2014 Wrap-up

AKA – Goldnerds: Year One!

goldnerdsAs we look back on 2014 we realize it was a great year for both The Goldbergs and the Goldnerds! Anything that’s good for the show is great for its fans and that mean #1980something was awesome in 2014.

The Goldnerds launched back in May just in time for the Season 1 finale. The only thing we knew was that more and more people needed to watch this show and thus the fandom was born! Right out of the gate we got some fun followers on Twitter and the dream became a reality.

We were faced with the problem of launching a fandom in the summer between the seasons, but thankfully ABC helped us out with two episodes of The Goldbergs on most Wednesdays throughout the summer. Also, to unify the fans, we decided to create and rally behind #Emmy4Wendi. Oh, and we also instituted #FunFactFriday throughout most Fridays of the summer. And this was just what we started in May!

In June we hit full stride on the #Emmy4Wendi campaign and received some great artwork help from the WendiFanSite. Unfortunately an official nomination was nowhere to be found so it was up to the fans to take matters into their own hands. The Goldies was/were born in July!

The first annual Goldies (Goldnerds Fan Awards) was a smashing success and ran through August. With Season 2 in full swing some categories are already shaping up for next year! (You can see last year’s winners right here.) July was also the month we debuted our first series of Goldnerds membership cards. Towards the end of July the cast was back at it and gearing up for Season 2 and August brought more hints of what was to come!

September began the 23 Days of Goldbergs leading up to the Season 2 premiere. The Season 1 DVD was released to great acclaim and we launched our first line of Goldnerds clothing & accessories (which was quickly shut down due to the fact that we had no idea Sony was planning on doing something similar the following month). You can still believe in 1980something however, because our re-design was eventually approved for purchase. Click here to order!

October saw the release of the Goldnerds Downloadable Collectible (which didn’t get quite the traction we were hoping for, but contained brilliant almost minimalist designs from @comedy_girl that you shouldn’t have missed). Season 2 was rockin’ onscreen and in the ratings so it was time for a November surprise! That’s right – Goldnerds Cards: Series 2! The release of the new cards actually occurred in December, but the giveaway hasn’t quite gone as planned & we’re still stocked with new cards we’d love to give to you (see giveaway post for details).

Though we have come to the last day of the year it really only feels like the Goldnerds are just getting started. There’s obviously plenty of news to be shared for the rest of The Goldbergs Season 2 (more on that in a later post). It looks like 2015 holds a lot of promise for the fans.

Happy New Year Goldnerds! See you in 2015

GOLDNERDS GIVEAWAY

***UPDATE: The podcast is LIVE over at Podbean or on iTunes! Listen to the December 3rd episode, e-mail the Top5 to thegoldnerds@gmail.com and WIN!!!

First things first – there is a NEW episode of The Goldbergs tonight on ABC entitled “I Rode A Hoverboard” and it looks amazing as always. Be sure to watch tonight at 8:30/7:30C

Now, on to the giveaway. Many of you noticed last week when we posted both old and new Goldnerds cards that we had in our possession. It’s taken quite a bit of brainstorming trying to figure out a way to distribute them but we have finally come up with a way!

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New cards!

This morning our CEO (Joe Goldnerds) made his audio debut on TheFlickStop podcast talking about all things Goldbergs. It was an awesome experience and throughout the show he listed his top 5 favorite episodes so far. If you would like a pair of these fancy new Goldnerds cards, all you need to do is listen to the show in its entirety (watch our Twitter & Facebook feeds for the link) and e-mail Joe’s top 5 to thegoldnerds@gmail.com. If you’re one of the first 30 to correctly send in the list then you win and will be contacted for further details!

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Original Goldnerds Memebership Cards

Keen Goldnerds followers know that on Facebook we also announced that we found an extra TWO original Goldnerds Membership Cards. This means that two lucky winners will be selected at random to ALSO receive one of those highly-coveted & highly-laminated bundles of joy!

Happy Holidays from The Goldnerds