The Nerd Army rally call has gone out. Tuesday morning, over on Twitter, Zachary Levi posted the following:
A challenge has been set before me to show the power of our voices, so I charge you with shouting this: #IWantMyNerdHQ Let’s tell the world.
— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) February 11, 2014
The call-to-arms was quickly picked up by the Twitterverse and the #IWantMyNerdHQ hashtag was soon trending in several cities. According to Hashtracking the tag generated 1,580,996 impressions. It certainly helped that other familiar HQ friends also joined in on the fun:
Last Comic Con I partied at Nerd HQ and raised money for Project Smile. If you support nerds and smiles add this hash tag #IWantMyNerdHQ
— alan tudyk (@alan_tudyk) February 11, 2014
My favorite venue from San Diego Comic Con is NerdHQ. Repeat after me please… #IWantMyNerdHQ
— Colin Ferguson (@colinferg) February 11, 2014
Showing potential sponsors the appeal and audience of nerd hq, so please rt #iwantmynerdhq and help raise some money for good causes!
— Robert Kazinsky (@RobertKazinsky) February 11, 2014
The time is near. NerdHQ is Coming. #IWantMyNerdHQ
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) February 11, 2014
Let’s hope that sponsors got the message and we will once again have the awesome experience known as Nerd HQ as a home-away-from-home during Comic-Con. The 2014 venue remains to be seen, although our fingers are crossed that the HQ returns to Petco Park. The stadium seating — you know, since it’s actually a stadium — was perfect and allowed that intimate setting to carry over from the past HQ’s, while allowing more people to attend each panel (and raise even more money for Operation Smile). The panels themselves were fabulous, and a lot of fun.
Plus, there were the parties. Local San Diego Padres fans were in awe to see their stadium dressed to the nines, and the new space allowed more than enough room to fit in all party-goers. The Padres concessions stands were open and made it easy to grab beverages and ballpark snacks. A wall of sofas and gaming stations towards the entrance allowed for a low-key hangout area, while the dance floor at the other end of the concourse was packed and hopping. A few cameo appearances by Nerd HQ panel guests really made the night.
What are you looking forward to the most for this year at Nerd HQ? Leave a comment below!