A ‘Geek’ – (noun slang)
Nerd, Dweeb, Dork, Spod and Genius….? However you disguise it ‘Geek’ is mainstream!
Iwantoneofthose.com is celebrating the phenomenal rise of Geek Chic as we embrace Geek Pride Day by outing the inner geek in all of us.
This year we intend to bring the party to the shores of the UK and show it is good to be a geek – what’s more we are making it as easy as e = mc2 to take part!
What is Geek Pride Day?
In 1998 a guy named Tim McEachern started “The Geek Pride Festival” in Albany, New York.
Geek Pride Day is an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek.
It has been celebrated on May 25th since 2006, the date of the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.
Geek Pride Day also shares the same day as two other science-fiction fan days – Towel Day, for fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25th of May, for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
Why we believe the UK should celebrate Geek Pride Day
Iwantoneofthose.com is renowned for being the UK’s leading website for a wide selection of cool stuff including gadgets, gifts, boys toys and all sorts of fabulous goodies.
However when it comes down to it we’re proud to admit that the Iwantoneofthose.com team are a motley crew of geeks, nerds and fanboys / girls who love our tech, sci-fi and all things clever.
Us geeks are a diverse bunch with one common quality; passion, and we believe that it’s about time that the UK started celebrating and embracing Geek Pride.
How are we going to celebrate Geek Pride Day UK – May 25th 2011
We want to help make Geek Pride Day an institution in the UK over the next few years, starting in 2011.
Over the course of the next ten days we’re going to run social competitions and giveaways, talk to some interesting ‘uber-geeks’ , try to understand a bit more what you think being a geek actually means to you, run some great site offers and hopefully have some fun.
Don’t forget to join in the conversation on Twitter: #geekprideuk
If you’ve any ideas or suggestions on how we should support and promote Geek Pride Day in the UK on May 25th please mail Daniella.firstname.lastname@example.org.