Hello everyone! My name is Joe Hogan, but some of you know me online as EpicGrays. Welcome to my site!
What is geektitude?
The word geektitude is a combination of the words “geek” and “aptitude.” But I think we can make it more than that. Your geektitude is your self measure of what makes you a geek. No two people have the same geektitude. Think about all the geeky rivalries we have: Star Wars vs. Star Trek; TOS vs. Next Gen; Marvel vs. DC; Apple vs. Microsoft; Xbox vs. Playstation…and the list goes on! You may define your geektitude as a “Whovian Trekker who plays Call of Duty and loves the Hunger Games,” or maybe you’re a “Trekkie Potterhead who reads Marvel comics (not DC—except Batman) and cosplays,” or maybe you’re a “Mythic WoW raiding Twihard who’s into classic horror and D&D.”
No matter what your fandom, interest or activity is, your geektitude is what makes you unique in the growing world of geekdom. BUT with great geektitude comes great responsibility. Our community is often one of bitterness, exclusion and strife, which sucks, because we are a community built around similar interests and creative endeavors! And that brings my to this site and its purpose.
The goal of geektitude.com
I’m creating this blog and podcast as a way for geeks to come together and support each other, share their passions, and work together to create a more supportive and enjoyable environment to geek out in. Nobody’s geektitude is better than anyone elses. And not only that, but we can’t possibly have a high geektitude in all areas. If you ask me about Marvel before the mid 2000s, I can tell you more than you ever wanted to know, but I know very little about anything they’ve published in the last 10 years. And I’m going to admit this now: I’ve seen about 6 episodes of Doctor Who. It’s not that I’m not interested, it’s just that there’s only so much time in any given day and I feel overwhelmed by how much ground I would have to cover to catch up! So why not reach out to other geeks who have more knowledge in that area?
So, like an IMF team, let’s pool our knowledge, resources, and skills to create a community that we can all be a part of without judgement… unless you’re a 50 Shades of Gray fan. Then we’ll all judge you…we’ll just keep it to ourselves. 😉
About Joe Hogan/EpicGrays
I am an educator, a geek and a member of the LGBT community. I live in Palm Springs, California with my wonderful and supportive husband. I teach high school English and Drama and I mentor my school’s eSports team.
My current fandoms include (but are not limited to) The Walking Dead, Arrow and The Flash, Warcraft, Hearthstone, Sims 4, The Marvel Movie/TV franchise, Scooby-Doo, Quantico, Orphan Black and Sense8.
Other fandoms that aren’t as current include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: TNG, Marvel Comics pre-2010, Harry Potter and classic cartoons from the 80s and early 90s.
Fandoms that make me feel like a bad geek because I don’t know much about them but would like to are Doctor Who, Game of Thrones (I’m only about half-way through seasons 4), and any Anime.
Nothing in this world is black and white. There are many shades of gray (more than 50) and a lot of them are epic.