Turns out that Utah, the home of the Legendarium, is the nerdiest place in America. To us, that just feels correct — nerdery is the water in which we fish swim here. But the real question today is why? So Craig and Kenn brought in the big guns: Krissie Holifield, from the I Am Salt Lake podcast. Together they talk religion, drugs, geography, and grasp at any other straw they can to explain why Utah is the ultimate home for nerds.

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There are 3 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Interesting question and speculation. I grew up in Illinois and wound up writing science fiction/fantasy.

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    • November 15, 2019, at 7:53 AM PST
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  2. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    I’ve been to Utah twice for science fiction conventions and it was awesome.

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    • November 16, 2019, at 9:18 AM PST
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Mormon history resembles a science fiction story.

    When the Mormons pulled up stakes and headed west into the unknown to escape persecution, they were the nearest thing we’ve seen, so far, to Martian colonists.

    Another point made elsewhere is that, unlike most conservative religions, Mormons don’t have a problem with fantasy and the supernatural. They don’t think it’s “satanic”.

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    • November 16, 2019, at 9:33 AM PST
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