The Damsels of Dorkington are creating Nerdcore Comedy Shows, Videos, Podcasts, and Music
56

patrons

$712
per month
We've been making nerds laugh since 2010. Over the years, each of our three members have migrated away from the others (Missouri, Texas, and Canadia), which makes it incredibly difficult and costly to get together. To stay alive, we cut our convention appearances down, and eventually started this Patreon campaign!

We have more conventions that we want to do. We have more ideas for videos. We've even written new parody songs, and this Patreon campaign helps us to keep moving forward with those things.

We have come up with LOTS of goals and rewards to motivate our fans to help us out. If you've got some extra money that you can toss our way, we are ready to put it to use. In return, we promise more content and more con appearances.

FAQ

Don't conventions pay for you to perform there?
Each convention is different, but the short answer is "no". The cons do what they can to help us out, but in general, we are usually stuck with most (if not all) of our own travel costs. That's especially problematic, since we're all so far away from each other. No matter where the convention is, one of us is probably going to need to fly to get there.

Why don't you make more parodies?
We want to! Unfortunately, none of us are musicians who play an actual instrument, so creating music means finding people to help us. Plus, if we're going to put something out, we want it to be good. So we also need someone who can record and mix decent audio.

Why don't you make more videos or a web series?
This goes back to wanting to put out a good product. We have an amazing friend who will produce, direct, shoot, and edit our videos for us, but it's not fair to keep asking him to do it for free. He's incredibly skilled, and he deserves compensation for the hours and hours of work he puts in.

GOALS
These are the goals we have planned as we gain more Patrons over time!

Start a podcast - ACHIEVED 
Design new T-shirt - ACHIEVED
Add 2 cons to our yearly schedule - ACHIEVED
Release a monthly bonus episodes of the podcast - ACHIEVED
Purchase a sound system to enhance our performances - ACHIEVED
2 yearly video shoot for sketches
Record an additional episodes of the podcast each week
Add another con to our yearly schedule
Create a behind-the-scenes DVD
Purchase audio and video equipment to shoot future performances
Tiers
Bonus Content
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
-Access to our Patron-Only feed. You'll get updates and announcements before the general public!

-Dork Pridecast Bonus Episodes

Thanked on Podcast
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
-Be thanked by name at the end of one Dork Pridecast per month.
-All previous rewards.
Monthly Sticker/Button/Magnet
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
-Monthly Item (This could be a sticker or a button or magnet. Whatever we feel like creating!)
-All previous rewards.
Special Thank You
$20 or more per month 12 patrons
-Special Thank You on the podcast with a song, or a poem, or in a weird character voice

-All-Access Badge after you've been at this level for 3 months. (This badge will get you in to our private con parties and will also upgrade your seating at any of our shows!)

-All previous rewards.

Bimonthly Merch/Hand-Made Items
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
-Every 2 months, we will send you a new piece of merch OR a hand-crafted item made by one of us!

-All previous rewards.

24/7 Chat Access
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
-All merchandise ever (excludes TeePublic designs). We'll send you every piece of merchandise that we create going forward at no cost to you.
-Access to Badass Patrons chat on the Telegram App, where we discuss all manner of nerd things and talk about Damsel plans as they happen.
-All previous rewards.
Quarterly Care Package
$75 or more per month 2 patrons
-We will send you a personalized care package every 3 months with whatever strikes our fancy!
-All previous rewards.
Create a Character
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
-Have a small character in a show written for you. We'll work with you to write a  character based on whatever you'd like!
-Open invitation to play your character. If you're around when we're doing the show with the character you helped us create, you're welcome to get on stage and play him/her! But you totally don't have to!!
-All previous rewards.
Level 8
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
-One advertisement spot per podcast. You send us the content each month, and we will read it live on air!
-All previous rewards
Goals
$712 of $750 per month
Amanda and Rissy will record one Bonus episode of the Dork Pridecast each month, which will focus on the developments of their current RPG campaign.
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We've been making nerds laugh since 2010. Over the years, each of our three members have migrated away from the others (Missouri, Texas, and Canadia), which makes it incredibly difficult and costly to get together. To stay alive, we cut our convention appearances down, and eventually started this Patreon campaign!

We have more conventions that we want to do. We have more ideas for videos. We've even written new parody songs, and this Patreon campaign helps us to keep moving forward with those things.

We have come up with LOTS of goals and rewards to motivate our fans to help us out. If you've got some extra money that you can toss our way, we are ready to put it to use. In return, we promise more content and more con appearances.

FAQ

Don't conventions pay for you to perform there?
Each convention is different, but the short answer is "no". The cons do what they can to help us out, but in general, we are usually stuck with most (if not all) of our own travel costs. That's especially problematic, since we're all so far away from each other. No matter where the convention is, one of us is probably going to need to fly to get there.

Why don't you make more parodies?
We want to! Unfortunately, none of us are musicians who play an actual instrument, so creating music means finding people to help us. Plus, if we're going to put something out, we want it to be good. So we also need someone who can record and mix decent audio.

Why don't you make more videos or a web series?
This goes back to wanting to put out a good product. We have an amazing friend who will produce, direct, shoot, and edit our videos for us, but it's not fair to keep asking him to do it for free. He's incredibly skilled, and he deserves compensation for the hours and hours of work he puts in.

GOALS
These are the goals we have planned as we gain more Patrons over time!

Start a podcast - ACHIEVED 
Design new T-shirt - ACHIEVED
Add 2 cons to our yearly schedule - ACHIEVED
Release a monthly bonus episodes of the podcast - ACHIEVED
Purchase a sound system to enhance our performances - ACHIEVED
2 yearly video shoot for sketches
Record an additional episodes of the podcast each week
Add another con to our yearly schedule
Create a behind-the-scenes DVD
Purchase audio and video equipment to shoot future performances

Recent posts by The Damsels of Dorkington

Tiers
Bonus Content
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
-Access to our Patron-Only feed. You'll get updates and announcements before the general public!

-Dork Pridecast Bonus Episodes

Thanked on Podcast
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
-Be thanked by name at the end of one Dork Pridecast per month.
-All previous rewards.
Monthly Sticker/Button/Magnet
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
-Monthly Item (This could be a sticker or a button or magnet. Whatever we feel like creating!)
-All previous rewards.
Special Thank You
$20 or more per month 12 patrons
-Special Thank You on the podcast with a song, or a poem, or in a weird character voice

-All-Access Badge after you've been at this level for 3 months. (This badge will get you in to our private con parties and will also upgrade your seating at any of our shows!)

-All previous rewards.

Bimonthly Merch/Hand-Made Items
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
-Every 2 months, we will send you a new piece of merch OR a hand-crafted item made by one of us!

-All previous rewards.

24/7 Chat Access
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
-All merchandise ever (excludes TeePublic designs). We'll send you every piece of merchandise that we create going forward at no cost to you.
-Access to Badass Patrons chat on the Telegram App, where we discuss all manner of nerd things and talk about Damsel plans as they happen.
-All previous rewards.
Quarterly Care Package
$75 or more per month 2 patrons
-We will send you a personalized care package every 3 months with whatever strikes our fancy!
-All previous rewards.
Create a Character
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
-Have a small character in a show written for you. We'll work with you to write a  character based on whatever you'd like!
-Open invitation to play your character. If you're around when we're doing the show with the character you helped us create, you're welcome to get on stage and play him/her! But you totally don't have to!!
-All previous rewards.
Level 8
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
-One advertisement spot per podcast. You send us the content each month, and we will read it live on air!
-All previous rewards