Get out those tissues SDCC goers and Herd HQ fans. A painful announcement from actor/co-founder Zachary Levi came just today that Nerd HQ, in fact, would not be at San Diego Comic Con this year.
Nerd HQ has been one of the best off-site events during every year’s SDCC since 2011. Here’s a little of what Levi had to say:
“As many of you know, here at Nerd HQ, every single year, we try to not only present you with Nerd HQ, the event, in San Diego during Comic-Con. We try to make it as excellent as we can, every single year. And every year, we’ve been able to figure out a way – some way, somehow, to be able to provide that to you guys. Unfortunately, this year we have to announce to you with very heavy hearts that we are not able to do NerdHQ in San Diego during Comic-Con in 2017.”
“It is very, very difficult for me to even announce this right now. However, please know that we, collectively, did everything we possibly could to bring you Nerd HQ, like we always want to bring you Nerd HQ. We did everything. We turned up every stone.”
Watch the full video below:
Levi along with his partner Dave Coleman formed Nerd Hq and The Nerd Machine and it has grown significantly in the past 6 years. During SDCC, they would offer fans free dance parties, a fun place to hang and their annual “Conversations for a Cause” panels with celebrities which donated all proceeds to Operation Smile.
So even though they will not be offering their usual events, he did promise that he would do whatever was in his power to bring Nerd HQ to fans in whatever form he could.
I’m pretty sure that they will be back in full force next year!!
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