Happy Geek Pride Day!

geek-prideMay 25, 2012

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you a very happy Geek Pride Day!  As the website that promises all things geek, we would be remiss if we did not inform our readers about one of the most important days of the year.

 

Every May 25th, geeks around the world continue an initiative to celebrate and promote geek culture.  As many of you most likely know, May 25th was selected as it was the release date of the first Star Wars film in 1977.  Tim McEachern in Albany, NY, first organized unconnected events called Geek Pride Festival and/or Geek Pride Day in 1998, and the events spread throughout America and the rest of the world.

 

 

A manifesto was created to celebrate the first Geek Pride Day, which included the following list of basic rights and responsibilities of geeks:

 

Rights:

 

  • The right to be even geekier.
  • The right to not leave your house.
  • The right to not like football or any other sport.
  • The right to associate with other nerds.
  • The right to have few friends (or none at all).
  • The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
  • The right to be out of style.
  • The right to be overweight and near-sighted.
  • The right to show off your geekiness.
  • The right to take over the world.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Be a geek, no matter what.
  • Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
  • If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
  • To save and protect all geeky material.
  • Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a "museum of geekiness."
  • Don't be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
  • Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
  • Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
  • Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
  • Try to take over the world!

 

Revel in your geekness today and every day!  Be proud of your geek heritage!

 

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 15:32

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

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