No, my issue is this:
Accessory: Vinyl, vaguely pornographic figurines
Fetish: Machine-on-human copulation
Online Habitat: cosplay.com
Now, come on, New York Magazine. Are you trying to tell me that squeeing Naruto fans and moe fanboys are sci-fi fans? Or that the majority of hardcore Philip K. Dick fans would be caught dead on cosplay.com?
I'm not saying there's no crossover here-- the generation of anime fans that really paved the way for the boom of the '90s and early '00s got into anime as part of the sci-fi/fantasy fandom with titles like Akira and Vampire Hunter D, after all. And of course, I understand that it's hard to group geeks properly while not devolving into dozens of tiny subsets.
But...Sci-Fi/Anime? That's a little much!
So I challenge you, Vice Squad: write up a field guide entry for anime/manga geeks. (And a separate one for sci-fi, if you want.) The entries feature the above chart of philosophy/accessory/fetish/etc, and they also feature an example of the Supreme Geek. Here's one from me:
Accessory: a cloth bag from VIZ
Fetish: Gun-toting babes with men manly enough to cry.
Online Habitat: animevice.com, of course!
SUPREME GEEK: 16 years after first becoming a published writer, Patrick Macias founded the now uber-popular Otaku USA magazine. On top of that he's published several books about Japanese pop culture, and is even a correspondent for NHK World.
Your turn! Go for it!