Five nerdy bands. Sixteen cities. Sixteen days. One awesome touring adventure. Come be a part of it! Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 31, 2011.
About this project
What We're All About!
Carpe Geekdom is a troupe of nerdy musicians. We travel the country to spread the love of all things geekdom. We love Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doctor Who and every other nerdy thing you can think of. We are going on our second summer tour in August with our original foursome (Snidget, Nagini, Muggle Mike, and Fred and George the Band), a brand new member (Hogwarts, A History), a new compilation featuring our long-distance member (Apparation Nation) and further distances to travel than ever before. But touring don't come cheap...
This Is Where You, Our Most Loved Fans, Can Help!
We are going to sixteen cities across the United States in sixteen days. It's our biggest tour ever. The short skinny is that we need to rent a (mini)van. The cost of doing so plus the current price of gas will be north of $2000. We are asking for a portion of that. We have some big ideas planned that also raise the costs. All of the money donated will go towards making sure we can deliver our best tour yet! And we want to give you some really unique rewards for supporting us.
Your Rewards For Donating!
We decided to do something a little different with the rewards. Instead of offering just merchandise, we are offering ways for you to be a part of the show and our adventure. Nearly every reward will be crafted by us during the tour. Our full list of rewards is over there on the right, but let me take a moment to explain what those sweet looking "ranks" are.
Team Geekdom Membership Cards
EVERY SINGLE PERSON who donates at least $5 will receive a Team Geekdom membership card. It will be fully laminated and include your name and your rank. Your rank will depend on which reward you take.
And Come See Us!
Our tour is special because people like you come out and become part of the Geekdom experience. Here's where you can find us this August. Cities that are linked point to their Facebook event page:
August 6 - Springfield, VA @ Sydenstricker United Methodist Church
August 7 - Charlotte, NC @ a Hawthorn & Holly House Party
August 8 - Atlanta, GA @ the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
August 9 - Montgomery, AL @ NewSouth Books
August 10 - New Orleans, LA @ Neutral Ground Coffeshop
August 11 - Houston, TX
August 12 - Dallas, TX @ Paperbacks Plus
August 13 - Tulsa, OK
August 14 - Manhattan, KS @ Kansas State University in the Union Little Theatre
August 15 - Omaha, NE
August 16 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Cedar Rapids Library
August 17 - Chicago, IL @ an Awesome Backyard House Party
August 18 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Peace Frog Coffeehouse
August 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Richard's Apartment Party
August 20 - Fairport, NY @ Fairport Public Library
August 21 - New York, NY @ Cafe Orwell
We love and appreciate you, our fans. With this Kickstarter, we intend to make you a part of our tour, even if you can't physically be there.
For the $30 reward, here are some samples of our danceable songs:
"Hagrid on the Lam"
"Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: The Song"
Absolutely! When the time comes, we will send you a survey asking for information on where to send your reward(s). Simply tell us you would like it sent to a friend or family member. Or if you want to surprise them at one of our shows, that can also be arranged.
Simply donate the appropriate combination.
For example, if you would like the $20 reward and the $15 reward, you would pledge $35. Or, if you would like a three song epic about the subject of your choosing, you may pledge $300.
You may also choose to send the extra reward to someone else. Just message us letting us know :)
Pledge $5 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: GUMSHOE] You will receive a Team Geekdom Membership Card with your name and rank on it.
Pledge $10 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: PADAWAN] You will receive and handwritten letter from us while we are on tour + a membership card!
Pledge $15 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: HIPSTER]
You will receive a handwritten letter, a polaroid, AND a digital download of our first album! You will also receive a membership card!
Pledge $20 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: LOCKHART LOVER]
We will write you into your own verse of "Lockhart"! If you can attend one of our shows, we will sing it at that show. If you can't attend, we will sing it at a show, record it, and send it to you. You will also receive a membership card!
Pledge $20 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: HAGRETTE / LINCOLN LOG / TINY DANCER]
You can dance on stage with us during one of our songs! You could even be a Hagrette or a Lincoln Log! Check out the project description for videos of some of our danceable songs. You will also receive a membership card!
Pledge $50 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: SLAVE DRIVER]
While on the road, we will record a video for you! It can be whatever you want it to be. It could be a message to you or a friend, a scene from a movie, book, or television show, or anything in between! You will also receive a membership card!
Pledge $100 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: MUSE]
We will write and record you a song! You provide the concept, we'll provide the lyrics and tunes. This reward is limited only by your imagination! You will also receive a membership card!
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer All gone!
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: SHREDDER] You will receive a one-of-a-kind acoustic guitar! It will be signed by all of us PLUS everyone we play with! It might even have artwork and special messages too! Who knows? Anything can happen. This guitar will be the physical manifestation of our adventures on this tour. You will also receive a membership card!
Pledge $500 or more
[TEAM GEEKDOM RANK: ZEUS]
We will schedule a CONCERT AT YOUR HOME!! This is an EAST COAST ONLY reward. The concert will take place during our next tour. We will contact you and negotiate a date that works for the both of us. You will also receive a membership card!
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