Why it Matters: There’s a new front emerging within small communities, one that connects the cliques. Words such as “geek” are often vague and encompass multiple smaller subcultures; however, when given a place to feel comfortable, they can unite under one cultural banner for an amount of time and celebrate everything for which the different aspects of their cultures stand. This new wave of community integration is taking niche groups within a subculture and giving them regional hubs where they can connect and converse.
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