Geek Elite of 2012
Call them Comic-Con royalty: Actors, writers, directors, execs who delight dedicated followers of genre
#14 (magpie notes: although I don't think this is a ranking of high to low)
Geek Impact: It took nine long years, contending with the scourge of bankruptcy lawyers and government bureaucracies, but Jackson finally brought J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved first literary foray into Middle Earth to movie theaters. Even better, with his regular in-depth video diaries from the set of The Hobbit, Jackson further burnished his reputation as one of the most fan-friendly filmmakers working today.
Geek Cred: Only a true Tolkien fanatic would decide to make not one, not two, but three movies out of a single book — and reach into arcane Tolkien addenda to make it work. —Adam B. Vary http://www.ew.com/...515,00.html#21255845