I am an alcoholic nerd in recovery with about 7 months time.
There, I wrote it, so it is out in cyberspace now. It’s definitely not something I ever thought I would be writing about, nor did I ever think I would find myself in such a situation, but it is the way it is. That being said, I know there are many others out there who are in recovery and many more who are still struggling with an addiction of some sort. So what is this all about?
There are a few things in life I am passionate about, one is sobriety and another is Comic-con (and the geek community as a whole). I have to confess, attending con’s is sort of an addiction of my own and I attend as many as I can, including the fabled and storied Comic-Con but let’s face it, SDCC has become quite the little party scene in the last few years and for those in recovery or still struggling it may be a challenge (more on my own experiences later). So I had this idea last week. Why not create a safe venue where people in recovery can meet, share stories, encourage each other and most of all, have fun without alcohol around. However, I need your (or the web’s) help to do this.
With so little time before the con, I need to get the word out fast! If you or somebody you know would be interested in such an event please let me know! Even if you aren’t in recovery but just don’t like the bar scene this might be for you.
I need help with everything: Finding a venue, programming, getting the word out etc. I know many writers, artist, and other creators are also in recovery and I would love to have them attend as well. It could be a great way to meet people, network and have fun in sobriety. Community is huge for those in recovery and I do believe something like this has a lot of potential.
If this sounds good to you then please let me know.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @nerdsinrecovery or @nerdy_somthing.
Thanks and hope to see you at the Con!