Do you know where your towel is?
May 25th is a magical confluence of three utterly relevant and utterly geeky observed holidays. The first Star Wars film, A New Hope, debuted on May 25th 1977 and subsequently altered geeky reality forever. It's also Towel Day, celebrated by hoopy froods across the galaxy as a reminder to keep your towel handy and your options open. Also, for fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld, it is the Glorious 25 May.
That's a whole lot of mind bogglingly relevant awesomeness to pack into one day. It's no wonder that the internet rallied to make it the official Geek Pride Day.
However it is still quite young, as official holidays go. Aside from having your towel with you (which should be a given anyway, hitchhiker), wearing Star Wars swag and perhaps pinning a lilac to your lapel, how does one celebrate?
Our first instinct was visibility. Which is why we started giving out our Geek Pride Day pins. Then we thought harder. If we were giving away small tokens to our geeky smart masses so that they could declare their geek pride, we...kind of wanted to see those tokens displayed.
On Friday, keep your pin (or Star Wars gear, or towel) handy and we'll post the details of a photo contest via our Twitter, Google+, and Facebook streams. There may be free goodies involved if you do this, and by "may" we mean a Jedi (or Sith, your choice) Bathrobe, a set of Lightsaber Candlesticks, a Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, a 42 Utility Towel and a 42 Ringer Shirt--or one of 10 $42 ThinkGeek gift certificates!
But for now, we need ideas.
What are YOU doing to celebrate your Geek Pride this Friday?
Let us know in the comments so that we can join in from ThinkGeek HQ!
The Pins! They are gone!
As of May 21st, we have officially run out of pins! If you haven't gotten one, do not despair, there will be options for you to participate in the Geek Pride Day photo contest as well!