100 Geeks You Should Be Following on Twitter

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ishot-4ishot-4Twitter has 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 and refined 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.

Name Twitter ID Geek Cred
Wil Wheaton wilw Blogger, writer, actor, and honorary GeekDad.
OverClocked Remix ocremix A community dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music.
Al Yankovic alyankovic Geek music icon.
Phil Plait badastronomer Well-known astronomy blogger.
Cory Doctorow doctorow Science fiction author and founding member of Boing Boing.
Bre Pettis bre Maker extraordinaire.
Peter Sagal petersagal Host of Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
Diane Duane dduane Celebrated science fiction author, especially famous for numerous Star Trek novels.
Adam Savage donttrythis Co-host of Mythbusters.
Patrick Norton patricknorton Tech journalist, host of Tekzilla podcast.

See the rest after the jump.

Name Twitter ID Geek Cred
Marian Call mariancall Gifted musician and all-around geek.
John Hodgman hodgman Writer, performer, geek humorist.
John Scalzi scalzi Veteran blogger; science fiction author; Stargate: Universe creative consultant; Bacon Cat creator
Neil Gaiman neilhimself “Sandman”, “American Gods”, “Coraline” etc.
Chris Hardwick nerdist comedian, actor, writer
Mike Massimino Astro_mike NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125 (launches on May 12, 2009)
Kari Byron KariByron Mythbusters Co-host; GeekMom columnist.
Jonathan Coulton jonathancoulton Musician, Writer and Singer of songs with geek themes (ie. Still Alive, the Portal song).
William Gibson greatdismal SciFi writer and one of the Pioneers of Cyberpunk Fiction
Limor Fried AKA Lady Ada adafruit Hacker and Open Source Hardware advocate
Phil Torrone ptorrone Senior Editor of Make Magazine
Steve Wozniak stevewoz Inventor of the Apple Computer … nuff said
James Wyatt aquelajames Wizard of the Coast, author of 4th edition DMG
Mike Mearls mikemearls Lead developer of D&D R&D at WotC
MC Frontalot mc_frontalot Nerdcore rap extraordinaire
Warren Ellis warrenellis Comic book author and curator of the weird
Larry Hryb majornelson Aka Major Nelson; Director of Programming for Xbox Live
Paul and Storm paulandstorm Awesome geek musicians
Felicia Day feliciaday Star of “The Guild” and “Dr. Horrible”; she played geeks but she totally is a geek
Mike “Gabe” Krahulik cwgabriel Artist behind Penny Arcade
Jerry “Tycho” Holkins tychobrahe Writer behind Penny Arcade
Grant Imahara grantimahara Associate MythBuster
Kevin Smith thatkevinsmith Movie director & actor; serious comic book and movie geek
John Kovalic muskrat_john Awesome cartoonist and writer of Dork Tower
Jon Favreau jon_favreau Director of Iron Man 1 & 2, occasional actor, full-time geek.
Bonnie Burton bonniegrrl Cutting edge crafting geek
Stephen Fry stephenfry British comedian/fop/mac head – loves his gadgets, writes for Guardian
Jason Bradbury JasonBradbury Presents ‘The Gadget Show’ in the UK, tweets incessantly, ‘Dot Robot’ author, father, rides a Sinclair C5
Alton Brown altonbrown Savage hunter of innocent cinnamon buns.
LeVar Burton levarburton You know, from Star Trek. Plus loves books, kids, etc.
Chris Anderson chr1sa He founded GeekDad.
Mary Jo Pehl maryjopehl Writer, Comedian, Pearl Forrester from “MST3K”
Bwana bwana Gamer, podcaster, and tech blogger. Plus, he does a mean Patrick Norton impression.
Ben Templesmith templesmith Gifted comic book artist. Draws great zombies, and the best Dr. Who ever.
Mark Frauenfelder frauenfelder Editor in Chief of Make magazine, and founder of Boing Boing.
Veronica Belmont veronica Tech journalist, co-host of Tekzilla.
Gina Trapani ginatrapani Founder of Lifehacker.
Adam Koford apelad Comics artist, creator of the LOLCats strip.
Doctor Popular docpop Chip-tune Musician, Game Designer, yo-yo artist, and denim-repurposer.
Shawn Connally shawnconna Editor at Make and Craft magazines.
Anne Wheaton annewheaton @wil’s better half, and deep in the geek-o-verse because of it.
Andy Ihnatko ihnatko Tech journalist and major geek.
John Gruber gruber Technology reconteur and font geek.
Xeni Jardin xeni Writer for Boing Boing, and host of BBtv.
CakeWrecks cakewrecks Source of amazing, and geeky, cakes.
John Cleese johncleese Monty Python alum and gadget geek.
Guy Kawasaki guykawasaki Tech journalist.
Kevin Rose kevinrose Founder of Digg.
Evan Williams ev Founder of Twitter.
Clark Gregg clarkgregg Actor, aka “Agent Coulson.”
Sarah Lane sarahlane Tech journalist and video blogger.
Bill Amend billamend Geeky cartoonist (writes the FoxTrot strip)
Leo Laporte LeoLaporte Technology journalist
Bob Goodman b0bg00dman Writer on Warehouse 13. Formerly on animated Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League, others.
Ryan Penagos Agent_M Inside-scoop blogger at Marvel Comics
Tim O’Reilly TimOReilly Founder of O’Reilly Publishing, Web 2.0 conference
Adam WarRock eugewarrock Awesome nerdcore artist.
Greg Grunberg greggrunberg Actor on Heroes and serious web geek
David Brin davidbrin1 Science fiction author of the Uplift Trilogy, The Postman, and much more smart stuff
Penn Jillette pennjillette The speaking half of Penn & Teller; mostly a magic geek
Scott Beale laughingsquid Founder of the geeky blog Laughing Squid
Neil deGrasse Tyson neiltyson Astrophysicist, author of several astronomy books
Berin Kinsman unclebear Father 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 Kurtz pvponline Webcomic artist/writer behind Player vs. Player
Scott Johnson scottjohnson Cartoonist, podcaster, dork.
MC Lars mc_lars Post-punk laptop rapper
Catalyst Game Lab catalystgamelab Hobby game industry veterans united to conquer licensed and original games and other related cool stuff.
Nerdapalooza Nerdapalooza Orlando’s own large-scale nerd music festival
Miles O’Brien milesobrien Science, technology, aviation and space journalist.
Tory Belleci torybellici Mythbusters’ co-host.
Monte Cook montejcook Game designer.
David Hewlett dhewlett Stargate alum, funny vid-maker, geeky dad.
Len Peralta jawboneradio Illustrator behind Geek-a-Week, and other nerdy endeavors.
Tom Merritt acedtect Tech journalist, host of “Tech News Today.”
Geek Chic geekchiclabs Makers of the most amazing gaming furniture around.
Brian Michael Bendis brianmbendis Comic book writer.
Geek Girl Diva geekgirldiva Blogger & Serial Fangirl. Geek Girl fighter and Geek Boy lover 😉 Day Job: Marketing for qmxonline.com
Stephen Toulouse stepto Former head of XBox Policy and Enforcement, all around geekl
Alison Gianotto snipeyhead Code monkey and sarcastageek.
Dee Bradley Baker deebradleybaker Voice artist extraordinaire.
ThinkGeek thinkgeek Twitter feed from the geekiest store online, manned by various staff, and always interesting.
Kurt Busiek kurtbusiek Amazing comic book writer.
Jaime Paglia jaimepaglia Co-creator of “Eureka,” and geeky dad.
Jane McGonigal avantgame Game designer & researcher, alternate reality gaming (worked on the “I Love Bees” Halo 2 project)
Annalee Newitz Annaleen io9 editor/writer; science/tech journalist
Katrina Hill actionchick Author of Action Movie Freak (Krause Pub.). MTV.com writer. G4 Next Woman of the Web.
Aaron Douglas theaarondouglas “Chief” from BSG, actor, and all-around geek.
William Gurstelle wmgurst Author of numerous catapult and ballistics books, MAKE contributor and MAKE:Television producer.
Stephanie Bayer NSSteph Customer Engagement Lead @ PopCap Games.
John Edgar Park johnedgarpark Uber-maker. Builder of NERF turrets.
Laura Burns moonrangerlaura Space News
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