What the hell is a Second Wave nerd?

Posted on June 9, 2012

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Nerd 2.0 is about the new wave of nerds. We’re normal people who embrace our passions! We want to participate in nerdom and not be judged. Whether you’re a lady geek who wants to prove that you can love gaming without looking like Team Unicorn or a film nerd who cares more about Ridley Scott than Phillip K. Dick. And that’s ok! Maybe you’re just a sucker for web metrics and search engine statistics. There are no sides here, just a celebration of STUFF! Whatever you’re into and whoever you are. We’re cool with it.

The name came from things that were swirling around in my head the past few years when I started going and getting involved in fan conventions. Because I grew up a sort of “Closet Nerd”, I didn’t understand the prejudices I was feeling from certain groups. Cosplay is stupid, or media is too mainstream, blah blah blah. I was surprised just how much a lot of nerds had sticks up their butt. Come on people, we’re marginalized enough, why would we turn on other people? There were still so many boundaries I saw that I really feel like shouldn’t exist! So this blog will be a celebration of and a challenge to be a second wave nerd.

The Next Generation of Nerds

Nerd 2.0: we’re the next generation of nerds.

Boldly going where no nerd has gone before.

We’re all about acceptance and loving what you love. No matter who you are. If you’re interested in contributing let me know by emailing lola at lolacolleen dot com or just leaving a reply! For me this isn’t just about creating a nerd confessional blog, I’d love to see it grow into a safe space for anyone who’s passionate about the things they like in the same vein as Border House Blog  or the feeling I (and many other people) had at GeekGirlCon. There will be much more to come!

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