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From the Archives: The Hottest Geek Guys of Winter - 2012 Edition

February 21, 2013|Elliott Serrano, for Redeye

Originally posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 8:30am

Late last year I posted my Top Geek Gals of 2011. I wanted to shine a spotlight on the wonderful ladies that fly the geek flag proudly, doing what they can to make the world just a bit geekier. But then a debate broke out on the post over whether one could be ‘sexy’ and ‘geeky’ at the same time. Some argued for and others against. And to tell the truth, this argument has been around for a while now, with some folks calling into question the ‘geek cred’ of those who would put a pretty face on the world of geeks and nerds.

So that got me to thinking: would geek guys get the same amount of skepticism? To put it to the test I asked some of the geekiest fellas I know to be a part of my “Hottest Geek Guys of Winter” gallery. I requested from each of them a bio spelling out what made them a geek/nerd and a photo where they put on their sexy side. I’ve got to say that they didn’t disappoint. Whether they put on their best threads, gave their most sultry looks, or even flashed some skin, my fellow brothers-in-geekdom managed to turn up the heat!

Check out this gallery and be sure to read their bios where they lay out their ‘geek credentials’:

Carlin “CT” Trammel has been blogging at for five years. He was a co-host of the short-lived “Nerd Lunch: The Web Series” and is currently the regular host of the Nerd Lunch Podcast. He has directed short films, written self-published comics, and was an editorial intern at Marvel Comics back in 1998. Although none of that amounts to the greatness that is his hair, what he considers one of his most defining features. Follow him on Twitter! @NerdLunch

Alan “Sizzler” Kistler is an author and actor who has been recognized as a comic book historian and works as a freelance contributor for many sites. Along with his weekly column “Agent of S.T.Y.L.E.” on Newsarama, he is the creator and co-host of the weekly podcast “Crazy Sexy Geeks,” dealing with pop culture news and dating advice. His upcoming work in books includes The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cook Book and a couple of chapters of Star Trek and History. Alan has also had characters based on him and appears in multiple STAR TREK novels by David A. Mack & Keith R. A. DeCandido as Alan Kistler, Protection Agent to the President of the United Federation of Planets (which means he’s been trained to handle both Klingons AND Romulans). His Twitter account is @SizzlerKistler and his archives can be found at After a few drinks, Alan sometimes shares stories of his travels though the space-time vortex.

DVD producer Brian Ward earns his geek cred by bringing us some of our favorite 80′s nerdy shows such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Jem and the Holograms. With more contemporary titles like MST3K, The Middleman, and Marvel Knights Motion Comics, the talented Mr. Ward has geeked his way to Director of DVD production at Shout! Factory.  He is currently producing MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC.  Isn’t that adorable? Remember when your mom told you you’d never make a living watching Saturday Morning Cartoons? Well, this guy does. With his southern charm, boy-next-door manners, and touchable ginger locks, he’ll surely make your GILF list!  Follow him on twitter: @BWard028

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