Great piece by Crowdfunding Summit panelist, Dave Harvillicz. 

Check out the Crowdfunding State of the Union tomorrow at 12:00pm in the Marina Vista Room! 

Well. 

This is (POM) Wonderful. 

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Join us this to kick off the Crowdfunding Summit! 
THURSDAY, MAY 8 | 9:00 AM
A Special Keynote Conversation with
Actor, Matthew Modine and Writer, FX Feeney

MATTHEW MODINE has been called “one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation” by legendary New York Times film critic Vincent Canby. Modine has worked with many of the film industry’s most acclaimed directors including Christopher Nolan, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles to name but a few. Matthew has also been making films for over two decades, and has recently developed immersive, interactive new media projects in the form of award-winning apps for children and adults.
FX FEENEY worked for several years as an inker and painter at Hanna-Barbera Studios after graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in 1976. By 1980 he became a film and book critic for L.A. Weekly. This led to Feeney serving as a resident film critic and creative consultant to the legendary Z Channel between 1983 and 1989, directing dozens of commercials for the service. After Z Channel folded, Feeney worked alternately as a screenwriter and freelance journalist. His work has continued to appear in L.A. Weekly, as well as in American Film, Movieline, People Magazine, Variety, Vanity Fair, and the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.

Join us this to kick off the Crowdfunding Summit! 

THURSDAY, MAY 8 | 9:00 AM

A Special Keynote Conversation with

Actor, Matthew Modine and Writer, FX Feeney

MATTHEW MODINE has been called “one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation” by legendary New York Times film critic Vincent Canby. Modine has worked with many of the film industry’s most acclaimed directors including Christopher Nolan, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles to name but a few. Matthew has also been making films for over two decades, and has recently developed immersive, interactive new media projects in the form of award-winning apps for children and adults.

FX FEENEY worked for several years as an inker and painter at Hanna-Barbera Studios after graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in 1976. By 1980 he became a film and book critic for L.A. Weekly. This led to Feeney serving as a resident film critic and creative consultant to the legendary Z Channel between 1983 and 1989, directing dozens of commercials for the service. After Z Channel folded, Feeney worked alternately as a screenwriter and freelance journalist. His work has continued to appear in L.A. Weekly, as well as in American Film, Movieline, People Magazine, Variety, Vanity Fair, and the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.

photoshopwilwheaton:

1 million and the great RPG show! This is freaking amazing! Congratulations to Wil and the whole team at Geek and Sundry, and congrats to all us fans, who have an amazing show to look forward to!
And it’s not over yet! There’s still days to go, and extra funding to get.Wil and his owlbear friends have taken over the Co-Optitude title sequence set to have a little party. You know it’s going to be wild, when an owlbear wears a Wesley sweater!


WOW! Well this is HUGE news! Congrats to Wil  and all of Tabletop for this AWESOME accomplishment! 
We bet you’ll hear something about this at DHCS XVIII next week! We have @Marc Hofstatter from Indiegogo speaking on our More Money, More Problems? panel Thursday, 12:00pm in the Marina Vista Room. 

photoshopwilwheaton:

1 million and the great RPG show! This is freaking amazing! Congratulations to Wil and the whole team at Geek and Sundry, and congrats to all us fans, who have an amazing show to look forward to!

And it’s not over yet! There’s still days to go, and extra funding to get.

Wil and his owlbear friends have taken over the Co-Optitude title sequence set to have a little party. You know it’s going to be wild, when an owlbear wears a Wesley sweater!

WOW! Well this is HUGE news! Congrats to Wil  and all of Tabletop for this AWESOME accomplishment! 

We bet you’ll hear something about this at DHCS XVIII next week! We have @Marc Hofstatter from Indiegogo speaking on our More Money, More Problems? panel Thursday, 12:00pm in the Marina Vista Room. 

prostheticknowledge:

Airchat

Tech project by #lulzlab that provides internet-free digital data transmission through radio waves - video embedded below:

Airchat is a free communication tool, free as in ‘free beer’ and free as in ‘Jeremy Hammond must be freed’. It doesn’t need the internet infrastructure, nor does it need a cellphone network, instead it relies on any available radio link (or any device capable of transmitting audio - we even made a prototype working with light/laser based transmissions).

This project was conceived not only from our lessons learned in the Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian revolutions, but also from the experience of OccupyWallStreet and Plaza del Sol. We have considered the availability of extremely cheap modern radio devices (like those handhelds produced in China), to start thinking about new ways in which people can free themselves from expensive, commercial, government controlled and highly surveilled infrastructure.

AirChat is not only our modest draft or proposal for such a dream, but it is a working PoC you can use today. we hope you will enjoy it and we also hope that you too will be able to feel the beauty of free communications, free communications as in ‘free beer’ and free communications as in ‘free yourself and your people forever’.

You can find out more here

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Rigler Creative gives the publishing model a facelift with this next-gen approach to launching books! 

Happy Anniversary, Kickstarter! 

Check out their brief history. What are your favorite campaigns? 

Speaking of, have you seen the full agenda? Panels abound! Make sure to check it out and REGISTER! 

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AGGGGGH!

futureoffilm:

Fandango Buys Movieclips, Launches Twitter Ticketing

spytap:


Since Comcast is charging sites and services just to access to their customers, sites and services should start refusing to to serve Comcast’s customers. Instead, show Comcast users a banner that lets them know why they won’t get access to that service or site:

We’re sorry, but this service/site is no longer available for Comcast subscribers.

As a company, we’ve spent considerable time, energy, and money building out the infrastructure to ensure all our customers get quick and easy access to our content. Despite this infrastructure, Comcast has decided to begin charging an additional “customer access” fee to ensure our service/site can reach Comcast subscribers without being artificially deteriorated.

That Comcast is willing to deliberately provide a poorer overall internet experience for their own paying customers is unfortunate, and a business tactic that we simply cannot support. While we don’t enjoy having to make these kinds of decisions, we would rather provide no service to Comcast subscribers than be forced to choose between providing poor service and raising our rates.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like to reach this site/service in the future, please let Comcast know.

I figure a couple dozen times of seeing this and people will get the hint. Sure, it’ll be a short-term financial hit for each of the companies, but the long-term financial hit of paying Comcast’s extortion racket will be a hundred-fold higher.

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