Houston among geekiest cities in the nation

by Emily Mack

Some people dream of a house with a yard and a white picket fence … But others just want easy access to a comic book store. Some people are geeks. And in honor of Embrace Your Geekness Day — July 13, apparently — Lawn Love has compiled a list of the geekiest cities in the U.S. Houston ranks at No. 6.

Metrics for the Lawn Love study include nerdy local events, like comic-cons and Renaissance fairs, as well as access to collectable shops, cosplay materials and official meetup groups. As it turns out, Houston is great for geek shopping. The city ranked in the top five for its number of both video game and comic book shops. The stores Third Planet and Four Quarters Costumes both earned a special shoutout.

It’s also worth noting that Texas is home to three of the ten geekiest cities. In addition to Houston, the list includes San Antonio and Austin.

The rest of the top geekiest cities in the U.S. are:

1. New York City, N.Y.
2. Los Angeles, Calif.
3. Las Vegas, Nev.
4. Atlanta, Ga.
5. San Antonio, Texas
6. Houston, Texas
7. Chicago, Ill.
8. Orlando, Fla.
9. Austin, Texas
10. Portland, Ore.

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