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The Geek Side is…
both a website and eventual magazine tailored and dedicated to all types of Geek.
To begin, we will have a multi-faceted website with individual categories across all types of fandom. Each sub-section, or “Side”, hones in on a particular focus. This will maintain ongoing news throughout the month for each.
Additionally, we are going to make a Geek Side Magazine, which will be a digital publication read just like a standard physical magazine. Each Side will have chapters dedicated to their being, giving exclusive content in the magazine, such as interviews and features, as well as a quick round up of news for the month.
We are currently working behind-the-scenes to build the website from the ground up to get content flowing in the short term. Once the site is up and going, we will be working towards the magazine portion of it, full stop.
Why does the Geek Side website look like it’s ripped out of a 1950s diner?
Hi, I’m Jesse Collins. I’m the founder and Editor in Chief of the Geek Side Magazine. I’ve worked in and out of video games for over a decade, started the original iteration of We The Gamers in 2007, and originally went to school to be a chef myself. With that being said, restaurants have been my go-to for inspiration since the beginning.
The original version of We The Gamers was thought up inside an Applebee’s restaurant over half-off appetizers with friends in a moment of clarity. Sitting around a giant table of geeks, we’d jump from topic to topic, arguing, debating, playing games, and sharing stories. We never stayed on one topic or fandom for long, because some new show premiered or a new game came out and we’d have to discuss it. We’d find ourselves there 2 or 3 nights a week, just enjoying the community and discussions. This is, at the heart, what we want to bring about at the Geek Side.
The Geek Side’s aesthetic origin, however, is a little different. I wanted to bring about a nostalgic, iconic feel to the website, but in a modern setting. I chose the 1950s because that was the golden age of comic books, Science Fiction was getting its original sea legs, and board games were a family commodity. It’s the origin of our loves. The conception was originally thought up late at night, sitting in a Waffle House diner by myself. I used to find myself traveling far enough away from my home that I couldn’t possibly run into people I knew and sit in diners while I wrote and doodled for hours on end. The original logo and concept for the site was born while eating waffles and hash browns at 2AM. Staring down at their checkerboard floor and looking up at the lit-up sign, I knew what I needed to do.
Welcome to the Geek Side Magazine, where culture is served daily.
We The Gamers
AKA: The Gamer’s Side
We’re here to play. Originally founded in 2007 and went into hiding. We hope to revive our original idea: A place for gamers of all types to convene and appreciate gaming as an art form.
This is a full community of the hardcore and casual alike. AAA, Indie, or anything in between. With gaming being such a deep term anymore, we want to go back to the roots: video games, card games, board games, tabletop, pencil and paper. We unite, we fight, and we frag.
“Video games are bad for you? That’s what they said about Rock n’ Roll.” – Shigeru Miyamoto
The Cinema Side
Movies, Television, anything on Film.
The Cinema Side is the go-to for all film, movies, television, or visual broadcasts. If it’s worth watching, or even if not, then we will let you know.
Get your news about geeky shows right here, along with the current status on your favorite new film!
Most things come to the silver screen anymore, making this side an ultimate tie-in to other sides. Games that get a CGI movie? Favorite anime getting a Netflix film? Science fiction comes alive here as well. Just because it’s relevant to another side doesn’t mean it can’t show up here.
“You shouldn’t dream your film. You should make it!” – Steven Spielberg
The Tech Side
Engineered for your reading pleasure, The Tech Side will always have your back! You buy something new today, they say it’s obsolete yesterday. We will keep you in the know so you can get the newest gadgetry and technology.
For true techno-philes!
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke
The Comics Side
“From The Gutters To Your Hands”
The world of comics is more than just Batman and X-Men… We will make sure you know all about what’s good, what’s new, and what’s worth checking out!
POW! BIFF! SOCK!
“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee
The Otaku Side
Get a splash of Japanese culture and keep aware of it all, Senpai.
This Side is dedicated to anything Japanese. Anime, Games, Manga, Culture, WTF moments. You name it, it’s here.
“Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same.” – Hayao Miyazaki
The Science Side
A look into the inter-workings of science and technology. Follow scientific breakthroughs: delve into the deepest microscopic viruses, rocket into space exploration, or cure the un-curable.
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Sci-Fied Side
A place to get news on any science fiction, fantasy, and horror related happenings. From Star Wars to Star Trek, From Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones. Zombies? Vampires? Robots? That’s our kingdom.
“I aim to misbehave.” – Malcolm Reynolds ; Serenity