Geek Pride Day

It has been brought to my attention that May 25 marks Geek Pride Day.   This tradition is more authentic than “May the Fourth Be With You”, with even a whole Wikipedia page on the event.   I have copied below the rights and responsibilities of geeks that Geek Pride Day seeks to promote;

Rights:

  1. The right to be even geekier.
  2. The right to not leave your house.
  3. The right to not like football or any other sport.
  4. The right to associate with other nerds.
  5. The right to have few friends (or none at all).
  6. The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
  7. The right to be out of style.
  8. The right to be overweight and near-sighted.
  9. The right to show off your geekiness.
  10. The right to take over the world.

Responsibilities:

  1. Be a geek, no matter what.
  2. Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
  3. If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
  4. To save and protect all geeky material.
  5. Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a “museum of geekiness.”
  6. Don’t be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
  7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
  8. Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
  9. Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
  10. Try to take over the world!

Clearly, Geek Pride Day was almost designed for me.    I may not observe all of the Geek rights, being fond of a large and varied social circle, yet there is no question I live up to all of my Geek responsibilities;

1. Anyone who knows me would agree I am a geek no matter whatever anyone does to try to dissuade me from my path.

2. When I do come across a fellow Nerd, I do tend to try to outclass their knowledge on key areas, funnily enough particularly in film!!

3. I think also anyone that knows me also knows I am not shy about putting forward what I think.    Once again, take a good look at a handful of my ROTFN posts.

4.   Bride of Film Nerd and I have claimed and protected many classic movie posters, including a poster for every Star Trek and James Bond Film.   By protection we of couese mean preserving them by linen-backing and framing.

5.  My museum of geekiness is all at my parents place right now, so I cannot take images to show it all off in this post.   However, I own 650 DVDs, another 60 Blu-Rays, the afore-mentioned posters, I collect the James Bond Car Collection, and an assortment of action figures, some of which are at our current abode:

6.   I have my fair share of geeky friends… just take a look at any of our posts about Supanova or Armageddon!!

7.  I attend every movie I can on opening night, and if they are films from Marvel studios or LOTR related, my ticket is bought months in advance

8. Waiting in line in costume;

9.   I write a film blog and dress up, am I not showing off geekiness??

10. Try to take over the world??   Why else take a career working with bacteria, viruses, and parasites……

100th post!!

This blog is not yet a year old, and here I am able to celebrate 100 posts (keep in mind, this only includes blog entries, and not separate pages dedicated to special events).   As such, I am reflecting back on what has been written and what has been achieved.   It is very clear that our most popular entries are reports on conventions, such as Armageddon and Supanova.   These reports will keep coming, with Urban Fantasist visiting Brisbane Supanova right now, and Fourth Verse attending the Melbourne equivalent next week.   I will kick their butts to make sure they get their reports up in good time.   I imagine both those contributors will also attend Sydney Supanova, which will also be attended by myself and Bride of Film Nerd.

Less viewed have been the film reviews to date, except for really niche films and TV films such as the Hornblower.   New releases also tend to get a higher rate of hits.   This is not surprising given the sheer multitude of movie reviewers there are out there.   I am not deterred, having a real passion for film review, and this is an element that will never be absent from this blog.   However I will start reviewing seasons of television series (I am currently marathoning both Doctor Who and Smallville), to increase the amount of output of stuff that it is harder to find reviewed elsewhere.   I am also considering adding a few other elements (action figures, video game reviews), so keep tuned.

While I get my act together though, I notice a few franchises in which only one film has been reviewed to date (Toy Story, Narnia, Iron Man, and the Millennium trilogy all spring to mind).   So while I am unable to afford much cinema going at the moment, these films will also be a short-term focus.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome, and I look forward to Revenge of the Film Nerds celebrating 200 posts!!

Cheers,

Film Nerd.

Armageddon Videos

Due to a few requests from friends and fan sites, I am in the process of uploading videos I took from Armageddon last weekend.    This post will be updated over the next few days until I have all videos uploaded.   The first and most extensive is my video of John Rhys-Davies, whose panel I tried to record all of, however my camera battery sadly did not last.

John Rhys-Davies

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Hudson Leick & Renee O’Connor

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David Anders

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Karen Allen

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Armageddon Sydney 2011

Revenge of the Film Nerds have continued their noble mission of exploring the world of Sydney geekdom by attending Armageddon at the Dome in Olympic Park this weekend.   Our reviews and photos are in progress, but please feel free to see what we have made available online so far….

Armageddon Sydney 2011

Film Nerd and Bride of Film Nerd Summary

 

Film Nerd, Matrix style

 

 

The Film Nerds Take Revenge

Yes, that is right, Revenge of the Film Nerds is taking the next step in its evolution.    Though the site can still be accessed by the original Film Actually address, the primary site to visit us is now;

http://revengeofthefilmnerds.com

As such, our rebranding is now complete.   But what’s in a name???   In addition to formalising this blog (which will very soon also feature its own logo), myself and my fellow contributors have some fresh plans for the future.   Though we will continue supplying movie reviews, with a particular focus on genre films, ROTFN seeks to keep the Sydney geek informed of anything that may strike his or her fancy.

Following the success of our round-up of Supanava last year, the Film Nerds will be attending Armageddon next month.   Keep your eyes peeled for our reports and photos of the event.   We will also be looking to write reviews on a much wider basis than just movies.   I am particularly keen to read what FourthVerse will have to contribute in the form of anime reviews.

A final note, in les than two weeks, there will be a brief hiatus in posts supplied by myself and Bride of Film Nerd, as we head on our Honeymoon.   Given our destination is Middle Earth, however, get ready for a travel journal and photos to be posted on our return!!

Thanks for reading, and here’s to another succesful year!!!