Trivia Club is creating games, shows, and game shows
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Trivia Club is a live game show currently taking place across Toronto, Canada, as well as a podcast network, which includes the weekly game show podcast Pause + Play. Remember it's not what you know, it's what you learn along the way!



Hello, ladies and gentleman, my name is Russel Harder. The man with the bow-tie. I grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan where I fell in love with most all things pop culture at a very young age. I've been producing and hosting live Trivia Club game shows since 2012. Having studied theatre for three years at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School in New York City, I moved to Toronto to establish a more permanent home base for myself in Canada. Though theatre, short films, and music videos kept me busy I really wanted to make my own work. The child of Trivial Pursuit playing parents and an avid reader of Disney Adventure magazine as a kid, I had always loved trivia. One night of competition at pub trivia was all the inspiration I needed and soon after I began producing and hosting Trivia Club monthly, then bi-weekly, and then weekly at multiple locations throughout Toronto.



The Greatest Game Show in Toronto! Hyperbole aside though, Trivia Club is three rounds of trivia. The night's champions walk away with a Golden VHS! With Trivia Club, I've looked to engender a friendly, competitive atmosphere but also build a community of like-minded folks. The motto of Trivia Club is also its organizing philosophy..."it's not what you know, it's what you learn along the way", which to me means though confidence is key, communication with your teammates and an appreciation for the gamesmanship of it all is just as important. It allows those who take part in Trivia Club to live in the moment and leave on any given night with lasting memories. Myself included.

This is why I've pushed to build Trivia Club into a podcast network, which includes podcasts about comic books, Saturday Night Live, and a portable version of the live game show experience in the Pause + Play podcast.

Speaking of Saturday Night Live, Trivia Club also runs what we call Extra Curricular games, which aside from an annual Oscar Pool and the Summer Movie Wager, includes the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League, a full sabermetrics-style run down of every episode of Saturday Night Live. It's Fantasy Sports for the comedy nerd. This is something I have run since September of 2013 in a Fantasy Football-style league that now includes upwards of forty competitors.



I post 1 episode of Pause + Play every week, so at least 4 podcast episodes a month, or at least 50 episodes for the year. In terms of live events, we've averaged 120 live events (two to three times a week) over the last three years.



Trivia Club is written, produced, and hosted by me alone. One form of income is from our live Trivia Club events. However this doesn't account for the hours of work put into research and development for those live events, not to mention Extra Curricular games like Saturday Night Live Fantasy League, and our growing podcast network. But their is a way to make these sustainable in the long term: your Patreon pledges



THANK YOU! Trivia Club would not be possible, it could not be a club, without the participants. I’ve been thinking of putting together a Patreon for a while. What started as a fun side project has turned into a full-time job with no shortage of work (that I’ve given myself). The podcasts are the most recent part of it. Pause + Play and The Panel, with hopefully more to come. Patreon will help what started as a side project continue to grow into a community, while giving you an extra something as a thank you (see the Rewards, on the left).

If you you're thinking, "But I already attend live events and donate money there! Why should I pay more?" Thank for all of your support! You are in no way obligated! If you’ve always enjoyed the live events but aren't able to donate to Patreon at this time, that is totally cool. Your investment in Trivia Club does not need to go any further then your favourite bar. I’m just happy to have you out at Trivia Club, thanks for learning along the way with me!
Tiers
Trivia Club Member
$1 or more per podcast 3 patrons
This would not be a Trivia Club without you!
  • You name will be featured on www.triviaclub.ca, on the members wall!
  • We will make sure to thank you on the first podcast produced, after you begin donating.
  • Trivia Club sticker!
  • Through the Patreon community page we will give you a special sneak peak on upcoming events and projects!
  • EARLY invitations to Extra Curricular activities, including SNL Fantasy League!
  • MEMBERS ONLY PASS to all special events, which would otherwise be pay to play!
Trivia Club Ambassador
$3 or more per podcast 1 patron
Thank you for spreading the word, and building the community.
  • All of the rewards that Members get, including a Trivia Club sticker, your name in the Members section, and thanks in podcast form! Not to mention EARLY invitations to Extra Curricular, as well as the MEMBERS ONLY PASS to all special events!
  • Trivia Club pin!
  • Ringtones, and other audio exclusives, including thinking music playlists and bonus podcast content!
  • Q + A Newsletter! A monthly Trivia Club newsletter!
Trivia Club Circle
$5 or more per podcast 1 patron
Fill up your mug, you've got a seat at the table.
  • All of the rewards that Members get, including a Trivia Club sticker, your name in the Members section! 
  • All of the rewards that Ambassadors get. The Q + A newsletter. The audio exclusives.
  • Trivia Club mug! A white mug with black accents.
  • You won't only be thanked on the first podcast after you donate, but EVERY podcast after!
Trivia Club Golden Circle
$10 or more per podcast 0 patrons
We're all the more golden because of you, pony boy and/or girl!
  • All of the rewards that Members and Ambassadors get. The Members page. The Q + A newsletter. The audio exclusives, etc!
  • All of the rewards that the Circle get. The mug, and thanks each week!
  • Trivia Club t-shirt! New designs introduced regularly.
  • Tri-Pardo category of your choice will entered into rotation, as long as you are part of the Golden Circle! Already have a category because of your long time participation? Now you have another!
Goals
$10 of $300 per podcast
We can pay an editor for the podcast. paying them in something other than beer!
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Trivia Club is a live game show currently taking place across Toronto, Canada, as well as a podcast network, which includes the weekly game show podcast Pause + Play. Remember it's not what you know, it's what you learn along the way!



Hello, ladies and gentleman, my name is Russel Harder. The man with the bow-tie. I grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan where I fell in love with most all things pop culture at a very young age. I've been producing and hosting live Trivia Club game shows since 2012. Having studied theatre for three years at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School in New York City, I moved to Toronto to establish a more permanent home base for myself in Canada. Though theatre, short films, and music videos kept me busy I really wanted to make my own work. The child of Trivial Pursuit playing parents and an avid reader of Disney Adventure magazine as a kid, I had always loved trivia. One night of competition at pub trivia was all the inspiration I needed and soon after I began producing and hosting Trivia Club monthly, then bi-weekly, and then weekly at multiple locations throughout Toronto.



The Greatest Game Show in Toronto! Hyperbole aside though, Trivia Club is three rounds of trivia. The night's champions walk away with a Golden VHS! With Trivia Club, I've looked to engender a friendly, competitive atmosphere but also build a community of like-minded folks. The motto of Trivia Club is also its organizing philosophy..."it's not what you know, it's what you learn along the way", which to me means though confidence is key, communication with your teammates and an appreciation for the gamesmanship of it all is just as important. It allows those who take part in Trivia Club to live in the moment and leave on any given night with lasting memories. Myself included.

This is why I've pushed to build Trivia Club into a podcast network, which includes podcasts about comic books, Saturday Night Live, and a portable version of the live game show experience in the Pause + Play podcast.

Speaking of Saturday Night Live, Trivia Club also runs what we call Extra Curricular games, which aside from an annual Oscar Pool and the Summer Movie Wager, includes the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League, a full sabermetrics-style run down of every episode of Saturday Night Live. It's Fantasy Sports for the comedy nerd. This is something I have run since September of 2013 in a Fantasy Football-style league that now includes upwards of forty competitors.



I post 1 episode of Pause + Play every week, so at least 4 podcast episodes a month, or at least 50 episodes for the year. In terms of live events, we've averaged 120 live events (two to three times a week) over the last three years.



Trivia Club is written, produced, and hosted by me alone. One form of income is from our live Trivia Club events. However this doesn't account for the hours of work put into research and development for those live events, not to mention Extra Curricular games like Saturday Night Live Fantasy League, and our growing podcast network. But their is a way to make these sustainable in the long term: your Patreon pledges



THANK YOU! Trivia Club would not be possible, it could not be a club, without the participants. I’ve been thinking of putting together a Patreon for a while. What started as a fun side project has turned into a full-time job with no shortage of work (that I’ve given myself). The podcasts are the most recent part of it. Pause + Play and The Panel, with hopefully more to come. Patreon will help what started as a side project continue to grow into a community, while giving you an extra something as a thank you (see the Rewards, on the left).

If you you're thinking, "But I already attend live events and donate money there! Why should I pay more?" Thank for all of your support! You are in no way obligated! If you’ve always enjoyed the live events but aren't able to donate to Patreon at this time, that is totally cool. Your investment in Trivia Club does not need to go any further then your favourite bar. I’m just happy to have you out at Trivia Club, thanks for learning along the way with me!

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Tiers
Trivia Club Member
$1 or more per podcast 3 patrons
This would not be a Trivia Club without you!
  • You name will be featured on www.triviaclub.ca, on the members wall!
  • We will make sure to thank you on the first podcast produced, after you begin donating.
  • Trivia Club sticker!
  • Through the Patreon community page we will give you a special sneak peak on upcoming events and projects!
  • EARLY invitations to Extra Curricular activities, including SNL Fantasy League!
  • MEMBERS ONLY PASS to all special events, which would otherwise be pay to play!
Trivia Club Ambassador
$3 or more per podcast 1 patron
Thank you for spreading the word, and building the community.
  • All of the rewards that Members get, including a Trivia Club sticker, your name in the Members section, and thanks in podcast form! Not to mention EARLY invitations to Extra Curricular, as well as the MEMBERS ONLY PASS to all special events!
  • Trivia Club pin!
  • Ringtones, and other audio exclusives, including thinking music playlists and bonus podcast content!
  • Q + A Newsletter! A monthly Trivia Club newsletter!
Trivia Club Circle
$5 or more per podcast 1 patron
Fill up your mug, you've got a seat at the table.
  • All of the rewards that Members get, including a Trivia Club sticker, your name in the Members section! 
  • All of the rewards that Ambassadors get. The Q + A newsletter. The audio exclusives.
  • Trivia Club mug! A white mug with black accents.
  • You won't only be thanked on the first podcast after you donate, but EVERY podcast after!
Trivia Club Golden Circle
$10 or more per podcast 0 patrons
We're all the more golden because of you, pony boy and/or girl!
  • All of the rewards that Members and Ambassadors get. The Members page. The Q + A newsletter. The audio exclusives, etc!
  • All of the rewards that the Circle get. The mug, and thanks each week!
  • Trivia Club t-shirt! New designs introduced regularly.
  • Tri-Pardo category of your choice will entered into rotation, as long as you are part of the Golden Circle! Already have a category because of your long time participation? Now you have another!