Hello, my name is Charly and I’m a geek… and today, it’s time to celebrate. May 25th is known internationally as Geek Pride Day, and whilst it’s just one of the many days we can celebrate our inner geek, there are three reasons why May 25th is considered the Geekiest day of the year:
- It’s Towel Day, the day two weeks after Douglas Adams’ passed in 2001 in which fans celebrate by keeping a towel handy a la The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
- It’s the anniversary of the very first Star Wars movie, Episode IV: A New Hope, which was released on May 25, 1977.
- It marks the Glorious 25th of May, on which fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books wear lilac and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s, following the author’s 2007 diagnosis.
Historically, Geek Pride Day has been celebrated since 2006, originating as Día del Orgullo Friki in Spain.
In celebration of Geek Pride Day, I thought I would share a little of my inner geek
Geek Pride: Learn a new Skill
Geek Pride: Wearables and Gadgets
Get into the spirit with Gifts and Clothing from CafePress or Redbubble – and I’m sure there are a dozen’s of other places all sharing the fun (Google is your friend!). Think Geek has an annual Geek Pride promotion too….
Geek Pride: CosPlay!
Of course, you could always do a CosPlay, or for those who aren’t up with the lingo – a Costume Play. My daughter, CosPlayed Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony earlier this year and is planning her next costumes for SuperNova at the end of June:
Of course, whatever you choose to do – let your Inner Geek out and celebrate being uniquely you.