Chris Hardwick wasn't getting the kind of work he wanted in 2010, so he made a bold gamble: Rather than desperately seek out audiences, he'd let them come to him.
A few years ago -- an eternity on the Internet timeline -- online video was the Wild West. The occasional gunslinger would come along and challenge the current sheriff, achieving viral success.
In a bit of a twist, one of the most anticipated events of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con came not during the convention, but in the days leading up to it.
Nerdist Industries and Fangoria magazine have paired to produce "Blood and Guts," a Web series hosted by Anthrax founder Scott Ian that will stream on Nerdist's YouTube channel.
Nerds will now have their own Olympic-style torch relay to Comic-Con -- complete with lightsabers.