What exactly is this project?
Southgate Media Group’s Second Annual Podcast Marathon will be a live event at the Blue Box Café, as well as, a concurrent live podcast marathon broadcast on YouTube Live to be held October 1, 2016. The event will be 14 hours long and feature 20+ podcasts plus music and other live acts performed live at the Blue Box plus 20+ video podcasts broadcast live via Southgate Media Group’s YouTube Channel.
Admission is free.
SMG has been approved to set a world record with the Guinness Book of World Records at this event for the longest live podcast.
When is it?
Oct 1, 2016 7:30am to 9:30pm CST. These times apply to the live event at the Blue Box Café and to the live streaming marathon that will be on YouTube Live.
Who are we?
We’re a diverse group of podcasters and content creators that want nothing more than to entertain and connect with fans. Some of the media groups involved are Golden Spiral, Too Much Scrolling, League of Geekz, as well as a number of independent shows and artists. Rob Southgate and Martha Southgate, co-owners and executive producers of Southgate Media Group, are producing this event. Together, they have also produced and performed live podcasts weekly at the Blue Box for the past two years.
Why a Kickstarter Campaign?
Your support will give us the funds to promote the event and also help provide some much needed equipment improvements for this year’s marathon. Specifically, the $900 we are asking for will pay for posters, a mixer, a professional publicist to do a PR campaign. If we go over this amount we have 4 stretch goals get us two GoPros, a lighting package, and wireless mics to improve the quality of our streaming video. Your help allows us to produce a more professional event. The funding also allows us to bring the marathon to YouTube this year so people around the world can enjoy the event from wherever they are. Let’s face it, not everyone can make it out to Elgin, IL easily so this year we’re bringing the marathon to them. Because this is a Kickstarter we’ve got 20 days to reach our goals or we don’t get the funding. We’re still holding the marathon if we don’t hit our goal, its just the scope will be a little smaller. Keep in mind, every dollar helps. We truly appreciate any support you can give!
How else can you help?
Spread the word. Share this campaign. Tell your friends, co-workers, families, really anyone who loves podcasts or wants to support experimental forms of entertainment. Share this on social media or get a bullhorn and stand on a corner.
Thanks for supporting us!
Follow SMG Podcast Marathon on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and lineup changes.
Risks and challenges
No risks here. The marathon will go on no matter what. Having the funds will simply make the event better. Every dime brought in from this Kickstarter will go toward improving the event in countless ways.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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