So if you have not been paying attention to any geeky blogs you might have missed that Rob Thomas and Kirsten Bell have started a Kickstarter to fund a Veronica Mars movie. Or the fact that they met their $2 million goal in the first day, so now everything is just bonus. Part of me is excited about the idea of a Veronica Mars movie because I watched the show when it was on originally, but I have never given to a Kickstarter before.
The fact that they met their funding in one day just made me think about how people spend there money in general and what makes people support any Kickstarter. I have seen other Kickstarters, but nothing that has driven me to give money. Even with the Veronica Mars movie, I question whether I really want to give money. Some of the problem when I think about giving money to a Kickstarter is thinking about whether there would be a better use for the money, such as a charity. At the same time it is also important to have independent funding for artists and designers because a lot of larger corporations make it really hard to create something new. Continue reading