We currently do not have a date set for the DC screening. Stay tuned and we’ll get you the date as soon as possible!
The Dublin screening is June 15th! RSVP to the Facebook event!
We were hoping to have it in May, but that’s looking a bit iffy! We will let you know as soon as we know!
Unfortunately, it looks like the closest screenings were in Indiana. There will be a screening in Illinois in June… otherwise, it will be online this summer!
At this point we only know that the Palatine screening will be in June. We apologize for the delay! We will let you know as soon as we know.
The film will be online sometime this summer! When is TBD, but it’s looking like June or July at this point! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you catch it!
So I was walking through Leicester Square in London today when,
Me: *sees guy across the street from us, starts to have a panic attack*
Guy: *turns towards us*
Me: *clutching Chelsea’s arm* “Chelsea. Is that HANK GREEN??”
Chelsea: “Oh my GOD. I think it is!”
Hank Green: *walks towards us*
I GOT TO SAY MORE THINGS TO HANK GREEN!!
at the UK TFIOS tour in London!!
Alternatively Titled: That Time John slapped Hank across the face and I Got to Talk to Them About Hank the Pygmy Puff and My Life as a Film Student.
I’m not sure I can accurately describe to you the amount of relief and excitement I experienced when the lady at the box office said that they had one returned ticket available for 12 quid.
“Is that alright?” she asked me.
“Oh yes. Exactly what I was hoping for, actually!” I proceeded to become such a shaking bundle of nerves that I nearly forgot to get my change from her, not that losing 3 quid would have bothered me much, seeing as how I was MINUTES AWAY FROM SEEING HANK AND JOHN GREEN.
I had spent an hour this morning rushing over to Cadogan Hall in the hopes that an extra ticket might miraculously be available when I got there. I only arrived in the UK a week ago, and I had never been to that part of town. The walk from the tube stop to the Hall took a lot longer than I was expecting, and I was nervous that I wasn’t going to make it in time.
I took a weird turn and happened to spot the Hall at the end of a weird side-street thing. I awkwardly stood in line outside the building and asked some of the other Nerdfighters if they knew anything about spare tickets. They were very nice (Nerdfighters always are) but didn’t know and were doubtful that I could get in to the event. I wilted a bit.
But I hadn’t come this far just to give up.
I asked the man at the door if there were any returned tickets and he directed me to the box office. I panicked a bit when 5 other people ran ahead of me into the box office; I figured they were also asking about returned tickets, which meant I probably wouldn’t get one.
But I did!
They had one returned ticket. And I bought it! As I and other Nerdfighters floated to our seats on the wings of jubilation, I briefly managed to make friends with a girl named Hobbs, who informed me that, “thats not my real name, its just a lot better than my real name.” And though she never gave me her real name, she did give me a cookie she had made with DFTBA frosting!
Hobbs, if you read this, that cookie was real good. Especially when I got to eat it while listening to Hank sing Book Eight live.
So John Green came out on stage, and he was super amazing as always. It took me back to Vidcon 2012, except this was quite a bit smaller and British Nerdfighters don’t cheer quite as raucously as American Nerdfighters.
John was hilarious and intelligent and read part of the first chapter of The Fault in Our Stars, which always manages to make me both laugh and choke up no matter how many times I read or hear John read it. He talked about writing, then introduced Hank, who came onstage to sing us a few of his beautiful and witty songs, including Accio Deathly Hallows, which I’ve had stuck in my head since I ran in to him on Friday.
Then John answered questions from the audience, then Hank joined him to answer more questions, questions which were read aloud by Maureen Johnson (!!!) this time. Somehow it ended with Hank falling on the floor and John running around cheering.
And then John slapped Hank across the face.
As great as it is to see Hank or John individually, (whether live or through vlogging) seeing them together is always the greatest joy. They display brotherly love at its most ridiculous and its most intellectual.
After that, Hank sang a few more songs, and John and Hank came back out for an encore, to sing “a very scottish version of” 500 Miles with us because, as they said, they were in the UK.
Yes. You heard correctly, folks: John Green sang.
Very well actually. You could practically say that his “BA-DADADAS!!!” were athletically spectacular in nature.
Then they signed ALL THE THINGS!
I hadn’t realized that they were both doing a signing, so I was extra-excited to speak with them. I’d seen them both live before, and I’d met Hank briefly at Vidcon (and randomly on the street in London haha), but this was the first time I got to actually talk to John. And I really wanted to finish my conversation with Hank from the other day…
I waited in line for about a half-hour. I practiced what to say, and debated whether or not I wanted to give them my business card. In the end, I figured that it wouldn’t hurt to hand it to them, as they would at least be nice enough to take it, even if they don’t actually get the time to visit my website and learn more about A Film to Decrease Worldsuck,
and call me next time they need an intern or something.
I filmed the signing. Everybody was confused about Hank the Purple Pygmy Puff, which I bought yesterday at the Harry Potter Studios. And both John and Hank were sweet enough to take my business card and thank me. It was really neat to be able to tell them in person that I’m doing something that contributes to Nerdfighteria, and will decrease Worldsuck through charity screenings. Also, I have to admit that handing them my business card was pretty awesome.
I just have so much respect for them. When I thanked them, it wasn’t simply for signing my stuff, it was for everything they’ve done for me, and others, through their optimism and hard work.
They really are my heroes and my inspiration. I never expected that coming to the U.K. would allow me to meet two people from the U.S. whom I adore. I hope that I one day get the chance to work with them.
I can’t tell you how glad I am I took a chance and went to the venue. I think randomly meeting Hank in Leicester Square two days ago was a sign that I was supposed to go, and the fact that I managed to get in to a sold out event confirms that. It has definitely taught me to persevere in situations like these. You never know what might happen!
Lookie! Cinematographer Kayla met John and Hank in London today and told them about the film :)
The date is set, folks. The film will be finished March 1st! Now let’s all take a moment to knock on wood. ;)
Hannah, producer of A Film to Decrease Worldsuck, answers some frequently asked questions about the documentary.
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The first A Film to Decrease Worldsuck trailer! So excited! :D Spread the word!