The Once And Future Nerd

The Once And Future Nerd


An Update for April 2020

April 05, 2020

Hey all,

This is normally about the time that we'd be announcing we were about to start recording our next chapter. Unfortunately, as you may have heard, there's a global pandemic going on, and it's hitting New York City especially hard. So it's not safe for us to meet up in person to record, and given the setup of our show it's not logistically feasible to do it remotely. And sadly, we don't know how long that's going to be the case. Looks like at the very least a few more months, so, sorry to say, we will not have new story content for the foreseeable future. But we are going to keep writing, and the hope is that as soon as it's safe for everyone to return to the studio, we can hit the ground running and record a bunch of material very quickly.

In the meantime, we're going to be experimenting with some new formats of bonus content. You'll probably hear some more interviews with other podcasters and speculative fiction creators like you're used to, but we're also going to try out some other stuff. So when that happens, let us know what you think! If we find something new that we like and you like, then we might continue doing it even after production returns to normal.

We know money is tight for a lot of people right now. If you're a Patreon subscriber, then as usual you will NOT get charged for anything until we put out new story content - which is again, not for the foreseeable future and not until we announce it. That said, if you need to cancel your subscription for peace of mind, we understand. We really hope we'll see you back once things are more settled but we understand. And just to reiterate, if you keep your subscription active, you will NOT be charged until we start putting out full story episodes again. If - on the other hand - you’re looking for ways to support the artists you like right now, we might have a few new ways to support us a la carte to announce in the future so stay tuned for that.

Lastly, on a personal note, Zach and I and all the cast and crew want to send you our best wishes during this crisis. Things are strange and and sad scary right now, but we're all in this together. Keep yourself safe, then look around and see what you can do to keep others safe. As a starting point - stay home as much as you can, wash your hands, call or text your loved ones. And we'll talk to you again as soon as we can.

Best wishes until then,-Christian, Zach, and the whole TOAFN team