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There are many stereotypes about nerds, most of them having to do with their outward appearance. They can’t dress, they’re not particularly attractive, and they’re highly socially awkward. I don’t think that’s true in general. I think that most people who are say, fans of the excellent show Firefly, are probably pretty normal. However, those who are devoted to sci-fi and fantasy enough to actually go to DragonCon? They fall into those unfortunate stereotypes to a BIG degree.
This awesome picture above is only the tip of the iceberg. At DragonCon this year, River (Summer Glau), Simon (Sean Maher), Kaylee (Jewel Staite) and Inara (Monica Baccarin) were all on hand to take pictures with fans, and there’s an entire GALLERY of these pretty people posing with their…less pretty fans. Most times, it’s quite the contrast, and creates some supremely awkward photos. Hey, I’m not judging, I know I’d have a stupid smile on my face if I met any of these people as well.
But this gallery is a must see. usually I’d take the pictures and post them below on the site, but there are HUNDREDS, and you really should just go to this Flickr page as almost all of them are worthwhile.