Noah J. Nelson survived WonderCon to bring you this.
SAN FRANCISCO-- Over the weekend I told you about Geek Chic, the Seattle area furniture maker that makes heirloom quality furniture for geeks. Now that the dust has settled from WonderCon 2010, I wanted to share with you the short interview I conducted with the company's founder-- Robert Gifford-- while on the show floor.
He describes himself as a meta-geek, which he defines as someone who is interested in what other people are interested in. I kinda like that, and might just adopt it for my own. Now the business model may seem nutty-- hand-crafted dining room tables with secret gaming compartments that sell for thousands of dollars-- but the 10 month waiting list for one of Geek Chic's designs is proof there's a market:
It had been 30 years of role playing gaming... and I think in all that time people had to have been saying the same thing: "Wouldn't it be great if there was a table?" And I thought, no one has done it until now, maybe I have to do it.-- Robert Gifford
Just so you know, if you've got a thing for woodworking, a passion for geekery and wouldn't mind living in the Pacific Northwest, GeekChic is hiring.
(More pics after the jump. Audio interview: 5:50)