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Have you ever participated in a Kickstarter project?

 
 
Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 12:41 pm
Have you ever participated in a Kickstarter project? What did you fund? What did you get for your slot of funding? Have you created or are presently planning on creating a Kickstarter project yourself?

I tried to get in on the Johnny Wander webcomic book publication project but was screwed out of participation by Amazon and Amazon's amazing inability to recognize their flawed payment system.


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What's Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

Since our launch on April 28, 2009, over $350 million has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.

http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics?ref=nav

I've seen a few interesting Kickstarter projects and almost wrote a thread on the social networking funding site on several occasions. The impetus/inspiration for coming around and writing a general thread on Kickstarter as I stumbled onto this already closed book publishing project:
Choose Your Own Adventure: Hamlet Edition
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To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure
by Ryan North
15,352
Backers
$580,905
pledged of $20,000 goal

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/breadpig/to-be-or-not-to-be-that-is-the-adventure
The Kickstarter campaign is over with. I wish I've heard about it while it was active. I would have chipped in.
 
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 03:09 pm
@tsarstepan,
No, I have not.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2014 12:01 pm
A first today. I managed to participate in a Kickstarter program.

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Congratulations!
You are now an official backer of Rewards for @RiffTrax Live #GODZILLA in Theaters August 14. Time to tell the world about it!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rifftrax/rifftrax-wants-to-riff-godzilla-live-in-theaters-n
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jul, 2014 01:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
From the Oscar winning animator, Pes:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1842216772/submarine-sandwich-a-film-by-pes?ref=nav_search

I just invested at the $35 level:
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Pledge $35 or more
SUBMARINE T-SHIRT // You will receive a super soft Limited Edition Submarine Sandwich T-shirt designed by PES exclusively for our Kickstarter backers. (sizes toddler - XL) + All 3 films in full HD!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 03:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
Now the meaty fruit from PES' labor has been let free unto our mortal coil!

http://pesfilm.com
roger
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 04:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
What the hell was that?
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 04:32 pm
5 for me

an anthology called Help Fund My Robot Army
an anthology called Time Travelled Tales
the third book in a fantasy series The Flames of Shadam Khoreh
a horror story magazine start up Nightmare Magazine
and Fantastic Fiction at KGB, a project to help fund readings and discussions
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 06:43 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

What the hell was that?

Just a humorous short film from someone with an exquisitely wild imagination. Did the video work or was it blocked or something?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 07:14 pm
I did. End of last year - funding for a dance studio to do a show.

I didn't donate at the level to get this



I donated in combination with 2 friends and we got a semi-private 1 hour class with one of their instructors.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 07:19 pm
No, and every restaurant I know that has tried to raise money this way has failed at getting money in more traditional ways for good reason. There might be exceptions, but so far my impression is that those who hand over money on Kickstarter are chumps.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 07:30 pm
@hawkeye10,
I was definitely happy with their reward plan - the class we got in exchange for our donation (as well as our tax credit) was discounted by about 40%. Best deal for a semi-private in town. I'm keeping an eye out for any other studio in town offering a similar kickstarter plan.

The studio did well - made about 40% more than their usual fundraising campaign.

Win-win.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 08:20 pm
@ehBeth,
same for me, all the rewards i got were great value for my investment, the fantasy series i funded got me all three ebooks, plus the authors collection of short stories, plus a mention in the book as a contributor, the two anthologies i helped fund netted me a total of 6 ebooks, the magazine i helped fund gave me a years subscription plus a couple of anthologies edited by the publisher, and the KGB kickstarter hepled a great cause, got my name on their contributors page and collection of really cool long out of print zines, all for about $10 bucks a pop
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Dec, 2014 10:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
I was just thinking this isn't anything new - except for the internet twist.

I remember back in the 70's and 80's, paying for musicians to record albums - and getting extra albums/cassettes/cd's and concert invites in addition to the albums I was paying for. This sort of project was always a good deal - now artists have a bigger market to target.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 07:15 am
@ehBeth,
But with this? There's a guarantee that you won't be charged if the artist or project founder in question doesn't succeed in reaching his or her projected fundraising goal. No money lost.

Then again, money still can be lost if the project meets its fundraising goal and then they go bellyup without finishing the project at hand, etc....
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 02:35 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:

1MM views in less than 48 hours!
Posted by PES
Thanks to everyone who watched and shared the film, we hit 1MM views in less than 48 hours! Couldn't have done this without your tremendous support.

That's one million Youtube views in less then 48 hours. Very impressive stats!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 03:29 pm
@tsarstepan,
It's the same - except the reach.

If they didn't raise the $1000 to get the recording time they needed, you could get your $10/$20 back. If they got the $1000, you got credit on the album and your 1 or 2 albums, an invite to the release party, mebbe a t-shirt or something else as well.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 03:34 pm
http://www.tamblyn.com/album_closer.html

I think this was the first pre-fund project I subscribed to back in 1977 or 1978

http://www.tamblyn.com/img/albums/album_closer_to_home_500px.jpg
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 03:38 pm
@ehBeth,
this was another early pre-fund for me

http://www.rodneybrown.ca/when-the-bay-turns-blue

just discovered there's a relationship between the two - Ian Tamblyn produced this album

(another small world bit - Laurie Conger (of The Parachute Club) was a musician on this - I knew Laurie in the Thunder Bay clubs back in the late 1970's)
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 03:43 pm
@ehBeth,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stringband#Compilations

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In 1991, Stringband performed a few "20th Anniversary" reunion shows, and released The Old Masters, a cassette-only 'best-of' compilation. A more extensive reunion was organized for the group's 30th anniversary, partly at the instigation of CBC Radio's Stuart McLean, a big fan of the group. In addition to some reunion concerts, the group recorded 4 new songs for The Indispensable Stringband, a CD box set of 46 of their recordings. This compilation was released on Nick in 2002, and was funded with $25,000 contributed by friends and fans.


I ended up with too many copies of that compilation - ended up donating a couple of them to another organization's fundraiser and they got good $ for that. I got credit on that compilation as the first donor whose cheque cleared Very Happy
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 03:44 pm
@tsarstepan,
thanks for asking about this!

brought back some superfun memories
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