Features

9 Must-Follow Geeks on Twitter for 2014

2013 will go down in history as the year I learned that I only partially understand Twitter. There’s so much to figure out in the popularity contest that is the Internet, and I only grasp about a 1/10th of it (and that’s a gross overestimation). What I do know, however, is that there are unsung Twitter heroes who are pillars in the geek, comic, tech, & pop culture communities who deserve your admiration, attention, and most importantly: a follow.

Check out our list of must-follow geeks below:

Michael Varrati (@MichaelVarrati)

Screen Shot 2013-12-27 at 12.21.29 PM

Michael is a staple of the underground horror community working with such industry demigods such as Lloyd Kaufman, Peaches Christ, and many more.  Beyond this, Michael is a writer for Huffington post and has one of the most hilarious pop culture Twitter feeds on the damned Interweb.

Jeff Newelt (@JahFurry)

Screen Shot 2013-12-27 at 12.23.04 PM

Jeff is a comic editor, writer, and PR machine. He’s worked with comic book powerhouses and has been influential in launching numerous people’s careers as well as adding a high level of awesome to both the industry and the Internet in whole.

 Will Zweigart (@butterteam)

Screen Shot 2013-12-29 at 8.09.49 PM

Will is the unsung founder of the most important Tumblr in history: Ca$h Cats. Taking a simple (and brilliant) concept of money photos with the mascots of the Internet, Will is an entrepreneur well worth following. Be on the lookout for Ca$h Cats TV in 2014, it’s going to be legendary.

Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl)

Screen Shot 2013-12-29 at 8.13.37 PM

Comedian, author, and all around awesome, Bonnie Burton runs the proverbial gamut of geek culture. The former editor for Starwars.com, Bonnie now writes for CNET and SFX Magazine and is someone to keep on your Twitter-radar (twitdar?) in the new year.

Ryan Penagos (@AgentM)

Screen Shot 2013-12-29 at 8.19.30 PM

The odds are you are already one of the 1, 300,000+ followers of Marvel’s social media super hero. If you are not, however, it’s not too late to get awesome updates, free codes, and general hilarity.

Aubre Andrus (@aubreandrus)

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 10.39.35 AM

Aubre Andrus is a blogger, author, and writer of many talents. She covers everything from crowdfunding to pop culture and writes a mean (not literally mean) children’s book to boot!

Vin Diesel (@OffVinDiesel)

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 10.43.38 AM

Action superhero Vin Diesel is also an avid D&D player. His tweets are uplifting and insightful. recently, since the tragic death of his friend Paul Walker, his feed has taken a more reflective look on life and it’s inspiring and a lot of the time, sad.

Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi)

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 10.47.21 AM

Jill Pantozzi is the Associate Editor of The Mary Sue and is a rabid comic book fan. Her writings are often hilarious and if you are not familiar with The Mary Sue you should change that in 2014.

Zelda Devon (@ZeldaDevon)

Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 10.27.51 AM

Zelda is a Brooklyn based artist who frequently tweets out the magic she is working on. She’s done work for DC/Vertigo and a laundry list of other high profile clients. She’s definitely one to watch.

The Author

Ricky Laprade

Ricky Laprade

Comic Book/ Graphic Novel & Screenwriter. Movie Director. Former writer @ Cakemix Studios (@HasbroNews). Contributing Writer @Agentsofgeek. Batman, AD&D & Dark Tower fanatic. Phenomenal Mrs. PacMan player.

Previous post

John J.'s 2014 Prediction Calendar

Next post

Walt Disney Studios' Motion Picture Line-up for 2014