Saturday, August 11, 2007

It's Geek Week at the Hilton (non-grumpy content)

Those are two "Star Fleet officers" just outside the Hilton poker room earlier this evening. Yes, the big Trek convention is here.

It's Geek Week in another way, too. Wil Wheaton was playing in a private game with a bunch of friends in the poker room this evening. He appeared to be having too much fun to interrupt to ask for a photo (besides which, I assume he had to pose for pictures all day, selling his new book at the convention), so I left him alone. And if you don't know who Wil Wheaton is, or why it's OK to call him a geek (hint: he wrote a book called "Just a Geek," and he was actually wearing a t-shirt that said "geek" on the back tonight), then you need to explore his blog ( You don't need to be a fan of Star Trek or poker or computers to enjoy it--just being a fan of interesting writing is sufficient; the rest will follow.

Addendum, 8/13/07: Here's Wil's description of his geek weekend, including the Hilton poker game:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So is this when you play with assorted Klingons, Vulcans, etc?--lol.

You are right about Wheaton's blog. For some reason, didn't discover it til a few weeks back when Stars cut him from their team. Great writing, and as you said, seems a genuinely nice guy. A relief from the "ship it holla ballas" that seem to be in abundant supply these days.