Blerdcon is an event that highlights and celebrates Blerd culture and creates a marketplace of ideas where sharing that culture can take place with proper context, attribution and positivity in an inclusive environment. Blerdcon is derived from the term “Blerd” which is short for black nerd.

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Blerd Means Black Nerd. OneCoolBlerd is the self-proclaimed “Real Life Dwayne Wayne.” All through undergrad, colleagues would tell him that he was a “cool nerd.” When creating his Twitter account, he remembered the term blerd means black nerd, something he got from an episode of Scrubs. Thus, creating the moniker.

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Back in the days when I was young - I’m not a kid anymore - I think I lived pretty squarely in nerd territory. And because I'm Black, we'll refer to it as blerd, though I will mostly use the term nerd. Urkel was my muse. We’re talking early 90s and well into high school. Or maybe still now? I have no idea and I’m having an existential crisis about it.

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Black + Nerd = BLERD, a blend of a micro-Comic Con with the intersectionality of social issues facing people of color. JULY 12-14TH A THREE-DAY SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR, FANTASY AUTHORS, AND (A CHILDREN’S) AREA.

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21.0K SharesShare21.0KTweet The Blerd(Black + Nerd) community’s online presence has grown immensely over the last couple of years and has given a space for Black people across the globe to connect, form communities and showcase their passions and creativity to the world. We knew that with the emergence of the Blerd movement, it was only […]

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A combination of the words 'Black' and 'Nerd'. In essence a black nerd. First used in this context by Dr. Turk on the TV show Scrubs.

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Blerd’s goal is to celebrate and explore black nerd culture and geekdom. We are building a creative outlet and community to discuss gaming, media, and the blerd lifestyle through a people of color cultural lens.

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All three writers are black and have particular ways of viewing and thinking about this film. We will start with Marquise Griffin, a self-described “blerd” (black nerd) and former student of mine, who entered the film with great apprehension as an enthusiastic comic book geek.

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