“New York City 4 Nerds” takes advantage of how much there is to do in Manhattan. The trendy geek lifestyle is ripe to romp the playgrounds of New York’s favorite city. The free wifi, massive comic shops, with so much electric eye candy that is Manhattan. It is no wonder nerds flock together and create fun events all the time. Nerds are drawn away from their fortresses of solitude that they use to cling too in the past and now are taking over Manhattan.
Nelson Torres of nyc4nerds.com
The goal of this photo shoot was to showcase Cosplayers in a positive fashion. Its not really about getting your picture taken or being featured on a website, Everyone in this community wants to have a good time and make new friends. Its hard to do it at a conventions because everyone is busy, so small events like this are just as important as something huge like New York Comic Con.The event was a success and I hope to continue doing more social events for nyc4nerds.com in 2014.
“N.Y.C. 4 Nerds” is not the only large collective of talented, “Geeks are Sexy types,” who congregate and throw meetups all over Gotham before and after dark. The adult draw of Cosplay, Dances, and Photo shoots, with Modern version of the LAN party with Nintendo 3Ds in hand is fun and also seems so 2013. On Sunday Nov. 12, 2013 during a Cosplay/networking party, they showed this reporter that he was not alone in embracing his inner-child.
Gogo Bell’s (aka, Mad Moxxi from Borderlands)
“I personally think that this is an era of geek chic. What was once “niche” and nerdy entertainment is now all but mainstream in the form of major motion pictures, television, and web series adaptations of comic books, video games, and epic fantasies. The huge success and extensive media coverage of major fandom culture conventions such as SDCC, NYCC, Dragoncon, and more bring information on Cosplayers to readers of decidedly non-nerdy outlets such as CNN and Business Insider. Through all this, conventions and Cosplayers have evolved into their own brand of cool, and helped to make it acceptable for college students and hard-working adults to Cosplay their hearts out without a misguided stigma that what we do and what we love is “for children.” Organizations like NYC for Nerds allow us to do just that: it gives groups like Badass Cosplay (Badasscosplay.com, BACosplay on FB) a chance to dress up, show off our talent, and revel in Cosplay outside of major conventions, and in a more local and intimate setting. And, NYC for Nerds allows us to mingle and network with likeminded people, all while promoting Cosplay and furthering what it means to be geek chic.”
The great costumes and powerful acting, that gives a new meaning to being in character is why they come together. The air is thick with joy, as these nerds turn it up and rock out as they meet fans of their favorite characters and music from their favorite Anime and games are blasted by the D.J.. “N.Y.C. 4 Nerds” is a great Facebook community that merges “Meetup.com” and Manhattan and create a world where anyone can be their beloved heros of their youth.
Chibi Loki had this to say
“I love NYC4Nerds because they’re fantastic people that have the similar interests and hobbies. We talk, give pointers and just have fun. It’s a great opportunity for people to go out and meet different people, make new friends and enjoy what it’s like to be geek.”
These nerdtastic groups invades these playgrounds from the theater district to uptown. Changing these areas into their very own landscapes of comic, movie and video games bliss. Join one of the Facebook nerd collectives, and tunnels seem to guide you like the New York subway system to even more hangouts, meetups, and events that would curl any geeks toes. Cosplay groups like the epic “BadAssCosplay,” or the team from Rose Lux Studios will brighten your day with their own events filled with crazy costumes and kick-ass new comics, talks of manga’s anime fill the air, and lets not forget great people.
Hero Lux of Rose Lux had this to say about there upcoming Rose Lux event
I’m just starting to realize how much the New York community is changing and how rapidly. Like this living organism it just keeps growing and constantly adapting! The event my studio and I have put together is pretty much on the same scale. I’ve always been an avid observer and fan of graphic novels and the industry itself. and It just feels good to finally contribute something, share our story, and celebrate that in one monumental occasion for everyone to enjoy
A huge Cosplay team like “B.A.COSPLAY,” is happy to run around New York bringing joy to the masses. The team of “Borderlands” Cosplayers met at this years N.Y.C. Comic Con and became great friends.
Maximilian Soucy aka Handsome Jack had this to say.
I have to say that this current generation of nerds and geeks is evolving. They’re showing up on the streets of every city, and proud to show off what they’re passionate about. This change of attitude in nerd culture is probably why B.A. Cosplay came into existence. If it wasn’t for this current trend in nerd culture, events like these small Cosplay gatherings would be few and far between, and us Cosplayers wouldn’t have as many opportunities or outlets for expression.
If you want to find events to join or just want to see what is up in the cominuinty like the Doctor Who flash mob N.Y.C Saturday, November 23, 2013 click here. Also for next month click here for the Rose lux Presents: Ame release party or here “SHC’s Winter Wow Extravaganza: Once Upon a Time in Romance-Land!”. Hope to see you later nerds.