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Mike Gold: The Real Fan

While watching the baseball game Saturday night, it occurred to me that the difference between pop culture and geek culture is sports. Sports are part of our pop culture but not generally thought of as a component of geek culture. Our cohort Martha Thomases might say (I haven’t asked, but this seems to follow her […]

Geek Fuel is like comic-con delivered to your door

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Geek Fuel is a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and general geek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel will assemble a box of goodies with a value of $50 or over. The specific items are a mystery,...Show More Summary

John Ostrander: Listing To One Side

Geek Culture Rules! We all know that Geek Culture has taken over our American civilization. Young’uns may not realize there was a time when the Geek was looked down on and sneered at and frequently beaten up for their lunch money… which is embarrassing when you’re 24. Now, superheroes have taken over the movie box […]

The Nerdy Costumes You'll See This Halloween

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Halloween parties have changed quite a bit over the last decade due to the mainstreaming of geek culture, and now instead of a few fanboys and fangirls dressing geeky for the party every Tom, Dick and Harry comes as Clark Kent. ThisShow More Summary

THIS: Superhumanism

last weekHumor / odd : HiLobrow

KIRBY KRACKLE. Geek culture Is dead. Long live Geek culture!

How one man turned his love for geek culture into a $160 million business

Subscription services that deliver a themed box of goods to your door have exploded in popularity in recent years. Now the industry is full of successful start-ups like Loot Crate, which delivers geek items and apparel to your door.Show More Summary

The Mothership: Sweet Christmas, it's 'Luke Cage'

USA TODAY's geek culture podcast chats about Marvel's latest Netflix show.        

Never too early to think about summer school--at Oxford University, that is

Geek out next summer in England, where you can attend Oxford University and learn about British art, architecture, politics and culture. The Oxford Experience, a weeklong program of study at the oldest university in the English-speaking world, has no requirements, exams or papers and offers the...

Science, tech and geek culture site Inverse raises $6M

Inverse, a new-ish digital media startup founded by Bleacher Report’s Dave Nemetz, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The Inverse site launched in August 2015 and covers a mix of science, technology and entertainment news — as I write this, the front page features stories on astrobiology, future cities and The Simpsons. Show More Summary

Ed Catto: Think Globally, Geek Locally

The madness that is San Diego Comic-Con gave way to the easy fun of Baltimore Comic-Con. Now Geek Culture gets ready for the last big comic convention of the year, New York Comic Con, with anxiety and anticipation. But it’s not really as simple as that. There have been plenty of really good conventions each […]

National Book Fest: ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’ cartoonist taps two cultures like a creative Marvel

TWO DECADES ago, Ed Piskor was just another kid in Pittsburgh, albeit one who was geeking out to hip-hop culture and comics history. In his young mind, life pulsated at his own mental intersection of Public Enemy and Jack Kirby, and the result, in recent years, has been inspiration rendered into revelation. Piskor is the […]

Mike Gold: The Real Monster

I was going to write about comics again this week; I usually do, and I’ve got all sorts of notes on a topic that can wait a week or two. ComicMix purports to proselytize about geek culture – or, as my fellow wordsmith Ed Catto calls it, “Geek Culture” – for the broader comic book […]

John Barrowman Ready to Suit Up as Captain Jack Again, Just Waiting for the Call

last monthHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Long before actor John Barrowman blessed American audiences as the new Ra’s al Ghul on Arrow (and now the “Arrowverse” as a whole), the UK actor was a part of geek culture across the pond as the memorable Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who as its subsequent spinoff, Torchwood. First introduced on the BBC series […]

Full-size 3D Printed Stargate Will Take You to a Museum

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

The Musée royal de Mariemont in Belgium is holding an exhibition called “From Stargate to Comics: Egyptian Gods In Geek Culture”. Sounds pretty cool no? And you can travel there by Stargate. Okay, you can’t get…

Out Actor Dylan Marron Unboxes Rape Culture

While unboxing is usually the domain of tech geeks on YouTube, cultural baggage can be also be unpacked.

A Team of Geeks has Recreated a Full-Sized 3D Printed Stargate at a Museum

The Musée royal de Mariemont in Belgium is currently holding an exhibition called “From Stargate to Comics: Egyptian Gods In Geek Culture,” and one of the center piece of the exhibition is a 3D printed 20-foot tall replica of a Stargate. Show More Summary

Jack Kirby's long-lost, incomplete "The Prisoner" comic book

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Forces of Geek has unearthed an amazing gem. To introduce it, they write: In the March 21st, Entertainment Weekly ran an article called In Search of Pop Culture’s Holy Grails, listing, “some hallowed projects (that) evade(d) our grasp. Show More Summary

Chris Hardwick broke the mold for nerd culture with this Star Wars in-joke

Geeks like myself mourn the loss of geek king Chris Hardwick's singlehood, but we can be appeased by this awesomely nerdy detail from his and wife Lydia Hearst's ceremony that he shared on his social media outlets. Chris' favorite Star Wars droid, R5-D4, totally had a big role in his ceremony. Show More Summary


GEEK, YOU IZ DOING IT WRONG.  OR PERHAPS STOP CULTURALLY APPROPRIATING MY (SF/F) PEOPLE: Congress faces physicists’ ‘multiverse’ of issues including IRS, Zika upon impending return.

Fan2Sea Cruise Line Brings Comic Con To The High Seas

The new cruise line finally collects a love of sea travel, discussion panels and geek culture celebrities on one Radiance-class ship. The post Fan2Sea Cruise Line Brings Comic Con To The High Seas appeared first on

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