In years past, Internet 'geeks', bloggers, fanboys and the like have had a small squeaky voice that's been dismissed as inconsequential. Obviously the web is no longer the stepchild in the family of information resources; it has become the forefront. It has been a long time coming, but the fanboy is having his day.

CNBC recently sat down with MovieWeb to get the inside scoop on the fanboy and how this once underground niche demographic is currently steering the entertainment industry and setting the hottest trends. Watch as our own Julian Roman familiarizes us with this cross-section of sci-fi and comic book enthusiasts and how their collective voice influences the decisions of Hollywood's brass.