The staff at borg.com have made it to several of the Nerd HQ celebrations in San Diego, including the first event back in 2011 where we met Zachary Levi and Scott Bakula. We’ve been able to see panels since then with some of our favorites, like the Doctor Who panel featuring Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and Steven Moffat. Nerd HQ takes place each year during San Diego Comic-Con International weekend. Each year it has been hosted at a facility within close walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center, and this year it will open its doors directly across the street at the New Children’s Museum. It marks the fifth year for the event.
Don’t confuse Comic-Con with Nerd HQ–Nerd HQ is not affiliated with Comic-Con. The crew that runs the show–Chuck’s Zachary Levi and his friends–are a bit like party crashers, yet they offer an opportunity for those who missed out on tickets to the Big Show to still have a close-up experience with celebrities in the same town on the same weekend. It’s convenient for everyone since the celebrities typically have engagements for Comic-Con, so they can just divert some time to Nerd HQ, where for $22 per person per panel Nerd HQ piles up a fair amount of cash for charity.
Flip through the “back-issues” of borg.com here to find several videos of past Nerd HQ panels. Then check out this preview of this year’s panels with Zachary Levi: