Fund live stream concerts in HD at NWC

$1,075 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 37 months
Kevin K Wiley  SEATTLE, WA
Thanks to you all, I've got wireless uplink equipment on the way!   Can we raise a bit more so we can add features and even stream the concerts in HD?

I'll do a hardware test on Tuesday with my friends from Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, since I expect the gear to arrive by that morning.

For new folks, here's the basic skinny:  I'm volunteering my time and gear for a live video stream for the music track at NorWesCon (a Seattle-area fan convention), and I'm raising funds to pay for gear and uplink services that are beyond my own personal means.

Every penny that comes out of this crowdfunding campaign will go toward making the live stream better.

Here are some new stretch goals:

at $700:  I'll bring some gear that lets one of the cameras send video to the switcher wirelessly -- I'll try to find a friend who can be a mobile camera operator so we can get more interesting shots.

at $800: I'll offer re-broadcasts of the concerts.  Friday shows will get replayed on Saturday.  Friday and Saturday will get replayed on Sunday.  This is, of course, subject to approval from the musicians.

at $900: I'll implement something like what I did for Mary Crowell's Peppermint Ladies for each band. (ie. offering downloads of the concerts or perhaps just a selection of the best songs in exchange for contributions to benefit the artists.) This would be opt-in, of course, just like the repository.

If we can raise $1,000, I can rent a couple of better cameras and more gear to improve our setup.

I'm investigating our locally available options for a stronger internet uplink -- We may be able to stream the concerts in HD!

(Check below for the original list of slightly more ambitious stretch goals.)

Of course, to raise funds for the new gear, software, and bandwidth, I'm offering a few basic reward levels.  

Remember you can donate any amount or even just subscribe to the youtube channel.

However you help, you can create a free account at our site (fansupported.tv) where you'll be able to watch the stream. The stream is contained within a membership site so I won't have to hit mute for every cover song.

For $25, I'll give you access to the download repository I'll create after the event, where you'll be able to download HD versions of the streamed concerts. (Subject to approval from the musicians being featured. I will only add a concert to the repository with written approval from all musicians performing in that concert.)

For $50, I'll include you or your favorite artist or musician in a video slide show to be streamed between concerts. It can be your name and photograph, or an advertisement for your booth in the vendors' hall, or a promotion for your event or band or website. All images and text are subject to approval, of course.

For $100, you can sponsor an interview with a performer or anyone else at the convention, which I can record either before or during the event. I'll stream it at least once during the event (we can coordinate on the timing) and, if the subject agrees, we can do the interview itself live. While I can ask the interviewee(s) on your behalf to agree to the interview, it is ultimately up to you to convince them.

Thank you very much for your contribution. Even if you can't give money, please help us out by spreading the word. If you're a musician who will be performing at the event, tell your fans to sign up or sponsor an interview. If you know someone who loves NorWesCon but can't attend this year, tell them about the project. Subscribe to the FanSupported channel so we can use our youtube account for the event: http://goo.gl/vMM9Q6

If we can raise $500, all of the bandwidth costs will be covered.

If we can raise $1,000, I can rent a couple of better cameras and more gear to improve our setup. I may also rent a better uplink kit so we can stream the event in HD. I'm investigating our locally available options.

If we can raise $2,000, I'll buy better uplink equipment and we can stream this event (and all future events) in HD, even outdoor events like FaerieWorlds.

### Important ###

I am running this GoFundMe of my own volition, and not on behalf of NorWesCon. This is just for the financial costs that I cannot afford to cover on my own in order to fulfill the promises I've made to musicians performing at the event.

###CopyPasta###

Twitter: Love live music and fandom? Help @KWileyK live stream concerts @NorWesCon 2014 - http://goo.gl/47pxRu 

G+/Facebook: Love live music and fandom? Help us live stream concerts NorWesCon 2014. Like, Share, and Boost The Signal to http://www.gofundme.com/norwescon2014 

longer template: Are you into Sci-Fi/Fantasy fandom or nerdy music? Help fund the live video stream for Norwescon's music track, which will feature Heather Dale, Seanan McGuire, Vixy & Tony, Molly Lewis, the DoubleClicks, and more. Even if you're not going to NWC, you can watch their shows online for free April 18-20th.
Read details at: http://www.gofundme.com/norwescon2014  

###References###

My website is http://wileyk.com

Examples of my work:

SJ Tucker's music video for Neptune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n_haufgsoE

Just Imagine Award for the Radiance Dome
http://vimeo.com/79766794
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Update 2
Posted by Kevin Wiley
36 months ago
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Thank you very much! We've reached the main goal for funding the hardware and uplink service for livestreaming NorWesCon. Can we reach the stretch goal that will let me rent the higher-end gear for an HD stream? Can we reach the stretch goal that will let me BUY the higher-end gear? That would mean I could stream this and all future events in HD, even outdoor events like FaerieWorlds!
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Update 1
Posted by Kevin Wiley
36 months ago
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I've posted a list of musicians who've given me permission to live stream their concerts at NorWesCon. Visit http://fansupported.tv to see the list of who's given me confirmation.
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$1,075 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 37 months
Created March 13, 2014
$25
Anonymous
35 months ago
MM
$25
Matthew McIntyre
35 months ago
$25
Anonymous
35 months ago
SP
$110
Steven Perry
35 months ago

Here's to putting you at your goal!

$25
Anonymous
35 months ago
BT
$25
Betsy Tinney
35 months ago
JV
$15
Jennifer VanBlargan
35 months ago
$200
Eillene Wiley
35 months ago

Good luck I. Am . Proud!

SS
$25
Stephen Savitzky
36 months ago
TF
$100
Tony Fabris
36 months ago
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