If you’ve never heard of Veronica Mars, then you may be a little too young or you just aren’t into television. It was an old show (considered a cult favorite) starring Kristen Bell before she was… well, Kristen Bell, the chick from Couples Retreat and Frozen. Kickstarter, a site that can funnel through funded money, has been the cat’s meow utilized by a lot of artists these days to get their projects off the ground. One of the first projects to ever utilize this, however, was the Veronica Mars team when they announced they planned a reboot — but they needed money. Fans jumped to the ready, excited by the announcement, and ended up funding $5.7 million dollars to finance the big screen revival.
How crazy is it that a simple idea or project can be brought into motion just by the power of fans? That people can dream up these ideas and just go for it? With the Supernatural fandom, they raise money for the actors and their causes annually. After the birth of their sons and daughters, instead of sending them baby gifts, the actors requested they donate money to certain children charities like St. Jude’s. The fans responded twice as enthusiastically and raised well over the ideal goal.
So never underestimate the power of these fans. They do amazing things for the things they obsess over and they do it fast.