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How is “Geekiary” pronounced?
Like “aviary,” but filled with geeks, not birds. Geek-ee-air-ee.
Do you have an ‘agenda?’
If by “agenda” you mean “set of goals and beliefs,” yes! Yes we do. We’ve never hidden the fact that representation matters a great deal to us and we are happy to promote material that helps further the goal of bringing more diversity to geek themed media. None of us really see why that’s a bad thing. That said, we consume a large variety of media so not everything we enjoy helps further these goals. Most protagonists tend to be white, straight, cisgender males so naturally a large portion of the media we consume falls into this as well. We’d just love to see a broader spectrum of individuals portrayed in the media too.
Outside of representation, many of us have our own personal favorite characters, ships, writers, and other things that may paint our view of certain topics in a certain way. Not everyone on the Geekiary staff thinks the same way or has the same taste when it comes to these things, so we have no singularly defined encompassing opinion on this front. This website was started by people who were part of the Supernatural fandom and united over their love of the actor Misha Collins and his character Castiel, but we no longer even actively cover the show.
We support diversity of opinion among our staff and among our readers as long as it’s not hateful, off topic, bigoted, or otherwise against our site policies.
Why do you post about politics unrelated to geek culture?
We are primarily a geek culture website, but in our current political climate many of us have found ourselves becoming activists in many unexpected areas. We are happy to support our staff in their non-geeky political endeavors and hope to foster a community where other politically active geeks can discuss current events.
What do you mean when you say you report “from a fan perspective?”
While The Geekiary is a website started by fans, for fans, we are journalists as well as proud members of our fandoms. We enjoy reporting on what fans are feeling and asking questions at press events that fans want to hear the answers to. We keep our ears to the ground on important issues, particularly regarding representation in the media, and try to bring these issues to light in the most positive manner possible. We’re part of these communities and want to represent fans in the best way we can. Being fans also means that sometimes we can just squee about what we love unabashedly.
We also love supporting our fellow fans as we are part of these communities ourselves. We love independent content creators who choose to pursue their passions outside of the traditional production system. We love writing about crowd funding campaigns, self started projects, and independent writers, film makers, and creators. We’re fans. We have a lot of FEELINGS about what other fans are making. We’d love to talk about it on our blog.
Are you a feminist blog?
Many of the people who run this website are women, and we’re all invested in equal treatment and representation, so yes. Yes, it is. Don’t expect this to constrain our content, though – we’re liable to write and report on any topic and any genre (because, hey, there are no topics or genres that are immune from feminist scrutiny), and we welcome male readers and contributors.
Are you a queer blog?
Many people on our staff identify as various identities that can be labeled ‘queer.’ We have an article where many of us shared our own experiences after Ellen Page opened up about her sexuality. We welcome readers and contributors of all sexualities and gender identities, but we will not tolerate homophobia, biphobia, or trans*phobia in our content or comments sections.
So you take this “representation” thing seriously don’t you…
Yes. Furthermore, we will not tolerate racism, homophobia, biphobia, trans*phobia, ableism, misogyny, or any other kind of discrimination against underprivileged groups in our space. Please do not bring that here.
Who runs your social media accounts?
We’ve got a page breaking that down right here!
How are you supported financially?
The Geekiary is primarily supported through Patreon. We also make a small amount of money from adds and merchandise sales. All money goes directly back into the website and content creators.