100 Geeks You Should Be Following On Twitter

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ishot-4ishot-4Twitter has of late been inundated by, shall we say, “normals.” What was once our little playground has become rather more populated. But that doesn’t make it any less effective a tool for communication. It just means we have to stick together, and keep the geek community thriving.

To this end, GeekDad has assembled the following: a list of 100 awesomely geeky-geeks. These are great, creative gamers and chiptune artists, astronomers and LEGO builders. Of course such a list cannot dream of being exhaustive, and we hope you’ll add your own suggestions in the comments.

NameTwitter IDGeek Cred
Wil WheatonwilwBlogger, writer, actor, and honorary GeekDad.
OverClocked RemixocremixA community dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music.
Al YankovicalyankovicGeek music icon.
Phil PlaitbadastronomerWell-known astronomy blogger.
Cory DoctorowdoctorowScience fiction author and founding member of Boing Boing.
Bre PettisbreMaker extraordinaire.
Peter SagalpetersagalHost of Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
Diane DuanedduaneCelebrated science fiction author, especially famous for numerous Star Trek novels.
Adam SavagedonttrythisCo-host of Mythbusters.
Patrick NortonpatricknortonTech journalist, host of Tekzilla podcast.

See the rest after the jump.

NameTwitter IDGeek Cred
Marian CallmariancallGifted musician and all-around geek.
John HodgmanhodgmanWriter, performer, geek humorist.
John ScalziscalziVeteran blogger; science fiction author; Stargate: Universe creative consultant; Bacon Cat creator
Neil Gaimanneilhimself“Sandman”, “American Gods”, “Coraline” etc.
Chris Hardwicknerdistcomedian, actor, writer
Mike MassiminoAstro_mikeNASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125 (launches on May 12, 2009)
Harry Knowlesheadgeek666Founder Aint It Cool News Movie reviews of the geek variety (SciFi, Fantasy, Horror and Comics)
Jonathan CoultonjonathancoultonMusician, Writer and Singer of songs with geek themes (ie. Still Alive, the Portal song).
William GibsongreatdismalSciFi writer and one of the Pioneers of Cyberpunk Fiction
Limor Fried AKA Lady AdaadafruitHacker and Open Source Hardware advocate
Phil TorroneptorroneSenior Editor of Make Magazine
Steve WozniakstevewozInventor of the Apple Computer … nuff said
James WyattaquelajamesWizard of the Coast, author of 4th edition DMG
Mike MearlsmikemearlsLead developer of D&D R&D at WotC
MC Frontalotmc_frontalotNerdcore rap extraordinaire
Warren ElliswarrenellisComic book author and curator of the weird
Larry HrybmajornelsonAka Major Nelson; Director of Programming for Xbox Live
Paul and StormpaulandstormAwesome geek musicians
Felicia DayfeliciadayStar of “The Guild” and “Dr. Horrible”; she played geeks but she totally is a geek
Mike “Gabe” KrahulikcwgabrielArtist behind Penny Arcade
Jerry “Tycho” HolkinstychobraheWriter behind Penny Arcade
Grant ImaharagrantimaharaAssociate MythBuster
Kevin SmiththatkevinsmithMovie director & actor; serious comic book and movie geek
John Kovalicmuskrat_johnAwesome cartoonist and writer of Dork Tower
Jon Favreaujon_favreauDirector of Iron Man (& forthcoming sequel)
Bonnie BurtonbonniegrrlEditor/writer at Lucasfilm, cutting edge geek
Stephen FrystephenfryBritish comedian/fop/mac head – loves his gadgets, writes for Guardian
Jason BradburyJasonBradburyPresents ‘The Gadget Show’ in the UK, tweets incessantly, ‘Dot Robot’ author, father, rides a Sinclair C5
Dave GormandavegormanComedian and star of such shows as ‘Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure’ and ‘Are You Dave Gorman?’ Lover of Powerpoint and spreadsheets.
LeVar BurtonlevarburtonYou know, from Star Trek. Plus loves books, kids, etc.
Chris Andersonchr1saHe founded GeekDad.
Justine IzarikijustineLife-streaming pioneer and new media darling, her YouTube videos are hiliarious and geeky.
BwanabwanaGamer, podcaster, and tech blogger. Plus, he does a mean Patrick Norton impression.
Ben TemplesmithtemplesmithGifted comic book artist. Draws great zombies, and the best Dr. Who ever.
Mark FrauenfelderfrauenfelderEditor in Chief of Make magazine, and founder of Boing Boing.
Veronica BelmontveronicaTech journalist, co-host of Tekzilla.
Gina TrapaniginatrapaniFounder of Lifehacker.
Adam KofordapeladComics artist, creator of the LOLCats strip.
Doctor PopulardocpopGamer, yo-yo artist, and denim-repurposer.
Johnny JohnnytikijohnnyBartender for Tiki Bar TV, and cartoon maker.
Jeff MacphersondrtikiDoctor Tiki from Tiki Bar TV.
Andy IhnatkoihnatkoTech journalist and major geek.
John GrubergruberTechnology reconteur and font geek.
Xeni JardinxenijardinWriter for Boing Boing, and host of BBtv.
Amber MacArthurambermacarthurTech journalist and video blogger.
John CleesejohncleeseMonty Python alum and gadget geek.
Guy KawasakiguykawasakiTech journalist.
Kevin RosekevinroseFounder of Digg.
Evan WilliamsevFounder of Twitter.
Lisa BettanymostlylisaPhotographer and blogger.
Sarah LanesarahlaneTech journalist and video blogger.
Bill AmendbillamendGeeky cartoonist (writes the FoxTrot strip)
Leo LaporteLeoLaporteTechnology journalist
Anil DashanildashLong-time blogger; 1st employee of SixApart
Ryan PenagosAgent_MInside-scoop blogger at Marvel Comics
Tim O’ReillyTimOReillyFounder of O’Reilly Publishing, Web 2.0 conference
Garrett CampgmcFounder of StumbleUpon
Greg GrunberggreggrunbergActor on Heroes and serious web geek
Lore SjöbergloresjobergWrites for Wired, seriously strange (but very funny) guy
Penn JillettepennjilletteThe speaking half of Penn & Teller; mostly a magic geek
Scott BealelaughingsquidFounder of the geeky blog Laughing Squid
Neil deGrasse TysonneiltysonAstrophysicist, author of several astronomy books
Berin KinsmanunclebearFather figure of the RPG bloggers. Has been blogging about RPG’s for about 13 years and there isn’t anything he doesn’t know about the subject.
Scott KurtzpvponlineWebcomic artist/writer behind Player vs. Player
CAGvideogamedealsDeals update feed from videogame shopping site Cheap Ass Gamer
MC Larsmc_larsPost-punk laptop rapper
WizrocklopediawizrocklopediaYour Wizard Rock news source
NerdapaloozaNerdapaloozaOrlando’s own large-scale nerd music festival
Anthony RuybalidgenoboostOf chiptune/VGM site Game Music 4 All
Ariel Waldmanspacehacka directory of ways to participate in space exploration, interact + connect with the space community and encourage citizen science.
Amber Bensonamber_bensonBuffy actor at comic book geek.
Cali LewiscalilewisTech maven, video blogger.
Chris PirillochrispirilloTech journalist, life streamer.
Trent Reznortrent_reznorCreative force behind Nine Inch Nails, tech geek, music geek, and a driving force in changing the music industry.
David PoguepogueTech writer for the NYT.
Brian Michael BendisbrianmbendisComic book writer.
Geek Girl DivageekgirldivaGeeky blogger and affiliates manager for Entertainment Earth – lots of cool toys!
Jayson PetersnerdvanaGeek blogger.
Alison LundesnipeyheadCode monkey and sarcastageek.
Brandon BoyerbrandonnnEditor of Offworld.
ThinkGeekthinkgeekTwitter feed from the geekiest store online, manned by various staff, and always interesting.
Pixelh8pixelh8Renowned chip tune musician and music software designer
Mark CubanmcubanDallas Mavericks owner, founder of HDNet, Media/Tech blogger
Jane McGonigalavantgameGame designer & researcher, alternate reality gaming (worked on the “I Love Bees” Halo 2 project)
Annalee NewitzAnnaleenio9 editor/writer; science/tech journalist
Grant HutchinsonSplorpFont nerd, also quite possibly the foremost Apple Newton expert. Runs a web server on a Newton.
Kaden Harriskaden_harrisEccentric Canadian tinkerer and O’Reilly author.
William GurstellewmgurstAuthor of numerous catapult and ballistics books, MAKE contributor and MAKE:Television producer.
Windell OskayoskayMAKE contributor, tinkerer
Eliot PhillipssweetumsEditor of Hack A Day.
Laura BurnsmoonrangerlauraSpace News

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