Allow your friends to take their first steps to a larger world…
We’ve all been there. Hanging out with your closest friend and you immediately start babbling about the latest Marvel movie you just seen. Or begin gabbing about the latest Star Wars novel you just finished. The overwhelming response I encounter is, “I’m not really into all of that nerd stuff.” Now, it is at this juncture you have two options. The first is finding a new friend but let’s be honest, who really has the time for that. The second option is to turn your friend into a fellow nerd! Here are a few ways to get your friend to start watching and reading the geeky sci-fi entertainment you enjoy.
First, go into extraordinary specifics regarding your admirations of all things nerd! What it means to you on a personal level. Tell your story of what lead to being such a diehard fan of these multiple sci-fi franchises. The more in-depth, the better chances your friend will connect to the passion you’re expressing. Part of the fandom experience is the exhilaration you get when you converse with other fans. Sharing theories and outlooks only increases that enjoyment. It is that sense of community that truly captures the euphoria of being a nerd.
Second, choose the franchise to start your friend’s journey to nerd-vana. There are multiple options to begin this quest. A few of the obvious classics are Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings and The Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each series has their pros and cons, so it is essential to give some backdrop on each so your friend can decide accordingly. For example, the Star Wars saga is more than just lightsabers and Stormtroopers. It’s the awe-inspiring music of John Williams. It’s the stunning costume designs and set pieces that are created. These are more than just movies. They’re a significant part of numerous people’s lives. It’s that attachment that produces the fascination for these films!
Lastly, expose your friend to a nerd hot spot! To accomplish this feat, you could go to a local comic book store. Reveal all of the available reading options for your friend to digest. From books to comics, there is an endless supply of material to take in. Introduce them to the adorable Funko POP figures and awesome t-shirts as well! Viewing other fan’s collectables is both inspiring and incredible to see! Part of being a fan is showing it to the masses. Whether that is in the form of shoes, shirts or jewelry, the possibilities are endless!
By doing these small and persuasive tips, you’ll be able to convince your friend that being a nerd is sensational. The family atmosphere that a fandom can generate is second to none. In my current experience of moderating a 19-thousand-member Star Wars centric fan group on Facebook, you realize how terrific it is being a fanatic of any pop culture franchise. The friendships one can make are incomparable. Having that common interest makes it effortless and carefree. That is why infusing a friend into this world is feasible! Once they are integrated, it would be unfathomable for them not to enjoy it! No matter which franchise they decided to watch there is something for everyone. I promise once your friend goes down this excursion, they will embrace their inner geek and never look back!
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