After a long campaign against the best and brightest geek luminaries, Wil Wheaton has emerged as the people’s choice to hold the office of the (yet to be officially recognized) Secretary of Geek Affairs.
Nearly 90,000 total votes were cast in determining the Geek Madness Tournament outcome, and Mr. Wheaton vanquished an impressive list of geek luminaries on his march to victory: Bruce Campbell, Wesley Crusher, Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, Gabe & Tycho (Penny Arcade), and Joss Whedon.
Learn more about your new Secretary from his wikipedia entry, and from the man himself at his site. Click on the Department of Geek Affairs emblem (above right, created by the entirely excellent Len Peralta) for a full-size version.
Congrats to Wil! Somehow, that doesn’t look like his…neck.
I was annoyed with the voting on almost every round, except the final round. Wil is a great choice. Democracy works! (At least this time.)
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer geek.
Your no “William Fucking Shatner”, but you’ll do.
Congratulations, Wil! You were my first choice all along.
This just in: Wil just resigned. Somebody had caught him buying gold for his WOW character. . . .
You should’ve used the Infamous Clown Sweater for the photo instead… *laughs*
Seriously, though, he deserved to win, and I feel that he is most certainly the best geek for the job… assuming Obama decides to institute the new Cabinet position, that is.
Congrats Wil! I’m sure you will make the best elected official as determined by an internet-based-basketball bracket-style voting process ever! Go make us proud.
Len: the calculator in the official seal almost make me choke on my coffee. Awesome.
P&S: Thanks for taking on the momentousness responsibility of running a contest of such national importance.
Bonus: this got me a greenlight on Fark! Woo!
I’ve gotta know. What’s the number on the calculator? Is it 5318008?
How great is that?
Nicely done all who voted.
I love the use of the “Official Type Style” of Starfleet on the Seal.
Seriously, no one thinks of you as a child actor anymore. Lose that wretched apology of a beard!
I find it apropos that Wil won and Wesley lost.
Congrats Wil! For your first order of business, please place a linux lab in every elementary school.
Johnathan: type the numbers into your calculator and turn it upside down. It spells out something near and dear to all geekhearts.
Does this mean he doesn’t pay his taxes? It’s a known fact that anyone in the Obama cabinet does not pay their taxes. Uh oh…
@Kay That’s not just Wil in a beard. It’s the “Mirror, Mirror” version of Wil Wheaton.
OMG What have we done?!
How did Will Wheaton beat Wesley Crusher? I’m confused?
Should we expect Secretary Wheaton to make his first public appearance as an elected official on the podcast?
Best geek for the job, in my opinion. My vote counted! Yay!
Ari: Jonathan knows. Invert 5318008 and you’ll see.
Actually it’s 58008. Same thing, really.
.Y. in parentheses.
Hahaha, Wil wins, yet Wesley loses. I do occasionally wonder which is geekier. Then I decide that either way, it’s awesome, and I don’t care.
“It spells out something near and dear to all geekhearts.”
That’s not entirely true, Ari. There’s a very large gay sub-population amongst the greater geek population.
Though I do challenge anyone to find a geek who doesn’t at least find that funny.
A larger sub-population that may not care about that “near and dear” item… females. Funny how they got sort of forgotten in the discussion.
Congrats Wil. Nice to see you get a paying gig.
This talk of sub-populations of geeks makes me think about this:
Will Wil be the one to unite all the factions?
Can I get that seal on a t-shirt? Can I? Can I?