The Realist Lounge was founded in late 2012 in Memphis, TN by Ernie The Realist. After watching geek culture go grossly unrepresented in the local community and a lack of focus in local journalism on the subject of geek culture Ernie felt it was up to him to bring it all together. The Realist Lounge grew to include close friends and confidants who also share a similar passion for geek culture, and the rest is history. We felt it wasn’t enough to represent the Memphis geek culture, but to do it in a way that doesn’t sugar coat or play coy with the facts. We give realist opinions and “keep it real” with our followers. Hence the name. We are a volunteer group and do this purely for the love and passion we have.