Geek is chic, and the adorkable Chris Riley, mastermind behind this summer's cosplay takeover of Downtown Art Walk, taps into that zeitgeist with his monthly superhero-themed party, Geek Pride. Like a comic-book cabaret, these nerd nights feature live musical and burlesque performances, as well as screenings of original videos, such as the Buffy the Vampire Slayer homage “In the Garden of Whedon.” But the biggest bonus is the Kryptonian physiques of this costume enthusiast crowd. Here, normally mild-mannered Clark Kents can strip down to their revealing geekouture and reign as sexy, scintillating Supermen. The event has traditionally been hosted at Hollywood's Dragonfly, home of such kink cavalcades as Miss Kitty's and Black Unicorn Fetish Fantasy Affair. But Geek Pride is spreading its cape and taking flight. Upcoming L.A. locations include DTLA gay watering hole Precinct and WeHo shame hole Fubar, so check online for details.
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