YouTube kicks off first-ever Geek Week in August

The video site has announced a weeklong festival celebrating all things geek, from sci-fi, fantasy, and cosplay to anime, gaming, and science.

If you're a fan of "Game of Thrones," "Harry Potter," or "Marvel," you might not want to miss YouTube's upcoming Geek Week.

A weeklong showcase of everything that stereotypically brands us as geeky, following the success of Comedy Week, YouTube will launch the virtual event where fans can check out shows, future releases, lists, series premieres, and more.

Containing content from over 100 YouTube channels, Geek Week will take place August 4 to 10 and cater to fans of science fiction, comics, fantasy, superheroes, and science.

Throughout the seven-day event, each day is hosted by a different YouTube channel and will have a specific theme. Geek Week kicks off with Blockbuster Sunday, where iconic geek culture characters, movies, and shows will be showcased. On Monday, Japanese anime, comic-book heroes, and Doctor Who take center stage.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday focus on science, the supernatural, and gaming, before Fan Friday wraps up the event with cosplay, full-on geeky debates, and sci-fi cooking shows.

"With more than half of our top 20 non-music channels dedicated to geek culture, YouTube has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content," said Danielle Tiedt, chief marketing officer at YouTube. "We're excited to shine a spotlight on this global community during Geek Week and debut all-new videos and series created by some of our most popular channel partners."

YouTube's event has been produced in conjunction with Nerdist, a site dedicated to sharing news and events with the global geek community.

 

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