Nerds and Male Privilege – Nerds Behaving Badly

Dr. NerdLove challenges the idea that nerds are an exception to privilege.


Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) gives ReedPop a premier presence with Green Geeks in the Pacific Northwest.

Why I’m Not Excited About The New Star Wars Movies

Noah Brand grew up in 1990s Star Wars fandom, and was there the day it died. Like most geeks, I’ve been hearing a lot about the new Star Wars movies for a while. People opining one way or the other about casting announcements, plot leaks, the teaser trailer, whether the new sequels will be wonderful […]

Nerd Masculinity: They Won’t Give Up Without a Fight

Arthur Chu explains how there are angry nerds who have built careers on casting themselves as victims.

The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 2

How does nerd rage feel from the inside? And what can be done about it?

The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 1

From “fake geek girls” to Gamergate, a certain demographic seems constantly, causelessly angry. But are you sure it’s the demographic you think it is?

What The New Female Thor Might Mean For Female Representation In Comics

Is the creation of a new female Thor a watershed moment in pop culture? Or a gimmick to sell more comic books?

Auberg Designs Geek Jewelry: Flaunt Your Fashion and Your Fandom!

Alex Yarde found the perfect place to shop for the Geek Mom in your life for Mothers Day!

What’s The Nerdiest Thing You’ve Ever Done as a Husband or Father?

Tom Burns knows what his geekiest moment as an adult was and he wants to know yours too

Being Socially Awkward Is Not An Excuse

Dr. NerdLove explains that it’s not bad to be socially awkward, but it IS bad to refuse to respect people’s boundaries and use social awkwardness as an excuse.

What If the X-Men Were Black?

Orion Martin explains that while the X-Men were discriminated against because they were mutants, they were still straight, cis-, able-bodied white guys.

I Keep Trying to Make My Son Cool

Joanna Schroeder admits that she thinks coolness matters…and she wonders if that makes her a jerk or a good parent.

A Glimpse Of The Dawn Of Science Fiction Fandom

Ray Bradbury’s influential fanzine proves that geeks haven’t changed since 1939.

Nerd Role Models: The Alpha Geek

Dr. NerdLove explains how guys can use Spider-Man as a model of how to embrace your geekiness while still being great at dating.

Dudes, Stop Trying to Compete With the Girl in the Comic Book Store for Nerd Cred

The women who work in Devon Sanders’ comic book store are more than qualified to be there. And if you get between them and their job, you will lose every time.

What If My Son Doesn’t Like Star Wars?

Neil Sheppard explains to his wife that there’s more to Star Wars than light saber duels.