40 Things a Geek Should Do Before Dying

If you’re a geeky lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fantastical, you’re a special person.

two geeksA person whose box is not fitting in a box. Who enjoys tales that may include characters with powers, magic, talking animals, or mystical lands beyond the borders of our reality.

Being a geek is a unique experience, one filled with opportunities for fun an adventure. One begging for a bucket list of cool, geeky things to do.

With that in mind, here are 40 things you, as a geek, should do at least once before you die.

  1. Have a Lord of the Rings marathon where you watch the extended editions in a single day (if feeling extremely daring, you can add the three hobbit movies afterward)
  2. Attend a comic con
  3. Buy a replica weapon
  4. Get eight friends together, dress up, and take a picture as the Fellowship
  5. Learn phrases in Klingon
  6. Wear a fez in public
  7. Participate in a lightsaber duel
  8. Read one DC and one Marvel comic
  9. Cosplay as a character
  10. Read The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, the Foundation Trilogy, Fahrenheit 451, and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  11. Watch every Star Wars movie
  12. Play a game of fandom trivia with other geeks
  13. Memorize a poem from Lord of the Rings
  14. Have a discussion with friends on the symbolism in Narnia
  15. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  16. Watch ten Honest Trailer videos about your favorite fandom movies
  17. Draw a map of your favorite world or a sketch of your favorite character (or both, if you have such enviable talent)
  18. Use “I understood that reference” in a conversation that has nothing to do with fandoms
  19. Debate with people which better is between Marvel and DC movies
  20. Own a fandom-themed calendar
  21. Celebrate Hobbit Day
  22. Visit Hobbiton in New Zealand
  23. Buy a favorite Pop! character
  24. Watch an episode of Doctor Who…preferably Blink
  25. Buy shirts that represent each of your favorite fandoms
  26. Take a picture in front of a replica TARDIS
  27. Lose sleep staying up to finish a favorite novel
  28. Create your own fandom memes
  29. Spend a week watching a Harry Potter movie every night (finishing with both parts of Deathly Hallows on the same day)
  30. Own a wardrobe
  31. Learn the lyrics of a song in elvish
  32. Determine which Harry Potter house you belong in
  33. Try your hand at making Turkish Delight and butterbeer
  34. Host a fandom-themed party
  35. Buy a replica of the One Ring
  36. Make your own character costume
  37. Use the three finger salute from Hunger Games when greeting someone (if you’re bold, do it to a total stranger)
  38. Build a replica of Captain America’s shield
  39. Play a board game based on a fandom, such as Lord of the Rings Risk or Star Trek Settles of Catan
  40. Go to a train station, find the wall between platforms nine and ten, and…you know what to do 😉

What would go at the top of your list to do? Which of these have you already done? Tell me in the comments. I’d love to hear about your geeky endeavors.


40 Things a Geek Should Do Before Dying — 2 Comments

  1. Hehe.

    Well, let’s see… I’ve never managed to watch the entire Lord of the Rings in a single day…. but I have watched all the special features, and just finished watching all the special features on the Hobbit trilogy and watched An Unexpected Journey and the first third of Desolation yesterday… and plan to keep watching each evening until we get through to the end of Return of the King.

    Hm, doing #2 for the first time this Fall! Yay!

    7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 24, 25, 27, (29 – have watched all of them, and spent a good couple of months getting together with friends every weekend to watch the movies… hard to do movie marathons when you have small children who will wake up early every morning no matter how late you go to bed!!), 32, 35, 36, 37 (despite not being a fan of the story), 39…

    Hey, a bucket list I’m actually doing well at! 🙂 hehe

    • I don’t think I’ve watched the entire trilogy in a single day, either. :-/ Wow, that’s great.

      Ooohhh, fun. Comic cons are a blast. I’ve only been to one and I loved it.

      Whoa, you’re killing it, Jennelle. Awesome. 😀

      You’re doing better than I am…

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