Geeks, it’s with a twinge of sadness that I must report that this is the final edition of The Weekly Geek. Since 2009, I’ve been writing this column on a whole host of magical nonsense – mostly sci-fi, videogames, tech, and the representations of women therein – and it’s been a wild (and wonderful) ride the whole way.
Since 2009, I’ve discovered the big, gay-inclusive universe of Mass Effect (and gushed about it repeatedly), Trekked retrospectively, watched more horror and sci-fi than could possibly be good for your brain, read plenty of geek-lit, and dorked out about cute girls in uniform kissing. Occasionally, we’ve even covered topics of real-world importance (the cute girls in uniform kissing counts, for sure, on the count of DADT repeal), like comics as free expression, sexism/misogyny in comics and games, women in science/tech, and yes, LGBT representation in gaming.
Also, somehow, the editors allowed me to make this:
If I might revisit one topic from the past, it’s the queer geek pride list I added here a while back. Being a gay geek can be tough, and it’s worth remembering the Lesbian Geek Bill of Rights.
I’d like to say a great big thank you for reading, and I’ll close out with the traditional dork goodbye: so long, and thanks for all the fish.