According to YouTube, over half of its top 20 non-music channels are dedicated to geek culture. And with that in mind, the video site decided that it was high time they hosted an international geek week.
“There’s never been a better time to be a geek. From ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ to ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Avengers,’ geek culture is everywhere, attracting and connecting ever-expanding audiences. Today’s obsession with all-things-geek has sparked a global community on YouTube, enabling fans around the world to express their love of superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi,” says the YouTube Geek Week team.
YouTube’s Geek Week is a week-long (duh) celebration of all things geek, kicking off August 4th and running through the 10th. It’s being produced in partnership with the Nerdist channel and Channel Flip in the U.K. The celebration will feature more than 100 channels, who will be producing exclusive content for Geek Week.
Each day will have a different theme, and will feature different “hosting” channels. For instance, there’s “Global Geekery Monday” and “Gaming Thursday.”
Oh, and if you’re wondering why YouTube is celebrating “geek” week and not “nerd” week (the long-debated topic), well, you know what they say – the only people who argue about the difference between geeks and nerds are people who are both geeks and nerds.