| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:40 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:06 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Vimeo is upping the ante in trying to bring independent film projects to its online video-on-demand service, announcing that it has set aside $10 million to help creators fund and promote their works on its platform.
The $10 million fund will cover a...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...