When BIGBITEJoe came to me with this idea, I was immediately on board. Like HELL YEAH on board. We all know that 2020 has sucked a whole lot so far and it's not looking like it will improve a whole lot before the holiday season. What that means is there are a whole lot of nerds out there in our community who can't spend time with their friends, family, and other loved ones on Thanksgiving. Some people will even be spending Thanksgiving by themselves. It's a short term sacrifice to save lives.
But, it's hard.
It is a mental and emotional kick in the guts.
And the least that we can do is be there for each other. I heard from a college student recently (who is taking all her classes online) and she said that she studies with a friend by logging onto Zoom and just being online together. They don't talk much, but share in the comfort of just knowing there is someone else there who cares about them and how they are doing.
So that's what we are going to do with the first ever Nerd Family Thanksgiving. Whether you are alone, with your family, or whatever situation, you are invited to join us for Nerd Family Thanksgiving because this community cares about you and how you are doing. Chat if you want, or just lurk. Stay the whole night or just drop in for a few minutes. Just know that this community is here for you. We care about you and how you are doing.
For those of you regular community members, we're doing this Happy Hour style. We will kick things off at 8:00 PM EST and the event will be hosted by BIGBITE Media at http://twitch.tv/BIGBITEMedia.
It's BYO turkey and please share this with anyone who might be feeling lonely on Thanksgiving.