LeVar Burton for READING RAINBOW (Image Credit: READING RAINBOW Kickstarter Campaign)

LeVar Burton launches Kickstarter Campaign to bring back ‘Reading Rainbow’!

LeVar Burton for READING RAINBOW (Image Credit: READING RAINBOW Kickstarter Campaign)

LeVar Burton for READING RAINBOW (Image Credit: READING RAINBOW Kickstarter Campaign)

It’s not hard for me to find Kickstarter campaigns that I’d like to support. There are so many ridiculous, creative and kind-hearted people out there who aren’t afraid to take their ideas and run with them. But today I saw a campaign that really struck a chord with me – LeVar Burton is trying to raise money to bring Reading Rainbow to a computer near you. Continue reading

Artist Jenipher Lyn (Image Credit: Jenipher Lyn)

An Exclusive Interview with Inspirational Doodle Artist Jenipher Lyn

Artist Jenipher Lyn (Image Credit: Jenipher Lyn)

Artist Jenipher Lyn (Image Credit: Jenipher Lyn)

Jenipher Lyn is an artist whose book of doodles titled Being Stubborn, Depressed & Unpopular SAVED My Life was recently funded by Kickstarter. The book’s encouraging themes are targeted towards tweens, teens, 20-somethings and beyond. Jenipher’s goal was to publish a book that would help young women, especially, realize they aren’t alone on those “lowest of low” days we all have now and then. The book includes many colorful illustrations and text that encourage positive thinking.

In this exclusive interview, we learn more about how Jenipher Lyn began her project, why her book is like no other, what her self-discovered purpose in life is and how we can all be a little more awesome. Continue reading

Illustrations from Big Bang Press Books (Image Credit: Big Bang Press)

Big Bang Press Funding Fanfiction Authors on Kickstarter

Illustrations from Big Bang Press Books (Image Credit: Big Bang Press)

Illustrations from Big Bang Press Books (Image Credit: Big Bang Press)

What if your shipping of a fandom lead you to creating your own?

That is exactly what Big Bang Press is going to do using funding raised from a Kickstarter Campaign to publish three original books written completely by fanfiction authors. Their slogan? “Original fiction for an original audience.” With the start of their Kickstarter campaign in November, Big Bang Press had raised just under $13,000 of their $40,000 goal before the writers had even finished. Today, they have raised $53,890, exceeding their original target. Continue reading

Actor Bryan McClure (Image Credit: Bryan McClure)

VIDEO: Watch an Exclusive Interview with ‘Space Command Redemption’ Star Bryan McClure

Actor Bryan McClure (Image Credit: Bryan McClure)

Actor Bryan McClure (Image Credit: Bryan McClure)

Watch an exclusive interview with star of the upcoming Space Command Redemption, Bryan McClure, where we talk the Space Command franchise, being cast in the film and what it’s like being part of such an exciting science fiction legacy! Check out the video below only on The Daily Quirk!

Reporting by Emily Parsons | Camera & Production by Chad Bell | Written Content by Ashley Gebhardt

The Daily Quirk would like to thank Bryan McClure for taking the time to chat with us! To find out more about Bryan, you can visit his Official Site, “like” his Facebook Page and “follow” him on Twitter. We would also like to Marc Scott Zicree and the Space Command team for providing us with additional footage. To find out more about the Space Command franchise, visit the film’s Official Site.

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Kristen Bell in VERONICA MARS (Image Credit: Rob Thomas Productions)

‘Veronica Mars’ gets a release date!

Kristen Bell in VERONICA MARS (Image Credit: Rob Thomas Productions)

Kristen Bell in VERONICA MARS (Image Credit: Rob Thomas Productions)

If you’re a Veronica Mars fan, or just generally familiar with the show, then you’ve likely already heard about the Veronica Mars Movie Project that went live on Kickstarter March 12 and was fully funded in only 11 hours. The project actually shattered several Kickstarter records, proving what a dedicated fan base the show had.

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Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring in VERONICA MARS (Image Credit: Rob Thomas Productions)

The latest on the ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie!

Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring in VERONICA MARS (Image Credit: Rob Thomas Productions)

Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring in VERONICA MARS (Image Credit: Rob Thomas Productions)

Just 8 months ago, the Veronica Mars movie made headlines by breaking all kinds of records for Kickstarter fundraising. Only 8 months, and we already have footage coming out for a movie. A movie that’s based on a TV show that ended 6 years ago. It almost defies logic.

But if that’s not exciting enough, a new featurette released earlier this month combined with the footage from San Diego Comic Con in July gives Marshmellows a lot to look forward to. Continue reading

Tom Marks in MUDBLOODS (Image Credit: Farzad Nikbakht Sangari / Mudbloods)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Mudbloods’ star Tom Marks

Tom Marks in MUDBLOODS (Image Credit: Farzad Nikbakht Sangari / Mudbloods)

Tom Marks in MUDBLOODS (Image Credit: Farzad Nikbakht Sangari / Mudbloods)

Harry Potter fans the world over still awaiting their acceptance letters to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, have settled for the next best thing: Quidditch, the popular wizarding sport from the JKRowling series.  Quidditch has been readily adopted by the muggle world, keeping the rules and athletics in tact, minus the magic of course. Colleges around the nation, and in fact around the world, have been hopping on the bandwagon starting their own Quidditch teams and even participating in a ‘World Cup’ event.

Mudbloods the movie, directed by Farzad Sangari, documents how Quidditch is played and how the phenomenon has grown thanks to some dedicated fans and athletes. Sound like something you would want to see? Well, you can help to bring it to the big screen. Sangari has taken the documentary to Kickstarter in an attempt to gain funding for post-production and completion of the project.

Recently, we were lucky enough to catch up with one of the film’s stars Tom Marks, captain and founder of the UCLA Quidditch Team, to talk the Mudbloods Kickstarter Campaign, what “real quidditch” is all about, and what fans can expect from the film. Watch the exclusive interview below! Continue reading

Bewley, Dallas & Grayhm Launch Kickstarter Campaign for ‘Thunder Road’

Matt Dallas, Steven Grayhm, and Charlie Bewley for THUNDER ROAD (Image Credit: Official Thunder Road Facebook)

Matt Dallas, Steven Grayhm, and Charlie Bewley for THUNDER ROAD (Image Credit: Official Thunder Road Facebook)

Actors Charlie Bewley (Hammer of the Gods, Twilight), Matt Dallas (Baby Daddy, Kyle XY), and Steven Grayhm (Wyatt Earp’s Revenge, Alcatraz) are hoping to bring Thunder Road, a film about the difficulties faced by American war veterans when they return home from action, to a theater near you, but they’re going to need your help to do it! Bewley, Dallas and Grayhm have founded their own production company, Astoria Entertainment, and taken to Kickstarter to fund the project. Continue reading

Veronica Mars Movie May Become a Reality Thanks to Kickstarter!

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars (Image Credit: Warner Bros) / Veronica Mars Movie (Image Credit: Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter)

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars (Image Credit: Warner Bros) / Veronica Mars Movie (Image Credit: Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter)

There is very little more frustrating to a dedicated fan than a show that gets cancelled too soon. This was the fate of the CW’s Veronica Mars. The show, which featured a witty teenage detective (Kristen Bell) solving mysteries big and small, was forced to end abruptly after two and a half seasons. Fans were left feeling frustrated with the loose ends and lack of closure. Continue reading