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The 10 biggest geek culture stories of 2014

From YouTube scandals to the filming of Star Wars, 2014 was an eventful year in geek culture.

What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling

A ship of nerds, of which I am one. A secret font of geek culture. A pop-up community that inverts the classic rules of social hierarchy and celebrates new ones. Which should sound pretty great to me. It really should. The post What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling appeared first on WIRED.

The Highs And Lows Of Geek Culture 2014

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Forthemostpart,2014wasagoodyeartobesomebodyinclinedtowardsgeekiness,nerdinessorgeneralpoindextery.Geekculturecontinuedtoexplodeintoeverycornerofmainstreamsocietythisyear,whilethesourcematerial,thecomics,videogamesandothernerdephemerathatstarteditall,benefitedfromaninfusionofnew,morediversecreativetalent.

SNL made comedy nerds and fantasy geeks squee in unison with "The Office: Middle Earth."

last weekOdd : Happy Place

"Tricksy customersesss..." The year 2001 saw two extremely important additions to popular culture. On July 9, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's faux-documentary series The Office premiered to British television audiences on BBC 2....Show More Summary

10 Things That Prove The Zombie Craze Has Gone Too Far

last weekOdd : Neatorama

It all started with George Romero’s classic film about the dead coming back to life with a taste for the living, and since those Cold War days the zombie craze has gone from geek niche genre to overblown pop culture sensation. Diggin'...Show More Summary

Three LGBT Gamers Talk About Queering Geek Culture

Roll for love: Queer geeks in the 2012 Seattle pride parade. (Photo by Dan B) In the wake of Gamergate, NPR’s Youth Radio correspondent Rafael Johns, a 19-year-old queer, black person, wrote about the systemic toxic everyday language...Show More Summary

My Thoughts on Ferguson

New All Things Geek Contributor CG reflects on the intersection of Ferguson, Nerd Culture and Social Justice This week has been a roller coaster ride of emotions for not only myself, but for many people throughout the country. I debated...Show More Summary

The racist #BlackStormtrooper backlash shows the dark side of geek culture

The Internet freaked about about a diverse Star Wars, but not in the way you might have hoped.

Emily S. Whitten: Adventures in Podcasting with Made of Fail

You know what’s awesome? When, completely unexpectedly, your two amazing friends who started a fun geek culture podcast  back in 2008 and have been dedicating their time to making it bigger and better ever since, schedule a conference call with you and your friend Cleolinda Jones, and tell you they want you to have it. […]

How Natalie Dormer became the queen of geek culture

She's smart, funny, and refuses to be pigeonholed—and fans love her for it.

Four things I learned about French geek culture at the Toulouse Game Show

TOULOUSE, France – Last week, a friend suggested I check out the 8th annual Toulouse Game Show, a convention for comics, video games and web-based dramatic series. There’s a much larger version of this called the Paris Games Week that focuses a bit more on video games. Still, the two-day Toulouse event wasn’t far from my apartment. […]

The History of Women in Geek Culture Should Not Be Overlooked

A still from the The Doubleclick's music video "Nothing to Prove." There is a strange and pervasive cultural myth that geek girls are like unicorns—we’re rare and mythical creatures who can’t possibly be real. This anxiety over gender...Show More Summary

Also.Also.Also: I Swear This Isn’t Clickbait and Other Stories We Missed

last monthLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Sesame Street, Margaret Cho, trans women in Bangladesh, a playlist, wishes, blue things, anime, Vikki Reich, Elaine Atwell, Thanksgiving dinner thoughts sprinkled with privilege, Arabelle Sicardi, geek girl culture, superiority by way of motherhood, Mean Girls, organ donors, dogs in cars and so very much more!

11 women who are changing geek culture

2 months agoTechnology : The Kernel

They’re scientists, artists, organizers, and cosplayers—and they’re making a difference.

Geek Culture: A New Hope

Despite all the recent harassment, many people and groups are successfully changing the image of geek culture—including these "punk senshi" cosplayers at Geek Girl Con. (photo by Sarah Mirk) A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Show More Summary

Geek Art: An Anthology

Thomas Olivri compiled this amazing book which features over 750 images pop culture inspired artworks from talented creators around the globe. It also includes website and contact info for each artist, so you can buy their works.

?New York Comic Con Was All About Diversity This Year

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Over the weekend, New York Comic Con saw the usual crowd of geeks, nerds, cosplayers, and other pop culture enthusiasts. But it also saw a huge shift in the discussion about representation in comics and other media. Read more...

Anti-Harassment Policies and Diversity Panels: How NY Comic Con Worked to Make Geek Culture More Inclusive

One of the first things you see upon entering New York Comic Con is a large sign that unequivocally states, “Cosplay Is Not Consent.” ReedPOP and NYCC 2014, with the help of … Read More

Nerds Unite at Seattle's Geek Girl Con: Photos.

Geek Girl Con took over downtown Seattle’s convention center this weekend for its fourth annual celebration of the creativity and cultural contributions of nerdy women everywhere. Hundreds of people (many in costume) crowded four floors...Show More Summary

Seth Rogen Ran Into The Guy Who Canceled Freaks And Geeks, Then This Happened

Freaks and Geeks finished its run nearly fifteen years ago, yet it is still regularly watched as well as referenced in pop culture. This week, Seth Rogen got the ultimate revenge on the executive who ultimately decided to axe the series. It?s a story that should amuse anyone who every got through all 18 episodes produced for the series. Click To Continue Reading

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