Holy black lotus! I dropped my son off at an event last night at the local strategy game mecca, Dream Wizards. It was nerdvana. There were about 100 gamers from snoburbia and beyond. In the back you had your Magic: The Gathering game. Warhammer dark elves and undead battled in the center. To the right were your Dungeons and Dragons players (among which were the only females in the whole place). I've never seen so many neck beards* in one place.
* A computer programmer I know assures me that you cannot be taken seriously as a programmer unless you have one.