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Ed Catto: Respect – for the Presidents and for Geek Culture

As a kid, I had book called Our Country’s Presidents by Frank Burt Freidal. It was an important looking book published by the National Geographic Society. This heavy tome devoted a few pages to each president along with a handful of gorgeous, colorful pictures. In retrospect, the model they used was a precursor to today’s […]

Geek Reading May 26, 2016 #1114

We start our day with a report on re/code about Microsoft giving up on consumer smartphones. Part of this is the impending layoffs of about 2000 jobs. Stratechery talks about the curse of culture and how it affects your business. Culture is a frequent topic here because it affects everything at your job, how coworkers […]

Ed Catto: Branding The Phantom at 80 – in Dublin!

Geek Culture is both spontaneously youthful and historically well heeled. New brands emerge frequently, like BOOM! Studios Lumberjanes and The Backstagers, just written up in the New York Times. But brands like Batman and Captain America are more than 75 years old and provide a rich history for storytellers and collectors alike. In this, my […]

Beautiful R2-D2 Can-Can Dress [Pic]

Photographer David Ngo took a picture of this cosplayer wearing a beautiful R2-D2 can-can dress at C2E2 on March 20th, 2016. That little droid is probably the character from pop culture that is the most used when geek designers need inspiration to create clothes. [Source: David Ngo (dtjaaaam) on Facebook | Via Neatorama]

Mothman Festival: The Do-Not-Miss Event For Para Geeks!

"The nocturnal butterfly. In ancient cultures, the moth represents a form of the psyche, or the soul immortally trapped in the hellish death realms". Mothman. Well, that's what the Ukrainians called him. Rough translation of course. There were a hundred sightings in Chernobyl when the nuclear pump went down. Show More Summary

Bangalore Will Soon Have Startups Spaces to Work at Metro Stations

Bengaluru, also called the Silicon Valley of India, is a major tech-hub of the country and attracts a lot of geeks from around for its booming startup culture. It comes as no surprise that the Government in Karnataka is promoting startups...Show More Summary

Ed Catto: Geek Culture Wins with an Intramural Pickup Game

It’s been a month of big wins for Geek Culture, both domestically and internationally. Last weekend, we celebrated the 15th Year of Free Comic Book Day. FCBD was sparked by Joe Field’s sweet tooth and love of Free Ice Cream Cone Day and has now grown into a worldwide phenomenon. In anticipation of it all, […]

ThinkGeek's first New York City store is geek heaven

Geek culture is now mainstream culture.  While comic book stores aren't what they used to be — if you can even find one in your city — geek culture and all things related, including video games and collectibles, is more popular thanShow More Summary

San Diego Comic-Con Guest List Paints A Broad Picture of Geek Culture

What kind of event routinely draws the biggest names in entertainment but doesn't bother announcing them as Special Guests? Only one that walks the line between commerce and culture as deftly as San Diego Comic-Con.

Ghostbusters Reboot Director Responds to Online Bullies

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig clarifies recent comments he made about online bullying, and geek culture as a whole.

"Ghostbusters" Director Paul Feig Clarifies "Geek Culture" Comments

The filmmaker notes the remarks were actually made last year, and refer specifically to the online "bullies" who lobbed hateful comments at the cast.

Paul Feig Corrects Quote Regarding Assholes in Geek Culture - Paul Feig Corrects Assholes in Geek Culture Quote

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Paul Feig took to Twitter to correct a New York Daily News article, saying that his comments regarding assholes in geek culture were not from a recent interview, but rather an interview from back in February of 2015.

Got An Hour? Listen To Kevin Smith And Marc Bernardin Review ‘Captain America: Civil War’

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Kevin Smith is a man who is loved (as well as demised) throughout geek culture. A screenwriter, director, actor, film fan and full time nerd. When Silent Bob speaks, people typical like to listen. One of the many avenues in which to hear Smith speak his affinity for comic book and all they inspire, is his […]

Paul Feig is Fed Up With All the "Ghostbusters" Haters

The filmmaker has harsh words for "geek culture" trolls who have been attacking the Sony reboot -- and its stars -- for months.

Paul Feig has had it with Ghostbusters geeks

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

"Geek culture is home to some of the biggest a--holes I've ever met in my life..."

GHOSTBUSTERS Director: 'Geek Culture is Home to Some of the Biggest A-Holes I've Ever Met'

Paul Feig doesn't mince words about the negative -and sometimes below the belt -- critiques of the upcoming revamp.

Paul Feig Defends ‘Ghostbusters,’ Calls ‘Geek Culture’ ‘Some Of The Biggest Aholes’

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters may be one of the biggest surprise hits of the year, but you wouldn’t know that from the YouTube statistics or word of mouth. The director has officially chimed in, defending his Ghostbusters remake and slamming “geek culture” as he did. Show More Summary

Paul Feig Pans “Geek Culture” and Terrible Ghostbusters Fans - Paul Feig Pans Bad "Geek Culture"

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

In an interview with the NY Daily News, Paul Feig responded to the Ghostbusters movie backlash, saying "geek culture is home to some of the biggest assholes."

Paul Feig Disdains “Assholes” of Geek Culture, and the Misogynist Backlash Against ‘Ghostbusters’

There were a few reasons some people took issue with the trailer for the Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig-starring Ghostbusters film: a. people took issue with how the structuring is bizarre and filled with air that leeches both the tension and comedy, (someone recut the trailer, and it’s actually far more enticing) b. […]

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