When it comes to planning, weebs can be the WORST. Because most of the time they aren’t use to making decisions and thinking about the appropriate angles to see each situation. Every nerd is different and sometimes pleasing everyone can be difficult. So I thought I’d share some wisdom on how to plan a successful outing.
Answer these questions
These questions are crucial to any plan. If the planner knows the answers then they can multiply them to the whole group.
- Who is going?
- What are we doing?
- When does it start?
- Where are we going?
- How are we getting there?
Knowing whom is on the list determines how many to accommodate for. Have it be making a reservation at a restaurant or who is splitting the bill for a hotel room at con, this is the best way to limit arguments and uncomfortable situations but knowing who is going.
Voicing what you want can be such an inner battle to a nerd. The pressure of picking something that everyone will like doesn’t always have to be an extravagant event. Simplify it and think of options, give people choices and sometimes the event picks itself. Advice to the wary: it’s best to just suggest what you would like to do. You never know, someone else might want to do it too!
Knowing where you’re going is the most important answer to know. This is the meeting point before the dungeon raid. Everyone needs a place to convene have that be precursor to the main event or the location of the event itself.
Knowing time elements help people decide how long they have to put on a cosplay, travel, pick up a pre-ordered game, shop for gifts, pick someone up, weebs can double-book themselves too, mostly by accident lol.
This is just a general fact, but explaining why you would want to hangout or meet up gives people more of an incentive to make a decision to go out or stay home. This is a greatest way to avoid frustration.
Remember that this is suppose to help destress a situation, not make it more complicated. If everyone puts in their input the better! Communicating is key and saves you from a few hangry nerds. A little bit of research won’t hurt anyone.