WHO WE ARE
Geek Crash Course is a web series that has been airing a new piece of video content every week on YouTube and Blip since we started in July 2011, but we need the help of the Kickstarter community to keep going into our second year.
Our format is unique to the web, teaching a 101-style class on a different geeky topic every week.
We've also managed to interview a range of geek superstars like Paul McGann (Doctor Who), Daphne Ashbrook (Doctor Who), Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mac Walters (Mass Effect), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), and more.
WHAT WE NEED
Moving forward, our basic goal is to keep shooting and airing the show on-schedule. The cost of production so far has come out-of-pocket, but we need your help to build out the show into a second year, as well as hopefully improve the series as a whole.
We’d love to add things like bonus content, vlogs from the set, “live exam” events to quiz fans on what they’ve learned, and even shoot reenactments of classic geek material with local actors we know. We're already planning out a fan-requested review podcast called Geek Crash Commentary that will be released at the end of every month!
The only way to accomplish our goal is with your help. To keep Geek Crash Course alive, we need a minimum of $2,500.
WHAT WE NEED IT FOR
With your help, we can purchase desperately needed items, ranging from new hard drives to backup and store footage and editing files, to prop and costume materials, to something as basic as food for the set.
$2,500 will also help fill unforeseen production needs that might arise as we push the show to more on-location filming, including various conventions in the United States and possibly internationally.
WHAT YOU GET
As a reward, every donor from the $5 level forward is guaranteed an answered question in future installments of our "Geek Crash Questions" vlogs.
In addition, every donor from the $100 level and above will be named in an episode as that episode's sponsor.
We also have music downloads, signed props, personalized whiteboard-style doodles, your choice of a future episode topic, and even the chance to make Michael shave off his beard!
EVERY DONATION COUNTS
We’ve managed to amass a following in our year-and-a-half on the air, including support from geek sites like Almost Nerdy, The Gallifrey Times, and tokusatsu fandom mega-sites like Henshin Justice Unlimited and R5 Central, but we need the help of every person willing to become a donor to keep the show alive.
Every single donation helps get us to our goal, so please give what you can, no matter the size.
Thanks for your help, your backing, and your support of our passion project.
With your help, we'll see you in 2013 with a revamped Geek Crash Course!
Risks and challenges
The primary risk of the show is that, without your support, the series won't be able to continue. The cost of set materials, building the props and costumes, and keeping our team fed during the shoot has left us without the capability to fund further episodes on our own.
What we can promise is that, with your backing, we'll rise past this challenge and deliver a new release to our channels every week, even if it's something as simple as a vlog.
Geek Crash Course hasn't gone a week without a release of some kind and we don't intend to start now, especially with your help.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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