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YouTube Geek Week is Coming!

August 4-10, 2013

By Robert T. Trate     July 24, 2013
Source: YouTube

YouTube has become a tool for daily life. Whether it be showcasing trailers for our friends, posting funny videos, or even just trying to find that certain moment from a film, YouTube is a Geek’s essential tool. Starting August 4th, YouTube plans to Geek out by having its first ever Geek Week. Here is the official press release from YouTube. 

Official Press Release: There’s never been a better time to be a geek. From Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory toHarry Potter and The Avengers, geek culture is everywhere, attracting and connecting ever-expanding audiences. Today's obsession with all-things-geek has sparked a global community on YouTube, enabling fans around the world to express their love of superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi. On August 4-10, we’ll celebrate this content with a special programming event: our first-ever YouTube Geek Week (YouTube.com/GeekWeek).
 
“With more than half of our top 20 non-music channels dedicated to geek culture, YouTube has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content.” said Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer, YouTube. "We’re excited to shine a spotlight on this global community during Geek Week and debut all-new videos and series created by some of our most popular channel partners.”
 
Produced in conjunction with geek powerhouse Nerdist, Geek Week will showcase more than 100 channels fans love, unveiling new videos, series premieres and creative collaborations - as well as highlighting some of the best geek videos and shows already on YouTube.
 
Each day is hosted by a different YouTube channel, who will introduce the highlights of the day in a special daily video, as well as launch exciting new content throughout the week.
 
  • Blockbuster Sunday: A celebration of the iconic characters, movies and shows that define geek culture - plus a spotlight on the best original YouTube sci-fi, fantasy and animation. Hosted by FreddieW.
 
  • Global Geekery Monday: Anime from Tokyo, comic-book heroes from Delhi and a celebration of Doctor Who. Explore geek culture from around the world. Hosted by YOMYOMF.
 
  • Brainiac Tuesday: Science, education and knowledge channels that make YouTube the world's biggest platform for learning. Hosted by Veritasium and The Spangler Effect.
 
  • Super Wednesday: From hilarious parodies to real-life super-powers, explore superheroes, the supernatural and the super-weird. Plus, released exclusively for Geek Week, the trailer for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. Hosted by Stan Lee’s World of Heroes.
 
  • Gaming Thursday: A gamers paradise, with live play-throughs, videogames in real life, game-inspired original series and much more. Hosted by Machinima and Maker Studios' Polaris
 
  • Fan Friday: Sci-fi-themed cooking, incredible cosplay and impassioned nerd debates as YouTube's biggest fans take center-stage. Hosted by Geek and Sundry.

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Wiseguy 7/24/2013 6:13:30 AM

The word "geek" has lost its meaning. What it used to be is now mainstream.

I hate to admit that I'm starting agree with Patton Oswalt's editorial from a couple of years back. Wikipedia and the internet as whole has made geek culture obsolete and mainstream at the same time.

The good and huge silver lining is all the content and big budget comic book, fantasy and sci/fi films we are treated to today. But the novelty is gone, the uniqueness, the niche categories because everything now is made for the general audience, for mass consumption...........for everyone, and not necessarily for US

Wow that felt like an eulogy

monkeyfoot 7/24/2013 6:29:41 AM

Wise, as long as some kid gets a "Kick Me" sign stuck on his back in high school it still isn't quite mainstream.

dojen1 7/24/2013 6:54:51 AM

re: meaning of the word "geek"

Originally, a geek was a sideshow or freakshow attraction; a sort of wildman that usually was featured eating live animals, like chickens or pidgeons.

Remember: bad used to mean bad, now it's good. Sick used to mean ailing, now it means awesome. 

 

CaptAmerica04 7/24/2013 6:56:24 AM

Wise, you're somewhat right, but since we still have the power and the voice (online, in particular) to lead dissent when it's done wrong, I think that geek culture is still here to lead.  Besides, if mainstreaming it means that more comic book fans and sci-fi aficionados get laid in high school, then the suffering that we all endured as kids in our "niche" cliques, then who cares?  It means that our society is evolving a bit.  (And when the ZomPoc finally sweeps across our world, it'll still be the geeks who survive, and the ignorant masses will be eaten and/or become target practice.)

Monkeyfoot, I think the kids these days just post "Kick Me" signs on the kid's Twitter page now, or something.

ddiaz28 7/24/2013 7:15:15 AM

This will be fun.  I love the Geek & Sundry channel and I'm constantly on Nerdist as well. 

Geek has definitely seeped into mainstream culture in the past decade but you can still tell who the real geeks are vs those who have simply adopted some facet of geekdom because they think it's cool.  But I agree that the spreading of the culture can only be a good thing. 

hanso 7/24/2013 1:42:41 PM

 Will any of these channels offer porn?  That's what "geeks" really need.

DarthoftheDead 7/25/2013 8:04:29 AM

 Every week is a geek week, if your a True Fan of Mania and all it represent's, lol.....

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