Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Welcome to Nerdvana!

Doctor Who, Star Trek, MST3K, Babylon 5...So many fandoms, so little time!

It's like...Nerdvana.

A place where only a science fiction/fantasy fan would dare to tread...A room full of photos and original artworks and figurines and statuettes and autographed books, cards, pictures and even comic books. Yes, it's my new office. And I love it.

It's Cyberman vs. Dalek in a War of the Worlds!

I am a card-carrying nerd. I even have the fan club card to prove it! I actually belonged to the original Findlay College Sci-Fi Club. I'm not sure if the club is still in existence, but the school is now called "University of..." and has a lot more students, so perhaps they have an anime club at the very least? It would be nice to find out if they're any Whovians attending currently.

And I have proof of being a nerd since...forever! Notice my 8th grade card. All A's and nice comments in English and Social Studies. Okay, I got a B in P.E. Yeah, I showed up to gym class, but I was probably bored out of my gourd most of the time and sat in the corner reading a book--a classic sci-fi novel probably. (I was big into H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein about that time.) That's a nerd for you!

Some of my original cross-stitch work. Do you remember Avon's quote from  
Blake's 7?

It's been fun traveling down Memory Lane while we unpack and move into our new digs. In the bottom of long-ago packed boxes I've found my autographed photos of Colin Baker (The Sixth Doctor), Anthony Ainley (The Master) and George Takei (Sulu). My hubby and I have had a great time trying to find places to show off our favorite SF artists' creations, too. We have three Tempest at Hazard prints from Paul Daly hanging in the office and two Jon Kaufman's hanging in the living room. Nerdvana just keeps growing and going... and even in the more "mundane" rooms of our home there's usually a nod or two to our passion for SF fandom. Because once a nerd--always a nerd!

A "Pair-of-Docs" by Jon Sies and "Little Horsie Who #6" by Michelle Rondeau. Some original art I haven't been able to hang on the wall for years. Now I have a whole room (and more) to hang all my favorite SF inspired artworks!

Where and how do you display your fan memorabilia? Do you have your own Nerdvana? Tell us all about it in the comments section so we can drool over your SF/fantasy collections! C'mon! You know you wanna... you have to... because you're a NERD, baby, and proud of it!


A J said...

Ah! Nerdvana! A wonderful place. =)

Hmm, I didn't get anything for PE, contriving to avoid it altogether in my last months at school. I can't say I missed it. ;)

Cindy said... middle school was not worth it, especially if you have a decent book to read. ;)

Anonymous said...

I have 2700 sci-fi and fantasy books. They are sorted into read and unread categories. The sci-fi artwork hangs thru out the house. The storage files in the basement contain boxes of: a) old Locus magazines b) old convention program books (over 200) c) misc sci-fi promo material. Then there is the model train room with its collection of sci-fi related railroad cars (like SRB transport cars, Atomic Energy Power Coop transport car, ...) The computer contains lots of photos of sci-fi conventions and some photos from a sci-fi film set I was on for a few days. Tom

DanMcGee said...

I have, amongst about 2000 sci fi books, a letter to me signed by Arthur C Clarke, a piece of the set from "Star Trek: First Contact" and a NASA manual with the original design for the Space Shuttle.

Cindy said...

Tom and Dan, your collections blow me away! How I'd love to have my Arthur C. Clarke books autographed. The SF railroad lay-out sounds very unique (wondering if we can modify ours now). You start to wonder if we SF nerds shouldn't get together and start our own version of the Smithsonian!

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