You Can Now Sponsor ‘Nerd & Tie’

Ever wonder to yourself, “How can I help Nerd & Tie… financially?” We run on support from listeners like you, and anything you can do to help is appreciated.


There isn’t a single Patreon for all of Nerd & Tie, but most of our shows have some way you can support them through the service.

By Show:

By Contributor

  • Nick Izumi
    (The Nick Izumi Show, N&T Podcast, Stormwood & Associates)
  • Trae Dorn
    (BS-Free Witchcraft, N&T Podcast, Stormwood & Associates, OTDWT)


Contribute to Our Legal Fund

For the last several years we have been defending a lawsuit brought against us by owner Ryan Kopf. If you would like to contribute to our legal defense, you can help us out by donating to our GoFundMe campaign. You can find more information about the case on our lawsuit information page.


A (Personal) One Time Donation

For just $20, individuals can choose to contribute to The Nerd & Tie Podcast or Stormwood & Associates whenever they want. What does sponsoring the show get you? Well, I’m glad you asked. Sponsoring the show means we’ll read your name at the beginning of the next episode of the podcast in production.

Every penny you donate goes towards making sure we here at Nerd & Tie don’t starve to death. It’s super fun!

It’s this simple:

Step One:
Shoot the $20 to us on PayPal via this button

Step Two:
Go to the contact form, send a message identifying yourself, whether the sponsorship is for the Nerd & Tie Podcast or Stormwood & Associates, and include a single sentence of what you want us to say on your behalf!

Note: We do not currently accept single episode sponsorships for any other shows on the network. This route is intended for individual supporters and not businesses.

I work for a company/venue/store/etc and would like you to promote my company/venue/store/etc. Who should I talk to?

Companies interested in sponsoring podcast episodes are welcome to reach out to us at or directly to Trae Dorn at Since Nerd & Tie heavily reports on conventions, as policy we do not accept sponsorships from conventions or convention venues. All advertising on our website is handled by Google Adsense, and we do not run any other advertising on the site. Nerd & Tie does not run sponsored posts, so do not contact us about it.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”