#IWantMyNerdHQ Update and Final Push!
“Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone - the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it's sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or whatever.” - Zachary Levi
I kinda sorta love that quote.
I told you in my previous post that I'm a nerd. Always have been. Always will be. And I'm totally OK with that. I'm a Disney nerd, a word nerd (also known as a grammar freak), and a book nerd.
Whatever. It's all cool.
And that guy up there...Zachary Levi (a.k.a. Flynn Rider and Chuck)...well, he's a self-proclaimed NERD and he runs an organization called The Nerd Machine.
The Nerd Machine sponsors the NerdHQ during San Diego's annual ComicCon event. This year's event is scheduled for July 24-27 at Petco Park in San Diego. And...it's a FREE event. As in totally free.
NerdHQ gives fans and celebrities an "intimate and engaging experience" that is unlike any other in the Nerd Universe.
In addition to the cool fan-and-celebrity interaction, NerdHQ also raises funds for Operation Smile - the international organization for which Zachary is an ambassador. To date NerdHQ has raised $415K for Operation Smile!
That's right. NerdHQ has raised almost HALF A MILLION DOLLARS for Operation Smile.
So...here's what I'm asking you, my faithful nerd readers, to do: Donate just $5 to #IWantMyNerdHQ so that Zachary and The Nerd Machine can put on a successful NerdHQ in July and raise even more money for Operation Smile.
It's that easy.
Just $5. Or maybe $10. Or if you're feeling really generous...a little bit more.
Why, you might ask, should you donate anything to NerdHQ?
Because this: NerdHQ costs money to organize and getting money via sponsors isn't the best way to do it. So, NerdHQ is asking you and me to donate money to help fund the event and in return you will be part of the #NerdHQArmy and your name will be placed on the Nerd HQ Wall of Honor at the event this summer in San Diego.
And so...long story short....
If you want to donate to NerdHQ (and you know you do) go here.
Oh, and you have until 11:59 p.m. on April 25 to donate.
And if you're feeling so inclined you can also tell your friends, family, coworkers, and fellow nerds about NerdHQ and all the good work they do. And if you're into the whole social media scene...follow Zac on Twitter @ZacharyLevi and follow the Nerd Machine @thenerdmachine.
And you can check out the indiegogo link here. You'll find answers to your questions and more information about NerdHQ and why they do what they do!
And that's it.
Be a nerd.
Help Zachary Levi do great things.
Disclosure: I am part of the #NerdHQArmy through the #ENMNetwork. That's all.