As some of you have already deftly deciphered, this next week I’m going to ask for your help in crowd funding this year’s #NerdHQ. I cannot stress enough how much bigger this campaign will be than just #NerdHQ itself. It will set a precedent for me, for you, for us. I assure you that if we succeed in this endeavor, it will only mean more promise in bringing the other things you desire and deserve. We stand at a powerful threshold my friends. One that, should we boldly cross it together, will lead us to countless more victories. The time is now. The power is ours. Believe in it. Believe in us.
Zac also revealed that he’ll be using IndieGoGo as the donation platform, which will allow international users to contribute. Plans are also underway for NerdHQ panels to be interactive, allowing questions to be submitted online from fans watching the live streams. In the past, NerdHQ – a sort of alternative to Comic Con that raises money for Operation Smile – has been funded by corporate sponsors like those who manufacture video games and cars. It’s not clear if this year’s event will forgo corporate sponsors.
As he alluded above, the campaign is about more than NerdHQ. With the Veronica Mars movie about to be released – click here to find out why that’s important – it sounds like Zac is timing this crowd funding effort to show that there is fan interest in funding a Chuck movie in the future as well.
The IndieGoGo campaign is expected to go live this week. Follow Zac on Twitter for the latest, and of course we’ll post updates as they are available.