Hi! I’m Cindy, and I’ll be joining the superduo of Yancey + Cassie as part of the new Community Support Triforce.
I’m a big nerd — and I know these days being a Nerd is supposed to be cool — but somehow that coolness seems to have completely eluded me! Before coming to Kickstarter, I spent a lot of my time blogging at Geekosystem.com and at my own sci-fi themed blog, Matter Anti-Matter. For some reason, when I showed these things to the kind souls at Kickstarter, they still wanted to talk to me!
When I’m not thinking about sci-fi and nerd stuff, my brain space mostly thinks about Food and all the infinite things I could be eating if time travel and teleportation were possible. I keep a record of all the things I cook and eat here, and hope that when I’m 89 years-old I’ll be able to look fondly at the archives and say, “Wow, I sure ate a lot of food.”
That’s me in an internet-based nutshell. I’m really excited to be here, and can’t wait to learn about all of your great ideas!
I was casually browsing at my favorite bookstore yesterday afternoon when I spotted an issue of original Kickstarter success story Remedy Quarterly on the magazine rack, snuggled between copies of Monocle magazine and Diner Journal. Funnily enough, I felt my stomach leap. There it was! A Kickstarter project! IN REAL LIFE!
I was so excited I snapped a picture, which really got my wondering … has this ever happened to anybody else? Have you spotted the fruits of a successful Kickstarter project in your day-to-day life? Let us know! We’d love to share your stories in a (hopefully!) regular Spotted feature.
There’s so much activity on Kickstarter right now even we have trouble keeping up. Yesterday alone we had 14 projects successfully cross the finish line, with funding totaling more than $110,000 between them. Not bad for a Sunday.
Among the projects reaching their goals were some of our community’s favorites, including the epic webseries Dragons, whose trailer featuring two lovable burnouts had us on the floor. Also in film were How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song, a musical from Gary King which has found a big following, Bots High, a documentary on battle robots in Florida high schools, and Endangered Wildlife, a doc detailing Kenya’s troubled animal preserves.
In the visual art world, we were thrilled to see Pesi’s inventive 1024 Bits of You and Me succeed. Pesi’s proposition was beautifully simple: pledge $10, submit a word, and receive a painting of that word in return. The project was very well done, with 28 project updates — including regular reports on works in progress and images of finished paintings — and 114 comments. A fertile and sustainable community emerged out of this project (more than 50% of its backers have supported other Kickstarter projects), and Pesi has done an amazing job nurturing it. Well done.