1.  What, when, and where is Nerd HQ?

Nerd HQ is a FREE, four day event held the same weekend as San Diego Comic Con and offers exclusive gaming and tech activations, nightly events, and intimate celebrity panels benefiting Operation Smile. The event is scheduled to be held July 24-27, 2014 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.

2.  Do I get anything for my contribution?

All contributors will be part of the #NerdHQArmy, an exclusive email list that will receive updates, photos, videos and much more throughout our event planning process that can’t be found anywhere else. Your name will also be placed on our “Nerd HQ Wall of Honor” at the event and on our contributor page on www.thenerdmachine.com. But most importantly, for your contribution, you will receive our eternal gratitude, loyalty and our pledge to bring you the best Nerd HQ ever!

Furthermore, Nerd HQ brings you twenty-five plus hours of “Conversation for a Cause” content, live-streamed to everyone, FOR FREE, no matter where you are in the world (some restrictions may apply based on country.)

Go to www.youtube.com/nerdmachinetv for examples of our “Conversations.”

3.  What will the funds raised by the Indiegogo campaign go towards at Nerd HQ?

Every dollar you give will go towards the production of the event. The venue fees, staging, audio, video, production crew, event lighting, staff, security, and activations are very expensive and every dollar you donate will make a difference. It is up to YOU to help us make HQ happen.

4.  Does this money directly support Operation Smile?

The contribution you are making here does not go to Operation Smile. It enables Zac and the Nerd Machine to produce Nerd HQ and continue to raise money for Operation Smile. Each year, we raise more money for the charity, and with your help, we know that we can do so for years to come.

5.  Why should I participate if I’m not going to attend Nerd HQ?

Great Question. Nerd HQ offers twenty-five plus hours of “Conversation for a Cause” content, live-streamed to everyone, FOR FREE, no matter where you are in the world (some restrictions may apply based on country.)

Plus, all contributors will be part of the #NerdHQArmy, an exclusive email list that will receive updates, photos, videos and much more throughout our event planning process that can’t be found anywhere else. Your name will also be placed on our “Nerd HQ Wall of Honor” at the event and on our contributor page on www.thenerdmachine.com. But most importantly, for your contribution, you will receive our eternal gratitude, loyalty and our pledge to bring you the best Nerd HQ ever!

6.  Will I be able to participate in the campaign if I live outside of the United States?

Yes! Indiegogo allows people from all over the world to contribute by using a credit card or Paypal. If you participate, you will also receive all the contributor benefits as a member of the Nerd HQ Army.

7.  If I donate to Nerd HQ can I meet Zachary Levi in person? What if I want an autograph picture or a photo?

If you come to Nerd HQ, there is a great chance you will be able to meet Zac. Nerd HQ offers many opportunities to interact with him, such as the “Smiles for Smiles” and “Signings for Smiles” activations benefiting Operation Smile.

8.  What happens to my money if you don’t reach your goal?

We believe with your help, the “I Want My Nerd HQ” campaign will be a success and reach the goal of $1,000,000 dollars. In the unlikely event we do not reach our goal, Zac and the Nerd Machine will evaluate if the event can still be produced with the money contributed, supplemented by sponsor participation. If the event moves forward, your contributions will be used to create the greatest Nerd HQ ever. If the funds raised are insufficient to produce Nerd HQ, your money will be refunded minus the Indiegogo and Paypal fees.

9.  I don’t have any money right now, how long do I have to contribute?

That’s ok, and thanks for clicking the link. The campaign will run for 45 days, until April 24, 2014. In the event that you can not give, please share the campaign with everyone you know so that your voice is still heard.

10.  Is my donation tax deductible?

Your donation is not tax deductible. We want to reiterate that this is not a charitable donation, but a contribution to help produce Nerd HQ. We are not a charity, but 100% of the panel fees, auction items, photos, signings, and screenings at Nerd HQ benefit Operation Smile.

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