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March 19 2012

Get Husbands season 2 kickstarted. Contribute money to help produce season 2 and get rewards.

Rewards range from public thanks on the site ($10) to signed photos ($25) all way up to meeting the cast and crew. Jane's currently tweeting about finding more rewards.

I contributed $50 today!
$25K is less than 8 hours!

In honor, Cheeks will upload a blooper reel soon.
So excited. I'll donate $10 tomorrow :)
To honor getting half way there, check out the blooper reel. It's longer than an actual Husbands episode!

One thing you get from the (hilarious) bloopers is just how pressed they were for time.
Have people heard about how Double Fine Adventure managed to raise $3.3 million for an old point and click adventure game? Nothing about the game is known just the people involved in making it who have made some classic games in the genre.

That has made me wonder if Joss would ever give this a try, to perhaps raise money for Wastelanders or another new web show. Would he be willing to give it a shot and could he also raise millions? (Note the $3.3 million was raised with just 87,142 people, many who gave a lot more than a game would cost for special extras.)
Would he be willing to give it a shot and could he also raise millions?


If he did, I'd want a return on my money for funding it. My gut instinct says that the fan well is going to be tapped out and something new will have to be brought to the table. The whole "asking the fanbase for money and giving them a free poster in return" is starting to make me feel slightly uneasy. However we're all grownups and know what we're getting into.
Theres a few routes this could go. The whole kickstarter thing. If Joss went on kickstarter and said PAY FOR FIREFLY SEASON 2.I have no doubt that probably even a few million dollar chip ins would happen.Unlikely that would happen though.

Naturally if Joss wanted to do a smaller scale Television series on the web it could be served via this w the dvds being presold through kickstarter say for 40-50 dollars. Granted hopefully after the Avengers he would not need to do this to get a TV show on the air but it would make it so Neilsen didn't decide if a show was successful or not.
RE: blooper reel, it must be nerve-wracking to do those takes over and over. I always thought if I were an actor I'd prefer theater over TV/movies, and this is one of the reasons why. Looks like it takes a lot of patience.
I think people know what they're getting when they pledge to a Kickstarter campaign. If they get what's promised to them, I think everyone is ok with that. I think there would only be a problem if they get ripped off.

I think if Joss Whedon used Kickstarter - and I don't think he will since he's been funding his indie work on his own - and that project was a lucrative mainstream hit, I think fans would be happy that they had a part in it. I doubt a lot of people would be mad they didn't get some of the profit.
Have people heard about how Double Fine Adventure managed to raise $3.3 million for an old point and click adventure game? Nothing about the game is known just the people involved in making it who have made some classic games in the genre.

That has made me wonder if Joss would ever give this a try, to perhaps raise money for Wastelanders or another new web show. Would he be willing to give it a shot and could he also raise millions? (Note the $3.3 million was raised with just 87,142 people, many who gave a lot more than a game would cost for special extras.)
Matt_Fabb | March 20, 06:03 CET


Well, if Brian Fargo and the original Interplay gang can get something like $1.4 million promised so far for a sequel to the seminal RPG game Wasteland (the progentior of the Fallout series) via Kickstarter ($500k more than requested amount), there's interest by fans in getting stuff they want made/made available without having to deal with studios and publishers shelving projects or forcing content changes to look for the biggest market. Still, can't be ignored that until something "BIG!" comes of a crowdfunded project, it's an untested concept.
Trying to film a new season of Firefly would likely be too complicated with buying the rights and with how expensive each episode was. I was thinking something more on the scale of Doctor Horrible, a smaller web series.

Personally, I donít expect a return on any money I pledged as I would be expecting to be buying something. In some cases it's just pre-selling the DVD up front so that there is money to be used to create the content. Something like a signed poster and other custom merch is already being sold online or at conferences, it's just the creator often doesn't get a cut.

Personally, there are certain creators that I would want the bare minimum & get just the end product and others I would gladly pay more for all kind of extras. Without asking for money up front, many bands are doing this kind of graded sales, where they go from just a digital download or CD, all the way up to fancy hardcover books about the band and VIP tickets when they play nearby shows.

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