This was the original strip, the one that led us all there - a set of coordinates from a dream girl in a comic strip. The coordinates turned out to be a park in Cambridge, on Sunday, September 23, at 2:38pm.
So of course people came from all over the country to see what, if anything, would happen.
Not the original sign. :)
Someone was spray-painting stenciled shirts right at the entrance of the park. Wish I'd had cash!
My god - it's full of geeks. (I heard at least one person call it NerdStock. So true. :) )
Several people were acting out XKCD strips - example: the one about the tape-measure-flinging contests.
Chocolate-cake version of strip. :)
This guy rawked.
This guy threw down his bag, all ready to do a dance-off with the raptor.
feste_sylvain held Elayna aloft, the better to search for me in the crowd.
Elayna, exhilarated. :) We were in our element, all of us...
And she hit the swings, and flew. :)
I joined her. :)
And hugged her crazy when we tumbled off the swings.
And hey! I can has boyfriend. :)
There was much chalking of the sidewalk. :)
Since the original last panel was proven false, Randall invited us all to finish the comic. There were four posterboards stretched along the fence... I was only able to get close enough for two shots.
It was all great fun - lots of energy, lots of wonderful people. :)
And we went home, happily exhausted.
Other posts: BikerGeek, CKD, Lis Riba, and Scott. :)