Trivial Pursuit, reading and readathons, and I grew up on a healthy diet of sci-fi and fantasy. During undergrad I used to host weekly Trivial Pursuit parties for several years, inviting over 5-7 people and playing for several hours. I'd provide some food, and my guests would bring food, not quite potluck, but enough that we were never stuck deciding between eating dinner and going to the Trivial Pursuit game night.
I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy, especially epic fantasy with deep, complex world-building.
I have not owned a TV in many years, so I never really watched Enterprise when it came out, but I watched Star Trek, ST: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and all the older Star Trek movies. I loved Babylon 5 (and had a brief fan-crush on Marcus-the episode where he dies was traumatic enough that I stopped watching that show for a few years when I hit that episode). I've seen most of the classic Doctor Who episodes, and all of the modern ones. I watched the original Battlestar Gallactica as a kid, and have rewatched the more recent Battlestar Gallactica series many times.
I debate, I organise and schedule discussions in a debate format. I get in touch with church leaders and ask them if they would like to discuss anything from evolution to morality to the existence of God. You would be surprised how confidently some of them accept. My point isn't to win the debate but to introduce the actual positions of atheists and scientists. Most of the time we have a Q&A with the audience, and the satisfaction I get from this is when someone who had been improperly informed on a subject like evolution, learns for the first time the actual position science takes. I often get someone saying "I'm not a monkey" I then take a minute to explain to them that science doesn't think their a monkey either. I tell them you're not a monkey you're a primate, and the name primate is given to us not to call us apes but as a classification designated by science to show commonalities with apes. So no you're not a silverback ape or a chimpanzee. Your classification is a human primate, and we share more in common with apes than we do any other species on the planet. Then I list off a dozen or so common traits ending with chromosomes. All their lives they've been fed misinformation, In many cases I'm introducing the most accurate representation of sciences position.
Board games, card games, sci-fi/fantasy (books, films, TV shows), anime, cosplay. I just attended my first (NOT last) Ren Faire. I need to get IN to Dragon Con yet. I've attended the parade, but not gone to the actual con yet. Oh, and I was recently invited to LARP.
Question: are escape rooms part of nerd culture do you think?
WOW, okay here we go, hold on. I love mmorpg (I am currently playing World of Warcraft, Star Wars the Old Republic, Star Trek Online and DC Universe Online), star trek, star wars, firefly, DC & Marvel comic books, TV, Movies. I also enjoy reading about the supernatural.
Board games. That's my thing. And no, let me stop you right there. I don't play monopoly. Because I loathe it. Here's a list of only 10 of, roughly 30 games I have in no order.
Fury of Dracula
Dead of Winter