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.

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)
Kari ByronKariByronMythbusters Co-host; GeekMom columnist.
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 1 & 2, occasional actor, full-time geek.
Bonnie BurtonbonniegrrlCutting edge crafting 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
Alton BrownaltonbrownSavage hunter of innocent cinnamon buns.
LeVar BurtonlevarburtonYou know, from Star Trek. Plus loves books, kids, etc.
Chris Andersonchr1saHe founded GeekDad.
Mary Jo Pehlmaryjopehl Writer, Comedian, Pearl Forrester from “MST3K”
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 PopulardocpopChip-tune Musician, Game Designer, yo-yo artist, and denim-repurposer.
Shawn ConnallyshawnconnaEditor at Make and Craft magazines.
Anne Wheatonannewheaton@wil’s better half, and deep in the geek-o-verse because of it.
Andy IhnatkoihnatkoTech journalist and major geek.
John GrubergruberTechnology reconteur and font geek.
Xeni JardinxeniWriter for Boing Boing, and host of BBtv.
CakeWreckscakewrecksSource of amazing, and geeky, cakes.
John CleesejohncleeseMonty Python alum and gadget geek.
Guy KawasakiguykawasakiTech journalist.
Kevin RosekevinroseFounder of Digg.
Evan WilliamsevFounder of Twitter.
Clark GreggclarkgreggActor, aka “Agent Coulson.”
Sarah LanesarahlaneTech journalist and video blogger.
Bill AmendbillamendGeeky cartoonist (writes the FoxTrot strip)
Leo LaporteLeoLaporteTechnology journalist
Bob Goodmanb0bg00dmanWriter on Warehouse 13. Formerly on animated Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League, others.
Ryan PenagosAgent_MInside-scoop blogger at Marvel Comics
Tim O’ReillyTimOReillyFounder of O’Reilly Publishing, Web 2.0 conference
Adam WarRockeugewarrockAwesome nerdcore artist.
Greg GrunberggreggrunbergActor on Heroes and serious web geek
David Brindavidbrin1Science fiction author of the Uplift Trilogy, The Postman, and much more smart stuff
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
Scott Johnsonscottjohnson Cartoonist, podcaster, dork.
MC Larsmc_larsPost-punk laptop rapper
Catalyst Game LabcatalystgamelabHobby game industry veterans united to conquer licensed and original games and other related cool stuff.
NerdapaloozaNerdapaloozaOrlando’s own large-scale nerd music festival
Miles O’BrienmilesobrienScience, technology, aviation and space journalist.
Tory BellecitorybelliciMythbusters’ co-host.
Monte CookmontejcookGame designer.
David HewlettdhewlettStargate alum, funny vid-maker, geeky dad.
Len PeraltajawboneradioIllustrator behind Geek-a-Week, and other nerdy endeavors.
Tom MerrittacedtectTech journalist, host of “Tech News Today.”
Geek ChicgeekchiclabsMakers of the most amazing gaming furniture around.
Brian Michael BendisbrianmbendisComic book writer.
Geek Girl DivageekgirldivaBlogger & Serial Fangirl. Geek Girl fighter and Geek Boy lover 😉 Day Job: Marketing for qmxonline.com
Stephen ToulousesteptoFormer head of XBox Policy and Enforcement, all around geekl
Alison GianottosnipeyheadCode monkey and sarcastageek.
Dee Bradley BakerdeebradleybakerVoice artist extraordinaire.
ThinkGeekthinkgeekTwitter feed from the geekiest store online, manned by various staff, and always interesting.
Kurt BusiekkurtbusiekAmazing comic book writer.
Jaime PagliajaimepagliaCo-creator of “Eureka,” and geeky dad.
Jane McGonigalavantgameGame designer & researcher, alternate reality gaming (worked on the “I Love Bees” Halo 2 project)
Annalee NewitzAnnaleenio9 editor/writer; science/tech journalist
Katrina HillactionchickAuthor of Action Movie Freak (Krause Pub.). MTV.com writer. G4 Next Woman of the Web.
Aaron Douglastheaarondouglas“Chief” from BSG, actor, and all-around geek.
William GurstellewmgurstAuthor of numerous catapult and ballistics books, MAKE contributor and MAKE:Television producer.
Stephanie BayerNSStephCustomer Engagement Lead @ PopCap Games.
John Edgar ParkjohnedgarparkUber-maker. Builder of NERF turrets.
Laura BurnsmoonrangerlauraSpace News

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