w00tstock: When Geek Culture and Music Collide


w00tstock_crt3w00tstock_crt3Musical duo Paul & Storm are planning something really cool and really geeky. In a way, it could be seen as their reaction to all those cool Jonathan Coulton/John Hodgman team-ups. For two nights in October, they are bringing us w00tstock:

For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.

We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock, a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (“MythBusters”), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Stand By Me”) and music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (hey; that’s us!) present a night of songs, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, special guests, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.

How cool does that sound? Especially since it included honorary GeekDad Wil Wheaton, and previous GeekDad interviewee Adam Savage. I’ll be going to the show in S.F. on 10/19, or maybe you can see them in L.A on 10/21. Check out Paul & Storm’s website for ticket information!

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