Even though we have the color palette open to designers, we don't want the logo/design to be dominantly red or black. We want the logo to be able to be used on a white/off-white background as well as a black/dark grey background.
We want the logo to have some some of nerdy theme built into the logo. I attached a few logos that kind of have a multiple dimension to them. For instance, the one with the glass and the pencil built into the same logo. Or the one with the light bulb built into the infinity sign. The logo must have some sort of nerdy theme (board games, video games, sci fi/fantasy, computers/electronics, science, etc) incorporated into the design, otherwise it will be declined.
PLEASE NOTE: Eye glasses, pencils and light bulbs are stereotypical nerdy symbols, and do not represent who we are. All entries using only of these items will be declined. Better examples are 20-sided dice, game controller, puzzle pieces, even Frisbees (we play outdoor games), 8-bit icons. We even drink craft beer. We watch movies. If you Google Nerdy icons, you will get lots of better examples.