Pokemon Go fans, Star Wars Geeks  to Nintendo nerds, rise up and be proud! Grab your lightsabers, fan gear and bundle up your pokeballs, ” Embrace Your Geekness Day ” is here!

History of Embrace Your Geekness Day

What exactly does it mean to be a geek? Over the ages definitions have differed but in today’s world a “geek” is someone completely obsessed with one or more subjects. Someone who may be considered an expert and can speak fluently about the subject for hours. You may say they are a walking encyclopedia of geeky facts.
July 12th, 2016 is officially National Embrace Your Geekness Day. It was started by Wellcat Holidays stating that “we all should be proud of the things that define us, and little defines us as much as those things we’re passionate about.” Geekiness brings people together, whether they’re sharing their love of Star Wars, or talking about favorite video games. Some of the most amazing costuming and tech gadgets have been put together by people inspired by the shows, stories, and games that they love. Embrace Your Geekness Day is all about bring our your inner child and imagination.

How to celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day with Island Water Sports

If you are a geek-at-heart, don’t let it sit there feeling unloved or misunderstood. Get to the beach and collect some Pokemon, meet some friends and talk to your friends about the stuff you love. Then, stop in the store and grab some gear to show off your inner geek.

Shop Van’s latest collaboration from Nintendo and Vans, grab a Star War board from Santa Cruz, or flash those amazing Star Wars socks from Stance and watches from Nixon. Did you know? Vans has unveiled an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. Stance, Santa Cruz, and Nixon also have teamed up for some out-of-this-world Star Wars accesories. You can shop graphics from Star Wars Classics, Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment inspired by Nintendo’s first console. And….it’s available in adults and children’s sizing.

So Geek Out and Be Proud!

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Things to do on Embrace Your Geekness Day in Deerfield Beach:

  • Grab some fandom gear from Vans, Stance, Santa Cruz or Nixon.
  • Grab some slurpees and lighsabors and head to the pier for a battle in the sand.
  • Veg at home with a Star Wars marathon or some vintage Nintendo games and shop online at IslandWaterSports.com

 

This holiday has also been called by many names, such as, National Embrace Your Geekness Day, International Embrace Your Geekness Day, Embrace Your Geekiness Day, National Embrace Your Geekiness Day, and International Embrace Your Geekiness Day!

Some Random Facts for National Embrace Your Geekness Day:

Since we all like to beef up on our geekiness, it may be nice to know that July 13th is also known as Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, Fool’s Paradise Day, Gruntled Workers Day, International Puzzle Day, and National French Fries Day!

Embrace Your Geekness Day is celebrated in July which is also National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

Finally, because we love to hear from you, share more interesting facts about Embrace Your Geekness Day or geeks in general. Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Fandom Gear at IWS:

 

Stance Star Wars Chewie Boys Sock-Brown-OS

Stance Star Wars Chewie Boys Sock-Brown-OS

$16.00
Stance Star Wars Boba Fett Boys Sock-Green-OS

Stance Star Wars Boba Fett Boys Sock-Green-OS  
$16.00

 

Stance Star Wars Artoo Boys Sock-Blue-OS

Stance Star Wars Artoo Boys Sock-Blue-OS

$16.00
Stance Star Wars Trooper Boys Sock-White-OS

Stance Star Wars Trooper Boys Sock-White-OS

$20.00
Stance Star Wars Yoda Mens Socks-Green-L

Stance Star Wars Yoda Mens Socks-Green-L

$20.00
Stance Star Wars Bounty Boys Sock-Green-OS

Stance Star Wars Bounty Boys Sock-Green-OS

$16.00
Nixon Small Time Teller Leather SW Vader Watch-Black-OS

Nixon Small Time Teller Leather SW Vader Watch-Black-OS
$125.00

 

Nixon Time Teller SW Vader Watch-Black-OS

Nixon Time Teller SW Vader Watch-Black-OS

$125.00
The Force Awakens X-Wing Schematic 24oz w/Lid Tervis Tumbler

The Force Awakens X-Wing Schematic 24oz w/Lid Tervis Tumbler

$23.99
Yoda on Topaz 16oz w/Lid Tervis Tumbler

Yoda on Topaz 16oz w/Lid Tervis Tumbler

$20.99
Darth Vader 24oz w/Lid Tervis Tumbler

Darth Vader 24oz w/Lid Tervis Tumbler

$23.99
The Force Awakens Fighter Schematic Tervis Tumbler

The Force Awakens Fighter Schematic Tervis Tumbler
$23.99

 

Vans Old Skool II Nintendo Backpack-Mario-O/S

Vans Old Skool II Nintendo Backpack-Mario-O/S
$40.00

 

Vans Old Skool II Nintendo Backpack-Donkey-Kong-O/S

Vans Old Skool II Nintendo Backpack-Donkey-Kong-O/S

$40.00
Vans Nintendo Backpack-GameOver

Vans Nintendo Backpack-GameOver

$40.00
Santa Cruz Star Wars Sarlacc Pit Scene Cruzer

Santa Cruz Star Wars Sarlacc Pit Scene Cruzer

$180.00