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Wed, Feb. 8th, 2012, 09:59 am
2012 Rose & Bay Awards

The nominations for the 2012 Rose & Bay Awards for Crowdfunded Creativity are live and online. This award, started by our own ysabetwordsmith and homebased in the LJ community crowdfunding, encourages... well, the kind of things some of us do around here: create art, and receive patronage from our fans. (We usually refer to this as "sales". ;)

I seem to be a nominee in the "Other Project" category. While I'd be delighted if you'd vote for me, the real point of this is to find out about all the nominated creators and their creations, and to encourage membership in crowdfunding and the concept of crowdfunding in general.

Besides the excellence in all six categories this year, are there any particular crowdfunded projects we should know about? Link 'em up.

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Wed, Feb. 8th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
Nicholas Weinberger

Journey Quest!
http://www.journey-quest.com/

Saw the first season of this web series early this year, and just loved it! They are in pre-production for Season 2 right now after a very successful Kickstarter campaign.

There are a lot of other good video series up at the ZombieOrpheus.com.

Thu, Feb. 9th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
alverant

Is this any different from what Kickstarter is doing? Last month Hero Games started a KS campaign to get funding for one of their books. It was pretty popular and they reached 1.5 times their initial goal (they upped the goal once it was reached to fund a supplment to the first book). I tossed some money into the kitty and once the book is out I get a copy with my name as a contributer.

I wonder if that is how other RPG game companies are going to operate. It seems like a good idea, get the funding now then produce the book. That way you know there's interest in the book beforehand. OTOH it may not sell as well because most of those really interested in the book would have already paid.