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Help Us Pick The Nerdist Of The Year

by on December 13, 2011

You’re surely aware, I trust, that The Nerdist: Year in Review, the next television special from your pals at Nerdist, will be airing on Christmas Eve on BBC America. And as part of the festivities, we and BBC America are asking you — yes, you, right there — to tell us, and them, who should be crowned “Nerdist of the Year,” and why. Is it a tech superstar? A sci-fi scribe? Your boss? Your sister? You can vote for anyone… but you gotta convince us why you’re right.

And here’s how we’re gonna do this thing: You’ll go to this link.  You’ll submit a video setting forth your argument for why your pick should be the “Nerd of the Year.” You can use the VideoGenie app on Facebook and your webcam, or you can upload your own video (up to 40 MB and 3 minutes), but either way, the videos will be judged by what the people at BBC America say will be “the combined criteria of most convincing argument and overall geekery.” And the top three videos will appear on and right here on

You gotta move fast, because the deadline is December 18th at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. And the Nerdist of the Year will be crowned on the show, which, as noted, airs Christmas eve, December 24th, 9/8c on BBC America. Now, go make your case. We’re listening. And watching. And playing Flick Kick Field Goal on our phones. Okay, that’s just me, but, see, you gotta get our attention.