Hang with the comic crowd
Our first destination suggestion is the most glaringly obvious Mecca for nerds: ComiCon 2014. Held this July 24 to 27 in lovely San Diego, it can double as the perfect summer getaway, as long as you don't mind dressing up as Wonder Woman or one of her less-recognizable brethren. Originally based on comic books and science fiction, the conference now covers a broad range of pop culture, including video gaming, animation, and fantasy, as well as horror film, arts, and collectibles. Be prepared for a crowd. The San Diego conference center holds 130,000 people, and has sold out in recent years.