5/25: Geek Pride Day

Events, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Wednesday the world celebrates Geek Pride Day. It’s a great run-up to the weekend fandemonium that is Phoenix Comicon.

Here’s how the St. Petersburg Times sums up the day’s meaning:

RIGHTS:

– The right to associate with other nerds.

– The right to have few friends (or none at all).

– The right to not leave your house.

– The right to not like football or any other sport.

– The right to be out of style.

– The right to be overweight and nearsighted.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Try to be nerdier than anyone else.

– If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.

– 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.

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