For the past few months (as a result of the poll that Hank made asking whether vlogbrothers should have pre-roll ads and where that money should go), all proceeds from advertisements on the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel have been split in half between the Foundation to Decrease World Suck and a new fund that will be used to assist creators in making cool, important, and great projects.
Now, we are looking for more people to help out!
If you have a project, series, or content and need help taking that project to the next level, please fill out our Sponsorship Application form.
We’ll be looking over responses as they come in — and can’t wait to see all the awesome projects you’ve got going on!
Project for Awesome Nerdfighter Music Compilation!
Hey nerdfighters. As you know, the Project for Awesome is coming up (on December 17th!) and we at vlogbrothers headquarters are working very hard to make sure this year’s P4A is a great one.
This year, we would like to include a new kind of perk, kind of like the Nerdfighter Art perk, but with music!
We are looking for any and all songs by nerdfighters, about nerdfighteria. These songs will be collected and formatted into a compilation album (or compilation albumS, depending on how many submissions come in) that will be available for purchase as a downloadable perk as part of the Project for Awesome Indiegogo campaign. Money will be raised for charity. People will be able to acquire lots of great nerdfighter music. Super cool stuff.
Read on for submission guidelines and the like.
- All songs must be either about nerdfighteria, about any/all of John’s books, or covers of Hank’s songs.
- Artist name & song title must be included with your submission. You may also include a link to your music on the web (bandcamp, itunes, etc), and any other text about the song you like.
- Songs must be submitted in as high a quality as possible; lossless files (AIFF, WAV) are preferred.
- Submit all songs via wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org with “P4A MUSIC” included somewhere in the message.
- Submissions will be accepted until November 1st, 2014.
- Multiple submissions are very much allowed, but please send them in one at a time!
- We will reach out to those whose songs are selected for the compilation to confirm their inclusion no later than December 1st.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com. We’re very excited to listen to all the lovely things you make!
- Valerie & Michael
Hello there, artists of nerdfighteria! After the success of the Nerdfighter Art Tier of last year’s Project for Awesome, I’m teaming up with the P4A team once again and need your help!
The P4A, as always, will be raising money to give to charities. However, some people have more time and talent to give than money (you know who you are) so we’d like to recruit you to provide creations for reward tiers in our IndieGoGo campaign. You create the artwork and it will be and sent to a fellow nerdfighter who claims the perk!
- Ideally, you will be making 15+ items and you will be shipping them to Missoula, Montana to be distributed to the people who claimed the Nerdfighter Art Perk!
- We’re looking for small, easily shipped items. This can include jewelry, knitwear, small plushies, small drawings and paintings, digital art prints, etc.
- The pieces of art do not need to be nerdfighter-themed but it is highly encouraged!
- The estimated worth of the art should be about $25-30 because the perk will be sold for $40. That’s not a strict amount, just keep it in mind when making your proposals!
- If you’re interested, you need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10th with an example of what you have/will be creating and what quantity. A picture of it for us to see would be extra helpful when sorting through everyone’s submissions!
- We will let you know if it’s reasonable and provide additional information around October 13th, giving you more than a month to complete your pieces.
We’re extremely excited to be working on this project again this year, we hope you’re excited too! ^-^
- Emma, Valerie, and Hank
Thank you to everyone who donated art to the P4A last year and to those of you who plan on doing so this year!
I found the giraffes making love on the TFIOS movie
I’ve been waiting for SO LONG for this post! This is the most definite Nerdfighter reference in the movie…so pleased!
Is this real? I did not notice this while we were filming. I wonder if propsmaster Kelly did this? (She’s a nerdfighter, so it’s possible.)
This is the perfect present, and I’m so grateful to Hank and to everyone who has donated. (You can still donate at llamajohn.com if you’re interested!)
Thanks for all your birthday wishes!
The Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop
There are three important ingredients to a good video…the writing, the performance, and the editing. Now, of course, lots of videos have those things blend together…sometimes I write while I film and sometimes while I edit (deciding to put stuff on screen or cut things (cutting is a huge part of writing) or even to go back and shoot something new.)
But while I once upon a time showed you a video of me editing…I’ve never shared anything about my writing process or my shooting process. So I’m gonna open the book as part of a larger project. Let’s call it the Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop.
It comes in three parts:
Check out the prompts (and guide) on my WattPad, here. Write scripts and share them on WattPad using the appropriate tags. Whether or not you are writing in the workshop, feel free to thoughtfully and conscientiously critique submissions (which you can find by searching for the appropriate tags) using WattPad comments.
- A long boring video of me writing a script
- A bunch of Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
- The prompts at WattPad
- Other People’s scripts
Check out the scripts (particularly the unpublished Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts) and film (and ideally edit) your performance. Of course we understand that your software and hardware aren’t necessarily going to be top notch. Phone videos encouraged! Upload your video and name it “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO *USERNAME*” with your username in place of *USERNAME*.
Whether or not you are making a video for the workshop feel free to search YouTube for “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO” and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique performances.
- A video of me unedited…so you can see that vloggers don’t just rattle off their scripts perfectly the first time.
- Various Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
- Other People’s Performances
Download this unedited Vlogbrothers video (there are lots of ways to download YouTube videos, this one works well for me), edit it however you want…do literally whatever you want to it, and then upload it with the title “EDITEDCOMMENTSVIDEO *USERNAME*” where *USERNAME* is your username.
Whether or not you are uploading an edited video, feel free to search for videos in the editing workshop and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique them.
Yes, I will be looking at this stuff…though probably not for a while because I’m going to be traveling a bit over the next week or two (or three). I’m very excited to see what comes of this. Please be helpful and thoughtful and encouraging to each other. I hope this is interesting and useful to you (and also to me.)
Also, tag all related content novw here on Tumblr or on YouTube or Twitter or wherever.
Calling All Nerdfighter Groups
Hey all! My name is Valerie, and in addition to being one of fynf’s showrunners, I have recently taken on the position of being a community liaison of sorts between Nerdfighteria and John & Hank.
My job is to make this community more awesome, more connected, more engaged, and more wonderful.
One of the ways all of the above can be achieved is by strengthening local nerdfighter groups and planning activities! FYNF has always tried to enable that through our Local Nerdfighter Groups page, but now it’s gonna be taken to the next level.
If you are a part of a Nerdfighter group that has meetings (regularly or occasionally), please email me at valerie[at]nerdfighteria.com with ”[your city/state/region] Nerdfighter Group” in the subject line. If your group already has a system of organization in place (looking at you, DC Nerdfighters!), please ask/get the attention of those who are admins/in charge and have them email me. I will be compiling emails and groups throughout the coming weeks to keep on hand for future projects.
Also, if you are a part of a local NF group that is not listed on our page, feel free to send me a link to it so it can be added.
Thanks & DFTBA!
Valerie has always done a lot of gluing nerdfighteria together…we’re really happy to have her on the team and helping out. There are local nerdfighter groups all over the world…we want to get a legit listing of them somewhere…so if you know of one, email her!
As the crisis in the Central African Republic worsens and the UN attempts to evacuate Muslims at risk, it seems likely that the refugee crisis in and around the CAR will be a long-term issue. The UN reports that more than 1.8 million people have already been displaced.
I was really encouraged to hear today from Save the Children that most of their $50,000 Project for Awesome grant will go to relief efforts in and around the Central African Republic. (The remainder will go toward ongoing relief efforts relating to the Syrian civil war.)
So I just wanted you to know where at least part of the P4A money is heading. As we hear from other organizations about how they’re spending their grants, I’ll let you know.
Q:Is your Tumblr name a Bob's Burgers reference?
Whoever was manning the AFC Wimbledon Twitter feed won the internet on transfer deadline day. Here’s why…
AFC Wimbledon’s twitter feed continues to prove that the club is a perfect fit with nerdfighteria.
Our ads are going up at AFC Wimbledon’s stadium!
UK people: You can see these signs IRL by joining other nerdfighters at the game this Saturday against Tor-Key. (That’s apparently how Torquay is pronounced.)
We are officially sponsors of AFC Wimbledon.
Can we all just pause for a moment and imagine how different our lives might be if John had decided not to buy a camcorder on this day seven years ago? I don’t think I could ever thank him or Hank enough for starting Brotherhood 2.0 and deciding that filming themselves and uploading it onto the internet all those years ago was a good idea.
This hit my like a ton of bricks.
I owe so much to these two guys I couldn’t even imagine where I would be right now if my life hadn’t intersected with theirs. I’d probably still be working as a barista for minimum wage, working at the UMZM unpaid, alone, trying to bribe the school newspaper to talk about our collections. Jesus.
It’s been pretty awesome for us, too.
Thanks to everyone who has been part of nerdfighteria in its first seven years. Thank God this ain’t Hogwarts: Here’s to Year Eight.
Really though I’m entirely lucky to have been absorbed into the nerdfighter community because I have absolutely no idea how bad it is outside of this safe bubble of kindness.
Over at the Nerdfighteria Wiki, we’re trying to get more of John & Hank’s channels transcribed. While vlogbrothers is in decent shape, we need more volunteers to help us with channels like crashcourse, the lizzie bennet diaries, sexplanations, etc. Any help is appreciated, from transcribing a new video to cleaning up the formatting of existing transcripts.
Signal boost. This is a huge help to the community, and we’re so grateful to everyone at the Wiki for volunteering their time and talent.