"WHERE GEEKS FEEL AT HOME, AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PLAY!"
Okay, but what does that mean?
A third place is the place after home and school or work where each of us feels comfortable and at home.
Once upon a time it was somewhere like an arcade, bowling alley, or barber shop. Maybe the most famous third place is where everyone knows your name— the famous bar Cheers— and other famous third places from TV include Buffy’s The Bronze, The Flash’s CC Jitters, and Friends’ Central Perk.
The Fourth Place takes its name from the sense of belonging we get from a “third place” and some other geeky concepts that are close to my heart:
- Jack Kirby's cosmic comic books about space gods from the Fourth World
- Faerie as the Fourth realm of storybooks, after Earth, Heaven, and Hell
- The kind of gaming group where you still have a blast when you get fourth place
Our mission is to create spaces where people can feel at home sharing hobbies and passions— for everyone who loves games, comics, & geek culture!