“What’s a ‘Real Geek,’ Anyway?” at Calgary Expo / by b.woo

This weekend was the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (you know, the other C2E2) here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I gave a talk on how authenticity and legitimacy are performed and evaluated in geek cultures and was pleasantly surprised to have a full room of easily eighty people in attendance. Thanks again to everyone who came out to see me, including several graduate students working on nerd (sub)cultures and identity.

For more on this year's Calgary Expo, check out Bart Beaty's report for the Comics Reporter.