‘Festival and Beyond’ Partners with Random Acts; Rachel Miner Announced as Guest


We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Random Acts to raise money towards COVID-19 relief for Festival and Beyond! We will be asking for donations during the festival for those who are able to via GoFundMe, with all proceeds going directly to Random Acts, specifically to benefit those affected by COVID-19. All donations go straight to Random Acts – Nerds and Beyond does not touch anything.

The GoFundMe is currently open, and you can donate here.

With that, we’re also excited to announce Rachel Miner as a guest during the festival. Rachel serves as Executive Director to Random Acts, and we’re so excited to have her on board.

Join us Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th, for “a free virtual celebration for fans by fans!” Festival and Beyond is a collaborative effort from all fandoms to showcase all different talents and give everyone a platform. This festival will showcase numerous artists, vendors, actors and photographers to help boost morale and bring back a sense of connection in these difficult times. The festival is completely free and will be live-streamed directly onto Nerds and Beyond’s Youtube page, http://www.youtube.com/nerdsandbeyond.


How do you watch you may ask? It’s all going to be streamed directly to Youtube on our channel – http://www.youtube.com/nerdsandbeyond! Make sure you’re subscribed!

You’ll be able to ask questions to the guests/panelists through the Youtube chat!


We are lucky enough to be able to have some very special guests joining us for panels! See our guest list below.

  • Jason Manns
  • Briana Buckmaster
  • Robbie Thompson
  • Paul Carella
  • Hayden Lee
  • Emma Fitzpatrick
  • Rachel Miner
  • Erin Lefler
  • Brianna Garcia
  • Chris Schmelke

PLUS… there will be some video messages sprinkled throughout by some surprise guests!

There will be different panels from painting classes to true crime, books, and concerts, to panels with artists and vendors, too!


Our schedule will be released this weekend.


Throughout weekend we’ll be raffling off prizes to folks that donate, so donate if you can, or share the link. Don’t worry — for those who are unable to donate we’ll still have some great giveaways!

Here’s some of the items we’ll be giving away:

  • 3 ‘Louden Effen Swain’ Stickers
  • 2 EW Magazines (SPN Covers)
  • 1 EW 18×24 Poster
  • Stickers from RedBubble of Kings of Con, Supernatural & more!
  • 4 Jonas Brothers CDs
  • 1 Harry Styles CD
  • 11 Drax/Guardians of the Galaxy Dorbz Pops
  • 1 Selena Gomez CD
  • 1 XL Nerds hoodie from Redbubble
  • Prints from Liz Larson Photography
  • Prints from Mandi Lea Photography
  • Prints from Natasha Cole Photography
  • Prints from Emma/Preserver of Time Photography

We hope to see you next weekend!


Briar is the Editor-in-Chief of Nerds and Beyond. She has been running the site since 2015 with the goal of being a unique, professional news site dedicated to all the things she loved - and providing fans with the best content available. Briar oversees the day-to-day operations and runs all of the social media. She loves all things Disney, Star Wars, Supernatural and anything tech related. You can follow her @thebriarroseee.

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