By: Benjamin Hart
Our good friends at Star Wars Geeks Of The World, Unite have been doing an outstanding job of bringing fans together for many years. Encompassing 13 pages and 23 groups on Facebook, which are made up by nearly 50,000 fans, not to mention their increasingly popular Podcast Get Your Geek On, they have become one of the largest Star Wars fan communities on the Internet. And now they are looking to broaden their horizon and strengthen the organization further. Today they announced that Geeks Of World, Unite will soon be redefined as a non-profit corporation, among other big changes and additions.
"I have to give major credit to Darryl," says David Gremillion about Darryl Roberts, the beloved founder of the original Star Wars Geeks, Unite group who was killed in a tragic auto accident earlier this year. "His vision was always to incorporate the Geeks Family and bring as many of our fellow Geeks into the Family as possible. Now, we can complete his vision. Forming this non-profit corporation will allow us to donate to charities, host events, and give Geeks everywhere an online home." Gremillion is now co-leader of the organization alongside David Bloss. Both will be spearheading the initiative to move the Geeks "family", as it's called, beyond it's current frontiers.
But incorporation is just one of many things that are in store for the Geeks. In addition, they will soon be launching their own web site. Gremillion explains that Geeks can expect, "news, events, and all the fun we encourage now" on the site. He continues, 'We're exploring trademarks and copyrights for various merchandise that anyone can buy to express their Geekiness. T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, we're going to be Geek Chic."
Gremillion assures that not much is going to change immediately, but going forward they have plans to expand into other fandoms such as Marvel, DC, Zelda, Doctor Who and others. They even hope to hold their own events for charity, contests and appearances at conventions.
David also has high hopes for the future. "Our Board of Directors has a grand vision that will 'Unite' various fandoms from all walks of life and they're chomping at the bit to get started. We're currently hosting a contest called "Geek or Treat" (ends November 2nd) where we are awarding Amazon gift cards to the winners. We're hoping to have a heavy presence at Celebration Anaheim as well."
We certainly wish the geeks best in all their endeavors! If you haven't yet checked out Star Wars Geeks Of The World, Unite, now would be a great time to do so! Click here to join their main group, which hosts more than 25,000 members alone. You can also listen to David Gremillion every Monday night at 9:30pm Eastern / 6:30pm Pacific on Channel 1138!