Geek Stuff

The Geeks: Zaki Hasan

Geek Wisdom

Yesterday you met Genevieve Valentine, one of the four folks I’ll be working alongside* on Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture. Today it’s someone I knew (in the Internet sense of the term) prior to this project, unabashed geek and sometimes political commentator Zaki Hasan. Zaki knows his geek stuff. He teaches film, but if you ask me his real passion is in the nerdier (and thus cooler) end of the film spectrum. His commentary on geek films and pop culture is always engaging, and few people dissect a good comic book yarn like Zaki. I’ve enjoyed his online commentary for some time now and am very happy to be working with him. The Book of Geek is out next August and is…
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The Geeks: Genevieve Valentine

Geek Wisdom

One of the exciting things about Geek Wisdom, which I announced yesterday, is the opportunity to work with some excellent writers. One of them is Genevieve Valentine. She is a regular blogger at Tor.com, probably the most recognizable publisher of science fiction and fantasy, and her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, and many others. Her first book, Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, is coming in 2011 from Prime Books. Oh, and did I mention she is a Work Fantasy Award nominated author? Pretty cool. Genevieve deals in fantasy, steampunk, weird fiction and more. I certainly urge you to check out her website, and of course, to see her work in Geek Wisdom next August and is available for pre-order….
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And Eric’s next project is: Geek Wisdom

A little while back I hinted that I’d have a new project to announce. Well, consider this my announcement. I’m pleased to say that I’ll be one of the contributing authors on Quirk Books’ upcoming tome of awesomeness: Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture Geek Wisdom is simple (and oh so cool). Take the best, most recognizable, most super awesomely geeky quotes from the world of geekdom — movies, books, comics, video games, music, television, science, Internet culture, and pop culture in general — and then use those quotes as launching points for us geeks wax poetic in a fun, smart, and entertaining way. Five authors, including our heroic editor, will be tag-teaming to make this incredibly fun project a reality. I’m very…
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Night of the Living Dead!

For Halloween, I thought I’d go with the big daddy. One of the kings of them all. Grandfather of one of the most popular subgenres of horror today. I’m talking, of course, about George Romero’s classic, Night of the Living Dead. Now THIS is a legendary film. When it comes to modern zombies, it’s the one that started it all. And it’s still fantastic. It also happens to be in the public domain (see below), so for this Halloween take a gander back at a flick you probably haven’t seen in a while: Some things to note: * When I spoke to Russell Streiner (Billy) several years ago for a feature on the 2005 Fangoria convention, he told me the movie doesn’t hold up just…
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PITCHED 2 IS NOW AVAILABLE!!

You’ve been waiting. And the wait is over. PITCHED 2 IS NOW AVAILABLE! And even better, I’m proud to announce that all profits will go to the Hero Initiative! BUY IT NOW!!! via LULU via INDYPLANET (Ka-Blam.com) (2016 update: no longer available here) via COMICSMONKEY! (Ka-Blam.com) (2016 update: no longer available here) (I recommend purchasing through IndyPlanet, but all of the folks above will treat you well.)