Articles Posted in the " Geek Culture " Category

  • Slash Ships Matter

    If you have a Twitter account, you’ve probably noticed numerous slash related tags showing up in the US Trends list this week.   Earlier in the week the Supernatural ship Destiel (Dean and Castiel) declared themselves a pirate ship and set sail on the open waters with the #USSDestiel tag.  Then late Friday night the […]


  • RE: Forbes’ “Report from MegaCon 2014”

    I recently attended MegaCon in Orlando, Florida.  When writing my main con report I searched the Internet for other recaps of the event and I was frustrated when I came across an article from Forbes that called out all those people who ‘don’t read comics’. I mean, David DiSalvo has been buying comics since they […]


  • Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention The Slash

    It’s safe to assume that anyone that has access to the Internet and has visited Entertainment Websites in the last year or so has probably heard of slash. Gone are the days when fans could use the term as a code without outsiders knowing what we were talking about. The cat is well and truly […]



  • Ellen Page: Loving Ourselves and Loving Others

    Valentine’s Day is a day to acknowledge all the love in our lives, but one aspect of love that is often overlooked is self love.  Ellen Page in her speech at the Time to Thrive Conference on Valentine’s Day for the Human Rights Campaign talked about working in an industry that demands a perfection that […]


  • A Love Letter to Fandom: If They Could See What I See

    Fandom has been talked about more and more recently. I’m pretty excited about that, obviously because it means I have a job, but despite the increase in visibility there is still a massive disconnect between the fandom the media presents and the fandom that I experience every day. I know there are a lot of […]


  • Fandom Wants to be Heard and Orlando Jones is Listening

    Actor Orlando Jones completely destroyed any vestige of the fourth wall when he dove head first into the Sleepy Hollow fandom. Jones has embraced, and in turn been embraced, by online fandom wholeheartedly to an extent that has not really been experienced before. Despite the overwhelmingly positive response to his involvement in fandom many critics […]


  • Authorial Intent Versus Audience Interpretation: Whose Voice is More Valid?

    The realm of art—whether it be literature, music, digital, or any other form—is a fascinating illustration of perspective. A scene can be interpreted as either romantic or menacing; a character can be praised as heroic or condemned as imperious; themes can range from the universal struggle between order and chaos to being completely non-existent. Such […]


  • The “Mainstreaming” of Geek Culture

    Lately, I’ve been hearing/reading a lot of complaints about “poser geeks”, “hipster geeks”, “geek chic”, “fake geeks/fake geek girls”, and the like. Now, to be fair, I’ve also seen plenty of people putting their feet down and refusing to pander to that nonsense – but the fact of the matter is, the idea that people […]


  • GISHWHES 2013 – What Crazy Crap Awaits Us This Year?

    The time has come. GISHWHES registration has begun! For those of you who don’t know, GISHWHES stands for the “Greatest Internet Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.” It was started back in 2011 by Misha Collins, a charismatic and incredibly creative actor who plays Castiel on Supernatural. He essentially has a cult following (and […]