I’ve been sitting on this one for a while.
First of all, if you don’t know me, hi, I’m Brianna. I’m a web developer, graphic designer, marketing consultant, and obsessive cat photo taker. Overall, I’m mostly known for doing things on the internet. Nice to meet you.
I also just moved to Atlanta this year. (Right before the I-85 disaster. Thanks for the welcome package, y’all.) And now I’m running this website.
I should probably explain that before I moved here, I was running a website in Nashville that was the catch-all for everything geek going on in that town. I was frustrated because I kept hearing about cool events after they had already happened, and didn’t want to miss anything. So, to fix that problem, I created a community calendar, which eventually turned into a sort of news source for everything geek-related in the city. It ran for nearly three years, but for several personal reasons, I decided to let it go.
I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t been planning to start this website since I decided to move, as I know Atlanta to be one of the geekiest (if not THE geekiest) cities in the world, but I put it off because life is chaotic, and finding the time to organize a website like this is challenging. But between working from home (which is great, although lonely) and my favorite bar shutting down, I thought maybe now would be a good time as any to start organizing this project that I’ve been putting off all year.
Welcome to Geeklanta
What does this have to do with me?
What this website is now
What this website is not
What I want this website to (eventually) be
- A list of local organizations, clubs & meetup groups, to help funnel folks into communities that support and share their specific interests (ex: gaming groups, larps, things of that nature)
- A community job board (inspired by Battle & Brew’s sudden closure – RIP, friend)
- A registry of local content creators (podcasters, vloggers, twitch streamers, bloggers, cosplayers, crafters, writers, etc) organized for cross-promotional, collaborative and networking purposes
- A lexicon of free resources for event organizers, venues, and local business owners to help them promote their brands in the greater Atlanta area
- Collaborative efforts. For now it’s just me, and I’d like to keep it that way so I can organize it a little better than my first Nashville-based attempt, but eventually I’d like to bring people on who are interested in helping me build this.
- Paid advertising and/or Patreon support. Because this shit is work and mama’s gotta keep the lights on somehow
So, what can I do to help?
Send me events. Seriously. I’m good at google-fu, but I’m not going to find everything by myself.
And finally, if you like this site, share it with your friends. This has the potential to grow into something pretty cool, but I need help for that to happen.
Thanks for your time and support. Maybe I’ll see you around.