I Traveled To San Francisco To Talk About Video Games


It’s Saturday morning and I’ve found myself in San Francisco with crusties in my eyes and Common bumping in my headphones. But how did I get here? 12 hours ago I was in Seattle.

I’m in the good city of San Fran for a tiny event called Kinda Funny Live 2. If you’re not familiar with Kinda Funny, well…

Ever since I was 4 years old, video games have been an integral part of my life. Cartoons, superheroes stories and similar forms of media have had a huge role in my upbringing. But even moreso, talking about these things has had a huge role and my social experience. The conversations that are had on the playground about “whether or not you can unlock Goku in Super Smash Bros” or “Teen Titans vs. Power Rangers” are something that many of us can remember having, and Kinda Funny turns these conversations into their content.

One of the reasons why I write and podcast is because of the influence of Kinda Funny. They continually remind me of some of the best memories I’ve had as a child which have involved “nerd” culture and media. Along with that, they continually remind me that it’s okay to be into the things that you’re into and it’s okay to be open and honest about these things. That is why I’ve taken the time and effort to come to their live event this weekend where I will be surrounded by a bunch of nerds (not an insult, I’m a nerd).

I say all of this to say find opportunities to find people who are like you. And if you see your boy at Kinda Funny Live 2, holla at me.


This piece was written by Blessing Adeoye. You can find Blessing on the internet either getting into dance battles or analyzing game culture for the purpose of making the world a better place at @blessingjr on the Twittersphere.

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