In High School and early college years, I convinced myself that being a geek was totally uncool (this is pre-internet days). I hid my fandom from all but my closest friends- they showed little interest in any of it. I secretly watched Babylon 5, religiously. I went to Sci-Fi movies by myself usually. I never ever went to conventions or bought collectibles. My house appeared to be the bland home of an average person.
I believe that at some point in every adults life, you come to point of balance. I had education and I could converse on a diverse list of topics that enabled me to make small talk with just about anyone. Some people may be happily geeked out and never think anything of it. For me, there came a subconscious point at which it was OK to be a Geek. I had a good career, some money, stable relationship, etc. Now, I don’t know why I felt I needed those things to be “out of the comicon closet” but once I had that settled, I became open about my geek loves. In return, I began to be surrounded by other geeks who also loved the same things.
THEN, like a miracle, geek stuff began to revitalize. Comicon got BIG, channels started showing sci-fi, Computer Programmers became Rock Stars (I know, I married one). Now, I’m not alone. Doctor Who is a world wide phenomenon, not a secret guilt huddled over a blurry PBS broadcast on late night. Fandoms have Kickstarters for movies and games.
WE ARE HERE. WE ARE REAL. WE ARE NOT ALONE.
Doctor Who 30-day Challenge - Day seventeen: Name a crossover that you’d love to see.
Assuming this means a crossover with Doctor Who, I’d love to see either
Has to be a cross over of Vikings and Firefly. Can you say “Raiding Party!”