Sunday, March 20, 2011

Geek of the Week: Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton as Evil Wil Wheaton
If you were going to crown a "king of the geeks" or elect a president of "Geekland", it very well might be Wil Wheaton.  Not only has the actor/writer starred in one of the most beloved sci-fi series of all time,"Star Trek: The Next Generation", he also is the co-creator of w00tstock, a Lollapalooza-esque festival geared at geeks of all types.  Wheaton's first major role was Gordie LaChance, the hero of Rob Reiner's film Stand By Me, based on Stephen King's novella "The Body".  He went on to play the polarizing Wesley Crusher on the wildly popular "Star Trek: The Next Generation".  After "Star Trek", he starred in independent films, lent his voice to animated characters, and honed his writing skills on his blog.

Wheaton is a frequent guest at science fiction and comic conventions and he is experiencing a resurgence in his popularity, mostly due to recurring characters on Felicia Day's web series "The Guild" and CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".

Wheaton's blog is always funny and thoughtfully written and his Twitter feed is an extension of his witty, humorous personality.  Follow him on Twitter (@wilw) or visit his blog Wil Wheaton Dot Net.

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