I have been on a Blog-cation for a while since we moved states and I had baby #3, and to be honest I'd been debating about whether or not I wanted to come back to it. Today, however, I saw a cause that spurred me into action!
Now if you're asking yourself,
"Self, who is this Veronica Mars?"
Then you need to go HERE and check out my post about the show.
So now that we're all up to date, let me tell you that it was a very tragic day when they didn't renew Veronica Mars for a 4th season, ESPECIALLY since they left the fans with quite a cliff hanger. Since then everyone from the fans to the director Rob Thomas, to the actors themselves has been trying to get a Veronica Mars movie made. All attempts were unsuccessful, mostly because Warner Bros. didn't believe there was enough interest in the show to spend the money and time on a full scale movie.
Well last week Rob Thomas decided to try something new and give it one more shot. There is a website named Kickstarter that is dedicated to people/businesses who are trying to raise money for things. They can make a Kickstarter page and people can log on and donate to their cause. Rob Thomas got together with the cast and Warner Bros. and worked out a plan to make this movie. The cast will be exeptionally generous where there wages and schedule are concerned and Warner Bros. agreed to cooporate if enough people join together. Now all they needed was funding.
Rob and crew decided that they needed a minimum of $2 Million dollars to do this, so last week they opened their own Kickstarter site and asked the fans who had been begging for this movie to help out. They gave themselves 30 days to accomplish this goal, and offered different prizes to the people who donated to the cause. Ranging from behind the scenes updates to an actual speaking role in the movie! You can donate as little as $1.
I believe that this was the biggest goal to be tackled in this manner, and I am proud to say that the Veronica Mars fans only needed 11 hours to raise the $2 million! Now they are not stopping there, they are accepting donations for the full 30 days, because the more money donated, the better the movie will be. Currently they are up to almost 3.6 million dollars. HERE is a link to an article on the Kickstarter Blog about what an amazing accomplishment it was.
So if you're wondering to yourself, that's great, but why should I care enough to donate? I have a few reason for you.
Be apart of something amazing!
How many people can say that they have helped get a movie they were hoping would be made get off the ground? It really is incredibly amazing that regular people like us can take part in this.
If you've ever had a show you loved get canceled before it's time you know how heart breaking it is to be left hanging. Forever wondering what happened to characters who have been like family and friends to you. Now is your chance to find that closure you have been searching for.
Veronica Mars Rocks!
This show is just awesome, and that is reason enough for me!
So if you'd like to donate to the cause go to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter Site and be apart of something wonderful!
If you'd like to check out Kickstarter go HERE.
They also have a Facebook page HERE.