The 12 Days of Geeks-Mas Day 9: Nerdy Travel
Day nine of our 12 Days of Geeks-Mas are gift ideas that will finally get your geek out of the basement and away from Warcraft for a couple of days… In all seriousness, there are some really great locales out there that will satisfy that special nerd in your life (and that you’ll probably think are pretty cool too!) So go ahead, give the gift of travel!
New York Comic Con
I’m not sure if you remember or not, but this whole website of ours started because of our countdown to New York Comic Con this past year. Over the past few years NYCC has grown bigger and bigger and in my opinion will soon become the East Coast equivalent of San Diego CC. So what makes NYCC so special? Simply Everything! Seriously, in a 4 day period you are bombarded with (but not limited to) the following: Vendors, Cosplayers, Video Games, Movie/TV Announcements, Comic Book Panels, Autograph Signings, Celebrity Sightings, and so much more! Plus its in the city that never sleeps, so when the con closes its doors at night you can have a kick-ass time in Manhattan in general. This past year C-Mart and I caught a Nerdist show on Friday and then partied like Stormtroopers at the official NYCC Star Wars-Themed after party! If you’re curious about NYCC then check out our earlier posts in October or click here for our official photo gallery.
Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
One place that I’ve wanted to go for awhile is a little comic shop in Jersey dubbed The Secret Stash. I hope that you’ve heard of it, if not then you should check out AMC’s Comic Book Men. I’ve been a big fan of the Stash ever since I heard about it like 10 years back and always wanted to get out there and just haven’t made my way to Red Bank quite yet, but its on my bucket list for 2013.
So a friend sent this to me a few weeks back and I just want to go so bad! Basically there is a motel in Taiwan that has been made to resemble the Batcave, and best of all its only $50 (US Currency) a night! Granted you have to go to Taiwan to stay in this pad, but hell… its friggin’ worth it! This ones on my bucket list too, but might take me a few more years to get to. If you have a bat-fan in your fam, then make sure you let them know about this gem of a home away from home.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
In the past decade we got to see one of the most entertaining and well done fantasy epics ever get made into a series of eight films and rather than just scrapping all of the Harry Potter sets, Warner Brothers decided to leave them standing and create a tour for all the Potter fans out there! Imagine actually getting to see all the ins and outs of Hogwarts up close? Universal Studios created a Harry Potter part of their theme park in Florida, but the tour in London is the actual stage that the actors performed on. So if your geek is a Potter fanatic, this would be the perfect gift!
Heading to NYC anytime this year? Maybe for a certain funny book related convention? Ever felt like seeing where Avengers took on the Chitauri in the movie? Want to swing by the Daily Bugle? Then check out Celebrity Planet’s Superhero Tour of New York!
The walking tour will take you past the real locations from tons of comic related movies as well as real life comic landmarks such as the offices where Bob Kane created Batman! Among other highlights are stops at the Flat Iron Building, which subs as the Daily Bugle in the Spidey movies, various locations from the Men In Black movies, the Chrysler Building (a regular Spidey hang out) and may others! Hey, maybe if you’re lucky, the tour will conclude with the Green Goblin hurling someone from the tour group off of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Remember to come back tomorrow for The 12 Days of Geeks-Mas Day 10: Geek Chic
Seasons Greetings Nerds!
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