Geekology is creating fun geeky YouTube videos and supporting material!
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The Geekology YouTube channels are home of the "Geekology" and "[email protected]" webshows and their spin-offs including "Retro", "Did You Know? Weird Stuff!", and "Unboxing".  A more irreverent, entertaining and tongue in cheek look at collectibles and video games with a tendency to err towards Star Trek, Transformers, Amiga and PlayStation... Check out our Flickr account for better photos of items we have reviewed.

My name is Sven, and as well as being the co-host of the shows, I also run the main "Geekology One" YouTube channel (as well as my own SvenOf9 - Geekology2 channel) and all the social media attached to it. I am looking at bringing in more content (and there's a lot of our content on our channel already!) However our equipment is getting long in the tooth (though perhaps not quite as long in the tooth as we are), and needs replacing in some cases (especially my PC after it unceremoniously gave up the ghost half way through rendering an episode) or at least some form of updating to keep up with changes in technology - after all it won't be long before everyone is on 4K HDR screens and the like and we are a way off that quality at the moment. Also, frankly, being able to spend more time on videos means needing to find away to afford to do so, and you can help with that as well as the associated costs of running the channel, the various social media presences and perhaps allow the relaunch of a website.

We have arranged an address to send things to very recently (rather than throw £30 a month at a PO Box) and starting this Patreon page is a next step to making sure the channel has the support to not only continue but grow now we are into our sixth year. Long time viewers will be aware that we put out a lot of videos over the last few years but due to an injury to myself at the end of 2017 and the literal wearing out of the PC used to edit videos, there have not been as many videos this year as planned. We are doing live streams in place of the normal edited videos whilst trying to pull the funds together to replace the video editing PC, and at least some of the money from this Patreon will go to sort that, with other upgrades such as a new camera and editing software also on the cards. Some of the money will also be used to allow videos to be recorded and edited in preference over trying to bring money in, in other ways, but the goals will reveal that.

All in all we would be very grateful for the help that you may decide to offer and look forward to producing videos for many years to come, and hopefully more than just one a week.

Thank you

Sven (& David)
Geekology
geekology.org.uk
Tiers
Crew support / MicroMaster
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Our thanks!
  • Your name in the credits on our edited episodes, in the credits roll prior to the bloopers.
Ensign / Mini Autobot
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get to see our smiling faces before others! Yes that means...
  • Early access to normal (non-live) videos at least 48 hours before the general public.
  • The benefits from the $1/month tier.
Lieutenant / Autobot Car
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • High resolution digital poster - the design will change on the anniversary of the Patreon launch, so you'll get a new poster each year.
  • If you're luck fails, you may have our faces somewhere on the poster.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Lieutenant Commander / Dinobot Earlybird
$15 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • Possibly more opportunity to see our faces (actually, sorry about that...)
  • A physical A4 version of the digital poster, signed by Sven and David, after your second monthly payment, and then annually.
  • Access to a Lt. Cmdr and up level only Facebook discussion group.
  • At least 1 Patreon only blooper per month (content warning!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Lieutenant Commander / Dinobot
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Same as Lieutenant Commander (Earlybird).
Commander / Deluxe Autobot
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • A hopeful look on our face that you won't ask anything too dodgy with the perk below...
  • 1 guaranteed question every month answered in our videos (provided prior to recording and have to be suitable for video audience, and will be answered in most appropriate video).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Captain / Combiner Super Robot
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • Our surprised faces!
  • Personalizedaudio/video message after first payment, 13th payment etc. annually.
  • A Geekology tee-shirt after 2nd monthly payment, and then a new design annually thereafter.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Commodore / City Bot
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • The rather surprised look on our faces that someone  would give us $100 a month!
  • A guest spot on one of our shows, once a year, validated by 3rd monthly payment (then annually afterwards). This may be in person or via Skype/Google Hangouts/other teleconferencing software, depending on circumstance. Travel/accommodation costs are not covered for in person appearances.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Admiral / City Commander
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • The *VERY* surprised look on our faces that you selected this level!
  • Birthday and Christmas cards sent to you at the appropriate time.
  • Full membership to Spacedock Birmingham and Autobase Birmingham after your 4th monthly payment each year.
  • "Geekology Admiralty" personalised photo ID membership card for the current calendar sent after 5th monthly payment, each year.
  • Random item as reviewed by us worth at least £25 sent to you following recording and photography after your 6th monthly payment each year (you may select "Star Trek" "Transformers" or "other").
  • A CoLD SToRAGE digital album of your choice from the CoLD SToRAGE Bandcamp page at coldstorage.bandcamp.com, ordered and added to your Bandcamp account after your 7th monthly payment each year.
  • "Geekology Admiralty" tee shirt sent after the 8th monthly payment each year, with a different design each calendar year.
  • A second appearance in an episode after the 9th payment each year under the same terms as the appearance at Commodore level. 
  • Blu-ray disc(s) (BD-R) of the previous calendar year's most viewed episodes of each show on the main channel after the 10th payment of the year. The episodes will be determined by number of views of the video by the 31st January in the following calendar year (subject to a working PC!). 
  • You get to choose the subject of a video, be it something to discuss or an item to review (as long as we haven't already done it, and costs under £100, and is suitable for the channel) for us to record after your 11th monthly payment of the year (and again, repeats annually.)
  • Random item worth at least £50 sent to you after your 12th payment of each year (again you can select one of "Star Trek", "Transformers" or "other".) 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Commander In Chief / Matrix Prime
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • The look of absolute disbelief on our face that anyone would select this level.
  • A monthly set of signed BD-R discs of the episodes released that month while payments are still being received (subject to a working PC!).
  • Appropriately themed Birthday and Christmas presents while payments are still being received.
  • Geekology Commander In Chief ID badge after 2nd payment of  each year.
  • Special A3 CinC poster, signed by both Sven and David after 6th payment of the year. A different design each calendar year.
  • Geekology CinC tee shirt after 9th payment of the year each year - a different design each calendar year.
  • At least 1 further surprise gift each quarter of the year after the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th payment of the year each year.
  • Plus all the previous rewards!



Goals
$0 of $250 per month
Once we have $250 a month coming in we can put funding towards replacement equipment to improve our videos - editing PC first (including upgrading the one that will hopefully be in place reasonably quickly), and then we can look at a new camera, and something to improve the audio.
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The Geekology YouTube channels are home of the "Geekology" and "[email protected]" webshows and their spin-offs including "Retro", "Did You Know? Weird Stuff!", and "Unboxing".  A more irreverent, entertaining and tongue in cheek look at collectibles and video games with a tendency to err towards Star Trek, Transformers, Amiga and PlayStation... Check out our Flickr account for better photos of items we have reviewed.

My name is Sven, and as well as being the co-host of the shows, I also run the main "Geekology One" YouTube channel (as well as my own SvenOf9 - Geekology2 channel) and all the social media attached to it. I am looking at bringing in more content (and there's a lot of our content on our channel already!) However our equipment is getting long in the tooth (though perhaps not quite as long in the tooth as we are), and needs replacing in some cases (especially my PC after it unceremoniously gave up the ghost half way through rendering an episode) or at least some form of updating to keep up with changes in technology - after all it won't be long before everyone is on 4K HDR screens and the like and we are a way off that quality at the moment. Also, frankly, being able to spend more time on videos means needing to find away to afford to do so, and you can help with that as well as the associated costs of running the channel, the various social media presences and perhaps allow the relaunch of a website.

We have arranged an address to send things to very recently (rather than throw £30 a month at a PO Box) and starting this Patreon page is a next step to making sure the channel has the support to not only continue but grow now we are into our sixth year. Long time viewers will be aware that we put out a lot of videos over the last few years but due to an injury to myself at the end of 2017 and the literal wearing out of the PC used to edit videos, there have not been as many videos this year as planned. We are doing live streams in place of the normal edited videos whilst trying to pull the funds together to replace the video editing PC, and at least some of the money from this Patreon will go to sort that, with other upgrades such as a new camera and editing software also on the cards. Some of the money will also be used to allow videos to be recorded and edited in preference over trying to bring money in, in other ways, but the goals will reveal that.

All in all we would be very grateful for the help that you may decide to offer and look forward to producing videos for many years to come, and hopefully more than just one a week.

Thank you

Sven (& David)
Geekology
geekology.org.uk

Recent posts by Geekology

Tiers
Crew support / MicroMaster
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Our thanks!
  • Your name in the credits on our edited episodes, in the credits roll prior to the bloopers.
Ensign / Mini Autobot
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get to see our smiling faces before others! Yes that means...
  • Early access to normal (non-live) videos at least 48 hours before the general public.
  • The benefits from the $1/month tier.
Lieutenant / Autobot Car
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • High resolution digital poster - the design will change on the anniversary of the Patreon launch, so you'll get a new poster each year.
  • If you're luck fails, you may have our faces somewhere on the poster.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Lieutenant Commander / Dinobot Earlybird
$15 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • Possibly more opportunity to see our faces (actually, sorry about that...)
  • A physical A4 version of the digital poster, signed by Sven and David, after your second monthly payment, and then annually.
  • Access to a Lt. Cmdr and up level only Facebook discussion group.
  • At least 1 Patreon only blooper per month (content warning!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Lieutenant Commander / Dinobot
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Same as Lieutenant Commander (Earlybird).
Commander / Deluxe Autobot
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • A hopeful look on our face that you won't ask anything too dodgy with the perk below...
  • 1 guaranteed question every month answered in our videos (provided prior to recording and have to be suitable for video audience, and will be answered in most appropriate video).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Captain / Combiner Super Robot
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • Our surprised faces!
  • Personalizedaudio/video message after first payment, 13th payment etc. annually.
  • A Geekology tee-shirt after 2nd monthly payment, and then a new design annually thereafter.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Commodore / City Bot
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • The rather surprised look on our faces that someone  would give us $100 a month!
  • A guest spot on one of our shows, once a year, validated by 3rd monthly payment (then annually afterwards). This may be in person or via Skype/Google Hangouts/other teleconferencing software, depending on circumstance. Travel/accommodation costs are not covered for in person appearances.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Admiral / City Commander
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • The *VERY* surprised look on our faces that you selected this level!
  • Birthday and Christmas cards sent to you at the appropriate time.
  • Full membership to Spacedock Birmingham and Autobase Birmingham after your 4th monthly payment each year.
  • "Geekology Admiralty" personalised photo ID membership card for the current calendar sent after 5th monthly payment, each year.
  • Random item as reviewed by us worth at least £25 sent to you following recording and photography after your 6th monthly payment each year (you may select "Star Trek" "Transformers" or "other").
  • A CoLD SToRAGE digital album of your choice from the CoLD SToRAGE Bandcamp page at coldstorage.bandcamp.com, ordered and added to your Bandcamp account after your 7th monthly payment each year.
  • "Geekology Admiralty" tee shirt sent after the 8th monthly payment each year, with a different design each calendar year.
  • A second appearance in an episode after the 9th payment each year under the same terms as the appearance at Commodore level. 
  • Blu-ray disc(s) (BD-R) of the previous calendar year's most viewed episodes of each show on the main channel after the 10th payment of the year. The episodes will be determined by number of views of the video by the 31st January in the following calendar year (subject to a working PC!). 
  • You get to choose the subject of a video, be it something to discuss or an item to review (as long as we haven't already done it, and costs under £100, and is suitable for the channel) for us to record after your 11th monthly payment of the year (and again, repeats annually.)
  • Random item worth at least £50 sent to you after your 12th payment of each year (again you can select one of "Star Trek", "Transformers" or "other".) 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Commander In Chief / Matrix Prime
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • The look of absolute disbelief on our face that anyone would select this level.
  • A monthly set of signed BD-R discs of the episodes released that month while payments are still being received (subject to a working PC!).
  • Appropriately themed Birthday and Christmas presents while payments are still being received.
  • Geekology Commander In Chief ID badge after 2nd payment of  each year.
  • Special A3 CinC poster, signed by both Sven and David after 6th payment of the year. A different design each calendar year.
  • Geekology CinC tee shirt after 9th payment of the year each year - a different design each calendar year.
  • At least 1 further surprise gift each quarter of the year after the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th payment of the year each year.
  • Plus all the previous rewards!