Greetings, Faithful Patrons and Ministry Agents!
We at the Archives are preparing for our final season (and yes we are using the termÂ â€œfinalâ€ rather liberally…) of Tales from the Archives, but we wanted to share with you this episode of the Geek Wolfpack Podcast, featuring our journalists alongside Wolfpack host, Nick Kelly. This particular episode features the Wolfpack Podcastâ€™sÂ first interview. TheirÂ guest is professional nerd and entertainment professionalÂ Elle Jensen, founder of the Nerd Out App, an Ã¦therdevice for your portable contraptions that can connect you with other passionate fans of science fiction and fantasy.Â Elle sits down with Nick, Tee, and Pip to talk aboutÂ theÂ appâ€™s Kickstarter campaignÂ and how fellow steampunks should be taking advantage of this wonder of technology!
Episode 16 (Show notes by Nick Kelly)
0:00 â€“ Intro
1:18 â€“ Our Interview with Elle Jensen of theÂ Nerd Out App!
1:42 â€“Â Pip Ballantine!
1:55 â€“Â Tee Morris!
2:31 â€“ Elle Jensen, Founder of the Nerd Out App
2:48 â€“ The plug bell
3:06 â€“ What exactly is theÂ KickstarterÂ for?
3:45 â€“ App development is like LEGO bricks
5:05 â€“ Nick starts counting cities where heâ€™s used the app
5:13 â€“ What exactly is the Nerd Out App? Elleâ€™s Comic Con story
6:00 â€“ Nerdy Burlesque!
6:33 â€“ The growth numbers on Nerd Out App 1.0
6:44 â€“Â The Average Geek Show
7:15 â€“ Where does the App team get their events?
8:04 â€“ The Chicago crew needs to get on the Nerd Squad
8:22 â€“Â A Klingon Christmas Carol
8:39 â€“Â DreamstoBecome.com
10:12 â€“ Currently, events get added via a manual process. Itâ€™s going to be way easier in 2.0
10:53 â€“ #furriesruineverything
11:12 â€“ How are events vetted?
12:31 â€“ Nerding responsibly
12:57 â€“ The coolest events ever hosted in the app
13:24 â€“ Poltergeist as a burlesque
13:55 â€“ Nickâ€™s list of cities, and the count isâ€¦
14:08 â€“ Shout out toÂ Geektitude.com
14:30 â€“Â Nerdcon!
14:36-Â Dumbells and DragonsÂ and theÂ Wekk podcast
15:06 â€“ Other features in 2.0 â€“ Geolocation, additional locations
15:45 â€“ NEW ZEALAND!
15:53 â€“Â EpicConÂ â€“ Vâ€™s Cosplay will be there as Agents Books & Braun
16:35 â€“ Overseas requests come in bursts, but 2.0 will be able to expand more
17:15 â€“ What is the financial goal of the Kickstarter campaign?
17:54 â€“ If you do a Kickstarter campaign, factor in taxes
18:15 â€“ What questions does Elle have for Tee and Pip?
19:45 â€“ Whatâ€™s the frequency of posts?
20:15 â€“ How many posts are we boosting?
21:00 â€“ What was Pipâ€™s strategy in boosting posts?
21:33 â€“ The West Coast Steampunk folks need to get posting more!
22:08 â€“ What are the incentives?
23:02 â€“ Audiobook giveaways are popular
23:22 â€“ Other authors are happy to provide eBooks
23:50 â€“ Additional feature â€“ filtering so you can keep it kid friendly
24:28 â€“ Stickers! Game of Thrones! Harry Potter! Deadpool! The Flash! Stranger Things!
25:02 â€“Â The Con Survival PackÂ â€“ Everything you need to survive a con
25:45 â€“ Sponsorship levels
26:12 â€“ Tee explains the uber level
27:32 â€“ Personalization is a big, big thing
27:47 â€“Â Friday the 13th: The Video Game
28:28 â€“ Mystery Science Theater 3000
28:50 â€“ Habitica gets a mention
29:20 â€“ What are some personalization options for Nerd Out 2.0?
29:49 â€“ King or Queen Nerd of your town
30:50 â€“ You could be the nerd in the logo!
31:50 â€“ A launch party, with the nerdy burlesque people and Geeky Tees
32:38 â€“ Do you have a plan b?
33:40 â€“ The timing of the kickstarter
35:40 â€“ Nickâ€™s experience from the field â€“Â www.starwarsdays.com
36:00 â€“Â Garrison Tyranus of the 501st Legion
36:19 â€“Â +2 Charisma
37:06 â€“ Tee foreshadows the Nick vs. Tee Westworld episode
38:30 â€“ Here we go. Elleâ€™s street credâ€¦
39:02 â€“ Agent Carter
39:35 â€“ Riverdale
39:55 â€“ The CW Alien Crossover event
41:44 â€“ I know my value
42:32 â€“ Where can we find Elle and the Nerd Out App
42:55 â€“ Thanks from the Wolfpack to Elle, Tee and Pip!
43:50 â€“ ADHD D&D
44:31 â€“ We continue to search Vrath Keep, after a PSA about flammable oven mitts
45:03 â€“ NO DEMIGORGONS!
45:50 â€“ Comfy chair
47:16 â€“ Itâ€™s a conference room
48:21 â€“ We all react to the ridiculous goblin map
49:13 â€“ Turgen wants halflings to eat
49:55 â€“ Do not spill ranch dressing on yourself
51:45 â€“ Young Shecky Greene
54:03 â€“ Battle of Lexington and Concord
54:30 â€“ Hey, Pharaxes, go set everything on fire!
55:39 â€“ You want an arcana check?
57:20 â€“ Take an automatic 20 (why not?)
58:58 â€“ The nightmare refugee scenario
59:50 â€“ Outro
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