Friday, May 25, 2018

"TALK NERDY TO ME!" - Celebrate Nerd Pride Day with Here Be Magic

Posted by: Dani Harper, AUTHOR
Since 2006, May 25 has been designated as Nerd Pride Day. In honor of this auspicious occasion, we asked everyone at Here Be Magic"Tell us something nerdy about you..." 

Read on as our authors reveal their innermost geek!



Nerd Pride Day was previously known as "Towel Day" after
Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy advice!
Now THAT'S nerdy!

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"Being a nerd is about feeling an intense adoration of a topic that inspires you to gather knowledge or paraphernalia far beyond the extent of the average fan. To wit, I have a billion pieces of vintage clothing that don’t even fit, all because I love vintage clothing. If that’s not nerdy in its own way…what is? 

Note: I am not a hoarder otherwise, only with regards to my nerdly hobbies. 

Also note: cats don’t count in the “not a hoarder” category. I have six." 
~ Jody Wallace, www.jodywallace.com 

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"Do I have to do "just one", asked the giant nerd? I mean, c’mon, I’m a software tester in my day job, a general technophile, and a lifelong fan of multiple SF/F authors and media properties. I can yammer on for hours about Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, the MCU, Mac vs. PC, iOS vs. Android, and the minutae of worldbuilding in the Tolkien legendarium. 

Especially Tolkien.

Come to think of it, that may be my answer right there. ;D" 
~ Angela Korra'ti, www.angelahighland.com

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Nicole Luiken is an avid reader AKA a bookworm. Instead of bringing a towel with her wherever she goes à la Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, she brings a book to read, usually of the SF/Fantasy variety. The best way to lure her away from her books is with a Board Game Night.


~ Nicole Luiken, www.nicoleluiken.com

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"I took a minor voice-acting role in a not-for-profit fan-made Doctor Who audio play. (I won an audition against pros and everything!)"

~ Shawna Reppert
www.shawna-reppert.com






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"My personal nerdiness is on full display in my writing office. There's a figurine of Cerberus, the 3-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld, with various faeries and dragons to keep him company. My collection of Ray Bradbury sci-fi novels has a place of honor among rows of books on myths and legends and the paranormal. You'll see a signed photo from a Klingon cosplayer, a poster of demon-hunter detective Constantine, plus my vendor's booth banner and a couple of ID cards from the last comicon I attended. Not to mention the fully articulated wolf head that my hubs wore at said comicon...

Why yes, those ARE Marvel action figures standing around my keyboard. I use them to act out scenes in my stories – honest!
~ Dani Harper, www.daniharper.com


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"I love to dress up in Victorian/steampunk clothes and go to museums, festivals, and anywhere I can, with as many like-minded friends as possible."

~ Cindy Spencer Pape







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"I'm sure there I have multiple nerdy habits in addition to my lifelong bookworm obsession. I'm sharing my latest obsession—the Supernatural television show. Last year I binged the seasons with my daughters (their second time through) and we've been to the convention twice. 

I impatiently wait for my Thursday night fix with, "The Boys", plus I have several Supernatural t-shirts that I wear with pride as if I am a Hunter waiting for Sam and Dean." 
~ Maureen L Bonatch, www.maureenbonatch.com

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"I’m in my 60s, and a grandmother. But that doesn’t stop me from flaunting my SUPERNATURAL t-shirt, my DR. WHO wallet, or whatever else I want to show off. My office is my nerdy paradise, with everything from a Superman doll, Phantom of the Opera artwork, X-Files paraphernalia, and my beloved bobblehead Groot. 


"When people comment on my stuff, I proudly tell them, “You’re never too old to be a nerd!”
~ Linda Mooney, www.lindamooney.com


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Our very own Veronica Scott in the soundbooth
during the creation of a Star Trek audiobook. 
https://www.amazon.com/City-Edge-Forever/dp/B01H47NKNU/
"I grew up watching the original Star Trek every week with my younger brother. There are no words for how cool we thought the show was. So I think my proudest nerd/geek moment might be the fact that I am now an actual  “Star Trek” Red Shirt Security Officer – I got to play one in the 2016 official audiobook of the Harlan Ellison original script for ‘The City on the Edge of Forever.’ That was one of my very favorite episodes back in the day, although there are quite a few major differences between the show that was broadcast at the time and the original Ellison script. My character for one thing LOL.  

"I only had seven words of dialogue in the audiobook BUT I said them to Kirk, with Spock standing next to us (in the teleplay script – sadly audiobooks are not usually recorded with a full cast all at one time, so I did my seven words alone in a booth but still….). I got to sign the title page of the script next to all the famous real actors, which was a thrill and I will forever be an official member of the Enterprise crew. And the best part is that my Red Shirt character doesn’t die!"

~ Veronica Scott, www.veronicascott.wordpress.com

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Now it's YOUR turn! Tell us one of your nerdy secrets! And on June 2, three lucky commenters will be drawn at random by the Rafflecopter. Two will win an adorable mini Millennium Falcon BOOK LIGHT! And one will win this Doctor Who travel bag!



(Must be a legal resident of the US and over 18 to enter. Winners will be announced in the comments on this post, in the Rafflecopter box, and in the Here Be Magic  Here Be News feature of the blog. Email addresses will NOT be disclosed.)

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35 comments:

  1. My co worker and I the younger among staff at our office, so we are pretty much up to date with everything nerdy. So it's awesome to have someone around to talk nerdy.

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    1. There's nothing like having someone to share your nerdiness with! I'm lucky that my grown-up daughters are as excited about nerdy things as I am!

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  2. friend likes Star Trek

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    1. My husband and I have an ongoing argument over the virtues of Star Wars vs Star Trek. (I'm a Trekkie)

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  3. Well I don’t know where my comment went lol I was saying I never really like star wars but my husband is a huge fan so I started watching them and we always have date night every time a new one comes out!

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    1. Date night is good no matter what the reason!

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  4. I have a lot of Star Trek and Star Wars collectibles.

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    1. I think a lot of scifi fans enjoy both. Do you get asked which one you like best?

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  5. I also bought my husband a big R2D2 for Valentine’s Day that has a heart that reads “ You’re the obi-wan for me” lol

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  6. There's no secret about my nerdiness. I've always been into Star Trek, Tolkien, Dr Who, Star Wars, and more recently Harry Potter and the Marvel Universe! I've got Dr Who ring tones including "Don't Blink" for text notifications. It's hilarious to watch people jump when it goes off. :o)

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    1. LOVE the ringtone! That really would alarm people, LOL!

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  7. My family collects a lot of memorabilia from anime, manga, video games and geektastic movies. Our collection has gotten to the point that we are taking half of our basement later this summer and turning it into a nerd room with full length shelves spanning the entire place and moving a tv, a couch and all nerdy video games/videos down there. It's like a nerd cave instead of a man cave lol.

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    1. oh and our tcgs too of course ^_^

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    2. That sounds awesome! What a great place to hang out!

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  8. My friends like Star Wars and Star Trek.

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    1. My hubs and I argue about the merits of both from time to time --- I'm more of a trekkie and he's a diehard Star Wars fan.

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  9. We never tried to hide our nerdiness. In the past couple of years we've been collecting Funko Pop figures and have them displayed with our ever-growing movie collection. We have some from Doctor Who, the Walking Dead, a few Marvel, Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings as far as sets go. We're currently looking to add to the Mr. Spock (Nimoy version) for our Star Trek movies and our horror collection; we have a Freddy Krueger but we'd like to get Michael Myers and Jason.

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  10. I am considered a nerd by some since I like to use my spare time to read books or play video games. I am also in the process of watching all of the Marvel superhero movies in order.

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    1. I actually haven't seen Avengers Infinity War yet, so I'm currently watching the Marvel movies too! Gotta be ready!

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  11. I collected Superman comics when I was younger.

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    1. DC comics, especially Superman, Batman, and Justice League, were the ones most available to me in our small town, so I read a LOT of them.

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  12. So I love frank Herbert's Dune and Children of Dune, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Dr Who😊, Star Wars, Legend. Well crap there's a list.

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    1. LOL - Many of us have such lists! When we're not arguing about Star Wars vs Star Trek, my hubs and I have LOTR marathons!

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  13. I have 4 giant bins of Star Wars action figures mint in package from the 1990s

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  14. My kids think I'm super nerdy because I have watched all of the Star Trek AND Star Wars movies at least 50 times each. I pretty much know them all word for word.

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    1. Our whole family is super nerdy too --- we not only know those movie lines, but use them in everyday life!

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  15. My whole family is super nerdy. We love all things sci fi and go to cons whenever we get the chance

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  16. Wait, Where's my Pocket protector.

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  17. My entertainment center is now storage space for all my ransom star wars things

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  18. Winners! We have winners! Congrats to Bianca N (wins a Star Wars book light), Carra L (wins a Doctor Who makeup bag), and Cassandra D (wins a Star Wars book light). We'll be emailing you folks shortly...

    MANY THANKS to our readers and fellow nerds who took time to join in the conversation. We loved your comments! Let's all "talk nerdy" again next year when May 25 rolls around again. :)

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