Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Geek Pride Day!

Fly the geek flag loud and proud today, it's Geek Pride Day - a special day dedicated to those of us who do not (and should not) feel ashamed about showing off our geeky and nerdy passions!

Check out GeekDad's look at 'What is a geek?'

Chosen to celebrate the release date of the original 'Star Wars' movie, which was released to the world on May 25 1977 (and also happens to be the date that 'Return Of The Jedi' premiered in 1983), Geek Pride Day also shares this special day with Towel Day, for fans of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' series by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25 May for fans of Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld'.

So today, on this special day, no matter whether you're a pop culture geek, a science nerd, a gamer geek or whatever, celebrate and declare your pride at being geek!

As a purveyor of pop culture geekery, mostly Sci-Fi and Fantasy, I have quite a lot of things that I geek out over but, and in no particular order, here a few of them with an example of each below.

POP CULTURE ART
'Buffy' by Craig Drake
FANTASTICAL ART
'Calm Before The Storm' by Julie Bell
CONTEMPORARY ART
'The Spoil' by Leilani Bustamante
PULP ART
Art by Norman Saunders
PIN UP ART
Art by Gil Elvgren
ILLUSTRATED MOVIE POSTERS
'Rebel Without A Cause' by Luigi Martinati
ILLUSTRATED CONCERT POSTERS
'Foo Fighters February 21 2015 at Auckland' by Rhys Cooper
COMICS & COVER ART
'Monstress' #1 by Sana Takeda
ILLUSTRATED BOOK COVER ART
'Mistborn: The Final Empire' by Chris McGrath
ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE COVER ART
'Heavy Metal' June 1984 by Esteban Maroto
'STAR WARS' Movies / Books / Comics
Art by Tom Chantrell
SCIENCE FICTION
FANTASY
'Pan's Labyrinth' by Drew Struzan
'MASS EFFECT' Video Games
'UNCHARTED' Video Games
PULP SCI-FI STORIES
'The Master Mind Of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Art by Bruce Pennington
The books of NEIL GAIMAN
'THE WITCHER' series by Andrzej Sapkowski
Art by Alejandro Colucci
'MISTBORN' series by Brandon Sanderson
Art by Sam Weber
'THE EXPANSE' series by James SA Corey
Art by Daniel Dociu
SOUNDTRACK SCORES