Openly embracing your inner nerd can be a harrowing experience, especially since he's clearly a teenage boy, and that kind of thing can get you in serious trouble. To learn how to protect yourself from wedgies once you've
gotten all pederasty flown the nerd flag, hit up Combat Con
This mayhemic three-day mashup of historical fight recreations, expert panels, and instructional classes features everyone from Hollywood's premiere combat coordinators to martial arts masters, so basically a Comic-Con for people who want to be able to defend themselves when they're walking to Comic-Con. Just a few of the hundreds of events
Day One: Kick things off with a free-for-all charity fence-athon that'll last up to 24hrs, then learn the art of lightsaber-fighting from Nick Gillard, fight director for Star Wars I-III, who'll school you in a "complicated run from the Revenge of the Sith", though everyone taking the class likely finds the act of running complicated enough on its own
Day Two: Get historical by learning the system of arms laid down by Liechtenauer in "German Medieval Martial Arts"; discover how to take on unstable & unpredictable opponents with "Freakin' Crazy"; and steal secrets from the "Maestros" leading "The Sword of Spain", who claim "the proper placement of one's blade on the adversary's blade" is the key to victory. Wait, they cloned Wesley Snipes? And both of them want to hang? Sick
Day Three: Hit a seminar telling you how to survive the zombie apocalypse, meet expert sword & armor makers, check a demo of "Cool and Unusual Weapons", and learn how to survive a "canteena fight", which probably starts with not being too Greed(o)y.
Of course vendors'll be on hand selling gear, and you can also drop by the film expo, hit up the Time Travelers Ball, and get professionally made up into a zombie, allowing you to embrace all the teenage nerds you want without anyone knowing it was you.