It's Geek Week on YouTube and Here's the Scoop

Yes. Geek Week. It's a thing.

Yesterday, YouTube launched a week-long geekfest dedicated to superheroes, gaming, comics and science fiction. According to this post on the YouTube blog, more than half of the top non-music channels on YouTube pertain to geek culture. The point of Geek Week is to showcase 100+ of those channels, and their content. Sure, it's a giant ad for geek content on YouTube, let's be honest. But, then again, it's a giant ad for geek content on YouTube!

Every day has a different theme and a different host including Machinima and the lovely Felicia Day. Here's a quick look at your Geek Week forecast:
  • Blockbuster Sunday: iconic characters, movies and shows 
  • Global Geekery Monday: Geek culture from around the world including anime from Tokyo, comic book heroes from Delhi, and a celebration of "Doctor Who." 
  • Brainiac Tuesday: Science, education and knowledge channels  
  • Super Wednesday: superheroes, the supernatural and the super-weird. 
  • Gaming Thursday: live play-throughs, video games in real life, game-inspired original series 
  • Fan Friday: Sci-fi-themed cooking, cosplay and impassioned nerd debates 
  • Best of Saturday
The best part is that you can visit at any time and go back through the highlighted videos from throughout the week. I think I'll be subscribing to a heck of a lot of YouTube channels this week. Especially tomorrow, when they showcase all the educational ones.

Given that they are catering to geeks, there are also easter eggs to be discovered throughout the week. Viewers can collect badges (yay gamification!) from the easter eggs and certain videos.

Here's a quick peek at what's coming up on Geek Week (gotta love a video that starts with Bill Nye ;)



And here's today's Global Geekery Overview:



Enjoy!