Fake Geek Girls is creating Podcasts
20

patrons

$109
per episode.
Hi. We're Missy and Merri, and we're making podcasts discussing nerdy pop culture, intersectional feminism, and the ways media can do better.

For us, this has been and will always be a labor of love. We started this podcast not because we wanted to make money but because we wanted a creative outlet, and, over a year after its launch, we're still loving every minute of it.

But as time goes on, our dreams are getting bigger. We've made big strides in audio quality and editing in the past year, but we can do better. To do better, we need better equipment. We want to meet more of you and interact with you on a more personal basis, but the time investment and costs of traveling to conventions are more than we can afford. We want to branch out into video and do more episodes, but that means taking time off from our paying jobs to get it done. 

But that's where you can help! If you like what we do, your financial contribution can help us make a bigger, better, more awesome podcast. More episodes, more guests, more convention coverage. We'll even cover your favorite media if you donate enough. 

Fake Geek Girls has always been free and will always be free - we have no intention of charging for our content. But for people who want to help us out and encourage us to reach even higher, we want to do a little extra - bonus episodes, personal chats, and so on, as a way of thanking you. 

We're grateful for all the support we've had so far. We couldn't do it without all of you emailing us and telling us your thoughts. You're the best!
Tiers
Kind Souls
$1 or more per episode. 11 patrons
Honestly? We're honored that you'd support us at all, let alone do it financially. For $1 per episode, you'll get:

  • Your name on our website and a link to your personal project, Twitter handle, Tumblr page, et cetera
  • A personal thank you from us on our next episode when you subscribe
Gracious Supporters
$5 or more per episode. 4 patrons
For $5 an episode, you've helped us pay our hosting bill for the year! Wow. On top of everything above, you'll get:

  • Access to a special subscriber-only feed, in which we'll do special episodes and other extra goodies
Incredible Geniuses
$10 or more per episode. 5 patrons
For $10 per episode, you'll receive our eternal gratitude, everything mentioned above, and:

  • The opportunity to pitch us a topic! Want to see us cover a certain piece of media or a particular topic? Let us know, and we'll add it as a priority to our list of future episodes if we like it!
  • A monthly postcard with a personal message of thanks from the two of us. Maybe even a bad drawing. Who knows?
  • Access to a members-only livestream of the podcast. Yep, we'll livestream our numerous mistakes, pauses to look up information, and gratuitous cat noises. Participate live in the conversation!
Best Friends
$15 or more per episode. 1 patron
For $15 per episode, you're our new best friend and, even better, you get all of the above in addition to:

  • Unedited episode downloads. We don't know why you'd want this. We're a mess. But you can have a record of all the silly stuff that comes out of our mouths when we don't have Audacity to save us.
Powerful Pitchers
$25 or more per episode. 1 patron
For $25 per episode, we're in total awe of you and bow down at your feet. Also, you'll get everything above and:

  • We have to do an episode on your media. It's like pitching, but we'll do an entire episode on your topic. It may be a mini-episode, depending on how much we have to say on the topic. We reserve the right to refuse if you pitch us something totally objectionable (no snuff films, folks), but chances are we'll do it. One complete episode per month or multiple mini-episodes. 
  • You must be subscribed at this level for at least two episodes to receive this reward. Feel free to downgrade your subscription after receiving if you only have one topic you want to pitch us, or keep it up if you want us reporting on every bit of media you consume.
B.A. Backers
$30 or more per episode. 0 patrons
For $30 per episode, you pretty much own us, don't you? On top of everything else, you get:

  • One (or more, depending on what it is) free piece of merchandise costing under $30 from Redbubble
  • One extra entry in any giveaway we do
Executive Producers
$40 or more per episode. 0 patrons
For $40 per episode, we're making our thanks heard every dang episode. In addition to the above, you get:

  • An executive producer credit in every episode
  • Two additional entries into any of our giveaways
  • We'll have you on as a guest host for a topic of your choice! Same considerations as above: we reserve the right to refuse, but, provided you use common sense, there's very little chance we'll say no
Actual Deities
$75 or more per episode. 0 patrons
For $75 per episode, we're in awe and you get something weird and silly as a result. We'll deliver, we just want you to know that it's weird and silly. In addition to everything above, you'll get:

  • One annual handwritten essay on a topic of your choice from either (or both) of us
  • A personalized photo of one or more of our pets
  • An annual holiday card
Goals
$109 of $200 per episode.
While we're fortunate enough to live in the Seattle area and be graced with some of the country's greatest cons, there's still more to see out there! For $200 per episode, we'll be able to venture out of the Emerald City to conventions like GenCon and C2E2, two conventions we've always dreamed of going to. That means more coverage and, better still, more meeting all of you!
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Hi. We're Missy and Merri, and we're making podcasts discussing nerdy pop culture, intersectional feminism, and the ways media can do better.

For us, this has been and will always be a labor of love. We started this podcast not because we wanted to make money but because we wanted a creative outlet, and, over a year after its launch, we're still loving every minute of it.

But as time goes on, our dreams are getting bigger. We've made big strides in audio quality and editing in the past year, but we can do better. To do better, we need better equipment. We want to meet more of you and interact with you on a more personal basis, but the time investment and costs of traveling to conventions are more than we can afford. We want to branch out into video and do more episodes, but that means taking time off from our paying jobs to get it done. 

But that's where you can help! If you like what we do, your financial contribution can help us make a bigger, better, more awesome podcast. More episodes, more guests, more convention coverage. We'll even cover your favorite media if you donate enough. 

Fake Geek Girls has always been free and will always be free - we have no intention of charging for our content. But for people who want to help us out and encourage us to reach even higher, we want to do a little extra - bonus episodes, personal chats, and so on, as a way of thanking you. 

We're grateful for all the support we've had so far. We couldn't do it without all of you emailing us and telling us your thoughts. You're the best!

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Tiers
Kind Souls
$1 or more per episode. 11 patrons
Honestly? We're honored that you'd support us at all, let alone do it financially. For $1 per episode, you'll get:

  • Your name on our website and a link to your personal project, Twitter handle, Tumblr page, et cetera
  • A personal thank you from us on our next episode when you subscribe
Gracious Supporters
$5 or more per episode. 4 patrons
For $5 an episode, you've helped us pay our hosting bill for the year! Wow. On top of everything above, you'll get:

  • Access to a special subscriber-only feed, in which we'll do special episodes and other extra goodies
Incredible Geniuses
$10 or more per episode. 5 patrons
For $10 per episode, you'll receive our eternal gratitude, everything mentioned above, and:

  • The opportunity to pitch us a topic! Want to see us cover a certain piece of media or a particular topic? Let us know, and we'll add it as a priority to our list of future episodes if we like it!
  • A monthly postcard with a personal message of thanks from the two of us. Maybe even a bad drawing. Who knows?
  • Access to a members-only livestream of the podcast. Yep, we'll livestream our numerous mistakes, pauses to look up information, and gratuitous cat noises. Participate live in the conversation!
Best Friends
$15 or more per episode. 1 patron
For $15 per episode, you're our new best friend and, even better, you get all of the above in addition to:

  • Unedited episode downloads. We don't know why you'd want this. We're a mess. But you can have a record of all the silly stuff that comes out of our mouths when we don't have Audacity to save us.
Powerful Pitchers
$25 or more per episode. 1 patron
For $25 per episode, we're in total awe of you and bow down at your feet. Also, you'll get everything above and:

  • We have to do an episode on your media. It's like pitching, but we'll do an entire episode on your topic. It may be a mini-episode, depending on how much we have to say on the topic. We reserve the right to refuse if you pitch us something totally objectionable (no snuff films, folks), but chances are we'll do it. One complete episode per month or multiple mini-episodes. 
  • You must be subscribed at this level for at least two episodes to receive this reward. Feel free to downgrade your subscription after receiving if you only have one topic you want to pitch us, or keep it up if you want us reporting on every bit of media you consume.
B.A. Backers
$30 or more per episode. 0 patrons
For $30 per episode, you pretty much own us, don't you? On top of everything else, you get:

  • One (or more, depending on what it is) free piece of merchandise costing under $30 from Redbubble
  • One extra entry in any giveaway we do
Executive Producers
$40 or more per episode. 0 patrons
For $40 per episode, we're making our thanks heard every dang episode. In addition to the above, you get:

  • An executive producer credit in every episode
  • Two additional entries into any of our giveaways
  • We'll have you on as a guest host for a topic of your choice! Same considerations as above: we reserve the right to refuse, but, provided you use common sense, there's very little chance we'll say no
Actual Deities
$75 or more per episode. 0 patrons
For $75 per episode, we're in awe and you get something weird and silly as a result. We'll deliver, we just want you to know that it's weird and silly. In addition to everything above, you'll get:

  • One annual handwritten essay on a topic of your choice from either (or both) of us
  • A personalized photo of one or more of our pets
  • An annual holiday card