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I Want My Nerd HQ

Everyone has heard of THE Comic Con in San Diego right? But, did you know there is another mega nerd event going on the same weekend, and it’s FREE? Well, that’s what Nerd HQ is and it needs your help to keep running.

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In 2013 Nerd HQ provided fans and celebrities with an intimate and engaging experience that was unlike any other event during Comic-Con. The event showcased cutting edge technology, exclusive parties, autograph signings, photo opportunities with celebrities, a screening of Firefly on the field at Petco Park, which drew 2,500 fans, and the very popular “Conversations for a Cause” panel series, which raised $215,000 for Operation Smile.


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Panels consisted of the most talked about films and television shows including Sherlock, Hannibal, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Haven, 300: Rise of An Empire, Kick-Ass 2, The Maze Runner, Riddick, and I, Frankenstein, to name just a few. Each panel was packed with curious and excited fans asking meaningful questions anxious to learn more about their favorite films and shows.
Basically, the event was started by Zachary Levi and his colleagues as a way to give back to the nerd community who have supported him and give them something fun to take part in that’s free and accessible to everyone.

And in the past few years the event has relied on support from sponsors but last year it was very close to failing due to the lack of support. So now Zachary Levi has decided to start a crowd funding campaign to help reach the funding goal needed to put it on. You can find out more info on funding the campaign via this link and see all the people who have contributed and their comments, as well as hear Zachary Levi’s plea.

This event seems like an awesome one to go to. And I am sad I only just learned of it recently, but I hope it stays going and others jump on board supporting it, so that one day I can get to go to it. It’s not often I endorse crowd funding ventures because I honestly don’t have a lot of spare money to throw around, but for this one, no matter the amount you donate, you receive the same reward, which is awesome. And I feel like it’s a real sincere campaign. So please at least check it out, and spread the word about this fantastic event.

About the author

Mandy Osipenko

Mandy is a geek of all trades. From computers to video games to comics to memes, she has her fingers on all things geek. Spending the majority of her day aimlessly wandering the Internet or working on her blog, and the majority of her night playing World of Warcraft, Mandy's heart is filled to the brim with geek love.

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