Sunday, March 17, 2013

Veronica Mars is going to make a movie!!! (No thanks to me)


Man the folks at Veronica Mars are geniuses! Not only did they create one of the darkest, funniest, smartest television shows they also figured out how to get fans to fund a movie sequel to the show!

That's right - last week they signed up for Kickstarter and asked for $2million bucks to get their movie rolling. Guess what? They got the cash in less than TEN hours!!!

This is the kind of social networking that makes me happy.

This guy on Forbes sits around wondering why this specific cause raised so much money so quickly but I really like this quote about donators: "Something ..., is more relevant in their minds than sick kids or starving Africans, as bad as that may sound." He also pointed out the awesome rewards you get for donating on different tiers, the untimely cancellation, the certainty that this will happen, etc etc.

Whatever the reason their Kickstarter project has already raised $3.6 million with 55,000 backers and 5 days to go: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project

Know what that means:
  1. the fastest Kickstarter project to hit $1M
  2. Fastest Kickstarter project to hit $2M
  3. Highest goal ever achieved on the site
So what are my expectations?

Not as good as Serenity (Firefly sequel) but not as awful and mythdestroying as Life After Death (Dead Like Me).

In my most secret, private, tiny portion of my heart I am just hoping the show is revived after the movie and it turns out better than Sliders.

Fangirling is fun.

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