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The Little Kickstarter That Can

Written by: Sarah Speelman, Special to CC2K


In a small corner of Seattle, Washington, there resides a geeky mom and two extraordinary boys named Anakin and Kal-El. In the midst of all the high drama in comicbookdom, this little trio has endeavored to create a webseries called Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. It’s a series of videos in which Wendy and the boys instruct viewers on how to do geeky crafts that are kid friendly, and are just generally nerdy.

Wendy, Anakin and Kal-El have a dream of creating a quality series that will document their trip down to San Diego Comic Con 2012, stopping at all the geeky locations down the Pacific coast. As a fellow geek mom, I can see the value in a webseries like this. Traveling with kids is a completely different experience. What do kids like to do? What kind of activities are kid friendly? How do I get my geekling involved in the nerd community? These are all questions that geek parents are constantly asking themselves.

Moreover, this project is for Wendy’s beloved boys. A hard-working, single mom is making this webseries the main focus of her life right now. She’s spending time with the kids she loves and encouraging them to follow their creative designs. Seeing love and support like this is probably the most heartwarming thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth has a little Kickstarter page that’s gotten lost amidst the turmoil happening in the geek community. It’s in its final weeks with the deadline looming, and it has a long way to go before it’s fully funded. I’m slightly disappointed at us, nerds.

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the generation of tiny geeklings popping up across the world is a good thing. Far more than that, it’s a wonderful thing. So how are we letting this genuine product of love go unfunded? Take a break from trolling the comment sections of news sites, and put some energy towards something that’s uplifting.

The series is only $965 into their $10,000 goal with a meer 23 days to go. We can do this. I have seen nerddom rise up and achieve so much more than this. We are a community that is bonded over a mutual love of all things nerdy, a handful of us would be enough to see this project come to life.

Head over to youtube to see a minisode of the series:

Then, head over to the Kickstarter. Even if you can only tweet about it or share the link on facebook, everything helps.