Star Wars, they have the Klingons. This race became a fan favorite among geeks because not only are they the best in the franchise, but they have the most wicked language. After all, one can only speak so much Wookie, right?

5. Make your own Lego set design

Sure, going to Legoland may seem like such a treat. Getting an invite to their Inside Tour is even better. But designing your own Lego set and having it approved for release? Priceless!

6. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter brand is one of the most successful in the history of geekdom. Bestselling books, blockbuster movies, and several spin-offs have all led to the making of an actual kingdom based on the series. Well, a theme park really. A visit to this fantasyland is an experience you will never forget.

7. Make your own homemade Butterbeer

If you can’t make your way to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in any of its locations worldwide, then the closest thing you can do is to make your homemade concoction of butterbeer.

8. Watch a lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses are a fascinating marvel of the natural world. Throughout history, eclipses have inspired both awe and fear, the latter especially when the moon turns blood red. And since they don’t occur regularly, catching one and seeing it with your own eyes makes the experience even more amazing.

9. Watch a meteor shower

night sky view

If you missed your chance on a lunar eclipse, a meteor shower is the next best thing. Around 30 meteor showers take place every year so find out when the next one is and make sure you plot it in your calendar.

10. Learn how to do coding

Learning to code may seem intimidating and confusing, but it’s not as hard as it looks, believe us.

11. Visit the WWII Codebreakers home

This house located in Milton Keynes several miles away from London housed the people that cracked the German Enigma and Lorenz codes which helped end the war a couple of years earlier and saved countless lives in the process.

12. Take the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Tour

Middle-earth does exist. And it is found in New Zealand. The cast and crew of the epic motion picture trilogy spent their time setting up Hobbiton for filming and left all the structures standing for fanboys and fangirls to visit.

13. Cosplay

Nothing speaks geek like dressing up in costume as one of your favorite characters. Come on now. Don’t be shy. Let your geek sideshow and rock that costume even if Halloween’s over.

14. Witness a space launch live in person or on screen

Although NASA has already retired its space shuttle program, they still send people into space in rocket ships. If you’re into astronomy and a certified space nut, this is a to-do that you should never miss.

15. Get to meet your favorite geek

One of the ultimate experiences in life is getting face-to-face with your favorite person in geekdom. William Shatner, Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Downey, Jr., Gal Gadot, and whoever it is that you grew up admiring. Watch out for them mostly in conventions and book signings.

What other geeky experience ideas do you have? Let us know in the comments section.

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