"Lots of very respectable people are trekkies."
There are many, many
famous people out there who are also geeks
... which is exactly what we are
. Most of them keep their geekish tendencies hidden. Some don't care
The literal version of Hollywood Nerd
. You can take the most vicious and dangerous badass action hero and when they go on a talk show to promote their new movie, they let it slip that they hadn't been getting much sleep because they've been playing the latest video game.
Compare Promoted Fanboy
and Ascended Fanboy
(a promoted fanboy In-Universe
). See also Comics Rule Everything Around Me
It probably isn't necessary to list every single genre fantasy or sci-fi writer here, though. Yes, we can assume
that, say, Terry Pratchett
or George RR Martin
are gigantic fantasy geeks; it isn't necessary to say it... in fact, listing the fantasy or sci-fi writers who aren't
geeks would be shorter. Probably because such a creature likely doesn't exist (except perhaps Terry Goodkind
Not related to One of Our Own
or the Joan Osborne and ABBA songs named "One of Us".