Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Patreon page!
Welcome to the Epic Questions Patreon Page!
Welcome to the [Other Random Project Epic Decides to Create this week] Patreon Page!
First, we’d like to thank you for taking the time to even click on the link, and checking out our Patreon page. It means the world to us that you have taken the time to learn more about our Patreon.
This patreon will collectively support the Frozen Nerdz Podcast, the Epic Questions Podcast, and any other projects that may arise! With the support of this Patreon, you will be directly supporting the creation of future content funded and directed by you the Patron on the show!
This patreon has been created by Epicinasnity and Kilroy who have been podcasting about Blizzard Entertainment games since December 2013. Between the two of us, we have had over 200 podcast episodes recorded and published, over 50GB of data downloaded by millions of fans worldwide! And without you, the show would have not been possible over the years. Because of you we have been given the chance to attend multiple BlizzCon’s with Media Passes where we were invited to VIP Meetups, given the chance to speak at different fan created panels at BlizzCon, and much much more.
Frozen Nerdz has been solely funded by the creators of the show, but now we want to take it to the next level and that’s where you come in. Over the years we have been asked by countless numbers of listeners of the show on how they can directly support the show. We’ve taken prize donations or just shrugged it off not having a way to directly collect financial donations for the show.
Below is a breakdown of the podcasts we currently create, how the money will be spent, what will happen if the Patreon isn’t successful, and an overview of our milestones and Patreon reward tiers!
Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to check out our Patreon and we look forward to having you as a future patron of the show!
If you have additional questions, or would like to talk to us in private about our patreon, please contact us via email ([email protected]).
-- Epicinsanity & Kilroy
Who are the Frozen Nerdz?:
The Frozen Nerdz is a Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast that started on January 28th, 2014. On the show, we cover the Blizzard Arcade, StarCraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. Every Tuesday, we release a new episode highlighting important news topics, our weekly Top 5list, our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics, as well as featuring a Blizzard Arcade (StarCrade) game each episode. But we are more than just a podcast, we are also getting our feet wet by creating YouTube videos, and looking to branch out into other areas of video game content. We have already recorded over 125 episodes, over 250 hours (close to 50GB of audio) of audio podcasts already, and we are not stopping there!
The Frozen Nerdz is hosted by Kilroy and Epicinsanity. The two started out together on Epic Questions, a World of Warcraft Q&A podcast, and moved over to Frozen Nerdz after having a burning desire to talk about more than just World of Warcraft. Between both hosts, we are actively playing World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and Diablo. We raid together two nights a week, and record our podcast together on Sunday nights. We release new episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, etc. every Tuesday morning!
What is the Epic Questions Podcast?
The Epic Questions podcast started at the beginning of 2013 by Epicinsanity to answer World of Warcraft questions from the community. After 45 long glorious episodes, the show went on hiatus in order to focus on Frozen Nerdz giving Epicinsanity and Kilroy the ability to talk about all Blizzard Entertainment games. In 2016, Epicinsanity decided to bring the show back with a different twist. Instead of just answering World of Warcraft questions, he shifted the focus of the show on answering all Blizzard Entertainment questions. On the show Epicinsanity answer questions from YOU the listener on the games that you are currently playing in the Blizzard Entertainment universe and also includes a personal topic from time to time. You can find new episodes of Epic Questions on iTunes and Stitcher every Thursday!
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a way for content creators to get paid for creating the content they are already creating (podcasts, videos, & more). Instead of having advertisements on the show from sponsors, Patreon gives fans a direct way to support their favorite content creators with as little as $1 per month! Patreon gives content creators the freedom to keep creating the content you love without having to worry about the cost of creating it! By supporting your favorite content creator, you become a Patron of the arts.
Even before the creation of Frozen Nerdz, we had been contacted by numerous listeners wanting to support the show. Since we haven’t had any formal way to track, or reward those that have given to the show, we wanted to create a Patreon in order to give back to those that take the pledge to give back to us.
Not everyone understands the behind the scenes process of podcasting. So here is a quick breakdown on how it works for us for each episode.
In order for our episodes to into the hands and ears of our listeners, we upload them to a web host server to be stored. When you download an episode via iTunes/Stitcher, you are downloading it directly from our web host. In order to have this storage, we pay a monthly service fee in order make that possible. Over the years, this fee has been covered by the hosts of the show, and will continue to be covered even if the Patreon isn’t successful. Currently, our monthly costs include: Web hosting, web domain fees, web security, and podcast hosting. The total of these fee’s is around $100 per month.
In order to keep the podcast focused 100% on Blizzard Entertainment games and not interrupted by hearing from our latest sponsor, we've decided to start a Patreon. Patreon gives listeners a safe and convenient way to help cover those costs while receiving rewards in return.
Even with the pledge of $1 per month, would mean the world to us. If you break it down, it’s $0.25 per show or $12 per year. You can pledge for $1 for one month, or $1 per month until the end of time.
What if the Patreon isn’t successful?
The creation of Frozen Nerdz content will not change. Nothing with the show will change, besides the possibility of advertisements, no matter the success of this Patreon. If we raise $0, or…. OVER 9000! nothing will change with the show. We will still release a new Episode every Tuesday. Epicinsanity will still try to release new episodes of Knights of Ebon once every leap year, new episodes of Epic Questions as often as possible and new videos on YouTube when we have the time to create them!
Kilroy and Epicinsanity will continue to work their 40+ hours per week jobs and have no intentions of stopping that anytime soon.
What if there is extra money?:
Each and every dollar raised via Patreon will be put right back into creating video game content. Once the bills have been paid, the rest will be funneled right back into the show.
Once we reach a milestone goal, any extra pledged funds will be saved for future month’s expenses. If we receive a sufficient amount, we would use it to upgrade our equipment, purchase additional giveaways, etc.
What the money will NOT be used for?:
Not a single dollar will be used for anything outside of the show. For example, we will not be buying Christmas presents for our family, new toys for our pets, or a year’s supply of RedBull for Epicinsanity. After we receive our payments from Patreon, we will be releasing a monthly newsletter which will include a transparent financial statement showing Patrons exactly how the money is being spent. Our main focus is to be 100% transparent with our Patrons with our finances to show that the money is being spent in a effective way.
If you have made it this far, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to read everything about our Patreon!
What are the “Frozen Friendz?”:
For just $1 per month ($0.25 per show), you will gain membership to the Frozen Friendz! The Frozen Friendz is an elite group of listeners who want to help make it possible to continue to create content without having to gain corporate sponsorships. With Milestone #1 ($100 per month) we will be 100% Ad Free. This means no advertisements during episodes, live shows, or on our YouTube Channel.
What is the “Frozen Friendz Newsletter?”:
The Frozen Friendz Newsletter is the most amazing e-mail you could ever receive! This newsletter will only be available to Patrons, or what we like to call them Frozen Friendz. This newsletter will feature previews of upcoming contests/events/special projects, a list of our Patrons, and maybe a picture or two of Sky (Kilroy’s Husky!). We will also include a very transparent financial statement showing the Frozen Friendz where our money is being spent.
What is the “Frozen Nerdz Store?”:
The Frozen Nerdz Store will feature exclusive Frozen Nerdz merchandise such as T-Shirts, Hooded Sweatshirts, Coffee Cups, shot glasses, hats, aprons, and more! If you pledge more than $10 per month (Besides Business/Corporation Pledge Level I & II) you will be given a chance to help create the next piece of merchandise on the store! Just think, your next great idea could be turned into a tshirt, or hoodie, or beyond!
The Frozen Nerdz Store is hosted through Spreadshirt.com and can be found at shop.spreadshirt.com/frozenerdz
Here are a few examples of our Merchandise:
- Frozen Themed Horde, Alliance, Terran, Protoss, Zerg, Hearthstone Logo’ed Merchandise is a variety of colors.
- Exclusive Frozen Pepe (From World of Warcraft) Merchandise.
What’s the One (1) Gaming Session?:
In our $20 or more per month tier, we are offering our experienced game knowledge and skill in order to help improve your game, or help teach you something new. New to playing Hearthstone? We can help with that! New to Heroes of the Storm? We can show you the way around the Nexus! Want to learn how to become an improved raider? Or need help setting up your UI in World of Warcraft? You name the Blizzard Entertainment game, and we will set aside two hours per month in order to help you with your request! At the end of every month, we will randomly select one (1) member of the 20$ or more tier and set up a one on one gaming session with them!
Before pledging for this tier, please contact us at [email protected] so we can discuss it in further detail with you one-on-one.
Explaining: Business/Corporation Pledge Level I & II:
This Pledge Tier is available for Business/Corporations that would like to support the show. The $25/$50 per month tiers are subject to approval. If we do not agree with, or believe in your business/corporation you will be notified, and your pledges removed. The Frozen Nerdz do not want to jeopardize their listeners and friends with advertisements on their website, and/or Twitter that they are not 100% fully invested in. For example, if you promote products or services against the Terms of Service of Blizzard Entertainment, we will not approve your Business/Corporation Pledge.
The Frozen Nerdz have the right to reject and/or deny ANY and ALL Business/Corporation Pledge Level I & II. For more information, contact [email protected].
Milestone #1: $100 - 100% Ad Free
All of our current expenses (Webhosting, Podcast Hosting, Web Security, etc) are covered! If this milestone is met, you will never hear an advertisement for any product and/or service we've received money from on our shows!
Milestone #2: $150 - Monthly Giveaways
This milestone would give us the ability to start giving back to our Frozen Nerdz community with a monthly giveaway! As well as giving us the ability to support YOUR favorite content creators on Patreon via our own pledges!
Milestone #3: $250 - Additional Merchandise on our Store
This milestone would allow us to be able to commission an artist/graphic designer to help create a variety of different types of new merchandise for our store!
Milestone #4: $500 - Live Recorded Episodes with Video
If this milestone is met, it would give us the ability to upgrade more equipment in order to record our shows live with video. You've been warned, these Nerdz have the face for radio!
Additional Milestones Added if Milestone #4 is met.