Once upon a wholesome time, AKA last night, Twitter user Gail Simone asked a simple question: What day was the best nerd-related day in your entire life?
The internet responded in a big way, and the hashtag #MyHappiestNerdDay is officially trending, with more than 2,000 Tweets in response so far. Simone, a writer — specializing in comics — and animator, is pretty bowled over at the response so far and, tbh, so are we.
I have a question.
What was the best day of your life, in which being a nerd/fan/collector played a part? Games, comics, art, media, whatever.
In other words, what day was the best nerd-related day in your entire life?
Please use hashtag #MyHappiestNerdDay
— GAIL SIMONE is MY LITTLE SIMONEY (@GailSimone) June 24, 2019
There are Comic-Con tales, my-idol-followed-me-on-social tales, and just a lot of overall amazing fan goodness. Take a look at some of our favorites below. And if you haven’t already gotten in on the fun, share your #MyHappiestNerdDay answer with us on Twitter @thepopinsider.
12 years ago I wrote a silly nerdy quiz in work when it was quiet. One of the girls out-nerded me on what I thought was the hardest question. We’ve been married 9 years this year #MyHappiestNerdDay
— Alex Price (@aprice449) June 24, 2019
I’ve had many, but #MyHappiestNerdDay had to be when @shaenongarrity and I visited the Ghibli Museum, toured the studio, and had tea with Hayao Miyazaki in his personal studio. We had one of the most incredible dinners of our lives with the Ghibli staff that evening, too. pic.twitter.com/SeMxLBOKCW
— Andrew Farago (@andrewfarago) June 24, 2019
Easily #MyHappiestNerdDay was the Iron Man 2 panel in Hall H at SDCC, on my birthday which it turned out was also Jon Favreau’s son’s bday, so Robert Downey Jr led the whole massive bunch of us in singing happy birthday and it was like the universe was winking at me gratuitously
— do i dare to eat a 🍑 (@NicasioSilang) June 24, 2019
A few years back at ECCC, Anthony Daniels was walking the queue before the show floor opened. He stopped and asked my son if he knew who he was. When my son told him C-3PO, he bent down and said “You must have some great parents”. #MyHappiestNerdDay pic.twitter.com/BUacqgQBHe
— Kwurky (@kwurky) June 24, 2019
#MyHappiestNerdDay was just last weekend when I cosplayed at #EarpExpo and got to take a photo with the #WynonnaEarp villians and a selfie with #WynonnaEarp herself @MelanieScrofano pic.twitter.com/2ySz2iHNQZ
— FOMO 🦙Jen 🤞#EhCon #FightforWynonna (@SidsmomJen) June 24, 2019
— Mr Beer (@AnnoyedGamer) June 24, 2019
— Russell Shilling (@Russ_Shilling) June 24, 2019
— Poulet et des Gaufres (@Valhallan42nd) June 24, 2019
My husband tricked me in to writing a Batman Murder Mystery Party so he could propose to me.#MyHappiestNerdDay
— 🌎 to Space Shark 🚀 (@therealJMHL) June 24, 2019
We’ll end with one featuring the late, legendary Stan Lee. Do you have tissues ready?! YOU NEED TISSUES.
— CJP🏳️🌈💗💜💙 (@CJPixiePoodle) June 24, 2019