I’ve just watched the Nerd HQ “Talk with Joss Whedon” and although I’m still out on the fan-thing (seriously, it is possible!), I can safely say that I have just fallen in love with the human being. This is a great talk – thoroughly enjoyable:
Live From Nerd HQ: Joss Whedon | Break.com.
Also on Sunday morning, Nathan Fillion did a second talk at Nerd HQ which is great fun, but the vid stops at 40 minutes and at the moment, I don’t know if Break.com/Nerd HQ will be posting the remainder. This second talk is great fun:
Live From Nerd HQ: Nathan Fillion Pt. 2 | Break.com.
I think the whole fan community needs to give Zachary Levi a huge round of applause for creating Nerd HQ – it is becoming such a wonderful feature of the SDCC weekend and a fabulous way to support a charity. For those of us unable to physically be part of San Diego Comic Con, we certainly appreciate the live streaming and online viewing of these talks.
Last year, I looked at Zach Levi’s Nerd HQ events during San Diego Comic Con and sighed, I listened to friends who attended and ground my teeth shrugging off my misplaced jealousy, but this year, I would love to see this!
Nerd-extraordiare, Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) founder of the wonderful Nerdist Podcast (along with his more than able partners-in-crime, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray) are partnering with LucasFilm, Machinima and Octa8on in creating “Course of the Force” which is an Olympic flame-style run from Santa Monica ending in San Diego over the course of five days leading to the start of the San Diego Comic Con 2012.
Mr Hardwick (and I haven’t forgotten how you were within feet of my office during your trip to London last November!) recently appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show to announce this event:
Chris Hardwick And The Course Of The Force! – Show Guests – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
And you can also learn more information from this video on the Nerdist YouTube channel:
If you wish to take part, you will find all information about how to register as a participant on their website: http://courseoftheforce.com/ as well as following on Twitter at @courseoftheforce and their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/courseoftheforce
If any Browncoats run, let us know!
For those of us who could not be in San Diego for Comic Con or Nerd HQ this year, here is the the Conversation with Nathan Fillion with added Adam Baldwin and Jewel Staite:
… and queues are already staking out Hall H, plus the Gaslamp area is resounding to heated discussions over the finer points of StarFleet protocol over beer …
Meanwhile, Zachary Levi is looking out from the roof of Nerd HQ with a contented grin on his face as he has joined Nathan Fillion and Kaley Cuoco in the latest Nerd Machine Public Service Announcement.
The Ironic Sans site tells a tale of SDCC from 1988 complete with an update and schedule. If you are interested in having an indication of how the convention has grown, then you should have a read of this here.