If you think geeky conventions are stupid, Twilight fans have taken stupid to another level.

Look, we’ve all been there geeks. Think back to the time (OK, times, because I’m sure this happened more than once) when you had a crush on that really attractive girl in school. You were conflicted. Do you play it cool and renounce all things geeky so you’re not seen as some lesser being in her eyes, or do you embrace who you really are and geek it up? More than likely you did nothing out of sheer terror, but that’s not my point. Geek guys have always felt shunned and intimidated by the geeky stereotypes associated with their interests. Forever have we been shunned and picked on for going to a comic book or Star Trek convention, because who would gather with all those other people just to meet a celebrity or find that one collectible we’ve been looking for?

Well the tables have turned gentlemen, and it’s all thanks to that vampire abomination called Twilight. That attractive girl I mentioned above? She’s probably into that crap now. I’m officially pulling the geek-shunning card from their deck, because right now (Thursday, mind you) in Los Angeles, there are 700+ Twi-hards lining up just to catch a glimpse of the stars of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 as they walk the red carpet at Monday’s premiere. Let me repeat that for those of you who weren’t paying attention. These Twi-tards (not a typo) are lining up THURSDAY to see some celebrities walk the red carpet on MONDAY. They’re not even watching the movie!! They’re watching the people IN the movie walk on a rug!!

I think I’ve made my point. Game. Set. Match.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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  • As a die-hard twi-hard, I need to step in here. If you weren’t saturated with several mediums of Batman (comics, cartoons, movies, tv shows…the voice of Mayor West on Family Guy), you would be out there too if this was the only person that was ever going to play him. There is just something about seeing the people who play these characters. Several of the actors take pics with you and sign autographs, something that is not done too often at a red carpet premiere. And it’s not just a chance to see the actors, it’s the experience to be with several hundred people who are just as crazy as you are about this story. Just face it, Twilight is truly a phenomenon and you’re going to see things that aren’t going to happen with any other film. Twilight might be a “vampire abomination” but Meyer wasn’t set out to write a vamp story…it’s a love story…and a damn good one.

    And you might call them stupid, but I’m going to remind you that when the last Star Wars was released, hundreds of fans waited in line for a week….AT THE WRONG THEATRE! The theatre they were waiting at wasn’t even showing the movie. Now that’s stupid. These Twi-hards are just crazy. And we all need a little crazy.

    • Oh, I understand crazy. And no, I wouldn’t be waiting to see anyone, even if it was just one, person playing Batman walk the red carpet. Red carpets are dull as hell. I’d much rather go to a convention and get some actual face time with a person.

      I don’t even care that there are die-hard Twilight fans. More power to ’em, we all have things we geek out over. The point I’m making is that the same people who are doing this are the same type of people who would have mocked me for going to said convention. I’m just pointing out hypocrisy.

      • Ok. I see what you’re doing now. My misinterpretation.
        Now I kinda wanna go wait in line with people. Stupid baby… 😉

        • I’m just going to be a jerk here and look above: “a love story… and a damn good one.”
          It isn’t good, as a girl, that is my whole problem with Twilight. I have never read/watched a more superficial love story in my whole life. The main characters have nothing in common, they have shared nothing, have no substance at all whatsoever. They have the same shallow love at first sight nonsense as Romeo and Juliet… and look where THEY ended up. bleh.
          That being said, I’m not bashing the whole thing. The woman has made billions, good for her. If I thought of it first, I probably would have sold out and done it too. But it is NOT a “good” love story. Isn’t even a mediocre one.