This weekend Nerdcore Rising had the distinct honor of screening at the Independent Film Festival of Boston. A motley crew of film festival peeps, ROFLCON internet celebs, software designers, and smarty-pants collegiates made up the audience for what was, one of the most unbelievably awesome weekends a movie could ever have.
- ITA Software:
Our sponsors invited us over to their offices where they violently force fed us delicious free food, evilly gave us ITA swag, and had the unmitigated gall to ask us to promote the movie to their 450 person company! What a bunch of assholes, right? Seriously though, if you know something about algorithms, you should visit their website, and try to weasel your way into getting a job there because Ive never seen so many happy people nor have I been privy to so many sys-op jokes.
- Dude who paid for a hug:
You see, after screenings, we here at Nerdcore Rising shamelessly beg people to buy t-shirts. For $20 you can totally get a hardcorely awesome t-shirt that will not only cover half of your naked body, but will help get us out of our Bear Sterns-esque debt. One gentleman from the audience, who will hereafter be referred to as The Sweetheart-est Nerdcore Rising Fan Ever didnt have enough on him to buy a t-shirt but instead gave me five dollars in exchange for a hug. The fact of the matter is, my current rate for hugs is $0, so accepting the five bones might be deemed morally suspect. But, to The Sweetheart-est Nerdcore Rising Fan Ever: I dont know who you are or what you do but I promise your money will go to good use and I promise that your gesture made me feel really happy. Thank you, dude, wherever you are
- The After Party:
Some of our young friends couldnt get in because of that thing where you have to be 21 to be in the presence of alcohol and 21 year olds. So, that kinda sucked . But dont worry, you didnt really miss anything. It was only totally cool to see MC Frontalot & Prince Paul perform it wasnt unbelievably cool or anything.
- Torreys Parents:
One of our associate editors, Torrey Townsend, has parents. And we got to meet them in Boston. And they were lovely! I just want to thank them for giving birth to their son, that kinda worked out really well for Nerdcore Rising.
WHAT IS NEXT?
Burlington, VT is next!! Do you live there? Do you wanna come see the movie? Here are some details
Benefit Screening of Nerdcore Rising: For Vermont International Film Festival
@ Palace 9 on Shelburne Road
Sunday May 4th at 7pm
Tickets are available at Palace 9
Also, a few weeks ago we got a really sweet post from the Humblest Blog On the Net. They usually review sci-fi books but the writer, Skwid decided to do a movie review slash a day-in-the-life-of-a-Nerdcore-Rising-screening type piece thats fun and should be shared with you all:
1) a random guy in front of an hilarious add from our sponsors 2) what Cambridge screening audiences (always) looks like 3) what a crowd happy to be listening to the Nerdcore hip hop looks like