Wait, what?

Looks like you came here from Geekosystem. Don't worry, everything is still here. We've just combined forces with The Mary Sue to bring you more and better content, all in one place.

nerds

  1. Video of Wil Wheaton Telling a Little Girl How to Deal With Being Called a Nerd Just Decided to Go Viral Now

    Feel free to start a Good Guy Will Wheaton meme, Internet.

    In this video from last year's Denver Comic Con, Wil Wheaton answers a young lady's question about whether he was called a nerd growing up and how he dealt with it. It's moving, inspiring, and almost a year old, but for some reason suddenly gained a lot of steam over the weekend.

    Read More
  2. Warning: Wil Wheaton’s Advice To a Bullied Nerd Girl Might Make You Cry [VIDEO]

    This video might be a bit old—it was taken at least year's Denver Comic Con—but it's never a bad time to listen to Wil Wheaton say good things about being a nerd, right? To wit, here's his heartwarming speech at a Star Trek cast reunion and his message to a fan's newborn daughter about why being a nerd is awesome. (via Geekosytem) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

    Read More
  3. 6 Carefully Calculated Ways To Celebrate Pi Day

    Sock It To 'Em Ada

    Three-point-one-four cheers for Pi Day! Yes, it’s March 14, the day when nerds revel in the intersection of math puns and dessert consumption. While eating pie is the best and most correct way to commemorate the day, I’m here to recommend some more colorful activities, intended to please your brain rather than your belly. Not that I’m scrapping tradition entirely. A thematically appropriate pie pairing is suggested for each activity.

    Read More
  4. Wil Wheaton Sends A Message To Fan’s Newborn Daughter About Being A Nerd

    Awwwwww

    Wil Wheaton had a panel at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo over the weekend and something extra wonderful came out of it. A mother asked Wheaton to tell her newborn daughter (via video to be watched later in life) why being a nerd is awesome. He hits just about every point I try to hit when someone asks me what it means to be a nerd - it's not what you love, it's how you love it. We'll allow Wheaton to explain further... (via Laughing Squid) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

    Read More
  5. Get Ready For Two New Geeky Reality Shows On Syfy

    +2 Cha -2 Str

    Earlier this week we reported on a few new scripted series coming soon to the Syfy channel but the network also has a few reality shows in the works you might be interested in. One centers on cosplayers, the other is basically the Real World with geeks.

    Read More
  6. The Psychology of the Fake Geek Girl: Why We’re Threatened by Falsified Fandom

    Essay

    I’ve been telling myself to stay out of this debate. I’ve been assuring myself that any time spent reading rants, posts, and their circular comments will only make me feel resentful and defensive. I tell myself that the fight is over and no one won. I rationalize that only a few people are ruining it for the rest of us and therefore, those few should just be ignored. I vow to stop drawing attention to this ridiculous creature, to stop reinforcing the idea that the “Fake Geek Girl” exists. “Why don’t you just drop it?” “Why can’t you take a joke?” “Why aren’t you over this?” I ask myself these things too. The truth is, I don’t know.

    Read More
  7. Jemma Salume Wins Best Commentary On The Latest “Fake Geek Girl” Controversy

    And All Was Right With the World

    I won't say this comic from Jemma Salume is better than the one we posted last week from Meghan Danger, but it wins for illustrating exactly what artist Tony Harris seemed to be accusing certain cosplayers of in his recent Facebook rant. In the most literal, comedic way possible. Hit the jump to find out what happens when this "Fake Geek Girl" preys on the unsuspecting, "Super Mang" reading dude at VeldtCon. 

    Read More
  8. No “Fake Geek Girl” Shall Escape His Sight (Apparently)

    i'll just leave this here

    It's been an interesting week in geekdom. If you missed the most recent kerfuffle, you can catch up here. Luckily, tumblr user sailorsway (aka Meghan Danger) has created a delightful two-panel comic strip that explains why some of us ladies are frustrated. Here's how the conversation goes between two men when a Green Lantern t-shirt is spotted. Now hit the jump to see what happens when it's a woman wearing the shirt.

    Read More
  9. Is It Cool To Be A Geek Or Should We Still Get Offended By The Term?

    Allow Us To Explain

    A lot of people in the geek community have differing opinions on what they like to be called or call themselves. Personally, I have no problem identifying myself as a geek girl, geek, nerd, dork, etc. but not everyone is so comfortable. But what happens when you travel outside our relatively small, close-knit, group? Do people still see the term "geek" as derogatory, or on the contrary, do more people consider themselves "geeks" than ever? Turns out, the answer is yes to both. 

    Read More
  10. Warning: NerdTrivia Is Hazardous To Productivity But Really, Really Neat

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    If there's one thing nerds love, it's proving they know more than other nerds. In that way, Laura Massey is a genius because she came up with the idea for NerdTrivia on Twitter. 

    Read More
© 2014 The Mary Sue   |   About UsAdvertiseNewsletterJobsContributorsComment PolicyPrivacyUser AgreementDisclaimerContactArchives RSS

Dan Abrams, Founder
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. Styleite
  4. The Braiser
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop