Saturday, 15 May 2010

First few ideas

So we offically launched the twitter feed on Friday. Thanks to everyone who RT-ed and recommended us as a "follow friday". We also had a few tweets letting us know who you'd like to see in the calender. Here are some of my favourites. We need some more though, what do you think?

.@geekcalendar I would include some of the @afrigadget folks in the #geekcalendar because the world is full of geeksless than a minute ago via web

@geekcalendar Brian Cox struggling with the instruction manual to a microwave #geekcalendarless than a minute ago via web

.@geekcalendar I'd be keen on @wossy (wearing his glasses) surrounded by his awesome comic collection. Or his retro computer collection...less than a minute ago via Tweetie

And finally, a few less helpful suggestions. Ta, muchly :)

@lulucrumble @ayasawada @alicebell Erm, if theme of #geekcalendar is the secret life of nerds, surely it should be the "nerdcalendar"?less than a minute ago via Seesmic

@alokjha @lulucrumble @ayasawada @alicebell Screw #geekcalendar. Geekcolander is clearly what the public wants.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

UPDATE 10pm, Sunday: I retract my cynicism, looks like Ed might have been right about the demand for geek colanders... (warning: contains a rude word).

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


Geek Calendar is a celebration of the nerdishness of British life. It showcases our geek heroes in ways you will have never seen before.

We're going to launch the calendar in September with an exhibition hosted at the Free Word Centre in London, and it'll also be available to buy online. All profits will go towards the Libel Reform Campaign.

It is not a 'pin-up' calendar. Instead, we want interesting photos of intriguing people, reminding us of each person's ideas, achievements, creativity and, most importantly, their ability to take the mick. Our working theme is 'The Secret Life of Nerds'.

We've started to ask a few people who we'd like to include in the calendar, but frankly, we need more ideas. So, what do you think? Who are your nerd icons?

They don't have to be famous, they don't have to be scientists. They can be young, old, short, tall, grumpy, enthusiastic. The do have to be a bit nerdy, they have to be available for a photoshoot in the UK this summer and they have to be interesting.

Let us know. Leave a comment here, or tweet using the #geekcalendar hashtag.