Posted by Hayley in Feb 14,2014 with No Comments
What happened Tuesday afternoon to Zachary Levi was a moment to remember.
Levi, best known to audiences from Chuck and Thor: The Dark World, but better known to the Comic-Con crowd as the brainchild behind Nerd HQ, asked his friends and fans to help him out with a simple plea: to tell the world #IWantMyNerdHQ
Nerd HQ, the fan-favorite event held in the Gaslamp District across the street from San Diego Comic-Con, just held their third event last July. Interest in the event has grown steadily every year, with its intimate celebrity-studded panels, large donations to the charity Operation Smile — last year’s event raised more than $215,000 — and ultra-cool hangout reputation. It’s the hottest ticket at Comic-Con outside of an actual SDCC badge.
But within just a few hours of asking for help, #IWantMyNerdHQ was trending globally. Levi spoke with The San Diego Comic-Con Blog about the experience.
“The power that the fans have and the power that they’ve imbued into myself, and Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day. It’s just, it’s incredible how powerful it is,” Levi said. “How much you can move mountains. Or, in this case, you can trend worldwide for a few hours. I’ve been so touched by Nerd HQ and what we’ve been able to accomplish with it, and how many people come to me and tell me how much they appreciate it.” [Read the rest of the interview]