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Nine Worlds is ‘a big festival for all kinds of geeky interests including gaming, books, comics, cosplay, crafting, academia, creative writing, fanworks, identity and culture, LARP, movies, and tech’. It takes place in London during August, and Geek Dictionary Corner has truly become part of the furniture: this was its fifth consecutive year. The idea, […]more
Please note: this blog post discusses language that some readers may find offensive. Setting up a dictionary corner at the Nine Worlds Geekfest, to collect new word suggestions and report on the progress of those suggested the previous year, has become an institution, and I was delighted to be there once more in 2017 (previous […]more
What is a ‘broflake’? You may have heard this term bandied around the blogosphere and, increasingly, the online news sites, but what does it mean and where did it come from? Let’s start at the very beginning… In much of the UK, snow is something of a unique phenomenon, but it is the single snowflake […]more