Nerd HQ, a free four day event in San Diego offering celebrity panels, exclusive gaming and tech experiences, while raising money for Operation Smile
I fully support what Zac has accomplished with NerdHQ and I would love to see it continue. As an East Coaster, I appreciate that all of the panels are livestreamed for those of us who can’t physically make it to San Diego.
I understand what Zac says in his video about not wanting to separate people by donation levels because everyone’s financial situation is different. But it really bothers me that the campaign has zero reward structure.
1 - It feels really weird to help pay for an event that I can’t attend without getting some sort of other ‘reward’. This may just be me, but when I support a campaign (here or elsewhere) I tend to prefer contribution levels where I get something beyond the pleasure of knowing I’ve helped - a physical copy of a movie, a copy of the app being developed, a coupon to the store of the organization I’m supporting, etc.
2 - I feel like they’re missing a great marketing opportunity. It seems like providing supporters with a coupon for a future purchase from The Nerd Machine would have added very minimal effort and expense to the campaign while directing people back to spending money at the parent company.
3 - While I am privileged to have a much more flexible budget than most people, there is a limit to how much I can spend on fan events and I think that’s true of most people. In the past I have given all of the money for NerdHQ to Operation Smile. In order to maintain my budget any money put towards the campaign comes out of what I can send to OS.
I know Zac has only asked for $5 per person and like I said at the top, NerdHQ is an awesome idea. It just bothers me. *shrug*
The 75th Hunger Games, also known as the third Quarter Quell, was the final Hunger Games ever held in Panem. Since this was a Quarter Quell, an extra twist was introduced.
#NO BUT#YOU DON’T REALIZE #IF I WERE HEAD GAMEMAKER I’D DO DINOSAURS EVERY YEAR #like everyone would be like ‘well they did dinosaurs last year so SURELY’ #and then BAM dinosaurs #and then the year after that i’d assure everyone in all my interviews that this year we wouldn’t do any dinosaurs #and then - right at the end - DINOSAURS #the next year i’d make all the tributes take care of baby dinosaurs while in the arena #like the baby had to live through the games with you or you’d lose #but then it would grow into an adult dinosaur all at once and they’d have to ride a raptor around for the rest of the games #very important very very important to me #everything is dinosaurs [x]