Horror, horror, horror. That’s our bread and butter here at Dread Central and we LOVE IT, but there are other facets of geekdom out there that we as horror fans also enjoy. Music. Video Games. Wrestling. Basically anything fun. What can I say? We know how to party! A new website has opened its doors with that in mind, and it’s looking to be a pretty badass resource.
Producer Jeff Katz who has brought us lots of genre related projects such as Freddy Vs. Jason, Snakes on a Plane, and lots more has just unleashed his latest endeavor on an unsuspecting populace …
The idea behind GeekWeek is very simple: one stop shopping.
“I believe that all of hardcore fandom – from comic books to sports – comes from basically the same place. None of these things are mutually exclusive. All of us ultimately have diverse and unique geek tastes.” says Katz. “GeekWeek will be a place that scratches all of those itches and – best of all – will soon be fully customizable to your personal taste. Love movies but don’t like wrestling/MMA? No problem. Love comics, videogames and sports but hate movies? You’ll be able to edit that too.”
“It’s the biggest news, smart commentary from credible voices and a dose of humor all tailored to your own personal multiverse of geekdom.” Katz continues. “Huffington Post meets USA Today for hardcore fans everywhere. We’ve lined up a murderer’s row of blogging talent and guest commentators that will be debuting over the next few weeks. From working screenwriters to well-regarded webmasters to geek celebrities to folks who will surprise you, we’ve got them all. We’ve got a host of female geek voices on board to speak to a female audience that has existed quietly for some time and extends well beyond TWILIGHT. And we will also be announcing a few content partnerships that should get people talking as well. In general, it’s going to be a very exciting 2010.”
To bring this endeavor to light Jeff’s working with Michael Sippey and the fine folks at Six Apart, the creators of TypePad and the web-team behind The Huffington Post, The Onion Online and Washington Post Online among countless others.
Visit the site (which is in its beta stage) by clicking the image above and bookmark it as soon as you can. Look for myself and a multitude of other very familiar faces to be taking part as contributing writers. Dig it!
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