What Exactly is Happening With Nerd & Tie

So, as some of you have likely noticed, the Nerd & Tie blog has been pretty sparse these last couple of months. Some of you may not have noticed, and that’s okay too.

We launched the blog section of the site back in 2014, and with the exception of recent events have updated almost every weekday since. These posts usually fall into two different categories: in depth pieces on convention news and pop-culture news. While we often were first movers on the former, the latter was mostly the same stuff you could find at twenty thousand other websites.

But, ironically, the latter took up way more of our time.

Recently we’ve been rethinking the priorities of this website, and it strikes us that our priorities really should be the content you can’t find elsewhere. Our convention news coverage and our podcast are unique to our site, and we want to double down on that. Posting every trailer that comes out though? You have other avenues for that.

So, with that in mind, we’re going to slow down this blog. You’ll see fewer posts here, but we’ll still be covering the important stuff you’ve relied on us for. I mean, seriously, very few of you read any of our non-convention articles to start with. We also will try to branch out to more areas — but posts to the blog will likely drop. You won’t be seeing 1-4 blog entries a day anymore.

We’re also considering bringing other voices to the blog besides myself, Nick, and Gen. That’s not for certain, but we want to branch out. And, of course, there is no interruption to the podcast (I mean, besides the technical ones Skype occasionally throws at us).

Nerd & Tie needs to evolve, and we think you’ll be happy with the direction it’s going. I mean, frankly, we’re just going to stick to the only stuff anyone paid attention to anyway.

On a final note, the lawsuit brought by Ryan Kopf against myself and former contributor Pher Sturz is still happening. As we move closer to a trial, our legal costs are about to skyrocket. If you can help us in any way, please consider donating to our GoFundMe. If you’d rather contribute directly, you can reach out via email at tips@nerdandtie.com and we can arrange something.

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 writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which 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.”