Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Netflix meets Amazon Kindle. Collaborative sci-fi/fantasy storyworlds in serial. Get sucked into the future of digital storytelling.
Netflix meets Amazon Kindle. Collaborative sci-fi/fantasy storyworlds in serial. Your sole source of fiction.
Netflix meets Amazon Kindle. Collaborative sci-fi/fantasy storyworlds in serial. Your sole source of fiction.
87 backers pledged $5,480 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Fiction Vortex Serial Fiction w/MZPtv project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Fiction Vortex Serial Fiction w/MZPtv

$5,480

87

 Introducing Our LIFETIME GUARANTEED EXPLORER LEVEL

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
Click on image to visit our website!
Click on image to visit our website!

 Watch this Video Summary of Our Serials

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Sample FREE Episodes from Our Catalog

Go ahead and squeeze the merchandise before you buy. We don't mind at all. http://www.fictionvortex.com/catalog/

Partnering with MZPtv!

MZPtv has been creating the "virtual series" (serial fiction in screenplay format) for 10 years. Their legion of authors and fans bring a passion for episodic, serial fiction right at home in the Fiction Vortex.

Home of the scripted fiction series
Home of the scripted fiction series

 MZPtv Stretch Goal = $7,000

Through our collaboration, we hope to birth some of MZPtv's original content into narrative form and publish it as its own serial box via the Vortex. We've dedicated our first stretch goal to this cause! WHEN we reach $7,000, we'll be on solid enough footing to make this collaboration a reality! This is what #Gettingsuckedin is all about!

Where the Money is Going (Our Bootstrapped Budget)

  • Cover Art = $870
  • Advertising & Promotional = $820
  • Video & Animation = $600
  • Editing = $500
  • Web & Hosting = $160
  • Physical signage for Sasquan = $300
  • Hotel and Conference Fees for Sasquan = $1,350
  • Promotional Merchandise = $800

Our Blooper Reel

Here's our comedic first video attempt. Oh well. Too many late nights at the Flying M Coffee Garage and Messenger Pizza. At least we can laugh at ourselves. Bonus points if you can identify each of our shirts.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Risks and challenges

As with all creative projects that merge with technology, there could be a fractal storm of techno-chaos resulting in flawed or delayed delivery of our mind blowing content to our frothing readers.
There is the risk we could plow past deadlines while immersed in our writers' caves (although the "taskmaster" will typically ensure that doesn't happen via monitoring and electrifying our workspaces).
As creatives with finite resources and day jobs, it's possible we have overestimated our talent and/or capabilities.
IF you are looking for subtle wordplay and cerebral, literary experiences it's highly likely our stories will fluster and annoy you.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    EARLY BIRD VORTEX EXPLORER:
    Receive every episode from all 8 initial serials within Hiberverse AND Schism 8 as they are published. (Approx. 80 episodes!)

    Get your name listed on our founders page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 57 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    HIBERVERSE EXPLORER:
    Receive every episode from all 4 initial serials within the Hiberverse as they are published. (Approx. 40 episodes!)

    Get your name listed on our founders page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    SCHISM 8 EXPLORER:
    Receive every episode from all 4 initial serials within Schism 8 as they are published. (Approx. 40 episodes!)

    Get your name listed on our founders page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    NOTHING BUT THE BLING:
    This award is for those of you who already earned our initial 8 serials (via prelaunch referrals, etc.)

    Receive a limited edition FV print (by the one and only Niels Christensen), 4 high resolution FV wallpapers, and your choice between a heat transferable vinyl sticker or a bumper sticker.

    Get your name listed on our founders page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER:
    Receive every episode from all 8 initial serials within Hiberverse AND Schism 8 as they are published. (Approx. 80 episodes!)

    Get your name listed on our founders page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    THE BROWNCOAT:
    (Includes everything from FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER plus the following.)

    Keep us flying and in return we'll grant you A VOICE in the creation of our next serial box! Participate in a Google Hangout brainstorming session(s) with us! Let's create something great together!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER + BLING:
    (Includes everything from FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER plus the following.)

    Receive a limited edition FV print (by the one and only Niels Christensen), 4 high resolution FV wallpapers, and your choice between a heat transferable vinyl sticker or a bumper sticker.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    The HAN SOLO:
    (Includes everything from THE BROWNCOAT plus the following.)

    You drive a hard bargain! The payoff is you get to name a character created during the Google Hangout brainstorming session(s) to launch a new serial box!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    FV EXPLORER + ORIGINAL ART:
    (Includes everything from FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER plus the following.)

    Receive an original character/concept illustration of your choosing from the one and only Niels Christensen, along with 4 high resolution wallpapers and your choice between a heat transferable vinyl sticker or a bumper sticker.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    WRITER'S QUERY & CRITIQUE:
    (Includes everything from FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER plus the following.)

    If you are a writer (if you write, you are a writer) this is the award level for you! Submit an episode manuscript (limit 12,000 words) and receive an EXTENSIVE CREATIVE CRITIQUE and edit. (NOT line by line content edit.) ALSO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION in Fiction Vortex's quarterly ezine. Episodes can be written within an existing FV serial box, or a fresh new world of your devising! (No fanfic, please.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    LIFETIME FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER:
    (Includes everything from FICTION VORTEX EXPLORER + BLING plus the following.)

    Receive every single episode ever to be published by Fiction Vortex in perpetuity until the end of the universe! No matter how huge we get! Pat yourself on the back 3 years from now when FV takes over the world. You had the foresight to get in early!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)