There are many immutable laws in the universes: Newton’s Laws, Murphy’s Law, etc. In geek culture there is one law that stands above all others, Wheaton’s Law. For those who are unfamiliar with Wheaton’s Law, it’s rather simple: “don’t be a dick.” While Wil Wheaton may have expressed this in the most succinct way possible, this is an ages old idea that we geeks need to do a much better job of embracing.
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In which, Andrew and Tracy have a surprisingly broad-ranging conversation with Shane McNulty, organizer of Norfolk, VA’s Can’t Stop the Serenity event, “Big Damn Shindig.” We discuss why geeks should be involved with charities, what’s so great about Equality Now and the local Samaritan House and Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, and the effect of bullying within the geek community. That’s all on top of discussing Firefly, the greatest Joss Whedon fanboy moment that never happened, and how to put on a Browncoat event, as well as how much easier events are with entertainers like Mikey Mason. Continue reading