With so many geeks in the spotlight, geek pride has swelled in recent years. In 1998, the first Geek Pride Festival was organized in Boston by Tim McEachern, a radio host. It began "as sort of a joke," he said. "At first, it was just a couple of friends in a bar. Then we thought, why hell, if we can do this, we can do it even bigger."
Geeks are known for their enthusiasm and bigger, it became. Geek Pride is usually celebrated on May 25th. According to McEachern, the date was celected to commemorate:
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- The first Star Wars film release in 1977.
- Towel Day (commemorates the passing of author Douglas Adams)
- The Glorious 25th of May (for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels)
How can you help? Make sure to sign the petition! Make sure that the White House responds to the request to establish National Geek Pride Day. Geeks unite!