I have some awesome news; there are awesome Geeks on your campus. But I have some bad news; they may not attending your programs. As a geek in college, I was always reluctant to put out a board game or card game so I wouldn’t get harassed. I was embarrassed by Green Lantern comic books and my incredibly awesome Buffy the Vampire Slayer collection.
I was always waiting for programs to have geeks involved: an Anime movie, a discussion about Firefly or a Pokemon DS get together, but they never happened.
But when I put on programs for geeks as a Resident Director, they all came out for them. Our numbers were incredible!
So for the next four weeks I’ll offer you easy Geek programs to get the Geeks out of their gadget filled rooms at to your incredible programs.
Program #1: Geek Trivia Masters.
Get your advertisements made: “WHO IS THE GREATEST GEEK!?” “YOUR GEEK CRED IS ON THE LINE!” “IS YOUR GEEK MOJO STRONG?!” Make the writing bold and strong like a comic book cover!
Get 3 or 4 Geeks together to write the questions “Jeopardy” style with topics such as: Current Movies, Superheroes, Joss Whedon is my Spirit Animal, Video Games, etc. Make sure the questions are right and put them on index cards with the points on the front and the question and answer on the back. Come up with 5 questions per topic ranging in difficulty.
Build the board: Set up the board just like on Jeopardy. Topics on top, questions on the bottom, easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
Team sign ups: Offer teams from 2-5 to sign up and come up with a GEEKY NAME! (You can pick the size of the teams!)
Pick prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. Also, for every participant maybe give them a geeky door decor for their door or a 20-sided die! Geeks love to get stuff that is exclusive and just for them.
Have someone ready to MC (and maybe they could be a Pokemon character or a Star Trek officer!), and give each team the chance to pick a question. If a team gets the question wrong, someone gets the chance to steal!
Have a great time asking questions and seeing the geeks rise up and attain their crown (or scepter, or sonic screwdriver, or . .. you get the idea.) Take team photos and put them all over social media outlets and invite them to the next program!