John Scalzi, who’s one of the leaders of geekdom as the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, wrote a great introductory guide for geeks and fedora-wearers on how not to be a creep. Even if you’re the most charming, socially-savvy, scintillatingly conversant accordion player out there, it’s a worthwhile read.
Scalzi admits that his guide is incomplete. Let me add one more pointer to his guide: If you must have a full-size anime girl body pillow, please, please please leave it at home. Don’t be like the guys in the photos below (I’ve blocked out their faces, because I want to be kind).