The Highs And Lows Of Geek Culture 2014

For the most part, 2014 was a good year to be somebody inclined towards geekiness, nerdiness or general poindextery. Geek culture continued to explode into every corner of mainstream society this year, while the source material, the comics, video games and other nerd ephemera that started it all, benefited from an infusion of new, more diverse creative talent.

Of course, 2014 wasn’t entirely a geek paradise – as always, there were the embarrassing outbursts from the community and very legitimate reasons for nerdrage. Here are the highs, and a few of the lows of geek culture in 2014…