Be aware of geeks bearing gifts

Posted: 1 November 2013 in audio, books, entertainment, film, television, theatre
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The Geek AgendaSince January 2013 I’ve been contributing articles to the online magazine HI! Magazine. An occasional music review and pieces on the Guildford Shakespeare Company have been a small part of my output but the main focus of my writing has been “geekier” matters, in particular Doctor Who (both classic era and revived era). I’m always surprised that a) my work is read, and b) my work is appreciated. I’m therefore delighted to be a tiny part of the imminent evolution of HI! Magazine from its current status as a general overview of life into something more catered for the exploding geek culture of the 21st century.

HI! Magazine is regenerating into The Geek Agenda. It’s the end…but the moment has been prepared for. The full announcement can be found here. It’s gratifying to read “articles on Doctor Who through the years brought a regular audience of Whovians”.

Once upon a time geeks were defined thus: “an unfashionable or socially inept person”. Now we’re defined thus: “a knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast”. Like bow ties and fezzes we are cool.

The geeks are running the show in so many aspects of the entertainment universe. Current Doctor Who luminaries Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss all grew up watching and obsessing over the adventures of the Doctor. Joss Whedon, a chief custodian of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a self-acknowledged geek. Massive geek J J Abrams is now overseeing the two titans of the science fiction genre, Star Trek and Star Wars. And is there a more acclaimed and popular geek than Neil Gaiman whose work transcends genres?

A new website is coming soon but in the interim you can follow all the news for The Geek Agenda on their Twitter.

I’m excited to be aboard for The Geek Agenda. Please join the adventure.


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