Youtube Geek Week August 4-10

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Starting tomorrow and running through next week, Youtube will be showcasing nerd-related channels from around the globe. This is their first outing in this arena, and 100 channels will be highlighted. Each day will have a different focus.

According to the Youtube blog, more than half of their non-music channels specialize in nerd culture. Wow! I knew nerds were moving into the mainstream but this really says a lot.  Helping to produce the event are Nerdist from the US and Channel Flip from the UK. Each day will be hosted by a different nerdy Youtube channel.

Here is the schedule from the Youtube blog:

  • Blockbuster Sunday: A celebration of the iconic characters, movies and shows that define geek culture–plus a spotlight on the best original YouTube sci-fi, fantasy and animation. Hosted by FreddieW in the U.S., with new content from Tomska in the U.K.
  • Global Geekery Monday: Anime from Tokyo, comic book heroes from Delhi, and a celebration of “Doctor Who.” Explore geek culture from around the world. Hosted by YOMYOMF in the U.S., and including a special new episode of the British cult children’s TV show “Knightmare.”
  • Brainiac Tuesday: Science, education and knowledge channels that make YouTube the world’s biggest platform for learning. Hosted by Veritasium and The Spangler Effect in the U.S., with an epic stunt from Head Squeeze and Flow from the U.K.
  • Super Wednesday: From hilarious parodies to real-life superpowers, explore superheroes, the supernatural and the super-weird. Hosted by Stan Lee’s World of Heroes in the U.S., and you won’t believe what Fast Furious & Funny have done with an old Nissan in the U.K. Plus, released exclusively for Geek Week, the trailer for Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.”
  • Gaming Thursday: A gamers’ paradise, with live play-throughs, video games in real life, game-inspired original series and much more. Hosted by Machinima and Maker Studios’ Polaris in the U.S., with a Guinness World Records gaming attempt live stream from the U.K.
  • Fan Friday: Sci-fi-themed cooking, incredible cosplay and impassioned nerd debates as YouTube’s biggest fans take center stage. Hosted by Felicia Day of Geek & Sundry in the U.S., with an ultimate geeky quiz byCrabstickz from the U.K.


Here is the trailer:

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