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Your Unique Amalgam: On the Fluidity of Geekhood

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Paul Fidalgo

I'm into a whole slew of traditionally-geeky things like Star Trek and Macs and Monty Python and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. But while I check many of the geek boxes, I can't help but feel like the label still doesn't suit me.

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

My Name Is Kyle, and I'm a Nerd

Kyle McMahon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Kyle McMahon

n locking away my inner nerd in some proverbial closet, I denied myself years of pleasure for no other reason than to fit in. Never again will I try and change who I am to fit in with the "cool kids". I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically.

Hacker Heroes, Girl Gamers and Other Reasons to Love Geeky Romance

Maya Rodale | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

I know, I know: Mark Zuckerberg is an unlikely sex symbol/romantic hero. But the young, successful tech entrepreneur is the hot new hero in romancelandia -- the new aristocracy, if you will.

Chewbacchus Mardi Gras Parade Awesomeness!

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.

Interview: Aurelio Voltaire -- 'A Jedi in Sith Clothing' (Who Sings!)

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dori Hartley

"People ask me all of the time if I have a hobby. I thought I didn't, but I was wrong. I do have one and it's bathing. That's my hobby. ... And since I'm a professional daydreamer, this is practically like being on the job."

When Did Introverts Become So Cool?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Do you only arise from the depths of your private room like a mystical unicorn once in a blue moon? Do you prefer Netflix to the company of other peop...

8 Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek!

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you.

Geek Chic! Fashion's Newest Trend?

Nova Lorraine | Posted 10.01.2013 | Style
Nova Lorraine

As everyone is ramping up for fall's fashion trends, how many of you are going to rock Geek Chic? You have to admit, the geek fashion phenomenon i...

Five Pieces Of Advice For Aspiring Girls In Tech

Stephanie Lynch Habib | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology
Stephanie Lynch Habib

If working in fields that are driving the new economy is geeky, then go ahead and call me a geek. This geek was the captain of her cheerleading squad in High School, with six prom invitations between junior and senior year. Later, this geek was President of her sorority at Rutgers University. Today, this geek is an avid collector of high-end, Parisian vintage fashion. Here's some advice that I live by.

Dust Off That Cape, It's Comic-Con!

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.

Why You Should Go to Dragon*Con

Bryan Young | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Dragon*Con is like the Mardi Gras of geek conventions, a fan party that can be eye opening to some. It was so energetic and different to me, I wrote a book about it after my first time there.

Book Review: The First 20 Hours, How to Learn Anything... Fast

George Mocharko | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books
George Mocharko

The rule has recently become conventional wisdom spread by speakers of TEDTalks, public intellectuals, and even hip hop artist Macklemore. But if you're a busy professional, how in the world do you find time to spend 10,000 hours learning something?

Why Science and Education Are Blowing Up Online (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We're geeking out in the What's Trending studio with a huge science-fueled chat, featuring NASA's Flight Director and iconic Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi, Veritasium's Derek Muller and I Fucking Love Science's Elise Andrew.

Tokyo's Odaiba : Do It Gundam Style

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Odaiba on the other side of Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge is an island of food and fun with the added perk of great views of the city, including Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree. But for Japan Fan Boys and Fan Girls, there's way more to it than that.

The Top 8 Geeky Places to Spend New Year's Eve in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

We all know the New York tourist trap New Year's Eve: Times Square, freezing your pants off, waiting for the ball to drop. If you are sane and a New Yorker, you won't be getting anywhere midtown on December 31st. But where to go?

Sex? At MY Comic Convention? It's More Likely Than You Think...

Joe Peacock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

Geeks have sex at conventions. Scandalous, right? Gasp, shriek, oh the shock and the horror... Well, what do you expect when you bring together a community of consenting adults with similar interests with a celebratory atmosphere of belonging and acceptance?

GaymerCon, The First LGBT Geek And Gaming Convention, Secures Funding, Faces Criticism

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Updated on August 7th at 3:45pm, after GaymerCon organizers were reached for comment. On August 1st, a group of queer and ally gamers and technolog...

13 Geektastic Clothing Pieces And Accessories

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.28.2012 | Technology

Whether you're a mega techie, a gamer geek, or anything in between, there's absolutely no shame in showing off your love for your nerdy obsession of c...

The Pressures Of Being A Geek

Yuri Lowenthal | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home
Yuri Lowenthal

Lately, I've been having somewhat of a geek identity crisis. "Why?" you may ask. The incentives are strong to be as big a geek as possible these days. And maybe that's it.

Rider And Shiloh Strong On Losing Their Geek Courage

Rider Strong | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Rider Strong

Once upon a time, we weren't Rider and Shiloh Strong. As much as our names already sound made-up, we had fantasy names, too. Rider was Javock -- a half-elf thief. Shiloh was a human cleric named Whiploh.

China Mieville Dishes Opinions On Monsters And Being A Geek

Wired Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an interview with Wired senior editor Adam Rogers, Miéville gives insights on how readers should approach The City & The City, a noir detective st...

'The Perfect Man is a Geek With Facial Stubble...'

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

"Most women claim to be attracted to tall, dark and handsome men, but a new study has revealed that facial stubble and a geeky personality are their biggest secret turn-ons." Hey, it's in a newspaper.

CES 2010: 'Droid-Based Kindle Killer Debuts!

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

If you got an Amazon Kindle, Sony E-Reader or Barnes and Noble Nook this holiday season, don't read this story -- you'll just be depressed.

'Nerd' And 'Geek' Should Be Banned, : Professor

nytimes.com | DAMON DARLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

But David Anderegg, a professor of psychology at Bennington College, says that merely mentioning terms like "nerd" or "geek" serves to perpetuate the ...