Posts tagged “kickstarter”
August 21, 2013
Crowdfunding Your Queer Project: A Panel Conversation
September 5th at 7 PMThursday, September 5th at 7 PM Bluestockings 172 Allen St. New York, NY 10002 Cory Silverberg, author of “What Makes a Baby,” will be speaking about his success from his kickstarter!
You have a great idea. You may even have a hearty platform. But can you translate that into enough funds to support your project? Join Cory Silverberg, What Makes a Baby, Allison Moon, Tales of the Pack series, and kd diamond, Salacious Magazine, as they discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what they didn’t see coming. This event is free
Author and sex educator Cory Silverberg turned to crowd funding to raise funds to publish his first children’s book about reproduction. He hoped to raise $9,500 in 30 days. He raised it in less than 24 hours and by the end of the project had raised over $65,000.
Carl Thompson, illustrator of Parecomic, speaking at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis with the co-founder of Kickstarter
October 25, 2012
Carl Thompson, illustrator of the upcoming graphic novel Parecomic, about Michael Albert and his life’s struggle as a left-wing activist in the US, will be speaking at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct 25th at 7pm as part of a panel on Kickstarter with the co-founder Yancey Strickler. Sean Michael Wilson, the writer of Parecomic, and Thompson raised money through Kickstarter to fund the work put into the graphic novel’s production. More info on the event here.
Eighteen months after Kickstarter.com went live, Details magazine declared its “potential to … spark a modern Renaissance.” Currently it’s on track to channel more than $150 million to thousands of creative projects in 2012.
Cofounder Yancey Strickler speaks on Kickstarter’s inspiration and evolution, its social fund-raising model, and its huge impact on artists and creative industries of all kinds. He also addresses ways that its success is affecting the wider world of arts funding, and speculates about what the future holds for this platform.
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September 29, 2010Ted Rall shares his experience in Afghanistan and discusses the purpose of his book in this brief interview with Mike Rhode from WashingtonCityPaper.com. He talks politics, targets the most severe problems for the American worker and the average citizen, and blames backwards American Capitalism for deliberately making America poorer. What can and should Americans do, according to Rall? Overthrow the government and start anew. As he says in the article, “We can overthrow the system that is abusing us and replace it with something better.”
March 23, 2010In 2001, Ted Rall, financed by the Village Voice, traveled to Afghanistan to cover the newborn United States invasion. Now, Rall intends to return to Afghanistan to tell the story of what has become of the region between 2001 and today, after eight and a half years of war. But this time, no newspaper or magazine is willing to cover the cost of his traveling directly into a war zone — so Rall has asked his readers, through Kickstarter, to make the project possible.