geek culture

Comic Con is here once again! It's like Christmas and Halloween rolled into one and I've finally got my badge, thank the Old Gods and the New. For three days, I'll witness bat shit crazy outfits, gawk at some of my favourite sci-fi/ fantasy stars (I'm looking at you Dominic Cooper), and enjoy free food! Ha! what's not to love?
Over the past few years we've seen the unstoppable rise of the geek. From popular culture to big business, the geeks have inherited the earth. They're the billionaires, the modern day rock stars, and their many achievements have resulted in a significant change to their status in popular society.
It's bad enough that I have to put up with men trying to take pictures up my skirt with their camera phones when they think I can't see them, but on top of that I now have to contend with being able to hear people whispering that my bum looks enormous in my cat suit, or that my boobs are too big for that character.
Next time you're on YouTube, check out this internet sensation. Scroll though some of the related videos too. East Asian pop culture is inspiring this tribe of YouTubers and their fans. I can guarantee that Kelsey and her online counterparts will keep you entertained until four in the morning.
The geek shall inherit the Earth, but for now we just dominate popular entertainment. In a world where properties in traditionally "geek" genres have become the heart of billion-dollar franchises, spanning multiple interconnecting mediums and calling back to decades-old source material, it can be hard for new fans to catch up...
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