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Today, July 13, is a very special day for our website. That's because it's "Embrace Your Geekness Day! The holiday was created by Wellcat Holidays: "Into dungeon games, comic books and doing vampire dress-up? Spend endless hours going to strange places on the internet? You're a geek, and this is the day to roar!". 

We all have a little or a lot of geekness in us. Whether you are into sci-fi shows, superheroes comics, gaming, or have a desire to collect all the action figures out there, chances are you're a geek.

Truth is; we all have our own little obsessions, and those are the things that make us geeks.

The Geek and fans communities are amazing and full of awesome people who share the same passions and interests. And every day, more and more fans are joining those communities.

So, what is a geek?

Even though there are many definitions out there, some we would prefer to forget about, like this one that says that a geek is "an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a "peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, boring, or socially awkward" according to Wikipedia. 

In simpler words, a geek is someone who is obsessed with one or more subjects and who can speak for hours about it and sound like a human encyclopedia when it comes to those subjects.

How to celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day

It's a day that reminds us that we are not alone in our geekness. You can dress up like your favorite characters, you can share your love with your friends, do some art projects, have a great party and just have fun.

Today is the day to be loud and proud of all your quirkiness. For instance, I'm a geek for Bob's Burgers. Have you seen the show? What are you a geek for?

20 THOUGHTS ON “It's Embrace Your Geekness Day!”

by Claudia Krusch

We’re all geeks at our home! Loved reading your post!

by Mommy Peach

I love SUperhero movies!!! Does this mean I am a geek?

by Kitty

We should totally appreciate the geekiness… I am a total book geek and I don’t think it’s anything wrong… this is such a motivating post 😊👍🏼

by Rochelle

Hmmm….what if your birthday happens to fall on this day?! LOL. There really is a day for everything.

by Carrie Liu

I do LOVE the superhero movies and also named my dog Luffy after One Piece. I guess I am a geek haha.

by Angela Bethea

People should totally embrace their inner geekiness. We all have something we love or obsess and there is nothing wrong with embracing it.

by Charli Bruce

I love this post! I’m a massive Marvel Geek and I just can’t get enough of anything to do with it x

by ROsey

The greatness of quirkiness is underrated. There definitely should be a day to celebrate it. :)

by Caitlin

How did I not know this was a thing?!? I am a giant geek – a proud Trekkie, for one, and I’ve been playing JRPGs since the mid-80s!

by Julietta M

I had no idea about this day but seriously how awesome! Happy Geekness Day!

by Ruth I

I am not really sure what I am geek for. I love books and movies but not too much that I could talk about it for hours.

by Tara

This looks right up my street. I love superheros!! My brothers and I always try to go together when I new superhero film comes out.

by Tara

What a great day to celebrate your geekness. I did not know such a fun day exists. Thanks for sharing.

by Emma Riley

Wow, I have never knew that this day exist but I am happy to know that you are all thankful that you found each others arms with the same love and hobbies in this communities. Happy GEEK DAY to all of you!

by Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland

I love that there is a day dedicated to embracing your geekiness! I totally geek out over Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Battlestar.

by Rukh AZ

I’m a geek for Spongebob. I know, it’s childish and all but I just love that character (and Patrick star) to death. I’d love to celebrate the geekiness day by costuming as SpongeBob and even acting like him. It’d be the best day of my life!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing such a fun topic and reminding us to be fun and embrace ourselves as we are.

Rukh AZ.

by Tara Pittman

My boys love SuperHeros. They would love to celebrate geek day.

by Holly Hood

Who knew that there was such a day of celebration. I will join the celebration by dressing up! I love the idea.

by Jessica Joachim

I love this! Totally proud to embrace my geeky side! I live all things Marvel, conventions, and of course the show supernatural lol.

by kumamonjeng

Ah huh, now I undertand the meaning of Geek. It is not always a bad thing to be a geek I guess. One should reach a certain level of intellectual to be considered “geek”. lol