AUGUST 2008: Author John Green and his brother Hank assemble hundreds of nerdfighters in the Winter Garden at Harold Washington Library Center! Check them out in their fantastic Teen Volume t-shirts! Were YOU there for the excitement?
I was there. That was the first time I ever met John and Hank :)
I was there too! It was the first time I met Karen Kavett (also a bunch of other people I remain friends with today). This is also where I realized I could sell my music and people would buy it, which (with input from Alan) morphed into DFTBA Records. It was a big day for me.
How were we ever so young?
(This was also the first time I met Rosianna, who is now my assistant, and the first time we really understood the power of nerdfighter gatherings, and it happened at the Chicago Public Library, one of the first places to get behind my novels in a big institution-wide way, and wow, what an important day in our lives.)
You boys look so BLOND.
Anyway yeah this day was crazy and amazing and remains very very important to me.
Also I’m very proud that I still own Hank’s Songs From Hank’s Pants: Terminus Edition CD.
HOWEVER jsyk the official G+ page for the vlogbrothers channel has changed! Head over here to follow the new one: https://plus.google.com/b/113249949187295867045/113249949187295867045/posts
I will return to Ryan Gosling now.
All of the congratulations to my secret brothers John and Hank who just passed 1 million subscribers on YouTube, who consistently post excellent content, who are so invested in YouTube as a community, who are funny and kind and generous and intelligent and witty and brilliant. I love you guys and often feel like you both really are my brothers. I am so proud of all you have achieved and all you will achieve and count myself lucky to have been watching you right from the start.
Yours, with love,
Secret London sister Rosianna.
God sometimes I don’t realise how tired I am til I look at my own videos and see how tired I look. This was shot (for the second time, after my memory card fucked up) after a long long day at work…but yeah. Ughh. ANYWAY. Not the point.