The Freshman 5: Identity Starter Kit

New to Boston? Time for a fresh start? Try one of these identities on for size.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 5, 2012



Always wanted to let your geek flag fly? Congratulations; you'll be hard-pressed to find a nerdier city in the union. Mae govannen, young transplant. You've arrived.


•Rock and Shock | October 12-14 |

•Arisia | January 18-21 |

•Boskone | February 15-17 |

•PAX East | TBA, Spring 2013 |

•Boston Comic Con | April 20-21 |

•Anime Boston | May 24-26 |

•ROFLcon | TBA |


•Comicopia | 464 Comm Ave, Boston | 617.266.4266 |

•New England Comics | 215B Harvard Ave, Allston | 617.566.3509 |

•Comicazi | 407 Highland Ave, Somerville | 617.666.2664 |

•Hub Comics | 19 Bow St, Somerville | 617.718.0987 |

•JP Comics and Games | 603 Centre St, Jamaica Plain | 617.553.4247 |

•Pandemonium Books & Games | 4 Pleasant St, Cambridge | 617.547.3721 |

•The Compleat Strategist | 957 Comm Ave, Boston | 617.254.1166 |


•Museum of Science | 1 Museum of Science Driveway, Boston | 617.723.2500 | | We're still a little sore over how they cut down Leonard Nimoy's "Who Put the Bomp" intro on the IMAX films — but we'll forgive them as long as they continue to make huge fuck-off lightning bolts shoot out of the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator in the Theater of Electricity.

•MIT Museum | 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 617.253.5927 | | Holograms? Mesmerizing kinetic sculptures? Terrifying disembodied kangaroo-hopping robot legs? MIT's got it covered.

•Museum of Natural History | 26 Oxford St, Cambridge | 617.495.3045 | | Revel in the Victorian splendor of the Mammal Hall and the 3,000 eerie silicate blooms in the Glass Flowers collection.

•Warren Anatomical Museum | 10 Shattuck St, Boston | 617.432.6196 | | Nestled in the Longwood area is a curio cabinet of medical oddities fit for David Lynch: among them, phrenology casts, a seven-fingered hand, and Phineas Gage's famously iron-rod-mauled skull.


•Nerd Nite @ Middlesex |

•Game Over @ Good Life |

•Geeks Who Drink |

•Barcraft Boston |

•Boston 8-Bit |

•Women In Games Boston |

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