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Kickstarter's Dark Side
Don't forget your due diligence
"...Just when you thought Kickstarter was a fairy land where money magically appeared for..."

May 2, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Kickstarter Appeal: Weinberg Wants 'Panophobia'
Local film critic/writer looking for fiction funding
"...jump into fiction writing, and he's opened up a Kickstarter campaign to help him find the time and the..."

Nov. 26, 2012 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Transgender Comics Anthology “We’re Still Here” Nails Kickstarter to the Crowdfunding Wall
Oh! This thing has more successful panels than a SXSW weekend!
"...Yes, and the new We’re Still Here may well..."

July 31, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Ends With a Bang
Movie project raised $5.7 million in one month
"...Thomas kicked off his Veronica Mars movie project on Kickstarter how ecstatic the fandom was for the return of..."

April 13, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Wholly Kabob Trailer Funded by Kickstarter Campaign
Newcomer to Austin’s Middle Eastern Food Scene off to Great Start
"...came from her family and friends; the funds from Kickstarter...."

Jan. 16, 2013 Food Post by Gracie Salem

This Kickstarter Wraps Before You Know It
A local queer filmmaker could use a hand to get his work seen
"...only a couple of days left to meet their Kickstarter goal, or the money just goes right back to the..."

Oct. 28, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Kickstart My Heart
Austin is one of 10 cities featured prominently on online fundraising platform Kickstarter
"...Kazmark, from the communications team for Manhattan-based Internet start-up Kickstarter, speaks on the phone about his company's growth and..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Music Feature by Adam Schragin

Local Board Game Gets $900K
Those ogres better thank the Kickstarter gods
"...to take another trek to the ever-lucrative world of Kickstarter funding. Another in a long line of Austin-based gaming..."

May 16, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

One in a Crowd: Gaming Edition
Three games, all worthy of the crowd’s funds
"...Three local games from experienced developers take to Kickstarter. Check out the pitches and donate if you’re inspired...."

Sept. 5, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Kickstart Your Weekend with the Underdogs
'Wolves of Wuhan,' 'Sleight,' and 'A Better Life'
"...totally different projects in mind with forthcoming deadlines on Kickstarter...."

July 12, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Crowdfunding for Readers
Kickstarter? More like lit-starter
"...past few months, we've been featuring local film projects' Kickstarter campaigns in the Kickstart Your Weekend series...."

June 20, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Kickstart Your Weekend: Civics Edition
Operator and Key to the Street make being a better citizen easy
"...your local representative? Who has the time? Luckily, two Kickstarter campaigns are trying to help...."

Jan. 10, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

'86 Plots,' One Graphic Novel
Local comic creators need a Kickstart
"...even chefs have wised up to online fundraising behemoth Kickstarter. Now local comic creators are trying to finance their..."

Sept. 11, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

The New Way, Part Two
Passing the digital collection jar with Kickstarter
"...Kickstarter redefines the concept of a “sound investment.” The DIY..."

Feb. 3, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Playback: Doug Sahm for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
The Austin Music Hall gets slated for teardown, the Roost closes while looking for a cash infusion, Backyard owner Tim O'Connor gets back in the concert game, and a Kickstarter campaign to get Doug Sahm into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"...publishing fees. For that, the producers have launched a Kickstarter campaign (www.kickstarter.com/projects/504936151/join-the-new-doug-sahm-documentary-in-spreading-th) to help advance the mission, which boasts..."

July 10, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Symphony Orchestra
ASO turns to Kickstarter for help in making its first CD – and rescuing a forgotten composer
"...in point: the Austin Symphony Orchestra, which is using Kickstarter to raise cash for its first commercial CD. The..."

March 14, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches Is Becoming a Brewpub
Their Kickstarter ends May 15 and includes craft beer for life
"...shop Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches just launched a Kickstarter to fundraise the money they need to launch their..."

April 17, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Chris Woolfrey’s Got Issues With Intellectual Property. You Can Help.
You think information really wants to be free? That view may cost us all.
"...and he’s lighting a fuse with the fire of Kickstarter...."

June 8, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Laika Believes'
New Minicore Studios project gives space-bound dog another life
"...UPDATE: Minicore was able to secure a large portion..."

July 19, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Skunk'
Annie Silverstein, pit bulls, and the road ahead
"...With two weeks still to go on the Kickstarter campaign, Annie Silverstein's Skunk has raised $8,979, 128% of..."

May 3, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

'White Walls Say Nothing' Plans to Paint the Screens
Kickstarter for local doc about Buenos Aires street artists
"...trying to finish the movie, and are looking for Kickstarter supporters to finish the project...."

Oct. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Emily Hagins Wants to Kickstart 'Tony Phillips'
Mondo, 'Red Vs Blue' and more offering incentives
"...you've got friends. So when Emily Hagins launches a Kickstarter campaign for her new feature, it's not surprising that..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Help a Derby Baby Find an ATX Home
Nine hours to get new Roller Derby doc to Austin
"...no sign of an Austin screening, but there's a Kickstarter campaign rolling to fix that. Bad news? You only..."

May 22, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: Sword of Gary 6000
Local Renaissance man Zach Hall looks to Kickstart a video game
"...You’ve probably seen Zach Hall around. He’s noticeably tall...."

Feb. 3, 2016 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Help the Vortex Shine On
One more day to help fund the theatre's new lighting system
"...when it says it needs new illumination. And the Kickstarter campaign it's holding to pay for it ends on..."

Feb. 13, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'The Mangled'
Horror/thriller has big names and bigger ambitions
"...Mangled team has informed us they've cancelled their current Kickstarter campaign, but stay tuned in case they relaunch...."

Aug. 30, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
This new chapter in the series splits the difference between kickstarter Twilight’s stylish camp and follow-up New Moon’s turgid drama, but still does not come up a winner.
"...Slade (30 Days of Night) splits the difference between kickstarter Twilight’s stylish camp and follow-up New Moon’s turgid drama,..."

July 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tossed Genre Salad
Church of the Friendly Ghost kickstarts its art
"...DIY fundraisers Kickstarter have invaded Austin's art and music scenes, and its..."

April 27, 2010 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles Set to Air on KLRU
Head Geek pacts with local PBS affiliate
"...You could forgive the show’s Kickstarter funders for starting to think it had all been..."

Dec. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Don't Call It a Kickback …
Lance 'Fever' Myers Kickstarts 'Boxer Story'
"...talented and respected animators. Now, he's looking to use Kickstarter to help fund his 20-minute epic, Boxer Story...."

July 16, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

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