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Suzanne Scott Discusses Her Career and New Book Fake Geek Girls
Currently an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at UT Austin, Dr. Suzanne Scott is a scholar focused on fan cultures, gender studies, popular culture, and the various ways they intersect. She has recently published a… [more]
A Hundred Thousand Worlds: Fandom, Friendship, and Love
There are moments in Bob Proehl’s debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds that will affect readers even after finishing the book. These are bighearted yet subtle moments that stick with you, like when one of… [more]
The Influence of Consumerism on Geek Culture
For many, the return of Star Wars (and a good one at that) to the big screen could be likened to the second coming of Christ. The franchise is a cultural phenomenon celebrated around the… [more]
The Audacity of Hope, Geek Culture, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Part 1
When Emily Dickinson wrote, “Hope is the thing with feathers,” she clearly didn’t anticipate geek culture. For despite popular stereotypes, one of the most dominant characteristics of many in the geek community is a deep… [more]
Is It Time To Retire The Concept Of “Spoiler”?
As part of my continuing series addressing important questions in modern geek culture, this time I’m going to discuss the concept of the “spoiler”. There’s a rumour, or at least a legend, that Herman Mankiewicz,… [more]
AMC’s Comic Book Men: Is This True Representation?
We need to have a conversation about geek culture. Sorry to put it that way, but I’m sure many would agree that modern geek culture has reached new heights of mainstream popularity, and we need… [more]
Why Can’t Erica be Thor?
This is Erica. She will be the first to tell you all about the meaning of her name, and how it’s described in various books as the name for a female warrior, with adjectives like… [more]
It’s the 15th Anniversary of Free Enterprise
As with my previous recap of Chasing Amy here on Sequart, it’s time to take a trip back in time, to that dear departed 20th century. Released exactly 15 years ago this week, Free Enterprise… [more]
Community and Geek Culture
Yesterday I talked about Big Bang Theory, a hugely popular sitcom with a largely toxic depiction of geek culture. To counter that I thought I’d talk about Community, a smaller, wonderful sitcom with a massively… [more]
The Big Bang Theory and Geek Culture
Geeks have become a spectacle. Right now being a geek is considered cool. It’s considered fairly trendy. Very few people who self-identify as geeks are the real deal. This statement may cause all sorts of… [more]