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Contributors Rolling In…

Thank you! You have all been very patient throughout this contributor-adding process. I received over 400 submissions, which is astounding to me. They took some time to go through, but it pleases me that so many kick-ass, creative nerds want to mash words onto this wee blog.

I’ve started sending invite emails to a few people, and will continue to do so over the course of the next couple of weeks. If you don’t receive one, fret not…this is an ongoing process. Also, I have a new web thing that will need contributors as well (I’ll announce that officially soon) so don’t think you’re totally out of the game. Also, because of the sheer number of emails, I was not able to personally respond to everyone with a “Thanks tons!” so please forgive me for that!

As early as tomorrow you’ll start to see posts by new folks, and I hope you’ll be as supercool and kind to them as you have been to me. Finally, those little “by [NAME]” under the post titles will serve a purpose! Engage them! Comment in their threads! We’re all just here to share information and ideas.

Please join me in welcoming the first three Nerdist contributors:

Jessica Barton – Book Nerdist

Andy Neuenschwander – Tech Nerdist

C.A.B. Fredericks – Shark Nerdist
(yes, I thought it would be fun to have one person devoted solely to sharks)

More names to come! And again, PILES OF THANKS!!!

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  1. Barb says:

    I can be the resident (self-proclaimed) Good Girl Nerdist. Not that anyone here needs a lesson in ethics…it’s just might be only thing I’m proudly nerdy about.

  2. I really wanted to do film contributions, but I figured you’d be better off with someone who is up-to-date with the lastest movies rather than obsessed with movies of the past. But, hey, if you need me I’m totally there xD

  3. C.A.B. Fredericks says:

    @ Meghan
    Yeah, I read the whole paper on the megalodon nursery on PLoS, but there didn’t seem to be too many jokes, except for someone about “Pliocene Williamsburg” being Colonial Williamsburg for extremists.

    Cool stuff though. The babies were 6 feet long, yikes.

    @ Everyone
    Love the enthusiasm; hoping not to disappoint. Please feel free to call me out, tip me off, out me off, or call me “Tip.”

  4. Rachel says:

    I still think there should be a dating nerdist. Ann Landers for the dork kind. LOL.

  5. Hurricane Ditka says:

    Will the Shark Nerdist be covering the way killer whales flip over and disorient sharks?

    And will there be a “under-achieving” Nerdist?
    I.E.: one of those guys that are incredibly smart in useless facts; probably doesn’t have a real job; and lives in a relatives basement.

  6. anonymouse says:

    I was expecting a doplhin nerdist not a shark. 🙂

  7. Jordan says:

    I wonder if i got the email wrong???a shark nerdist……. if a shark is anything like a dolphin this is going to be one sexual topic, damn i really thought a Food Nerdist would win anybody over, i guess shark is in!!!

  8. Sh0nuff says:

    Sounds cool. I wish I would have been aware of the choosing and selection process then I could have entered my name in there and hopefully would have been chosen as run-on sentences nerdist.

  9. A.lex says:

    How did I miss this one? Do you need a ludologist? (A board game nerdist?) If so, I’ve got experience up the yin-yang and down the yangtze.

  10. Julie says:

    This is the most exciting news of today today. Not sure what that says about life, exactly, but I look forward to these new contributors in all their terrific nerdy glory.

  11. do you need a wrestling nerd? ( I dont mean the wattered down male sope opra the wwe calls wrestling either)

  12. Chris says:

    My fiance thinks the shark nerdist is awesome. She is a shark biologist for NOAA NMF

  13. Patti says:

    Congrats to Jessica, Andy and C.A.B.! I think the shark nerdist is gonna be cool. I’m happy for everyone. Looking forward to hearing from these new contributors.

  14. Meghan says:

    Sharks, huh? Profiles of all 350+ species? Or recent discoveries likes the Megaladon nursery in the Isthmus of Panama? Or maybe just really sweet photos of Great Whites from Chris Fallows and others? As an avid shark researcher, I’ll be looking forward to what comes out.

  15. annabel lee los angeles says:

    That others are excited about the Shark Nerdist makes me smile. Get ready for the Nerdist comments to be filled with jaunty talk of remoras, Ampullae of Lorenzini, bite force, breaching, etc… Can’t wait!

  16. luckymustard says:

    i’m only at the middle circle in this diagram –… i hope these folk you are choosing are really nerdy, like in the 95th percentile.

  17. Bethany says:


    Really wanted to do this but I don’t really know anything cool. Unless you want to out-source your Doctor Who ranting. I could do that.

  18. Daniel says:


    I was going to send in an entry to be a Science Nerdist but I completely forgot!

  19. Evan says:

    Lots of supportive people here, which is cool…I guess. I’ll be honest, I’m relatively vapid about not getting chosen. Then again, green is my favorite color. Additionally, just to be different, a shark nerdist?? Color me unimpressed.

  20. DMack says:

    A shark correspondent? This site just got a thousand times better.

  21. luckymustard says:

    cool! never thought that others than the great chris might contribute to your blog… that is what you’re talking about, right?

    anyway, will jessica, in covering books, also be covering comic books? or will someone else be assigned that topic?

  22. Dylan S. says:

    Am I bummed that I wasn’t one of the lucky few? Sure, but I’m also excited and incredibly supportive of these newcomers.

    Good luck to all three of you, and I can’t wait to read your work!

  23. Ethan says:

    Congrats guys! Can’t wait to hear about those sharks…!

    By the way, do you need a Teen Nerdist? 😀

  24. Joey says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait for the shark contributor. 🙂 It will be fun to interact with all of these folks in a POSITIVE way. 🙂