5th Annual Nerd HQ back during Comic-Con

HQ-logoThe return of Nerd HQ by The Nerd Machine was dependent upon the fans’ contribution to the crowdfunding project promoted by Zachary Levi.

Last year was the first time it was held in such a large venue, Petco Park, and was both successful and remarkable. It allowed Comic-Con fans to partake in a much more intimate mini convention without feeling claustrophobic, as many people do at Comic-Con. It’s very much like the big con except smaller, free, and you get a more hands-on experience. The biggest difference is the price and quality of the panels which they call Conversation for a Cause (you can see one from last year here). It is definitely worth the low cost which actually goes toward a great charity and gets you within 50 feet of your favorite celebrities.


I have friends driving to San Diego just for Nerd HQ over the weekend because they know it’s worth it, and you should too. Well they released a press release showcasing what is to be expected, and the biggest and main points are listed below.

– Nerd HQ 2014 is proudly sponsored by SEGA® of America, Maker Studios, Intel and Catan Anytime powered by Internet Explorer. Additionally, Nerd HQ has partnered with Facebook to provide interactive experiences to connect fans both at the event and at home.

– Conversations for a Cause has been expanded to include over 300 fans.

– This year NERDHQ is proud to welcome back “returning nerds” Evangeline Lily, Jared Padalecki, and Adam Baldwin.

– The “Conversations for a Cause” series is further expanding its reach with first time appearances by Jeff Bridges, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Brenton Thwaites and with cast appearances by The Walking Dead, The Giver, and many more. 

– Nerd HQ is making it easier for guests to be plugged in to all the fun and excitement by launching the Nerd HQ App. Designed to give the fans more access than ever before, the Nerd HQ App has a complete schedule of “Conversations for a Cause,” Maker Stage events, parties, maps, and more. Also included are links to buy tickets for the panels, push notifications that will inform users of special events like the “Smiles for Smiles” photo opportunities and even a #hashtag feed for all #NerdHQ posts. 

– Nerd HQ is excited to provide a home for SEGA to showcase its most anticipated titles, Alien: Isolation™, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd and two titles under the new Sonic Boom franchise – Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system and Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. For the first time, fans will be able to play demos of each title.

– Guests seeking opportunities to have the nerd scared out of them will be able to play Alien: Isolation, a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film, Alien™. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. 

– Attendees can create custom green-screen photos with Intel-based tablets, enter for a chance to win over $40,000 of remarkable prizes and get their hands on exclusive discounted offers. Fans will also have a chance to see what it is like to be “connected at 30,000 feet,” playing entertaining games on incredibly powerful and innovative tablets, 2 in 1 devices, and portable all-in-one PCs.

– Back by popular demand is the Nerd HQ Fan party held on Thursday, July 24. All are welcome to this incredible night of dancing and fun.

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For as long as he can remember, Robert asked the questions that others wouldn't about love, life, and death which brought about his interest in the human psyche and moral compass, resulting in an infatuation with comics, zombies, and movies leading to a long standing relationship with his imagination.