Beej and Void are creating geeky podcasts and a positive community!
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First off, thank y'all for being so awesome and supporting this project. I am so, so, so stoked to see folks interested in a positive, fun, inclusive community for geeks!

WHO ARE WE?


I’m  B.J. , and I’m awesome. I'm the co-host of the Geek to Geek Podcast. I'm a full-time writer and livestreamer for Elegant Themes, a Wordpress software company. I live in North Alabama, and have the most wonderful dog in the world named Princess Leia Organa Solo Butler Keeton (she'll be promoted to General when she's older and has earned it).

My co-host is the always-lovable Void, a gamer and lover of all things geeky. He's got a herd of guinea pigs, a knitting wife, two delightful children, and a love of Nintendo that would give Miyamoto a run for his money.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

We have been podcasting for over 150 episodes about being responsible, adult geeks who maintain a balance between having families and jobs, but still making time for all the super nerdy and geeky hobbies we've always had. We love to talk about the stuff we love. And more than that, we love to talk with you about it.

We'd really love it if you'd give us a listen and like it enough to toss a buck this way in support.

HERE'S THE THING:

We aren't some fly-by-night podcast. We've been podcasting every single week for 150+ episodes. We have no intention of stopping, so we thought it would be a good time to start up a Patreon campaign.

We want you to feel comfortable knowing that your money is going toward putting out a consistent, high-quality podcast that only improves with time and support.

Our number one focus is our community, and a Patreon is a great way to help expand that and be able to focus on providing even more awesome stuff for you.

WHAT IS THE GEEK TO GEEK PODCAST?

When we sat down to plan the Geek to Geek Podcast, we had two main intentions:

  1. We wanted to make a clean podcast that anyone could listen to, from adults to kids to adults with their kids.

  2. We wanted it to be more than the typical "two dudes talking" podcast. We work very hard each week to have a structured, topics-based podcast that brings value to your week and (hopefully) gives you a few things to think about when we're done.

We love talking about Star Wars and Zelda and Mario and Captain America and Ninja Turtles and Duck Tales and...well, you get it. But we love talking about those things in ways that matter and enrich our lives in some small way.

WE ARE NOT NEGATIVE. YOU ARE SAFE WITH US.

Very briefly, I just want to mention that we do not support nor tolerate the toxic, vitriolic nature that many geek communities have. The Geek to Geek Podcast strives to provide a safe, positive, and inclusive space for everyone who wants to be a part of our community in any way Whether you are a podcast subscriber, a Patron here, or a member of our Discord, Slack, Reddit, or Twitter conversations, you are safe. And we love you.

WHY PATREON?

Well, mainly because we like Patreon. I did a successful Kickstarter for my debut novel Birthright a few years ago (155% funded, woohoo!), and it was great. Mostly. The downside was that I spent more time on logistics and fulfilling rewards than I did getting to talk with my backers and actually working on the novel.

Patreon is built for community interaction, and that's a big motivator for us. We love the internet. Just love it. We love making friends and being part of a community, and that’s what Patreon is about. It’s perfect for creators who love people, love the internet, and love making new, awesome things...for people on the internet.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

First of all, the Geek to Geek Podcast will continue unchanged from how it is now. We will continue putting out new episodes of the show weekly, for free forever.

Your support for this project gives us the freedom to focus on making extra content for those of you who want it.

Content creation is a hard way to make a living, and your patronage of this campaign literally gives us the financial freedom to focus on putting out more awesome stuff. For you.

Your patronage goes directly back into the podcast itself, paying for hosting, software, and other items and services that increase the production values of the show. 

THANKS SO MUCH!

I know that people on the internet are always trying to get money from you. I get that. The idea of crowdfunding really is a kind of postmodern panhandling. It gets tiring. I know it does.

But we want to use this Patreon as a way to really provide something of value that we feel needs to be created. We think there needs to be a lot more positive geekery out there, and we want you to know that every single dollar put toward this campaign will directly support the regular creation of awesome, positive, inclusive content that (we think) will help someone.

If you can sling even a dollar our way, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, geeks!

OH, AND BY THE WAY

We will be updating the tiers of rewards over time, so if there's something you think would be great to have, let us know!
Tiers
Friendo
$1 or more per month
The smug satisfaction you get from knowing you're irrefutably awesome. You get to listen to our podcast and know you're a part of making it great.


Beej will also give you a hug when and if he ever sees you in person. He will also give you a real nice thank you in a podcast. Real nice.

The Geek to Geek Patreon Lenstacular!
$2 or more per month
You get access to our Patron-exclusive Lens feed. It's like Snapchat, but for Geeky Patrons like you!


Who knows what we'll post, but you'll be the only ones who can see it!


 You'll also get lower-tier benefits, too. 

Patron Saint of Geekery
$5 or more per month
You will become a Patron Saint of Geekery with a special Patrons-only role on our geektogeekcast network Discord server.


Additionally, you get a Reddit flair for your account on our subreddit at /r/geektogeekcast!


You'll also get lower-tier benefits, too.

Includes Discord rewards
So You Like Our Voices, Huh?
$15 or more per month
Once a month, either Beej or Void will record up to 1 minute(ish) of audio of anything you want. (Within reason.)  You can give us a script, we can record your voicemail greeting or YouTube or podcast intro, answer a question, make a dumb noise, try a silly accent, whatever. It is entirely up to you. We are your vocal puppets.


All lower-tier rewards included, too.

Includes Discord rewards
Your Name In Lights
$25 or more per month

Pledge at this tier, and you get Your Name In Lights. Or more accurately, your name in the credits of the show as an Executive Producer.


We will list you in the show notes as an executive producer on the show, and on the Cast & Crew page on our website. Additionally, you will be given the prestigious Executive Producer role on Discord to show everyone else how important you are.



You get all the lower-tier rewards, too.

Includes Discord rewards
You're Our Boss Now!
$50 or more per month
You get to tell us what to talk about! Seriously! 


Is there a topic you want to hear about on the podcast? Do you want us to opine about what the state of indie game development? Want us to spend time deep-diving into your favorite JRPG or video game genre? Or perhaps you think we should have an episode with Void geeking out raising a herd of guinea pigs. 


Whatever you want, we will do This is your chance to boss us around. All previous tiers of rewards are included as well.


(Disclaimer: topics are subject to approval and iTunes clean rating, but we'll work with ya! Multiple months at this tier will reset your place in the topics queue once one of your episode has been recorded.)


 You'll also get lower-tier benefits, too. 


If you keep this tier on a monthly basis, you can suggest topics for us to cover, and we will add them into the production queue.

Includes Discord rewards
Straight-Up Buying an Ad
$50 or more per month

You get all the rewards up to this (except the You're Our Boss Now tier), plus a 60-second sponsorship ad of your brand, product, stream, blog, or whatever else you want to shout-out during 1 episode of the podcast. You will also get listed in the show notes as an official sponsor of the Geek to Geek Podcast.


Pledging in multiples of the tier amount will count toward additional episodes during the month.


Additionally, you will be given the Official Sponsor Discord role on our server.

 
Example: "This episode is brought you to by Void's weird magical pinky toenail!" And then we spend a full minute expounding on the virtues of Void's awesome pinky toenail and why you guys should buy one, too!

(Again, topics are subject to approval and iTunes clean rating, but we'll work with ya! Also, we have 2 ad spaces per episode. Multiple months at this tier will put your ad in the queue each month.)

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
39% complete
If we can reach $150 per month, we will start recording minicasts to accompany each episode. These will cover a separate topic related to our geekery for the week, either with a Cool New Thing or expand on something we couldn't fit into the main show. Either way, you win!
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First off, thank y'all for being so awesome and supporting this project. I am so, so, so stoked to see folks interested in a positive, fun, inclusive community for geeks!

WHO ARE WE?


I’m  B.J. , and I’m awesome. I'm the co-host of the Geek to Geek Podcast. I'm a full-time writer and livestreamer for Elegant Themes, a Wordpress software company. I live in North Alabama, and have the most wonderful dog in the world named Princess Leia Organa Solo Butler Keeton (she'll be promoted to General when she's older and has earned it).

My co-host is the always-lovable Void, a gamer and lover of all things geeky. He's got a herd of guinea pigs, a knitting wife, two delightful children, and a love of Nintendo that would give Miyamoto a run for his money.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

We have been podcasting for over 150 episodes about being responsible, adult geeks who maintain a balance between having families and jobs, but still making time for all the super nerdy and geeky hobbies we've always had. We love to talk about the stuff we love. And more than that, we love to talk with you about it.

We'd really love it if you'd give us a listen and like it enough to toss a buck this way in support.

HERE'S THE THING:

We aren't some fly-by-night podcast. We've been podcasting every single week for 150+ episodes. We have no intention of stopping, so we thought it would be a good time to start up a Patreon campaign.

We want you to feel comfortable knowing that your money is going toward putting out a consistent, high-quality podcast that only improves with time and support.

Our number one focus is our community, and a Patreon is a great way to help expand that and be able to focus on providing even more awesome stuff for you.

WHAT IS THE GEEK TO GEEK PODCAST?

When we sat down to plan the Geek to Geek Podcast, we had two main intentions:

  1. We wanted to make a clean podcast that anyone could listen to, from adults to kids to adults with their kids.

  2. We wanted it to be more than the typical "two dudes talking" podcast. We work very hard each week to have a structured, topics-based podcast that brings value to your week and (hopefully) gives you a few things to think about when we're done.

We love talking about Star Wars and Zelda and Mario and Captain America and Ninja Turtles and Duck Tales and...well, you get it. But we love talking about those things in ways that matter and enrich our lives in some small way.

WE ARE NOT NEGATIVE. YOU ARE SAFE WITH US.

Very briefly, I just want to mention that we do not support nor tolerate the toxic, vitriolic nature that many geek communities have. The Geek to Geek Podcast strives to provide a safe, positive, and inclusive space for everyone who wants to be a part of our community in any way Whether you are a podcast subscriber, a Patron here, or a member of our Discord, Slack, Reddit, or Twitter conversations, you are safe. And we love you.

WHY PATREON?

Well, mainly because we like Patreon. I did a successful Kickstarter for my debut novel Birthright a few years ago (155% funded, woohoo!), and it was great. Mostly. The downside was that I spent more time on logistics and fulfilling rewards than I did getting to talk with my backers and actually working on the novel.

Patreon is built for community interaction, and that's a big motivator for us. We love the internet. Just love it. We love making friends and being part of a community, and that’s what Patreon is about. It’s perfect for creators who love people, love the internet, and love making new, awesome things...for people on the internet.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

First of all, the Geek to Geek Podcast will continue unchanged from how it is now. We will continue putting out new episodes of the show weekly, for free forever.

Your support for this project gives us the freedom to focus on making extra content for those of you who want it.

Content creation is a hard way to make a living, and your patronage of this campaign literally gives us the financial freedom to focus on putting out more awesome stuff. For you.

Your patronage goes directly back into the podcast itself, paying for hosting, software, and other items and services that increase the production values of the show. 

THANKS SO MUCH!

I know that people on the internet are always trying to get money from you. I get that. The idea of crowdfunding really is a kind of postmodern panhandling. It gets tiring. I know it does.

But we want to use this Patreon as a way to really provide something of value that we feel needs to be created. We think there needs to be a lot more positive geekery out there, and we want you to know that every single dollar put toward this campaign will directly support the regular creation of awesome, positive, inclusive content that (we think) will help someone.

If you can sling even a dollar our way, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, geeks!

OH, AND BY THE WAY

We will be updating the tiers of rewards over time, so if there's something you think would be great to have, let us know!

Recent posts by Beej and Void

Tiers
Friendo
$1 or more per month
The smug satisfaction you get from knowing you're irrefutably awesome. You get to listen to our podcast and know you're a part of making it great.


Beej will also give you a hug when and if he ever sees you in person. He will also give you a real nice thank you in a podcast. Real nice.

The Geek to Geek Patreon Lenstacular!
$2 or more per month
You get access to our Patron-exclusive Lens feed. It's like Snapchat, but for Geeky Patrons like you!


Who knows what we'll post, but you'll be the only ones who can see it!


 You'll also get lower-tier benefits, too. 

Patron Saint of Geekery
$5 or more per month
You will become a Patron Saint of Geekery with a special Patrons-only role on our geektogeekcast network Discord server.


Additionally, you get a Reddit flair for your account on our subreddit at /r/geektogeekcast!


You'll also get lower-tier benefits, too.

Includes Discord rewards
So You Like Our Voices, Huh?
$15 or more per month
Once a month, either Beej or Void will record up to 1 minute(ish) of audio of anything you want. (Within reason.)  You can give us a script, we can record your voicemail greeting or YouTube or podcast intro, answer a question, make a dumb noise, try a silly accent, whatever. It is entirely up to you. We are your vocal puppets.


All lower-tier rewards included, too.

Includes Discord rewards
Your Name In Lights
$25 or more per month

Pledge at this tier, and you get Your Name In Lights. Or more accurately, your name in the credits of the show as an Executive Producer.


We will list you in the show notes as an executive producer on the show, and on the Cast & Crew page on our website. Additionally, you will be given the prestigious Executive Producer role on Discord to show everyone else how important you are.



You get all the lower-tier rewards, too.

Includes Discord rewards
You're Our Boss Now!
$50 or more per month
You get to tell us what to talk about! Seriously! 


Is there a topic you want to hear about on the podcast? Do you want us to opine about what the state of indie game development? Want us to spend time deep-diving into your favorite JRPG or video game genre? Or perhaps you think we should have an episode with Void geeking out raising a herd of guinea pigs. 


Whatever you want, we will do This is your chance to boss us around. All previous tiers of rewards are included as well.


(Disclaimer: topics are subject to approval and iTunes clean rating, but we'll work with ya! Multiple months at this tier will reset your place in the topics queue once one of your episode has been recorded.)


 You'll also get lower-tier benefits, too. 


If you keep this tier on a monthly basis, you can suggest topics for us to cover, and we will add them into the production queue.

Includes Discord rewards
Straight-Up Buying an Ad
$50 or more per month

You get all the rewards up to this (except the You're Our Boss Now tier), plus a 60-second sponsorship ad of your brand, product, stream, blog, or whatever else you want to shout-out during 1 episode of the podcast. You will also get listed in the show notes as an official sponsor of the Geek to Geek Podcast.


Pledging in multiples of the tier amount will count toward additional episodes during the month.


Additionally, you will be given the Official Sponsor Discord role on our server.

 
Example: "This episode is brought you to by Void's weird magical pinky toenail!" And then we spend a full minute expounding on the virtues of Void's awesome pinky toenail and why you guys should buy one, too!

(Again, topics are subject to approval and iTunes clean rating, but we'll work with ya! Also, we have 2 ad spaces per episode. Multiple months at this tier will put your ad in the queue each month.)

Includes Discord rewards