Just like any subculture, there are various elements/factions of Geek subculture.
Just to name a few, there are Gaming Nerds, Dungeons and Dragon Nerds, Anime Nerds, the list goes on, too and, I’m sure, in much greater and succinct detail.
The point is this: the nerd culture over the years (and what rough years those must’ve been) have gone from Zeros to Heroes; no longer is it taboo to be reading a comic book or getting together with some friends to play Magic or have a lan party—Nerd is the new cool.
Nerds, as you will see, are passionate about what they do. Perhaps no more so than Charles Prows, creator and owner of The Nerd Store inside Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City.
There are those that are passionate, but passionate alone just sits, like an idling care. But take passion and combine it with a very serious drive to succeed, and what you get is, well, You get Prows and The Nerd Store.
All of Prows’ money was dumped into his dream. And when his store finally opened, he had to sleep in the back, sustained on one package of noodles a day.
Success stories are fun, aren’t they?
We recently had Prows’ on our podcast the Utah Stories Show.