The Ultimate Nerd-ament is here!

The first episode of The Ultimate Nerd-ament is here and I couldn’t be more excited about it. As if that wasn’t clear by my constant posting of countdown images over the past week.

Lots of people to thank for this one. First off, Darren Passerello who works for Stan Lee. I met Darren several years ago, in the most geeky of ways, through the card and dice game Champions of the Galaxy. Since then we have stayed in touch and last year he came to me saying they were looking for new shows for World of Heroes. That’s how it began.

Next I want to thank Nick Jacklin and Yuka Kobayashi of Vuguru and POW! Entertainment for going with the idea and helping with logistics. Once they heard the idea, they were just as enthusiastic as we were to get the show made.

Huge thanks to the staff of Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles. They were super accommodating and a pleasure to work with. We had a great time at our shoot and the staff made us feel right at home.

A big shout out to everyone who stopped by the booth and took part in the show. The show is all about the fans of comic books and superheroes and you all made the show what it is. We would be nowhere without you. Extra thanks to DMC of Run DMC, Richard Hatch and, the man, Stan Lee for dropping by to talk to us as well.

Thanks to Mike Hollingsworth for the artwork of Stanley & JAX. You may just be seeing those designs on T-Shirts soon.

Thanks to DJ BC for the music he composed especially for the show. It was a happy coincidence that we met him and his music was perfect for The Ultimate Nerd-ament. We are excited to have him as part of the crew.

This show would be nowhere without the crew we put together. Wyatt, our Production Assistant, was on hand to wrangle people to do interviews, hold the mic for those to little to hold it for themselves and keep a running tally of people’s votes. Mike, our producer, who also helped wrangle people, ran the camera and was in hand as makeshift puppet wrangler and more. And we’d be nowhere without our director, David Marquez. He made us look and sound good and it was a pleasure to work with him. He’s a modern day Walt Disney and was our first choice to direct.

Finally, I want to thank my good friend, and co-creator, Russ Walko. Russ was the first person I called after Darren said I should come up with a show idea. Russ is easy to work with, makes me laugh and makes hard work seem incredibly easy. He’s also the voice of reason when I get wound up about things. There’s no one else I’d rather work with.

Thanks to all these people for helping The Ultimate Nerd-ament become a reality. Enjoy episode one. I sure do. And, just so you know, I got an email this morning. They are already talking about a season 2!

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