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Zachary Levi's Nerd Machine launches a cutting edge Indiegogo Crowd-fund Campaign to keep the fan-favorite "NERD HQ" alive and raises 100K in first 48 hours


March 14, 2014 --

LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Zachary Levi is the co-founder of The Nerd Machine and creator of the hugely popular NERD HQ, an annual event held as a complement to San Diego Comic Con. NERD HQ is focused on fan experience as well as raising money for the charitable organization Operation Smile (415K to date). Levi has launched a crowd funding rally unlike any other, relying specifically on the power and voice of the fans. This "by the people, for the people" mentality is the foundation of the "I Want My Nerd HQ" movement. Levi has a history of calling fans to action, which was evident in past years with the mobilization of fans to help save TV's "Chuck" season after season. Levi is now encouraging fans to support NERD HQ for a fourth year.


Levi and Nerd Machine are asking fans to help bring back NERD HQ with a crowd funding effort geared towards bringing people together and expressing their collective power. The "I Want My NERD HQ" Indiegogo campaign is raising funds necessary to produce the event and recruiting fans to be a part of the "Nerd HQ Army." No traditional rewards structure has been put in place as Levi asks each person to give what they can and values each gesture of giving exactly the same.The strategy is working. Levi and Nerd Machine have raised over 100K towards their million dollar goal in less than 2 days.


March 11, 2014 through April 25, 2014


I Want My Nerd HQ Indiegogo campaign link can be found here:


About NERD HQ:

NERD HQ is a free four day event that has become a highlight of the Gaslamp district each year, giving fans a complement to their SDCC experience. The event showcases the newest in technology and gaming demos, exclusive parties, autograph signings, photo opportunities with celebrities, and the very popular "Conversations for a Cause" panel series, which to date has helped raise over $415K for Operation Smile. Past conversations consisted of the most talked about films and television shows including "Sherlock," "Hannibal," "Orphan Black," "Doctor Who," "Robot Chicken," "300: Rise of An Empire," "Kick-Ass 2," "The Maze Runner," "Riddick," and "Supernatural," to name just a few. Each panel is packed with curious and excited fans asking meaningful questions, anxious to learn more about their favorite films and shows.


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