Embrace Your Geekness Day: A celebration of fandoms and quirks

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From the time I discovered my fascination with video games during my early teens, up until today when I find joy in dismantling things to figure out how they work, being a ‘geek’ has been an inseparable part of my persona.

This journey, which began with me rescuing VHS tapes tangled in ancient players, now continues with my unapologetic love for all things tech.

Embrace Your Geekness Day

On Embrace Your Geekness Day, Pokemon fans, Final Fantasy enthusiasts, LARP’ers, Medieval Reenactors and all geeks alike rise and take pride in their unique passions!

This day encourages us to don our favorite character costumes, polish our collection of geek memorabilia, and express our love for all the fandoms that inspire us.

After all, the Geek and fan community is one of the most creative and diverse groups out there.

Historically, being a geek may have had different connotations.

But today it signifies a total absorption in one or more subjects, a capability to talk about these interests fluently, sounding like a walking encyclopedia of geeky facts.

Take pride in your geekness

Wellcat Holidays, the organiser of Embrace Your Geekness Day, believes that we should take pride in what defines us, particularly those things we’re passionate about.

In their words, there should be no shame about our interests, whether it involves “dungeon games, comic books, vampire dress-up” or any other fascination.

Geekdom fosters a sense of community, bringing people together over shared or individual interests.

The most amazing creations, be it costumes or tech gadgets, are often the result of individuals drawing inspiration from the shows, stories, and games they adore.

This is the power of engaging with your imagination, and it is what Embrace Your Geekness Day stands for.

Celebrating your geekness

Celebrating Embrace Your Geekness Day is about liberating your hidden fandoms and embracing what you love.

It’s the perfect day to wear your favorite show’s t-shirt, talk about your passion with friends, or engage in an arts project related to your fandom.

This day reminds us that we’re not alone in our geekiness, and that our imaginative, creative, and passionate pursuits make the world a brighter place.

Let your geek flag fly

To me, being a geek is not just a mere label; it’s a testament to the courage of unapologetically loving what we love, irrespective of societal criticism.

For those embarking on their journey to explore their geek identity, I say, go for it! But remember the hashtag, of course: #EmbraceYourGeeknessDay

The journey of self-discovery is one you won’t regret and you’re bound to make a few extraordinary friends along the way. So, let’s get out there and let our geek flag fly high!

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