Wow, has it been a long time for me!
This is a real treat for me to launch a brand new Geekdom Nation into the world. Somewhere that I can talk to the fandom public about anything and everything that I love so dearly.
Let me stop for a second, so that we can reacquaint ourselves with one another. My name is Jeremy, but I generally go by Big Dog. For around 2+ years I worked with SciFiFX on their articles and podcasts. A couple of guys, Matt and Carl, got together with the intent to reinvent SciFiFX with a podcast and report, review, and generally discuss all things in the world of science fiction. They jumped at the chance to get the next contributor (Troy), into the mix, because he’s rather well versed in most anything, and usually has a strong opinion about it. From there, they invited me on, and we had a fun run of things. However, things got to a point where I felt a bit limited in what we were talking about. I love science fiction! I’m always going back through things trying to find the next thing to delve into, because I’ve missed so much over the years. I’m coming around on that. However, for as much as I’ve missed on the science fiction front, it’s not my only passion. My fandom reaches across so much. Music, Food, Superman, the Shadow, Radio, and a plethora of more. As Geekdom goes, most people tend to shoehorn it into being someone who enjoys comic books, sci-fi, and dresses like a social outcast. For those of us in the Nation, we know better. We dress to comfort, we love things far older than the current generation will ever go back to, and we make no apologies for those who don’t keep up. However, if the average person wants to get that bit of a taste, we’re willing to give them that taste of what they’re missing. At least, I try to do that as often as I can.
I know that most of this could likely go into a “About Us” page, and believe me when I say that there will be one in future. However, I wanted to give a personal touch to all of you. I want you to get to know me, and I hope to get to know everyone else out there too. We’re fans, or we want to know more about it. So many live openly in their fandom, and yet there are those that have to hide it because of the ridicule they receive about it. I think most fans can relate to that under one circumstance or another. I know for me, it was my love of professional wrestling that has had me mercilessly mocked. From sports fans, they’ll tell me that it’s all just fake. From some of my geek friends, I’ve had the same response. The reason I fell for this was because my grandmother and I would stay up late on Saturday nights and watch it. I lived in a small town in Texas, the local stations were either from Dallas or Waco. World Class Championship Wrestling was a must. At first, my mother would try to put me to bed, and the minute the bell rang I was laying on the floor between the bedroom and living room. I’d get caught, and put back to bed, but if I heard the name Kevin Von Erich, I was back up and watching the match.
I never missed my favorite wrestler. Unfortunately, after a time, this became a taboo thing. People grew out of it, but I didn’t. I hid away that fandom, because it was easier to do that than to let people know I enjoyed it. I even tried to convince myself that I wasn’t THAT into it. I never could get that down, so I’d always go back. I’ll go more in-depth on this at a later date, but the point is that I know what that’s like. It’s unfortunate that so many do.
It all boils down to me being a geek. I know that I am, and I love every minute of it. I’m inviting you to come here, be accepted, and enjoy whatever eclectic, weird, or awesome subject that i talk about it. From Beethoven to Batman, I’m here to discuss all of it. With all hopes, we’ll expand to more writers over the course of weeks or months, and start to get noticed by more and more. We are part of a large community, though we all have different views of it. I don’t discourage that, I relish it. Love what you love, and tell me why!
Welcome to Geekdom Nation!