If you're reading this, odds are every day
is Geek Pride day for you.
But if we had to choose a special day to share our geekiness with the world, we'd choose May 25, which is famous for:
- Towel Day, the day two weeks after Douglas Adams passed in 2001, when hoopy froods keep their towel handy;
- The anniversary of the first Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope, released on May 25, 1977;
- Glorious 25 May, the day in Terry Pratchett's Discworld when wearing lilac and hard-boiled eggs (and raising awareness around Alzheimer's research) is appropriate; and
And that's why we shipped free Geek Pride Day pin in ThinkGeek orders shipped after May 7! (Until we ran out--of pins, not pride.) Wear it on May 25, and May 26, and May 27, and... nevermind, you'll know what to do.
If you didn't manage to snag a pin, don't panic: download, print, share, and wear pins with this PDF--you'll just need to find a way to attach it to yourself. (We suggest the Force.)
How to win Geek Pride Day loot!
The contest has closed! We've received your Geek Pride Day photo entries and we'll select our 8 random winners soon! We'll be in touch via email if you're chosen to win one of three mystery boxes or one of five $42 gift certificates.
So until we update our Storify with pics from this year, here are some of our favorites from 2012: