Kickstart Your Weekend: Send Danni Danger to the Geekies

Former 'Chronicle' cover star needs help getting to L.A.

Danni Danger: Headed out to Cali for the Geekies
Danni Danger: Headed out to Cali for the Geekies (Photo by John Anderson)

Danni Danger, one of Austin's Weird Girls, is trying to get to Los Angeles. Here's you chance to help her make the trip, and get back again.

Danger is part of the Austin-based Weird Girls, a website/collective dedicated to letting people know that women are a real and vital part of geek, comic, cosplay, and gaming cultures. (See our cover story, "Girls Gone Geek," May 23.)

Seems like the Chronicle isn't the only place savvy to Danger's passion and genius for comics' culture. She's been nominated in the 2014 Geekie Awards (sort of the Independent Spirit award for nerd culture on the web) as one of the scene's personalities of 2014.

She's going up against Fan Voice editor Jenna Busch, Geekgasm host/creator Jenny Lorenzo, Kim Horcher of The Young Turks' daily briefing Nerd Alert, and the comedy duo behind SMOSH, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox. But she's still got to actually get to Los Angeles for the actual awards show on August 17.

That's why she's putting a travel fund together. You can contribute through Danger's page, and she's already established her incentives, everything from a shout-out on the Weird Girls site, to a haiku about your favorite comic book character, to even a special Dangeresque video review of your favorite comic of graphic novel.

And, if that's not enough, she's already announced the most awesome/embarrassing stretch goals to date. If she hits her $1,000 target, she'll perform, via the Weird Girls Youtube Channel, the decade-defining Ninja Rap by Vanilla Ice, from the cinematic landmark, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

$1,500? She'll do the dance.

Do you want Danger to miss out on her own national award ceremony? Do you really want to deny the world the pleasure of Austin's leading comic critic in full-on V-Ice mode? We thought not.

Kickstart Your Weekend is a series intended to showcase Texas film and tech projects that are crowdfunding their way to a goal, be it distribution, a prototype, or production costs. If you have a project that we should know about, email us at

Find Weird Girls online at and

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More crowdfunding
Burning Down <i>The Barn</i>
Burning Down The Barn
Director Justin Seaman on the joy of rubber and gore

Richard Whittaker, July 14, 2016

Opening the Book on Roller Derby
Opening the Book on Roller Derby
Local photographer Kickstarting history of Texas Rollergirls

Richard Whittaker, June 9, 2016

More Kickstart Your Weekend
AGFA Saving Something Weird
AGFA Saving Something Weird
Kickstarter campaign to save rare movies

Richard Whittaker, Oct. 7, 2015

One in a Crowd: <i>Dough</i>
One in a Crowd: Dough
Crowdfunding, with added raffle

Richard Whittaker, Aug. 17, 2015

More by Richard Whittaker
Bears Rebecca Fonté Joins aGLIFF as Artistic Director
Bears Rebecca Fonté Joins aGLIFF as Artistic Director
Festival rebranding as PRISM for new era

Jan. 14, 2021

Robert Lorenz Takes Aim at <i>The Marksman</i>
Robert Lorenz Takes Aim at The Marksman
Writer/director on why Liam Neeson is the new Clint Eastwood

Jan. 14, 2021


crowdfunding, Kickstart Your Weekend, Weird Girls, Danni Danger, GoFundMe

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle