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w00tstock 3.0 in San Diego July 21

14 July 2011 by

w00tstock is a night of geeks and music, a festival of joyous celebration in the recent rise of nerd rule. And who should figurehead this mighty cruise ship of geekiness? None other than Whil Wheaton, Adam Savage, Paul and Storm.

Yes, these guys.

From left to right: Wil Wheaton, Storm, Paul, Adam Savage

Joining our merry headliners are…

  • Amy Berg, writer/co-executive producer of SyFy’s Eureka
  • Ernest Cline, spoken-word artist
  • Molly Lewis and her ukulele
  • Rifftrax, the Mystery Science 3,000 screw continuing their spook-tastic work
  • John Roderick, the half-wookiee/half-yeti all-indie rocker
  • Jason Finn, drummer for the band The Presidents of the United States of America
  • Mike Phirman, comedian
  • plus further, as yet unannounced, performers

Geek Vaudeville. Nerd Church. The Variety Show for the Internet Set.

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 (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) present a high-energy night of music acts, 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.

This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock.

w00tstock 3.0 is the first show of 2011 (though there was a “presents” event in March). It will be held in San Diego, California, on July 21 of 2011. Show starts at 7:00pm at the Balboa Theatre (868 4th Ave). Tickets are currently on sale and run $44.75 after fees.

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