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May
22
2012

Geek Pride Day is Friday, May 25th!

Timmy doesn't panic

Don't Panic!

Show your Geek Pride on May 25!

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!

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meaningless icon! I will definitely be making some Han Solo Carbonite chocolates to bring into work and hanging up signs all over my office! I will probably bring in a quick game to play with co-workers as well like Zombie Dice.
eye-shuh said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm hosting a Back to the Future marathon!
yuvalwig said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! We're going to put a bowl of petunias down by the sperm whale statue in New London, Connecticut :) There will be pictures! Also, we're doing some really awesome other things, but they will be a surprise for future tweets & posts!
TabbieWolf said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'll be reading Vogon poetry with friends whilst attempting to discern bistromath to develop an intergalactic spaceship drive core!
Kung Fu Ganda said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! Long night of Ghost Recon Future Soldier(powered by caffeinated sun flower seeds), followed the next day with the art of video games with TG!
SneakyBaron said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm gonna carry around a towel and wear my star wars shirt
CaptainDoctorWho said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'll be building a new computer for a buddy of mine, because I'm the only one that can. Someone else might have gotten it wrong...
Drewbutt said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'll be developing macros to do my insurance job for me, so I can spare some time to learn how XML interacts with our ridiculous proprietary data-management program, whist eating my wife's "mo-co-nut" Han Solo chocolates. Then I think I'll watch Inception until I finally understand what happened at the end.
NiCH_01100111 said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! Everygeek at my school is celebrating on Thursday, since we have off on Friday, but it will still be awesome :) Everyone's wearing their favorite geeky gear, and we've got a 20-strong nerd herd by now ;D
Melody Williams said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! If it can be managed, the pin, a towel and a LARPer will be photographed at an Anime Convention in San Jose. Geek, yo.
Fiks said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! "...watch Inception until I finally understand what happened at the end." Hey, when you figure it out, let us all know. It would be great to celebrate Geek Day a little bit less confused!
EnigmaR said this 942 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh decisions, decisions! Shall I wear my 'Hello Shroddy' shirt? Or my 'Heavy Metal' shirt?
Microwench said this 941 days ago.
meaningless icon! I would enter, but I don't have a pin... ThinkGeek either ran out of pins or just forgot to put one with my order... :(
Bobberpi said this 941 days ago.
meaningless icon! I will be preparing to graduate from high school. :D
LittleJAMBAM said this 941 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's my day off but I might see about spending the day in my Ghostbusters uniform going ghost hunting! With my towel of course ;)
KnitChick said this 941 days ago.
meaningless icon! I will be at prom. With a towel.
LyonDekuga said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ordered on the 17th (after I got my email newsletter). Didn't get a pin. I'm disappointed and feel like this should be edited once the pins are gone. :(
YellowBird87 said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! @YellowBird87 Done! Sorry about the lack of a pin! There will be other options for you in regards to our Geek Pride Day contest. Never fear.
Raevyn W. said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! Totally bringing a towel to school!
Bobberpi said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! I will be wearing a Star Wars/Wizard of Oz mash up shirt with my Geek Day pin on it, while carrying my towel with me all day!
Jennasaur_22 said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wearing all of my Star Wars gear and totally bring a towel. Got my geek pride pin ready,and let geek pride day begin! :)
8Squeaker8 said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm going to drive my Delorean way above the speed limit. Possibly to 88 mph.
KennyZ3D said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! We're having fish fingers and custard, and geeking out in front of the Atari with some Donkey Kong. = D
evlbuny said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! My plans include wearing my 42 ringer tee, getting a "don't panic" tattoo, curling up with my trusty towel, and flipping a coin to decide if I'm gonna have a doctor who or mst3k marathon.
Squeaks Prefect said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'll be proudly decked out in my Star Wars goodness (Officer's cap and For Sale by Owner shirt) and of course my Geek Pride Day pin!
ashleystew said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's my bro's birfday tomorroz so I'm taking him to Disneyland. We'll be trying our best to take piccies with our towels and a GPD pin.
RaDragon said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! I have my yoda on my belt and a scarf 'towel' - my work is pretty strict, so just sneaking it in where I can :)
tishpickle said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'll be wearing my Geek Pride pin, a Star Wars t-shirt, carrying my 42 towel, and seeing The Avengers --- again! I might also throw in some Portal and Mass Effect for flavor, and end the night by watching my first episode of Battlestar Galactica.
Jadis4742 said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wow -- need a Jedi robe. missed ordering anything after the 7th, but guess I could throw on my Rawr Wars shirt from you guys and a towel and drink my coffee out of the Tardis mug. My only class is differential equations on Friday.
Cap'n K Os said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm going to wear my "I am the IT guy" shirt and my geek pride button! I am going to be the coolest geek girl at my high school :)
IT_Girl17 said this 940 days ago.
meaningless icon! Let's see I'm wearing my geek pin. Of course! Then I'm wearing a light up shirt that reacts to any sound, and my glowing necklace from thinkgeek :) not only that I'm gonna rock this outfit at school!!
Rockstar21 said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! Harley Quinn t-shirt, watching some Sherlock, working on a paper for Shakespeare class, and then off to another viewing of The Avengers. =]
cinnamonclouds said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'll be wearing my "Don't Panic and Carry a Towel" tee shirt, carrying my towel, and I'll have on my Geek Pride pin. Unfortunately, I'll be stuck at home working, so no one will see!! :-(
FroodySpider said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! I bought a towel that matches my Delorean. This'll be my first Geek Day where I can drive one of my objects of geekiness :D
KennyZ3D said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! Gonna spend time with my girlfriend who's graduating tomorrow :)
CryptKeeper12 said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! I will bring my lucky towel in my bag of holding that holds my titanium spork, ocarina, and lunch, whilst wearing a calculator watch alongside my pin and Galaga t-shirt. As I type, drinking coffee out of my caffeine molecule mug, I stare at my 8-bit clock, near the wall adorned by a cling of the Death Star, with my feet propped upon my inflatable turret, remembering I still have to finish work that's due tomorrow. Meh, this is more fun.
mrmcgoo said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is what we did: https://www.facebook.com/events/435780829784724/ Our goth/industrial/underground night has been running every Wednesday night for 13 years and I asked the people behind it last year if they would do a Geek Pride theme since May 25th was a Wednesday last year... it was successful enough we did it again this week and we had over 400 people through the door. We had a cosplay contest and the top two prizes included ThinkGeek gift certificates.
ZeroData said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! I will be geekin it all day...LIKE A BOSS!
pootz said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hope you will have the pins back next year!
Joviator said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! I used a pic from Halloween 2010 standing next to our Spawn cabinet. Couldn't find one of myself by any of the Star Wars stuff. Which is amazing because our house is totally geeked out.
shorekitten said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! Going to have a Super Mario World day with my friend, in celebration of Geek Pride Day and the end of the semester
BirdyNumNum said this 939 days ago.
Webdot Studio said this 939 days ago.
meaningless icon! Got my "Re-Elect Beeblebrox" pin on! With my Doctor Who shirt, TARDIS key, Weasley watch, Dumbledore's Army hoodie, David Tennant bag with Wonder Woman notebook inside, Serenity keychain -- and, of course, my BAD WOLF tattoo. But, then, this is how I always look.
Gwyn42 said this 939 days ago.

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