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The return of the word "geek" in the mids can be traced to the popularization of workplace computing and the Internet and the dot-com bubble of — The early days of the reclaimed use of "geek" were strongly associated with computers and information technology  and the majority of practitioners were male. The term "Geekgirl" was coined by Rosie Cross in as the title of her online cyberfeminist magazine. Editions of this magazine from the mid-'90s have been preserved by the Internet Archive. The widespread recognition of "geek girls" as a community occurred in summerwhen the annual San Diego Comic-Con International included a panel entitled "Geek Girls Exist".
The panel's popularity  has been credited as a primary mover in solidifying the girl geek concept. The term geek girl is in some ways fractured between its technical and cultural uses. The strongest association remains with computing, IT, and engineering. Practicing "geek girls" then include video game executive Jade Raymondcomputer Girl nerds exist and Yahoo!
Joe Peacock continued this criticism to discuss booth babes and female cosplayers in a July blog post for CNN titled "Booth babes need not apply". In this article, he denounced women who pretend Girl nerds exist be interested in geek culture to gain attention from men or to advance their modelling careers. Criticism of fake geek girls has given rise to other phenomena, such as the "Idiot Nerd Girl" image macro.
Some people argued that fake geek girls did not exist, or were more rare than the criticism suggested. Kirk Hamilton wrote in Kotaku that people perceived to be fake geek girls simply had interests that varied, in aspect or degree, from those of a male reader. The video went viral within a week,  but the name of the group was intended to reflect the invisible status of women in the geek subculture: "Geek Girls: Like unicorns, we're not supposed to exist.
In latethe Seattle -based non-profit GeekGirlCon announced that it would hold the first conference devoted to geek girls on October 8—9, In AprilNew York Times television reviewer Ginia Bellefante caused a minor uproar by characterizing the medieval-fantasy series Game of Thrones as "boy fiction" that "no woman alive" would wish to watch.
Ryan to confront the concept of "Fake Geek Girls" by spotlighting and interviewing women involved in the entertainment industry. Each episode, a lady shares her personal stories of harassment, accusations of being a "fake geek," and also "geeks out" about the interests and topics she loves. This article is about the gendered subgenre. For the novel by Holly Smalesee Geek Girl novel.
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