How do you know when it's time to stop being a completist? For me, the moment came in the mid-1990s, when I saw the above Doctor Who underpants for sale in a London shop — marked "ONLY WORN ONCE, NEVER WASHED." But everybody hits a wall sooner or later. Here's how to let go of needing to have a complete set.
To be considered a true geek in today's geek friendly world, you can't just be smart. You have to dedicate yourself to the right movies and TV shows. You have to be curious about all kinds of computer and technology. You need to know which video games to play, which superhero to root for, which quotes actually matter.…
Do you identify as a geek or a nerd? Unsure? Perhaps this helpful datavisualization can be of some assistance.
Last month, science geek and costumer Emily Finke attended a sci fi convention dressed in a screen-accurate uniform from Star Trek: TOS, where she was met with microaggression, mock-concern and men intent on outing her as a Fake Geek Girl. So she decided to write something, "because I haven't caused enough flame wars…
Over the past few months, three of the most influential conventions in geekdom — Readercon (for science fiction writers), The Amazing Meeting (for skeptics), and DefCon (for hackers) — have been at the center of very public discussions about sexism and sexual harassment in their communities. After all three…
Nerd rage gets a bum rap. People think that angry nerds are just freaking out about minor continuity mistakes, or taking stuff too seriously. But sometimes, geeks get mad for good reason, and when people assume nerd rage is trivial, it's part of an overall process of belittling geeks.
The Wormhole, a coffee shop in Chicago, celebrates geek culture with a DeLorean parked right inside the shop. How could you not walk in if you see this on the street? You are a human with a heart, right?
Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater is the oldest operating 19th century theater in the US. Last night, it was invaded by zombies.
Does your obsession with superheroes make you a movie-geek, a comic-geek, or both? What sort of geek are you? This master diagram will tell you what your geek culture sub-group is based on interests, obsessions, and idols.
First came Pharrell's hip-hop funk group N.E.R.D, then Chamillionaire's Ridin' (Dirty) was appropriated into White n' Nerdy, and now the disparate worlds of hip-hop culture and geekdom have crossed once again, with this poster depicting geek gang signs!