It’s time for our final Fandom Tumblr of the Week for 2012! We’ll be back with more in the new year, but we’re closing this year out by featuring a blog that goes beyond just exploring the fun of geeky fandoms. This one examines some important issues, as applied to fandom and geekery, and does so with a whole lot of great content as the companion site to the broader Geekquality Podcast and website. Without further ado, here’s your final Fandom Tumblr of the Week for the year!
Theme or gimmick: Geekquality spotlights characters, stories, and themes from assorted corner of geeky fandom that prominently feature diversity, both when it’s done well and when it needs some work.
Tumblr intro: “Geekquality is a blog that stands at the intersection of fandom & media criticism. We celebrate diversity in geek pop culture and we discuss how things could be improved.”
When it started: November 14, 2011
Why it’s great: For way too long, the proud world of geekery was perceived and presented as a nerdy straight white boy’s domain. True, there are many of us in the legions of geeks around the globe, but we are only a tiny fraction of a much bigger and variously topped universal pizza of fandom. Geekquality does a fantastic job of recognizing and drawing attention to the diverse people, issues, and brilliance that go onto that pizza before it’s dropped into the high temperature oven of mainstream media. Okay, so my pizza metaphor thing totally falls apart, but the point remains: Geekquality is a great blog that you should be checking out.