Sorry for the lack of a joke in the title, but this news is weird enough that I figured I’d better just say it. It’s true, Joss Whedon — my theorized blowjob paramour, despite me not owning any of his shows or movies on DVD — and Morgan Spurlock, the guy who did Supersize Me, are going to make a documentary about a group of “superfans” who will be attending San Diego Comic Con. I’m actually kind of glad, because I feel if anyone if going to make a nerdy documentary on nerds attending nerd mecca that won’t be insultingly superior or make us all seem like society’s lunatic dregs, it’d be these guys. Of course, there’s no guarantee they won’t make us all look like fools, but at least there’s a shot. Since more mainstream coverage of cons ends up like that CSI episode above, this would be a welcome change. (Via Robot 6)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.