meet the 21 most famous geeks in history and fiction

Geek Pride Day: meet the 21 most famous geeks in history and fiction

May 25th is definitely a celebration of geek culture worldwide. Learn more about the date and meet the most emblematic geeks in history

Today day may 25th, you can be sure that many people will celebrate the Geek Pride Day. This date celebrates anyone’s right to be a geek (or a nerd), and promotes geek culture around the world. The date was chosen to commemorate the day of the launch of the Episode IV: A New Hope, the first film in the saga Star Wars, a classic of geek culture, released on May 25, 1977.

THE Nerd Pride Festival, which took place between 1998 and 2000 in New York City, was the beginning of the celebration of this date. In 2006, the first official celebration of the date took place in Spain and on the internet, when 300 geeks made a PAC MAN in Madrid. In that same event, an unpretentious manifesto was made about the rights and responsibilities of the geek community, giving indications that the Geek Pride was gaining more and more strength.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy image

Towel Day is a day in celebration of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of books

The beginning of everything: Scientists and Creators

Alan Turing

Alan Turing image against white background

Alan Turing is considered the father of computing and one of the most important geeks in the history of technology

bill Gates

Bill Gates smiles against gray background

Bil Gates is the creator of Windows and one of the most influential geeks today

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wosniak smiles against white background

Steve Wozniak is a geek and also one of the founders of Apple

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zeckerberg against blue background

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most influential geeks in business today and is the creator of Facebook

The most pop geeks

Elon Musk

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Elon Musk, best known for Tesla and Neuralink is one of the most media geeks today

Shawn Fanning

Shawn Faning walks on the beach

Shawn Fanning is a geek and creator of Napster

Stan Lee

Stan Lee smiles at Avengers premiere

Stan Lee is the creator of Marvel, gave life to characters like Spiderman and Wolverine

Wachowski sisters

Wachowski sisters smile

Sisters Lilly and Lana Wachowski are geeks of the most enthusiastic in the industry and are behind films like Matrix and Speed ​​Racer

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru smiles with Mario and Luigi

Shigeru Miyamoto is creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda

Geek Pride Day and fiction geeks

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Hermione Granger smiles with book in front of gray background

Hermione Granger is one of the protagonists of the Harry Potter franchise and the geek witch of cinema

Velma Dinkley (Scooby Doo)

Velma straightens her glasses

Velma is one of Scooby Doo’s main characters, and one of the most iconic geeks in popular culture

Spock (Star Trek)

Spock makes Volcano sign

Spock is one of the most famous characters in Star Trek and one of the ultimate symbols of the geek world

Doc. Brown (Back to the Future)

Doc with DeLorean

Doctor Emmet Brown is a scientist and one of the main characters in the Back to the Future trilogy

Truth be told, the duo Marty McFly and Doc. Brown it is unbeatable. But we need to recognize that the creator of the time machine (a DeLorean highly modified) is the real geek. Technology enthusiast, Doc. Brown he would do anything for science, including putting his life at risk for it.

Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)

Amy smiles in the setting of The Big Bang Theory

Both Amy and Mayim, the actress who plays her are geeks

Gary and Wyatt (Woman Note 1000)

Gary and Wyatt in the film Nine Thousand WomenGary and Wyatt are geeks and also protagonists of Woman Note 1000

Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)

Egon smiles behind his glasses

Egon Spengler is definitely the geek in the Ghostbusters group

Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)

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Lisa Simpson is the greatest geek example in The Simpsons series

Will Byers (Stranger Things)

Will inside his mother's carWill Byers is the greatest geek among the protagonists of the series Stranger Things

Franjinha (Monica’s Gang)

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Franjinha is one of the characters of Turma da Mônica and the most geek among them

The forgotten geeks

Seth Green

Seth Green at comic con

Seth Green is an actor and also creator of Robot Chicken

Henry Cavill at The Witcher Premiere

Henry Cavill is Superman in theaters and is also an avid fan of games

Henry Cavill

Yes, we know who it is Henry Cavill. Impossible not to know the actor who gives life to anyone else, none other than Superman at the movies. What many may not know, however, is that Cavill is a true geek. So much so that he lost the important connection confirming that the protagonist of The Witcher, being a fan, because he was busy playing World of Warcraft.

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