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  • Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition

    Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition
    Oculus may be happy about its $2-billion deal to be acquired by Facebook, but the virtual reality start-up's supporters are definitely not. The Irvine company gained a strong following in the worlds of tech and gaming after taking to Kickstarter in 2012...
  • Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?

    Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?
    Gail Gygax flipped open the blue binder she had been carrying under her arm. On its cover was a shield emblazoned with the words "Gygax Memorial." She was all business, pleasant but driven, barely allowing me time thank her for meeting with me. She turned...
  • S. Florida pals create new kind of dating game

    S. Florida pals create new kind of dating game
    Looking for Mr. Right can feel a lot like fun and games. Just ask friends Alys Daly and Victoria Brewer, who grew tired of talking about their misadventures in South Florida dating. Rather than write a tell-all book to help other women, the pals...
  • Micro 3-D printer reaches Kickstarter goal of $50,000 in 11 minutes

    Micro 3-D printer reaches Kickstarter goal of $50,000 in 11 minutes
    It didn't take long for the M3D Micro, a 3-D printer, to reach its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 when it launched Monday on Kickstarter. It only took 11 minutes, to be exact. The new Kickstarter project has only been on the website for a few hours but...
  • Civil War Miniseries to Seek $2.5 Million on Kickstarter

    A veteran TV and film writer is trying his luck on Kickstarter to raise a whopping $2.5 million in support of a 10-hour miniseries about the Civil War. Michael Frost Beckner, whose credits include "Spy Game" and CBS series "The Agency," plans to unveil a...
  • 'Sharknado 2′ Filmmakers Crowdfunding $50,000 for Bonus Chainsaw Scene

    If you thought the surprise Syfy hit "Sharknado" suffered from a lack of chainsaw action, you can ensure that the upcoming sequel more than makes up for it. The producers behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One" are seeking $50,000 on the crowdfunding site...
  • Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs seeks $1.5 million in crowdfunding

    Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs seeks $1.5 million in crowdfunding
    If you're on your way to or from the sun-baked Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend and get the urge to become a hotel owner, you may be in luck -- as long as you have at least $10,000 to spend.  Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is...
  • Comedy Exposition of 2014 brings laughs back to Chicago

    Comedy Exposition of 2014 brings laughs back to Chicago
    There would be no big-time comedy festival in Chicago in 2014, it seemed, until four Chicago comics and a journalist decided to create their own. The Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival, sponsored by TBS, had been hosted in Chicago for five straight...
  • Can Eva Longoria Help Kickstart The 2016 Hispanic Vote?

    Can Eva Longoria Help Kickstart The 2016 Hispanic Vote?
    Back in the day, well before it was under constant financial stress, public television learned to gather support for its operations by casting a wider net of funders. Anyone who has watched public television over the years is familiar with appeals to...
  • SXSW: Dana Brunetti Knocks Zach Braff, Spike Lee for Crowdfunding

    Never one to mince words, Dana Brunetti criticized Zach Braff and Spike Lee for utilizing crowdfunding at SXSW on Sunday. In a Q&A with Randi Zuckerberg, the outspoken "House of Cards" producer singled out the filmmakers because those celebrities...
  • SXSW: Director Rob Thomas Predicts Nancy Drew-Like Future for 'Veronica Mars'

    The first day on set of the "Veronica Mars" movie, director Rob Thomas was so excited to get started that he called "action" before the cameras had even begun rolling. Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring, who play the namesake character and her former and...