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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Geeking Out

Ok, I started writing a long, detailed blog about geeks and geek culture, building up to the week-long event going on next week called “Speak Out With your Geek Out”, but I soon realized that every other geekblog was talking about the same thing (a nice, succinct summary can be found here).

Instead, I plan to blog an unprecedented five times next week. Each blog (Monday thru Friday) will feature me talking about a specific geek hobby I have or had, and why I think you should have it too (though many of my readers and casual lurkers will already be involved in one or more of them, I’m sure).

So, what are my topics going to be? I have no idea yet. Well, I have ideas, but nothing concrete. Here is a list off the top of my head of things I could write about:
  • Role-Playing games – A geek standard. This is the mother of all geek hobbies, IMHO.
  • Comic Books – Probably the second-largest geek hobby, but also probably the most closeted.
  • Collectible Card Games – For a while I played a few of these obsessively.
  • Video Games – Probably my weakest geek subject. But I guess I could concentrate on MMOs.
  • Star Wars/Star Trek Mania – Each of these could be its own subject.
There are probably several other subjects I could come up with, if I gave it some long thought. But, I’m thinking I might just start with a general entry about what it means to be a geek, and how it is (mis)represented and stereotyped.

So, what do you guys think?

4 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Sounds like something you could really have fun with and that's always good.

Paul R. McNamee said...

Interesting, to be sure.

I just don't know if I can or want to convince anyone else why they should geek out on my geek stuff.

But, I'd be glad to discuss them.

Maybe even a post about what I would like to geek on if I had time and resources (e.g.; role playing games- haven't done them since I was in high school.)

Tom Doolan said...

I'm more taking the track of "This is what I like, and if you are like me, you might like it too."

I could also see something about geeking out over Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, or Michael Moorcock. Or any number of authors, TV shows, etc...

Charles Gramlich said...

Star trek geek here. I don't know much about the other subjects. But there are a lot of authors I geek out over.