Blerd FAQ

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers!  Here are some Blerd frequently asked questions. 


What is a Blerd?

Blerd simply means black nerd. Blerd is simply shorthand for black nerd (black + nerd = blerd).  Blerd describes people of color who enjoy things nerdy and geek regardless of gender, skin tone, sexuality, etc.  The term became popular during 2006 when Donald Faison aka Turk stated he was a blerd in season 6, episode 2 of Scrubs titled “My Best Friend’s Baby’s Baby and My Baby’s Baby.” 

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Why can’t it just be nerd?  Why do black nerds need their own word?

Quite simply, blerds were not traditionally shown in the media and have had little representation in pop culture.  Not only that, but when the intersection of African American and nerd culture come together, sometimes we see or describe things a bit differently.  Blerds tend to add their own bit of flavor to the mix when talking about all things nerdy.  Gatekeeping can also be an issue in the nerd community, which we are against. 

The Blerd Community

How can I find other black nerds / blerds?

There are a bunch of blerd communities out there that will make you feel welcome! Our community consists of gamers, tech geeks, anime lovers, cosplayers, cinephiliacs and comic book aficionados from all over the world.  The Blerd community is inclusive and has members of all different age ranges, genders, sexualities, disability status, etc.  

See the below pages for Blerd resources and events to find other blerds.

What is a blerd and what does blerd mean?

Blerd Events Directory

How can I contribute to

Simply shoot us an email at  You can also fill out a form on our contact page here:

How can I get my content on

We only feature content that adheres to our PIQ (Positivity, Inclusion, Quality) values which is determined by the Blerd Team.  It does take us time to review content, so please be patient with us if your video, podcast, comic, artwork, etc to be featured on our site.  We generally try to at least respond within 48 hours of submission.  

For comic, graphic novels, and games we do require either digital or physical copies to be sent to us.  

For convention reviews, we do require media passes and accommodations depending on the location. 

We will give our honest opinion on anything reviewed on our site as we respect our audience. 

Who runs Blerd? and the Blerd trademark are the properties of Blerd, LLC founded in North Carolina.  We are a national (and even international!) team of amazing blerd content creators!  We are proud blerds that have varying interests in gaming, movies, anime, technology, reading, and more.  If you have a nerdy interest, there is a good chance you can relate to one of the Blerd team members.  For our team bios click here:

Will a Blerd team member speak on our podcast/ blog?

Blerd loves to collaborate with other outlets and can often accommodate requests for guest posts or podcasts.  We are a remote team, so in person appearances will be subject to availability and accommodations offered.  

Blerd Branded Merchandise & Apparel

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How long does shipping take? 

We are a small shop, so we print orders as they come in.  We usually try to have your order fulfilled within a week and shipped out in a couple of days.  If you need an order rushed please email us at and we will try to do our best. 

Returns, Exchanges, and Refunds

Blerd wants you to be happy with your purchase, so if you do not love it, we will offer you a refund or exchange without any questions asked.  Customers are responsible for return shipping costs to our facility.

Can I get a free shirt?

Blerd is a business, so we do have to make at least some money to keep the doors open.  However, we do have opportunities for free merch:

  • We often run contests and giveaways on our Instagram account.  You do follow us right?
  • Catch us at a featured event.  Team members sometimes have Blerd shirts to give out and we almost always have laptop stickers.  Audience participation at panels can often net you some surprise Blerd merch.  

Blerd Services

How Does Blerd Make Money?

Blerd offers a variety of services to our corporate clients including:

  • Social media posts and original content creation
  • Sponsored posts, ad space, and native editorial
  • Featured event space and affiliate marketing
  • Diversity and Inclusion Job Postings and Recruiting
  • Email marketing & digital design services
  • Podcast commercials

For more information about hiring Blerd for services, please see our media kit here:


  • Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: owned by Blerd LLC

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.

This website uses Google Analytics, Jetpack, and Monster Insights to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, the most popular pages, and popular ecommerce items.

Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website and to ensure a user friendly experience including coverage of the news and information visitors like you want to see.

Privacy Policy

Blerd LLC operates the website, which provides the SERVICE.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, Blerd LLC or Blerd website.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these “cookies” to collect information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take necessary action.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We use contact forms for our users to message us. Messages sent in contact forms are not to be treated as anonymous. Blerd LLC team members and our affiliates are the only ones with access to this data.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Analytics are collected through various services to provide the best user experience. We use this anonymous data to make sure we are creating content relevant to our users. By using our Service you agree to allow us to automate decision making – for example, aggregating your data into an advertising profile.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.