March 13th, 2013
|11:50 pm - A Long Time Ago, We Used to Be Friends|
At 7:47 AM PDT, I received an unexpected e-mail from MI.net head honcho wyk informing the team that Rob Thomas was raising money on Kickstarter for a Veronica Mars movie. I read the article and watched the video, which was wonderful.
At 8:01 AM PDT, I responded with my surprise that it actually looked like the first legit chance.
At 8:04 AM PDT, I e-mailed Rob and said that it seemed like a cool idea and he already had $17,918, but I was on my to the airport to go home for my brother's wedding, so I would totally donate when I got back.
At 9:35 AM PDT, I received an e-mail from Dave, who said that he and Tera had put a Hollywood premiere on their bucket list, so they were going.
At 10:12 AM PDT, I pledged $750 to the Veronica Mars movie in order to attend the premiere with my friends. By that time, the $1000 reward that also included tickets to the afterparty was already gone, but I figured that Rob would let me in if I came to the premiere.
At 10:20 AM PDT, I e-mailed Rob again, as in the two hours that had passed since I first e-mailed him, the total had gone up to almost $600,000.
At 12:05 PM PDT, I informed the MI.net team of my pledge and announced the current total of $990,636.
At 12:19 PM PDT, the total had already passed a million dollars, a new Kickstarter record.
At 5:45 PM CDT, I landed in Dallas. The total was over $1.6 million.
At 7:55 PM CDT, seanan_mcguire called me because it was just about to happen. And a couple minutes later, the total crossed $2 million. It's really happening.
The Kickstarter is still taking funds. The current total is $2.4 million and rising.
We're getting a Veronica Mars movie, you guys.
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: The Tea Party - Transmission