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
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!
They’re scientists, artists, organizers, and cosplayers—and they’re making a difference.
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
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.
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...
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
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
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
Alex Yarde makes the case for why every Geek should attend Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition's panel The post #NYCC Please Give Us More Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition Panel! appeared first on The Good Men Project.
It happens. You're having a perfectly nice conversation with someone when, all of a sudden, they make an innocent mistake on a piece of pop culture knowledge. It's eating you up inside, but do you correct them? Choose your answer in this comic and face the consequences. Read more...
The Walking Dead is the most popular show on television today. It’s also one of the biggest draws at the annual New York Comic Con that opens its doors to geeks and pop culture fanatics today. And if past conventions are any indication,...Show More Summary
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes talked to Speakeasy about the explosion of geek culture and inspiring a new generation of film nerds.
The following is a guest post by our good friends at Chip Chick. Be sure to stop by their site for in-depth coverage on gadgets, technology and geek culture. The good news is, it’s a great…
The annual convening of geek culture in New York City has plenty to offer queer fans. read more
Geek culture continues its global spread! Italian artist Lorenzo Bartoli passes away. Interviews with Renee French, Paul Pope and Scott Stantis! Plus more!
In the spirit of “Hack/Slash” comes “Slash/Up”, a multiverse fanfilm web-series from the creators of the “Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness” fanfilm. Each episode will pit a different set of retro movie/geek culture icons against each in a totally unique, story driven mashup, wrapped around by debate and commentary, The first episode, which premieres […]
I missed this short essay by Fredrik deBoer about the grievance aspect of geek culture, and his argument that as it's the dominant force in popular culture a new way of looking at those things might be useful. I have a hard time even caring about these sorts of issues these days. Show More Summary
Nikita Leigh is a geek and artist in Houston, Texas. She works with a wide variety of media, but lately concentrates on stained glass. She's made several lamps inspired by iconic images of geek culture, including Clyde the Pac-Man ghost, the Autobots logo, and Cthulu. You can view more of her work here.
If you regularly follow geek culture, you've probably seen early versions of Dirk Loechel's spaceship comparison chart, which shows the relative sizes of vehicles from science fiction games, movies and TV shows. Well, it's finished -- and it's even...