GEEKOMANCYBy Michael R. UnderwoodChapter OneDid you say
?Café Xombi was "nestled gently" (read: "squashed improbably")between a high-art gallery, which seemed to never have anyone init but still managed to stay open, and the around-the-cornerside of a bank.The owner-manager, Bryan Blin (Strength 14, Dexterity 11,Stamina 15, Will 15, IQ 16, Charisma 14 –- Geek 6 / Barista 3 /Dad 4 / Entrepreneur 3), paid a premium for the location, just ahalf-block up a side street from one of the main drags inPearson’s university district. Café Xombi was the city’s premiercoffee shop/comic store/gamer hangout, and in a geek town likePearson, that actually meant something.The formula was simple.
Café Xombi served a normal assortment ofcoffee for the walk-ins as well as geek-themed coffee and treats tohelp it stand out. Additionally, the café’s décor and staff fostered a