Five Ways to Get Your Geek On Now That the Comic Con Movie Tour is Canceled

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Cheer up, emo geek.
Geeks just can't catch a break. The Comic Con Movie Tour, which would have featured Morgan Spurlock's film, Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, has been canceled. The event would have taken place at the Fillmore on April 7, a day that all fanboys and -girls had eagerly marked in their digital calendars.

Now, instead of looking forward to April 7, geeks are facing a huge void. A ripple in the time-space continuum. A black hole. So, what's a nerd to do? Flounder about, depressed and lonely, wearing Hello Kitty slippers and eating cereal out of a Stormtrooper helmet? No need for that. We've come up with several ways to socialize with your other socially awkward friends.

Just because some dark overlord thwarted your awesome plans is no reason to give up. Read on for five geeky things you can do with your geeky friends instead of the geeky Comic Con Movie Tour.

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Ugh. Remember that smug face? Get back at him -- spill your drink on the velvet hush puppies he ordered from London.
5. Cosplay Night
We know, we know -- you and your friends dress up every Friday (and when you're alone). But this is different. Get your con crew together, dress up as your favorite characters, and go to a club -- preferably a trendy one in downtown or Wynwood. We know that this might seem a bit intimidating, but think of it this way: Whenever there's a con in town, you walk city blocks, roam hotel hallways, and eat at crowded restaurants - all while in character. So why return to the geek underground when the convention's over? Go terrorize the hipsters; they did it to you all through school. It's your turn to rise.

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Awesome pose.
4. Flash Mob
Of course, your crew would have to be in character for this too. But instead of your favorite characters, pick a 60-second scene from any superhero, sci-fi, or fantasy film, dress up as the characters, and enact the scene at an appointed time in a public place. We suggest a mall -- preferably Midtown Miami at one in the afternoon. Just sayin'.


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