Hey guys, did you know that May 25th is Geek Pride Day?!?! Well, to be honest, neither did I until the girls were talking about it. We decided to celebrate! Here is a picture of several of the girls with their favorite items from their favorite fandoms:
Shivan loves Star Wars, so she brought out her model of the Millenium Falcon and her big stuffed R2-D2. He even makes noises when you press the button! Marie-Grace recently bought this lovely Hedwig the Owl figure (I have to admit I’m a little jealous) and got out her Harry Potter sticker book. Cassandra couldn’t decide, so she brought both her Tardis and Stuart the Minion. And of course Kit is showing off her Downton Abbey model!!
Geek Pride Day is the day for all of us who love something considered geeky (particularly science fiction), and to show it off with pride! Why May 25th you ask? Because it was on this day, in 1977, Star Wars premiered! Geek Pride day is relatively new, just started in 2006 by a man from Spain. Over the years it has caught on more and more.
What fandoms are you part of? I started out as a kid loving Star Wars. I played Dungeons and Dragons in high school. Now I am a huge fan of Torchwood, Minions and American Girl of course! I don’t know that overall AG is considered geeky, but it is if you are a middle aged woman as opposed to the target audience of a 10 year old girl! 🙂 My phone ringtone is the theme from Monty Python. And I’m currently the only American who is in the all time, top 15 players in the “British Television Shows” category in the game Quizup. Does it get any geekier than that??
Today you can embrace your inner geek! Do something fun, binge watch your favorite show, go to the comic book store, have a light saber fight with your best friend, whatever “turns your crank”! Or as Kit says:
LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY!!!!
Be sure to check out this article on Geek Pride Day–I want the table at the beginning of the article, it’s awesome!!!