What is NerdFans?
NerdFans E-Magazine exists to help you talk about pop culture with your kids.
That means this is your family’s free entertainment e-magazine. We’ve found that when parents and kids talk about pop culture, those conversations:
- build relationships,
- enhance entertainment experiences, and
- strengthen family ties through common interests.
To that end, NerdFans takes seriously its role in entertainment journalism.
We cover pop culture from a parent’s perspective, with interviews and commentary on movies, books, comics, live events, fan conventions, music, concerts, and anything else that makes an impression on American society.
We look for ways that parents can use kids’ natural attraction to movies, music, books, and such as a bridge for relating to, and strengthening friendships with, their kids.
And we give away free stuff to our readers too.
Yeah, it’s pretty fun.
From a corporate perspective…
NerdFans is a non-commercial publication of Nappaland Inc.
As such, this e-magazine operates under an ongoing grant from Nappaland. That allows us to deliver this content, and ancillary materials, free of charge to our readers.
Where did NerdFans come from?
About Our History:
NerdFans.com has its roots in late 1999, when Nappaland Inc. founder and president, Mike Nappa, along with vice-president, Amy Nappa, first jumped onto the Internet bandwagon to begin planning the creation and publication of Nappaland.com “The Free E-Magazine for Families.”
After months of creative work and planning, the original Nappaland.com launched its first issue in spring of 2000. For those of you who remember it, we had an …um… interesting orange theme running through the pages in those days! Don’t ask us why. We were young, and we liked orange at the time. (Hey, we all make mistakes.)
“We wanted to do something for readers,” Mike says, “something that would encourage people and that wouldn’t cost them anything. We felt like we’d been freely given unique talents and resources, and we wanted freely give of those resources in response.
“We are professional authors, and so we have to earn a living from our writing. But we realized one day that while we had to write to earn money, not everything we wrote had to be a profit-making venture. So we started brainstorming what we could give away in terms of our time and talent, and Nappaland.com was the result.”
Over the years, that e-magazine has grown, syndicated content in numerous other websites and online outlets (at one point even spawning a short-lived radio show!). And yes, changed it’s name from time to time until 2023 when it was rebranded to its current state: NerdFans™: Pop Culture for Parents.
And that, dear reader, is how we got to where we are today.
NerdFans offers free reprints to non-commercial publications such as free websites, blogs, newsletters, school newspapers, and more. Find out all the details at our Reprint Guidelines page.
About Getting Press Coverage on NerdFans.com
If you’re interested in having your products, personalities, or events covered in our e-magazine, please check out our Press Guidelines.
About Advertising on NerdFans.com
At present NerdFans doesn’t accept outside advertising.
Our philosophy has been to reward our content contributors and publishing partners with free ads, as appropriate, on the site. That includes companies who donate products for giveaways, companies whose products we review in the magazine, or companies who publish products by Nappaland Inc. authors. Other than that, we don’t accept offers to buy ad space or swap links or things such as that. We’ll let you know here if that ever changes.
About Writing for NerdFans
If you’re interested in writing for our e-magazine, please check out our Writer’s Guidelines.
And that’s it! We hope you will enjoy your time browsing the pages of the NerdFans™ E-Magazine—and that you’ll tell your friends and family members about us as well.. We’re glad you stopped by today.
The Team at NerdFans.com