YouTube is going geeky the week of August 4 – 11.
The on-line video content provider will host Geek Week.
The event will be similar to YouTube’s Comedy Week with some of the most popular channels highlighted during the week long celebration. That includes Stan Lee’s and Felicia Day’s channels.
One highlight of the event will be the early debut of a trailer for Thor: The Dark World. The trailer will hit YouTube August 8, a week earlier than it hits theaters.
Each day will feature a theme, highlighting the variety of geeky channels offered by YouTube.
Geek Week will kick off with Blockbuster Sunday, celebrating iconic characters, movies and shows that define geek culture (hosted by FreddieW); Global Geekery Monday, featuring anime from Tokyo, comic book heroes from Delhi and Doctor Who (hosted by YOMYOMF); Brainiac Tuesday, centered on science and education (hosted by Veritasium and The Spangler Effect); Super Wednesday, exploring superheroes, the supernatural and the weird (hosted by Stan Lee’s World of Heroes); Gaming Thursday, centered on game-inspired series and video games (hosted by Machinima and Polaris); and Fan Friday, which includes sci-fi cooking, cosplay and nerd debates (hosted by Geek and Sundry). Saturday will compile the video highlights from Geek Week.
“Geek culture is in full regalia right now, and it certainly is the case on YouTube, as well. Eleven of our top 20 channels are actually in ‘geek-hood’ or could classify in the ‘geek’ category,” Danielle Tiedt, vp marketing at YouTube, tells the Hollywood Reporter. “Seven of the top 10 grossing films from 2012 are all about geek culture [and] top comedies like The Big Bang Theory. It’s everywhere we look. We’re excited to celebrate geek culture on YouTube.”