Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for April 18 2015 – Gimme the Bits

In this episode, I play a song about Empty Hearts; I talk about not being at New Media Expo; I discuss implementing my “principle of least regrets”; I talk about Christiana Ellis’ video about Netflix and binge watching; I talk about Kickstarter and not wanting any more physical rewards; I reminisce about the Writers’ Strike […]

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Kickstarter Hatred

I am currently listening to Episode #2 of Ditchdiggers with Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace. They are discussing the Stacey Jay Kickstarter fiasco and how the YA community gave her enormous grief about asking for readers to support the creation of her work. Which is the basis of EVERY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN EVER! On Thursday evening […]

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SciFi Tavern in Charlotte

Here is a Kickstarter I can get behind, even though I am not a direct beneficiary of it. A guy is trying to raise money to start a science fiction and fantasy bookstore tavern in Charlotte NC. Even as Borderlands in San Francisco is planning to shut down, that some crazy bastard is willing to […]

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Two Projects to Support

Here are a few interesting projects in the fundosphere (emphasis on “fun”.) I talked about the first on the podcast I released today and played a song by the band, but Cats Laughing – a Minneapolis based SF/fantasy supergroup – has a Kickstarter to fund their reunion show at Minicon 50. I have long loved […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 12 2015 – Patreon and Videos

In this episode, I return to the old format! I play a song by the Gentle Readers; I discuss the differences between Flattr and Patreon and why I am thinking hard about going with the latter; I talk about my experience as a fan of Cats Laughing and their current Kickstarter; what the heck, let’s […]

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Stripped Documentary on Sale until September 19 2014

I was a Kickstarter backer of the documentary Stripped about the history and future of the comic strip and the business behind it. I backed it because as a listener of the then active Webcomics Weekly podcast and reader of the Sheldon webcomic, I wanted to support Dave Kellett. Having seen the movie, I will […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 15, 2014 – “Microcast: Tiny Money”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, March 15, 2014. In this microcast I talk about Kickstarter, Patreon and Flattr. You can do one of the three for me. You can subscribe to this podcast feed via RSS. To sponsor the show, contact BackBeat Media. Don’t forget, you can fly […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 14 2013 – “Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, October 14, 2013. In this episode, I talk about a concept I heard on the In Beta podcast about how to approach self-promotion; I talk about “appeal burnout” and being overwhelmed by calls to action; I talk about famous people using crowdfunding, and […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for July 11, 2013 – “Too Much Of A Good Thing”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, July 11 2013. I once again praise Auphonic as a friction reducer for podcast production; I talk about “blockbusteritis” and how I think it harms all media from large to small, old to new, Kickstarter projects and about anything; I rail against reporting […]

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The Way of the Gun

Over on Kickstarter is a fundraiser coming down to the wire for The Way of the Gun, an anthology project for fiction that crosses the western genre with the Bushido samurai code. Although Scott Roche lives in North Carolina one state away, I first met him in Baltimore at Balticon. Check out the description of […]

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Kick Start My Heart

At CREATE South last week, we had an informal pitch session at which I primed the pump by going public with some of my skunkworks projects, one of which is an independent documentary idea that I’ve been kicking around for years. In it, I mentioned that I thought I could bring the project in for […]

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