HereBeGeeks.com was started in January 2010 to express our Singapore brand of geek culture online.
HereBeGeeks.com is about us sharing our love for things geeky, whether it be TV, gaming, books or even other random niche things that we’d like to consider under our huge banner. The website represents fandom from a vast spectrum of science-fiction television shows, from Star Trek to Community, superhero movies from Scott Pilgrim to The Avengers, tabletop gaming, comic books and everything in between. HereBeGeeks.com also brings a different perspective to fandom by giving the global community a glimpse into life as a geek in our South-East Asian island-nation, as we cover various news and events from our Uniquely Singapore point of view.
Hi! We’re Kakita, Alvin and Peter, and together we’re three geeks from Singapore who founded HereBeGeeks. We’ve known each other since we were classmates way back in 1992 and our friendship has continued through the years, against all odds. And now our team has expanded, so here’s all our members:
Singapore’s resident Press Ganger, that is, the man to go to for Privateer Press’ WARMACHINE, and HORDES. Kakita also dabbles in Games Workshop’s WARHAMMER FANTASY and WARHAMMER 40K lines, and his love for tabletop gaming now translates to a whole series of articles – reviews, reports and painting tips and tutorials. Other than miniatures, Kakita professes a deep reverence for Joss Whedon and many of his creative works – from Buffy to Firefly to Dr Horrible.
Equally at home in a parasitology lab or spending an entire day in the office on the Internet as he is in a library full of hyper-fiction by Jonathan Carroll, Alvin’s interests naturally cover a vast expanse of geekdom. His columns highlight his spectrum of interests, from comics to movies to television, as well as the desire to showcase the ever-growing geek nature of our beloved Singapore. The technological backbone of HereBeGeeks.com, Alvin’s machinist-nature also ensures that this blog remains alive when the unpredictable Murphy’s Law comes into effect.
His teenage years spent nursing a giant man-crush on Steve Rogers, the first Captain America, Peter discovered only later in life that he was also harbouring a deeply repressed admiration for James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as portrayed by William Shatner. Naturally, he also found himself drawn to many other heroes who depicted strong, manly qualities, including the honour-bound warrior Worf, first Klingon in Starfleet, and the muscular rock hard abs of The Thing.