Much More Than A Hunch (our ancient geek history)
In September 2008, a group of con-goers had just returned from Dragon*Con and lamented having to wait another 360+ days before getting together again with other likeminded folk.
But one Giddy Geeker wasn’t quite ready to let the music die. So she formed a Livejournal community called The Charlotte Geeks and invited other local con-goers to join. She didn’t have to wait long and the community soon boasted 25 members.
After an initial meeting in the back of a Caribou Coffee shop, they all agreed this could be a lot of fun. So Giddy Geeker began to schedule gatherings every few weeks where they could hang out.
Soon, Giddy Geeker decided to enlarge the group to include other local geeks and set up a community on Meetup.com. And The Charlotte Geeks grew in numbers.
When their numbers passed 100, Giddy Geeker realized that Charlotte was full of geeks! So delighted with all that Charlotte had provided to her in the way of friendship and fun, she determined that it was time for the geeks to give back.
In October 2009, the Charlotte Geeks celebrated their first anniversary by holding their first Geek Gala – a costumed charity event. The proceeds were donated to Youth Homes, a private nonprofit organization helping children in need. It’s rumored the second Geek Gala is going to be even bigger than before!
The Geeks gave back again in June 2010, when they formed Zombies for Libraries.com, a website dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the CharMeck Library systems. They filmed several short video PSAs to entertain and educate others about the need to help local libraries and keep the brain supply growing.
In 2012, The Charlotte Geeks passed the 1,000 member mark! We actively host several events each month where fellow residents can get their geek on. We are always ready to boldly go where no geek has gone before.
We geek, therefore we are. So say we all.