The Origins of Geekdom: A Collection of Various Accounts

Geekdom. We all have one. We all have interests. I’ve written on my origins. I called out to my friends and family to share theirs. 

Albert Wiltfong: My Dad has tapes and tapes of novelty songs  he recorded off the air from the Doctor Demento Show in the 70’s and 80’s. He would sing and play a lot of the songs to me, especially Weird Al. And that was my introduction to geekdom.

Albert Muller: I consider the first true horror game I played to be Silent Hill; it impacted me by scaring the shit out of me.
Sarah Black: Laura Ingalls Wiilder books. They were set in olden times so I had to do research and ask questions to understand a lot of them and that was fun!
Rodney Torrance: What started my geekdom? Probably power rangers and then I started reading box car children that set in stone my love for reading.
Colin Frazier MaxwellIt started with Star Wars. Tolkien followed and the rest is history.
Bridget Sweetser Shinn My father used to drop me off at the public library on his way back to work after lunch. He would pick me up when his day ended. So….five hours to peruse, research, lose myself
Nathan Shinn My older brother 😛 Video games, “how does this work?”, making things work. I like the pursuit.
Matticus Garner Well in that case…I didn’t find the geekdom. Geekdom found me 😎

  1. Bruno Mynthi Showers Parents read me the Hobbit as a bed time story when I was little.

Amanda Shinn The first thing I can concretely remember geeking over was The Anamorphs.  Watched the show, read all the books. Total fan girl at 9 lol
 Hitchhiker’s Guide. That seems like a bullshit “cred” answer but I can’t think of anything before. I was 7ish.  then Star Wars, then Redwall.
Rosie Claverton: Writing Star Trek Voyager Mary Sue fanfic in my diary before I even knew that was a thing.
“Bubbawheat”: oddly enough.. Oh I have a horrible memory for these things. Either baseball cards or micro machines. Very collector mentality
George Harrison W.O.: Marvel Avengers Adventure comics #5
Tim Bartow: Watching Scott pilgrim for the first time

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