I was asked recently what I and my friends like to do in our spare time, so I thought I’d write a top ten list of some of the fun geeky things you can do in your spare time. Most of these don’t require any money, so try them out and let us know what you think! I’ve included a URL for each, so you can check them out.
#10 TV/Movies - Who doesn’t like a good movie or TV show to get the juices stirring? Whether it’s Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Horror or Thrillers, a good show is a great way to spend time! IMDB
#9 Games - I have a lot of geeky friends, and let me tell you, there is nothing more satisfying than a good game to have fun in. Board games, video games and even card games are favorites among many. For video games – Steam For board games – BoardGameGeek
#8 Comics/Books - Waaaay too many to name! A good read is a good read. Simply put. Immerse yourself in another universe to take your mind off your troubles! For books - GoodRead’s Geek Books For Comics – Den of Geek
#7 Gambling - Yes, I said it. Who doesn’t like to take a risk with a chance of great reward?? Lot’s of casino games out there. Here’s a favorite superhero game of mine – Marvel Jackpot
#6 Cons - Attending a good Con can be a otherworldly experience – truly! ComicCon, DragonCon, GenCon and Star Trek conventions are going on the world around all year long. Check your schedule, and choose a good Con to attend for some great fun with your friends! Geeky247 Events and Cons
#5 Baking - Yes, baking. I have met many a cake and cupcake artist that have made some pretty spectacular pieces of art with food. What kind of baked goods would you want for your birthday? How about a World of Warcraft themed cake? Or Super Mario cupcakes! Take a tour of this place - Geeky Chef Too many options!
#4 Cosplay - No it’s not just for Halloween. I’ve seen some pretty elaborate costumes in the past, some of them better than the originals! Whether you like Furry, or dressing up like your favorite superhero, a costume is a labor of love for those that like to wear them. Check out some awesome cosplay here! Trendhunter – Geeky Costumes
#3 DIY – Do it yourself? Why not? Your imagination is the limit when it comes to solving problems, and many a geek minded person have done just that. Most DIY projects are not costly and just take time to piece together. Why buy a laser pointer, when you can build one from the parts from an old CD drive? DIY.org
#2 Beta Testing - You know you want to get your hands on that latest game! Plenty of companies are looking for experienced gamers, casual players, and even total noobs to try out their newest software. Jump on the bandwagon and get your game on! Check out Centercode and sign up to be a beta tester today!
#1 Create a blog - Shameless plug here. Writing a blog can be extremely fulfilling, and a great way to share your latest exploits with your family and friends! Lots of ways to begin a blog, why not try here? WordPress
So these are just a few of the plethora of activities you can immerse yourselves in when you’re not too busy at the 9 to 5 job! Do you have a favorite activity? Why not tell us about it?