Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated annually on May 25. It started in Spain in 2006 and spread around the world. How else? Via the Internet.
Geek Pride Day day is typified by role-playing games, cosplay, parades and dress-up as your favourite character. The Geek Pride Day Manifesto includes (sorry it has been loosely translated from Spanish)
Rights and duties of the geek
- To be more geek
- To stay at home
- Not to have a partner and be a virgin
- Not to like football or sports
- To have few friends (or none)
- To have all the frikis (freaky) friends who love each other
- Not to go to fashion (be a slave to)
- Be overweight and have myopia
- To exhibit one’s own freakiness
- To dominate the World
How to be a geek (Homework)
- Be a geek, despite everything
- Try to be more geek than another
- If there is any discussion about a geek topic, give your opinion
- Safeguard all the geek stuff
- Do everything possible to expose the geek material as if it were a “Frikismo Museum”
- Do not be a geek of everything. You have to specialise in something.
- Go to the premiere of any movie geek, buy a book or DVD geek before anyone else
- Wait and queue before a geek premiere. If you wear a geek shirt, better
- Do not get rid of anything never relative to the geek world.
- Try to dominate the world
Geek Pride Day bought to you by Western Digital
This announcement was made possible by the good folk at Western Digital and its memory company Sandisk. They shamelessly want to cash in on the hallowed World Geek Pride day. Their words – not mine.
Geek out on the go
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Log your logins
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E.T. phone home
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Run, Forrest, Run
Keep everyone busy on the long haul road trip with a portable wireless drive. A drive like the WD My Passport Wireless Pro can simultaneously stream HD videos to up to 8 multiple connected devices so that everyone can geek out on their favourites. With up to 10 hours of battery life, it’s with you for the long run.
Make like Thor and give yourself space
Running out of space on your phone to take pics is a technological nightmare. If you know you’re about to go to Comic-Con and need more space for photos of your cosplay, a drive that plugs straight into your phone like the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive will give you space immediately, so you’re always ready to keep snapping!