- No gate-keeping.
- There's no such thing as a "fake geek," or "correct" way to be a geek.
- Everyone should feel safe participating in and organizing activities.
- A variety of backgrounds, cultures, experiences and ideas make the community stronger.
It's an unfortunate reality that the geek community has historically not been very welcoming to some. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ geeks in particular have struggled to be accepted. The landscape is changing – slowly – and it is our goal to be an agent of that change. To that end, Friendly Tahoma Geeks strives to be a safe space for all to meet, learn, grow and have fun.
Please see our Code of Conduct for more specifics.
On a lighter note, our other goal is to meet like-minded local geeks and nerds. Not having any comic book or gaming stores nearby can make that difficult for those who don't want to make the trip into Seattle. We've started with tabletop games at the Covington Library, but are looking in to other activities as well. Ideally, we're looking to meet other like-minded adults, but any and all ages are welcome.