The internet is kind of a geek dream come true — it’s a place for fandoms to find their people and connect online over the things they are so passionate about. No one understands this better than Felicia Day, actress, founder of Geek & Sundry — a website dedicated to nerd culture — and herself a superfan of many elements of geek culture. One of her first projects was a web series called The Guild, which was essentially a love letter to online gaming. Her site is hosting today’s GeekWeek on YouTube “Fan Friday” — a theme Day feels particularly embodies geekdom.
“It’s focused on fans’ contribution to things that they geek out over,” Day told EW. “Everything I’ve done has been from a very grassroots place so I felt like this was the perfect way for us to participate, to highlight communities rather than the people who make the things that people fan-out over.”
Geek & Sundry has spent the week releasing special-edition videos of their regular shows, like a supersize episode of Co-Optitude, in which Day plays Pokemon Snap with her brother. There is also a “nerd trifecta,” as Day put it, featuring Wil Wheaton and Seth Green playing a tabletop Star Wars game. There are brand-new vloggers featured on the site’s vlog channel — with everything from TV and movie reviews to impressions to makeup tips — all geared toward gaming, comics, and other geek culture. Today, tune in for Gastro Geeks, Day’s pet project.
“It’s a parody food show competition, where contestants get a mysterious bucket of ingredients to sculpt into geeky objects around a surprise theme. We have three contestants — myself, Hannah Hart (of My Drunk Kitchen) and Furious Pete (a professional eater).”
So why Fan Friday?
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