Nerds of Prey is creating A Nerd Culture Podcast
81

patrons

$378
per month
Since January 2016, Nerds of Prey has been working diligently to bring you a show that provides an added, necessary voice for nerdy Black women/women of color within the podcasting atmosphere. Since our premiere we have watched our platform slowly, but steadily, grow into a reputable voice within the Black nerd community. We sincerely want to continue to bring our audience a fresh perspective on comics, gaming, anime, movies/television, cosplay, and all of the things that encompass nerd culture, for as long as we possibly can!

Nerds of Prey has proven to be an incredible experience for us as well as a worthy investment. Not only have we made ourselves heard, we're cultivating a very special community of thoughtful, brilliant nerdy friends who want to see necessary changes within the culture that we all hold so dear. We’re off to a beautiful start! However, the four of us – Shannon, CG, Lauren, and Mel – want to see our labor of love grow into something as unstoppable as our voices. We need your help in order to make that a reality.

Podcasts are free (this one is, at least…and it’ll remain that way). Producing a podcast, however, is not. We would love to be able to raise enough money to not only cover the cost of production, but to improve the quality of a show that is so full of passion, knowledge, fun, and entertainment. Any donation you can provide would not only be an investment in Nerds of Prey, but a show of support for a voice that is too often marginalized and overlooked in nerd culture.

So! With all that in mind, here’s what we need!

Production:
We are in definite need of an upgrade in terms of both hardware and software. Bare minimum: we need a reliable Skype recorder ($28.00 + tax). We are currently using a program that works…sometimes. The four of us work during the day and have other projects that require our attention. We don’t have an excess of time to re-record when the program fails to do its one basic function. A reputable, reliable program would make this less of an issue! In addition, we could use a decent mic ($70.00)!

There are so many voices that need to be heard and we want to reach them. As we aim to expand the Nerds of Prey name, we would love to have equipment that allows us to record on-site interviews during conventions and events ($400.00 total)!

File Hosting:
A Libsyn membership that allows all of our episodes to be accessible is $20/month. This works for us.

Media:
We have a website ($8/month). It’s simple. It’s full of great stuff. We would love to upgrade, expand, and fully protect it ($200/year).

Fan-based content:
Nerds of Prey is often asked to review comics, games, and movies outside of our personal budgets. We aim to give the good people what they want, but trips to the movie theater, comic book shop, and Game Stop are not cheap. We’re not asking for funds to cover the entities that we were already planning to consume, but we’d be far more willing to… a-hem…experience movies like Batman vs. Superman with your help. When you include additional comics and games, we’re looking at $300/year, minimum, between the four of us.

Primary Composer:
The music you hear on our show is by a phenomenal artist named brandon*. It’s gorgeous. brandon* is a passionate, knowledgeable musician and we’d love to be able to pay him deservedly for future Nerds of Prey endeavors!

Growth Goals:
More content from the Nerds of Prey and paid contributors! Traveling to conventions around the nation! Merchandise! Events! We want Nerds of Prey to be an international voice and hangout (and to be able to cover important costs as they come along)!

If we reach our overall goal, we will broadcast a celebratory LIVE Drunken Sound-Off!

We know that with your help, Nerds of Prey can reach amazing heights. Let's be awesome.

Much love,
Nerds of Prey


**Please note: all perks are one-time only (unless otherwise stated) and are dispersed after the first payment is successfully drafted**
Tiers
Hearty Two Thumbs Up
$1 or more per month 25 patrons
You have our deepest gratitude…which we will express in the form of a “Thanks, boo!” social media shout-out!
High Five
$3 or more per month 19 patrons
The above perk PLUS:
  • EXCLUSIVE Patreon blog posts/updates (including the occasional nerdy-themed cocktail recipe and extra episode!)
Heart Eyes
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
All above perks, PLUS:
  • Shout out on the show!
  •  Twitter follow back!
  • NEW! Choose a single episode of *ANY show for co-host Shannon Miller to livetweet
*One hour max, must be available on Netflix, Hulu Plus, or HBO Go! Some triggers/restrictions may apply. 
Squee!
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
All above perks, PLUS:
  • EXCLUSIVE Patreon-only bonus clips from the show! 
YAAAAS!
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
All above perks, PLUS:
  • A personalized, minute-long “Thank you” audio message from your four hosts, just for you! 
CAN WE HUG YOU?
$25 or more per month 1 patron
ALL above perks, PLUS:
  •  A recorded review of the *comic book/graphic novel of your choice!
  • The Nerds of Prey Way to Slay: a list of our favorite comics, games, drinks, etc!.

* Single-issue only
Dance with us!
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL above perks, PLUS:
  • An EXCLUSIVE, original song track from co-host/previous theme song creator, Lauren Warren!
  •  A 500-word fan fiction from select fandoms, written by co-host Shannon Miller!
  • A handmade craft by co-host Mel Perez (examples include: fanart, cross stitch, felt keychains, frames, coasters)!
  •  A recorded review of the app/smartphone game of your choice (must be both iPhone/Android compatible)!
OMG, WE LOVE YOU!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL above perks, PLUS:

  • An EXCLUSIVE, original song track from Nerds of Prey’s primary composer, brandon*!
  • A Caw Down Memory Lane,” a review of a classic video game from Lauren Warren (15 minutes min/30 minutes max)!
  • Have a drink (anything from coffee to cocktails) with two (or more!) hosts over Skype! (20 minutes, pending availability)!
  • A “Consult with CG” - Skype for 30 minutes with co-host CG to talk shop about writing, freelancing, pitching, and everything in between (And with work featured in Ebony, The Mary Sue, and Harper’s Bazaar, she knows her stuff)!
WHAAAAAAAT?!?!?!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL above perks, PLUS:
  • Video game review of *your choice (*X-box/PS4, a year old or newer, pending availability)!
  • PICK A SOUND-OFF: choose a nerdy film or TV show (3 episode minimum), old or new, and we’ll record a special review episode dedicated to it (15 minutes min/ 30 minutes max)!
  • Listed on the Nerds of Prey website as a special Caw-respondant! (VIP Supporter- eligible for special future perks)
HEY, NEW BEST FRIEND!
$100 or more per month 1 patron
 Get ALL above perks, PLUS:
  • Pick the main topic AND the Nerds Wanna Know question for a future episode, which will be dedicated to you!
  • Congratulations, you're officially a producer!
Goals
$378 of $900 per month
Help us cover the basics and we'll be forever grateful! 
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Since January 2016, Nerds of Prey has been working diligently to bring you a show that provides an added, necessary voice for nerdy Black women/women of color within the podcasting atmosphere. Since our premiere we have watched our platform slowly, but steadily, grow into a reputable voice within the Black nerd community. We sincerely want to continue to bring our audience a fresh perspective on comics, gaming, anime, movies/television, cosplay, and all of the things that encompass nerd culture, for as long as we possibly can!

Nerds of Prey has proven to be an incredible experience for us as well as a worthy investment. Not only have we made ourselves heard, we're cultivating a very special community of thoughtful, brilliant nerdy friends who want to see necessary changes within the culture that we all hold so dear. We’re off to a beautiful start! However, the four of us – Shannon, CG, Lauren, and Mel – want to see our labor of love grow into something as unstoppable as our voices. We need your help in order to make that a reality.

Podcasts are free (this one is, at least…and it’ll remain that way). Producing a podcast, however, is not. We would love to be able to raise enough money to not only cover the cost of production, but to improve the quality of a show that is so full of passion, knowledge, fun, and entertainment. Any donation you can provide would not only be an investment in Nerds of Prey, but a show of support for a voice that is too often marginalized and overlooked in nerd culture.

So! With all that in mind, here’s what we need!

Production:
We are in definite need of an upgrade in terms of both hardware and software. Bare minimum: we need a reliable Skype recorder ($28.00 + tax). We are currently using a program that works…sometimes. The four of us work during the day and have other projects that require our attention. We don’t have an excess of time to re-record when the program fails to do its one basic function. A reputable, reliable program would make this less of an issue! In addition, we could use a decent mic ($70.00)!

There are so many voices that need to be heard and we want to reach them. As we aim to expand the Nerds of Prey name, we would love to have equipment that allows us to record on-site interviews during conventions and events ($400.00 total)!

File Hosting:
A Libsyn membership that allows all of our episodes to be accessible is $20/month. This works for us.

Media:
We have a website ($8/month). It’s simple. It’s full of great stuff. We would love to upgrade, expand, and fully protect it ($200/year).

Fan-based content:
Nerds of Prey is often asked to review comics, games, and movies outside of our personal budgets. We aim to give the good people what they want, but trips to the movie theater, comic book shop, and Game Stop are not cheap. We’re not asking for funds to cover the entities that we were already planning to consume, but we’d be far more willing to… a-hem…experience movies like Batman vs. Superman with your help. When you include additional comics and games, we’re looking at $300/year, minimum, between the four of us.

Primary Composer:
The music you hear on our show is by a phenomenal artist named brandon*. It’s gorgeous. brandon* is a passionate, knowledgeable musician and we’d love to be able to pay him deservedly for future Nerds of Prey endeavors!

Growth Goals:
More content from the Nerds of Prey and paid contributors! Traveling to conventions around the nation! Merchandise! Events! We want Nerds of Prey to be an international voice and hangout (and to be able to cover important costs as they come along)!

If we reach our overall goal, we will broadcast a celebratory LIVE Drunken Sound-Off!

We know that with your help, Nerds of Prey can reach amazing heights. Let's be awesome.

Much love,
Nerds of Prey


**Please note: all perks are one-time only (unless otherwise stated) and are dispersed after the first payment is successfully drafted**

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Tiers
Hearty Two Thumbs Up
$1 or more per month 25 patrons
You have our deepest gratitude…which we will express in the form of a “Thanks, boo!” social media shout-out!
High Five
$3 or more per month 19 patrons
The above perk PLUS:
  • EXCLUSIVE Patreon blog posts/updates (including the occasional nerdy-themed cocktail recipe and extra episode!)
Heart Eyes
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
All above perks, PLUS:
  • Shout out on the show!
  •  Twitter follow back!
  • NEW! Choose a single episode of *ANY show for co-host Shannon Miller to livetweet
*One hour max, must be available on Netflix, Hulu Plus, or HBO Go! Some triggers/restrictions may apply. 
Squee!
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
All above perks, PLUS:
  • EXCLUSIVE Patreon-only bonus clips from the show! 
YAAAAS!
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
All above perks, PLUS:
  • A personalized, minute-long “Thank you” audio message from your four hosts, just for you! 
CAN WE HUG YOU?
$25 or more per month 1 patron
ALL above perks, PLUS:
  •  A recorded review of the *comic book/graphic novel of your choice!
  • The Nerds of Prey Way to Slay: a list of our favorite comics, games, drinks, etc!.

* Single-issue only
Dance with us!
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL above perks, PLUS:
  • An EXCLUSIVE, original song track from co-host/previous theme song creator, Lauren Warren!
  •  A 500-word fan fiction from select fandoms, written by co-host Shannon Miller!
  • A handmade craft by co-host Mel Perez (examples include: fanart, cross stitch, felt keychains, frames, coasters)!
  •  A recorded review of the app/smartphone game of your choice (must be both iPhone/Android compatible)!
OMG, WE LOVE YOU!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL above perks, PLUS:

  • An EXCLUSIVE, original song track from Nerds of Prey’s primary composer, brandon*!
  • A Caw Down Memory Lane,” a review of a classic video game from Lauren Warren (15 minutes min/30 minutes max)!
  • Have a drink (anything from coffee to cocktails) with two (or more!) hosts over Skype! (20 minutes, pending availability)!
  • A “Consult with CG” - Skype for 30 minutes with co-host CG to talk shop about writing, freelancing, pitching, and everything in between (And with work featured in Ebony, The Mary Sue, and Harper’s Bazaar, she knows her stuff)!
WHAAAAAAAT?!?!?!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL above perks, PLUS:
  • Video game review of *your choice (*X-box/PS4, a year old or newer, pending availability)!
  • PICK A SOUND-OFF: choose a nerdy film or TV show (3 episode minimum), old or new, and we’ll record a special review episode dedicated to it (15 minutes min/ 30 minutes max)!
  • Listed on the Nerds of Prey website as a special Caw-respondant! (VIP Supporter- eligible for special future perks)
HEY, NEW BEST FRIEND!
$100 or more per month 1 patron
 Get ALL above perks, PLUS:
  • Pick the main topic AND the Nerds Wanna Know question for a future episode, which will be dedicated to you!
  • Congratulations, you're officially a producer!