Today is the Glorious 25th May (“Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love and a Hard-Boiled Egg!”).

It is also Towel Day (so don’t panic).

And, it’s also a possible date for Star Wars Day (as Episode IV: A New Hope was released on this day in 1977) – though I personally prefer May 4th.

In short, it’s Geek Pride Day. That day where we geeks celebrate and promote geekdom by wearing lilacs, carrying around a towel, and saying “No disintegrations” in your best Darth Vader voice to randos in the  subway.

In short, it’s our version of nerdvana and one of the days where even the most closeted of geeks come out of the proverbial closet to celebrate how awesome being a geek is.

So, today, celebrate your unabashed love for your geeky passions – whether it be comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, videogames, webcomics, steampunk, anime/manga, science fiction and fantasy literature, or any other slightly-nerdy subcultures and geek-related fandoms.

Shelley Smarz is a comic book scholar and a business woman. The whipped cream and cherry on top of her Geek Pride Day sundae is the fact that it’s also new comic book day.