Nerds, geeks, and dweebs have taken over: Their movies are the biggest hits, their memes rule the Internet, and now their day has come in Celebrity Goo Game. These five people are strongly associated with nerd culture.



Kaja Foglio

publication date: Friday, October 12, 2012

category: Comics

clue: Combine her artistic and storytelling talent with her husband's and together they make a genius.

explanation: Foglio co-created the Girl Genius webcomic. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, and Kelly Hardie


John Green

publication date: Thursday, October 11, 2012

category: Literature

clue: Even far away from his brother, this YA fiction author never forgets to be awesome.

explanation: With his brother, Green starred in a web video series called "Vlogbrothers" whose motto was "don't forget to be awesome." more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Kelly Hardie


Felicia Day

publication date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

category: Internet

clue: A codex of gaming references might help you understand a webisode the popular web series starring this Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor.

explanation: Day starred in The Guild as Codex. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Kelly Hardie


Chris Hardwick

publication date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

category: Internet

clue: He's a nerd advocate, judging from the name of his podcast, but he also enjoys talking about The Walking Dead on TV.

explanation: Hardwick hosted Nerdist and Talking Dead. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Kelly Hardie


Wil Wheaton

publication date: Monday, October 8, 2012

category: Television

clue: Though his childhood role as a young starship pilot was once deeply unpopular, Trekkies have come to accept this blogger, gamer, and writer as a fellow nerd.

explanation: Wheaton starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Kelly Hardie


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