I was there. I often visit that park; I have close friends who live
just down Norris St, which is the south edge of the park. It was
amazing when we found out that xkcd 240 referred to our very
own little park! I arrived an hour and a half early, to make sure
I could get parking (I parked right outside the entrance to the
park), and took 161 photos, which can be viewed at
They are uploading to Flickr as I type. I will
tag them "xkcddream".
I tried to photograph as many cool tee shirts as possible,
and I got a lot of shots of the drawings that people
made on the big white sheets.
We talked to a reporter from the Boston Phoenix, who said
that there might be an article on Thursday. We'll see. They
pretty much constitute "mainstream media" and I don't know
how they'll choose to cover it, but the reporter said that
she herself was a fan of the strip, which might help. I see
from other postings that she talked to others of us.
I went out with a bunch of fellow-geeks, some of whom
I knew and some new friends (hi, Vanessa!), to Greek
Corner (we figured Good Food would be full!), and then
I came back and took more photos.
I was a 6'2" guy with a trimmed beard taking lots of pictures,
wearing a "My normal approach is useless here" xkcd shirt.
What's the story with the "wah" game? How is it played?
Does it have something to do with xkcd or was it just a
fun thing to do?
The measuring-tape Olympics were fun. That should
be made a canonical sport. I find I can get 92"
with a Stanley PowerLock 25' model.
The folks who were making the tee shirts did a great
job, too. I bought one of those, which they made to
Whoever put up the signs around the park did a fantastic
job. They were totally appropriate and hilarious. "I'm a city!"
This was an awesome event, the finest geek-in I've ever
had the honor to participate in. Great job, everybody!