Remember how I said yesterday that the nerd proposing to his girlfriend in front of Sir Patrick Stewart at the Chicago Comic Con was the best nerd thing to happen this past weekend? Well, astute Topless Roboteer Jason M. let me know that there was actually a tie between that and the event depicted above, which oddly also happened at the Chicago Comic Con. Now, it’s not the Bruce Campbell panel specifically, although it’s plenty awesome enough (seriously, 13 minutes of Bruce is pretty much the perfect way to start the day) — it’s what happens, or begins to happen, at about 7:20. Enjoy.
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.