If you've ever wanted to or thought about supporting small press books and self-publishers, then you should definitely check out this campaign for a brand new indie marketplace!Read More
Remember the Kickstarter for the Dragon's Lair movie? Well, it got canceled ... after it became clear that the project wouldn't meet its goals. Good news for Dragon's Lair fans, though: Don Bluth has taken the project to Indiegogo, where it's already received a lot more supporters and looks well on its way to succeeding.Read More
DO touch the art.
"Imagine not knowing what Mona Lisa's smile looks like" says the promotional video for Unseen Art, an open source project that is making classical art more accessible.Read More
This dad in Lafayette, CA wanted to show his Star Wars fan spirit, so what does he do? He builds a 400 pound Death Star model on the roof of his house.Read More
During a performance on Saturday, Michigan State University’s Spartan Marching Band honored Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and ye olde Spider-Man cartoons. Yay, sports!Read More
How much would it cost to build Mordor?
We all know this probably isn't going to happen, but it would be every Tolkien nerd's fantasy come true.Read More
The Muppets once again show off their musical talent as they have Sam the Eagle (of all muppets) help cover a 70s hit: Jungle Boogie.Read More
[UPDATED] $100K Donor Asks Girl Scouts Not to Use Their Gift on Transgender Girls, Scouts Return the Money
Girl Scouts is for every girl.
Last May the Girl Scouts took a historic stance for inclusivity and made their long-term policy on accepting transgender girls into their troops official, much to the chagrin of bigots everywhere. Unfortunately, some of those bigots have bank. Fortunately there are good people in the world too.Read More
A CBS Film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s notoriously terrifying "children's book" Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark may already be in the works (with a little help from Tim Burton!), but the creepy classic is about to get the documentary treatment, too.Read More
As if there were any doubt this would get made.
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, we reported that Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion were crowdfunding a new series called Con Man. Well, the campaign started on March 10th and has already blown past its $425,000 goal, and as of today they have a whopping $1.56 Million (and counting!). And they've just released a teaser for the series to celebrate!Read More
[Updated] Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk Raising Funds for New Series: “It’s the Quickest Way to See Us Back on a Spaceship”
Shut up and take my money!
Firefly's Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk are collaborating on a web series about convention life and sci-fi stars, but that's not relevant to your interests, right? No. Certainly not.Read More
And not just for the user. *rimshot*
How does one crowd-source a dildo, I wondered, until I realized that the makers of The Mod are actually crowdfunding their toy, and open-sourcing the design. And the design is pretty fancy.Read More
Sorry, guys. The Internet already beat you to it. It's called doge.
Over on Indiegogo, you can see one of the most bizarre and oddly enticing gadgets to ever compete for your investment. No More Woof is an EEG headset that aims to translate dog thought patterns into human language. Finally, your dog will be able to tell you, "I need to pee," and, "You won't believe what that other dog's butt smells like."Read More
Crowdfunding Imperial Code Cylinders? What's next? Someone's going to Kickstart a Death Star?
When someone tried to fund a Death Star on Kickstarter we may have had some unkind words about it, but this Indiegogo campaign to fund Imperial Code Cylinder USB drives? This we kind of love-- Unless it's the first step in a plan by the 501st Legion to build a Death Star and rule the galaxy.Read More
They're trying to cram every cutting-edge bit of tech into one phone, and we're fine with that.
Canonical is stepping up its efforts on the Ubuntu for Phones front. They've launched one of the most ambitious crowdfunding campaigns in history to offer enthusiastic early adopters the Ubuntu Edge smartphone. The campaign not only pushes the limits of what crowdfunding can do, but it also wants to push what phones can do.Read More
And All Was Right With the World
Hulk like literacy.
In May, I wrote about the Northlake Library's Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a nine-foot-tall Incredible Hulk statue. There are still four days left in the campaign, but they're woefully short of their $30,000 goal. At the moment, they're sitting still at $3,710, but don't let that get you down, because the library is getting a Hulk statue. It's not the one they wanted, but they're not going to look a gift Hulk in the mouth.Read More
If there's a better use of crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo than getting the Northlake Public Library a nine-foot-tall statue of The Hulk, we don't know what that use is. The librarians of Northlake have big plans, and those plans involve a giant Hulk statue, and helping people read and create more comic books. They also have one of the most awkward campaign videos we've ever seen.Read More
Two animation and science enthusiasts are trying to make every geek's dreams come true. The guys behind Wood Goblin Studios have an Indiegogo campaign to fund the pilot of a cartoon about Nikola Tesla. To make it even nerdier and more perfect, his sidekick is Mark Twain, and they travel through time battling Thomas Edison, because of course they do. My only question about this cartoon is why doesn't it already exist?Read More
Hidden traffic cameras take all the fun out of driving. Even if it seems like there's nobody around for miles, you never know when there's going to be a camera on a traffic light or telephone pole that's going to snap a shot of you driving just a little too fast. There's nothing worse than getting a ticket in the mail that you didn't realize you got nicked for at the time. Jonathan Dandrow knows your pain, and he wants to help: He created the NoPhoto, a license plate frame that detects traffic cameras, and blocks your plate number when big brother tries to catch you red-handed.Read More