Fake Geek Test.

/Fake Geek Test.

[W]e always complain that we wished that there were more people who were into Star Wars, D&D and McCaffrey’s Pern novels, but when it comes to the end of the day, we seem to filter out the people who we don’t perceive as being good enough, unless their interests and backgrounds line up perfectly with our own. I’ve seen many people get worked up over the quality of other costumers at conventions and how they’ve only jumped on some sort of bandwagon because science fiction and fantasy movies dominate the box office.

Some people might be attracted to it because it’s popular and because they saw a film/book/game that looked cool with plenty of people watching/reading/playing it. But so what? Why do you need to be born in the mid-1970s to properly appreciate standing in line for Star Wars or ET? Are you really less of a fan of The Lord of the Rings if you saw the films in the theaters and rushed to the store to pick up the books because you enjoyed it so much? Personally, I want as many people as possible to read/watch/enjoy science fiction and fantasy, so that we can have a richer community of fellow nerds.

–Andrew Liptak on gatekeeping.

… This reminds me I really need to try and re-read Pern.

2018-04-27T13:58:51+00:001st October, 2015|Tags: culture, pop culture|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. isadoro 1st October, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Oh man I had almost forgotten about the Pern novels!! 14yo me was all over that shit!!!!

  2. acjelen 7th October, 2015 at 6:46 pm

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