Burgled Recording Equipment
A little over 4 years ago, I recorded my first podcast with 3 of my closest friends. The Nerd's Domain (what we called our first endeavor, and is now our brand) has grown a lot since then. In 4 and a half years, we've produced around 330 hours of entertainment in the form of podcasts, run several professional panels at conventions, organized events for our fans, and I even got invited to speak at a college.
All of this from what started as a hobby. About 4 years ago, it stopped being just a hobby for me though. It became my passion. I can talk anyone's ear off about podcasting. I love it. I love recording, I love editing, I love looking at our stats and promoting what we do.
This robbery hit me hard. Shirley and our niece who lives with us are both shaken as well. The passion I had for podcasting is still there, but it's muted and with our equipment stolen, it's hard to see us returning to a regular schedule for a bit.
This is to replace what was lost. We live in Shirley's dad's house and unfortunately, it's not insured. So we've got a lot of items to replace. I've listed them below, to give you an idea of why we're asking for the amount we are.
I want to get back to podcasting and that passion, and I hate asking for help. But here we are. If you can help us out, we would appreciate it. You'll notice a few "reward levels" listed. I understand podcasting and how it works, and I'm happy to pass that along. I've done some of our voice over work for our podcasts and editing for others. I'm happy to offer that as well. If there's something I can do in return for your support and you don't see it, message me. And if all you can do is share and send positive vibes, I'll take that too.
Thank you for your support.
Items that were stolen:
16 channel Alesis USB Mixer, 6 Shure SM48 mics, 2 Blue Snowball mics, 2 bags, 2 sets of studio headphones, Headphone splitter and extensions, Asus laptop (with unedited recordings on it), cables, pop filters, and cords, plus not covered in the above amount, a TV, apple TV, Roku, and a speaker receiver.
So another update. We've raised quite a bit of money. It's allowed us to replace the laptop we lost, and get a laptop bag as well. We're still working toward buying all the other equipment, but we just haven't made it all the way yet. Here's me talking about it:
If you can share this, GREAT! We appreciate it. If you haven't supported us and would like to, we'd love that. Thank you so much!
I know I have good friends, and I knew that some of them would help us, and those that couldn't would share this and boost the signal. I'm still humbled by the generosity of the people I have in my life.
What I was even more surprised by were the people I don't know. People I've never met who had a bright place in their heart to help us when our feet were kicked out from under us. I don't typically get emotional, but I've teared up several times over the last couple of days.
We're getting there. I'm not sure we'll make the goal, but the money we've gotten so far will go a long way toward replacing our mixer or the laptop. If you haven't listened to our podcasts lately, I did explain a little more of the impact this had on our recording there. You can find that in the link below.
Thank you to everyone who's contributed. Your support means a lot. Thank you to everyone who's shared our story. It means so much. And to those of you I haven't met, you're my heroes. Thank you.