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Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 119 days ago Get to the Pint

A heroic show of beer drinking

The brewfest that stopped a nerd-rage revolution

By Ian Cheesman
IMAG1119_1 Thing 1 and Thing 2 know how to party
- Photo credit: Ian Cheesman
If the last week has proven anything, it's that San Diego has nerd-density problem. It's not the sort of crisis that draws much notice, at least not until one of the preeminent conventions for comics and related popular art forms finds itself unable to accommodate even a fraction of the local ticket demand. Nerds may not be strangers to rejection and disappointment, but never at the hands of the comics that have brought them so much joy. It may seem a triviality, but it's precisely this sort of marginalization and scarcity of resources that has propelled mankind into some of the bloodiest conflicts in its history.

There was only one thing standing between this powder keg and thousands of dejected, match-toting nerds this weekend: the promise of unlimited beer samples from 40 different breweries. Heroes Brewfest wasn't the hero Comic-Con deserved, but it was the one it needed.

 
 
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