This is normally the time of year we announce our plans for the next Nerdtacular. Usually that involves venue plans, early ideas, and a rough idea on when it will happen! Instead, got something a little different for you.
Let’s get the short description out of the way: There will not be a Nerdtacular in 2016. Now, DON’T FREAK OUT! There’s a lots more tale to tell, so keep reading.
There are a few things at play here. First and foremost, it occurred to the team that we’re fast approaching the 10 year anniversary of Nerdtacular, which began in the spring of 2007. That means we want to take some extra time and plan something special for the next one. That gives us an extra 12 months to build something truly rad for 2017.
Secondly, as it turns out, 2016 is PACKED full of new projects for me and others on the team. Kim and I are writing and illustrating a parenting book, something we’ve wanted to do for ages. Now that the kids seem to be forming fully baked and reasonably well adjusted, we think we actually have a thing or two to say on the subject.
2016 is also the year we build and finish the “Dungeon Murder” tabletop card game we’ve started. We’ve come a long way on that, and the big work is about to begin.
Add to that a children’s book project I’ve been brewing for quite some time, and you have a year of specialized focus that would surely benefit from not having to build a big event in the middle of it all. Of course, this is all in addition to the continued growth of podcast and video projects, and everything else you like about the Frogpants world.
Thirdly, I feel like the management team and all the producers could use a break from the crazy before we hit it hard for the 10th event. A nice breather before 2017 and we full tilt again.
I know some of you are saying, “Oh man! This was gonna be the year we finally made the trip!” To you I say, “hey, just think of all this extra anticipation! Absence makes the heart grow…something something…”
Nerdtacular has grown from its obscure humble beginnings into something pretty special. Thankfully, it kept the humble part and stayed personal, and we will never likely stray from that core value. “It’s like family, ‘cept with nerds”, our slogan goes. True in 07, and true now.
Best part? I might ACTUALLY take a real family vacation in 2016. Weird, I know.
OH, and before I forget, there is something cool happening! This might be more beneficial to locals of course, but I am planning on going old-school and renting a movie theater next June for the premiere of the Warcraft movie. Working out the details now, but would love to host some of you guys for that in a big theater…my treat. More details on that as I have them, but very much looking forward to what will basically be Nerdtacular Jr. that day.
Hey! Check it out! A new post about the big weekend! Guess what? We have some really rad additional guests to announce! So why am I wasting text right now… Let’s DO THIS!
Chris and Kat hardly need any kind of introduction to the Frogpants community. They’ve always kind of been “one of us”. Or “some of us” as the case may be. Plural…something something. Anyway…
We LOVE Chris and Kat and are so excited to have them here! Chris won’t be telling us any Blizzard secrets, but you can bet we’ll get to know a lot more about the man who brought you some of your favorite characters and stories in the modern era. Kat comes with her Cryptozoic Entertainment table-top gaming cred, and will surely school us all.
Have you listened to We Have Concerns yet? Well, if not, you should be. Jeff and Anthony will be here to not only do a live WHC, but thrill you with their wit, whimsy, and prowess as hairy men. Scratch that last part. Let’s put it this way, Jeff and Anthony are also “ones of us”, and we can’t wait to have them here!
We are SOOOO excited to have Marian Call with us this year as our musical guest! She’s a huge hit in our community already, and will surely find more fans at Nerdtacular. Could not be more excited to have her. Check out her bio and see why some of you have been slacking! Her music is rad!
There are surely more to come, but I hope you’ll be just as excited as we are to have these human beings with us on the big date!
Scott and Corrinne sat down and chatting it up with the community with questions about Nerdtacular 2015! We did this last year too, and people really liked it. So here you go! Our 1st Q&A!
Here’s the audio version!