There's been a lot of awesome things happening in the geek world recently.
By
lucky

12 Dec 2016 - 12:55 PM  UPDATED 12 Dec 2016 - 1:55 PM

Hey again, Internet!

If you're anything like me, you would have been glued to social media this past week as a whole heap of announcements were made in regards to the geek world.

The Last of Us Part 2 was announced for next year; it’s Trailer re-igniting a fire in the hearts of fans all over the world.

Also from the gaming world, was the released footage of Crash Bandicoot Remastered, which sent me spiralling into a nostalgic trip down memory lane. 

 

For all the Christmas fanatics out there, you can now play one of the most cheerful games imaginable; Dead Rising 4. With oodles of holiday themed weapons at your disposal, you can hack and slash your way through hordes of zombies to a very Merry Christmas. WOO!

On the movie front, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 busted out its Trailer and has everyone excited for its return. There were plenty of laughs to be had from the preview alone, so I’m hanging out for this one's release. The Mummy reboot also gets a mention, despite me not having seen the original after all these year (I’ll get around to it, I swear).

And who could forget Moana. A movie that’s making waves already, I’m only getting more buzzed about seeing it when it hits Australia.

To top off the super awesome things happening - something else was announced recently that made me feel really proud and excited to be a geek.

Electronic Arts (EA) was announced as one of the best places to work as an LGBTQIA+ employee, for the fifth year in a row, by the Human Rights Campaign. This is such an excellent thing to hear.

I've always felt a sense of belonging in the geek community. To me, it’s been a safe place despite some negative things people might hear about it. Geeks are very accepting folk in my experience.

One example of this is GX Australia: a geek and gaming convention with a focus on safe spaces and inclusion. The convention made its debut this year and will be back again in 2017.

Some of the big conventions have their very own, diverse panels where guests from all walks of life share their experiences and wisdom.

I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring. I’m hoping it’s another awesome year for geeks everywhere.

Until next time,
KTHNXBAI!

For more geekly chat you can subscribe to WTFPod on iTunes and your favourite Android podcast player (rss), or listen HERE.

FOR MORE:
How to prepare for cosplay in the new year
Tips and tricks to help smash out those cosplays you've said you’ll do in 2017.
4 characters you could cosplay as (if you wanted to)
They won't destroy the bank account either. Win!
What the Frak Podcast
Talking anime, manga, movies and more!