Emily S. Whitten: Geeklitism, Part II

Emily S. Whitten

Emily S. Whitten writes everything from news, reviews, and interviews to how-tos, con round-ups, and opinion pieces for ComicMix and others; as well as comics featured on ComicMix, MTV.com, and Reelz.com; and occasionally even award-winning poetry and fiction. When she's not writing for fun or profit, she’s sharing geeky thoughts on the Fantastic Forum radio show and podcast Made of Fail. Emily is a convention organizer and consultant, and co-chair of the fourth North American Discworld Convention, which she co-founded. She has been Program Coordinator for Awesome Con and staff for several genre cons. Emily is a program moderator for Awesome Con and Fan2Sea; and you might also recognize her from her days of answering questions online as her alter-ego, Ask Deadpool. In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys crafting and cosplay, and looking after the cutest three-legged dwarf hamster in the world, ElliePuff. Oh, and when she's not doing all that, Emily is an active member of The National Press Club and holds down a 9-to-5 as a senior attorney for the federal government - although that may just be her superheroine cover identity.

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2 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    I was, yes, a little sarcastic about the way they behave, because I think it’s both ridiculous and harmful.

    …and often sad and pathetic.

    But, then again – any kind of “I’m better than you” attitude is.

    Your type three is the inverse, in some ways, of the “Nothing old can possibly be good” attitude, seen particularly in rock fandom, where, as a friend and i once expressed it “The history of real rock’n’roll begins about three days before you discovered it,”

  2. Emily S. Whitten says:

    Yes, elitism in any form gets *very* tiring. I think it’s pretty interesting to try to poke at what’s really behind these attitudes.