It's that time of year again. Tomorrow, in Austin, Texas, the Sexiest Geek Alive for 2002 will be crowned.
The annual event tempts up to 18,000 geeks to enter each year. "To enter means that you are standing up and shouting 'Look at me, world! I am a Geek! I am sexy! I am Proud!'" the site proclaims.
Entry consists of answering a number of randomly generated multiple choice geek questions, such as, 'What group of subatomic particles carry fractional charge?', 'What type of crystals power a Federation Pentium Class warp drive?' and 'Who is Zaphod Beeblebrox?'
But contestants also have to woo the judges with their essay writing skills to stand a chance.
Eight finalists have made it through the regional finals, and tomorrow's winner will be awarded the coveted title by none other than actress Chase Masterson, of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame.
The winner receives a state-of-the-art PC as well as a geek cruise sponsored by GeekCruises.com.
Last year's winner, 32-year-old computer science professor Ellen Spertus, walked away with the title after beating off stiff competition from 10,000 other geeky entrants.
But it's not all about geek knowhow - contestants also have to successfully sell their geeky personalities. Only after much talk of Star Wars and Linux did Spertus managed to win the hearts of geeks everywhere with her anecdote about successfully suing the now defunct dotcom, Kozmo.com, for spamming.
The Sexiest Geek Alive website, along with entry form, can be found here.
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