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La Grange, Darien entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to raise money for their businesses

July 20th - via: chicagotribune.com
Carmelo Chimera, co-founder of Chimera’s Comics, at 19 S. La Grange Road in La Grange, just completed his second fundraising drive on Kickstarter.com. (Read More)

Thomas Bidaux's Blog - Kickstarter and Tabletop Games: 2018 Mid-Year Update

July 20th - via: gamasutra.com
As an addition to the traditional mid-year crowdfunding check, for video games, I have decided to give tabletop games their own blog post this year. There is a dedicated interest for these numbers, and they are quite fascinating to follow. (Read More)

Ice Nine Kills Frontman Partners With 'Scream Comes Home' Event To Celebrate Wes Craven's Film

July 19th - via: blabbermouth.net
Spencer Charnas, lead singer of the Boston metalcore band ICE NINE KILLS, has partnered with "Scream Comes Home", a Kickstarter campaign that will give fans an opportunity to hang out the house Wes Craven's classic slasher "Scream" was filmed in. (Read More)

The 10-second teeth clean by Y-Brush and amabrush can reclaim you 100 days

July 19th - via: theaustralian.com.au
Sometimes tech gadgets proposed by start-ups can be wacky. For example take a device that claims it can clean your teeth in 10 seconds better than a conventional toothbrush. (Read More)

Dynamight Reveals Stretch Goals as Funding Approaches 80%

July 19th - via: mmorpg.com
The latest update on the Fractured site and KickStarter page provide fans with a look at the stretch goals that will be added to the game if the funding initiative completes successfully. Currently, Fracture's KickStarter is at $95k of the proposed $116.5k goal with just under a week to go. (Read More)
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The Trogdor!! Board Game Is Burninating Kickstarter

July 19th - via: geekandsundry.com
Trogdor strikes again! Before there were YouTubers, before there were viral videos, there was Homestar Runner. In the early 2000s, we met Trogdor the Burninator, and now he’s burninating Kickstarter with a board game that looks to be a must-back for anyone who can still sing the Light Switch Rave song. (Read More)
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The OG Dungeon Crawl Deckbuilder Thunderstone Quest is Back On Kickstarter

July 18th - via: geekandsundry.com
A wizard, cleric, and rogue walk into a dungeon. This isn’t a setup for a joke and it’s not an RPG either. It’s Thunderstone Quest, designed by Mike Elliott and published by AEG, and it’s is here to put a dungeon in your deckbuilding. (If you’re not familiar with the mechanics of a deckbuilding game, it’s a system where you build a deck of cards as you play, rather than showing up at the table with an already constructed deck.) (Read More)

Trogdor!! The Board Game Brings the Beefy Dragon to Tabletop

July 18th - via: geek.com
Trogdor!! The Board Game is a collaboration between Mike and Matt Chapman as well as James Ernest of Cheapass Games. In Homestar Runner lore though it comes from Videlectrix’s tabletop spin-off Boardelectrix. The “co-op puzzle area control” mechanics gamify Trogdor’s love of rampaging destruction by casting players as six Trogdor-worshipping cultists working with the dragon. (Read More)
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Save $130 on Kickstarter’s most funded travel bag ever

July 18th - via: 9news.com
If there’s one thing we can all agree on as a society it’s that packing is the worst — especially for short weekend trips. How much stuff do you bring? You probably don’t need a full suitcase, but most duffel bags don’t accommodate your travel needs. At the same time, most duffel bags aren’t the Bomber Barrel Duffel Bag. (Read More)
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Handmade Ceramic Device Stands : device stands

July 18th - via: trendhunter.com
There are many options for device stands on the market but many are impersonal and homogeneous. Spanish product designer Rafael Fernández seeks to change that by developing a product that not only satisfies a need but also contributes to the overall contemporary aesthetic of the home. (Read More)

Best Wireless Chargers 2018: Qi Chargers for iPhone & Android

July 18th - via: techadvisor.co.uk
Wireless charging is becoming increasingly common in the latest Android phones and even iPhones. Here are the best Qi wireless chargers for compatible handsets. (Read More)

‘The Binding of Isaac’ card game adaptation meets Kickstarter success

July 18th - via: born2invest.com
The card game campaign of "The Binding of Isaac" surpassed its initial $50,000 goal just hours after it was launched, ensuring its Kickstarter success. With its huge fan base, the game’s creator, Edmund McMillen, has decided to create more out of the game, and it seems like a wise move. (Read More)
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Awake Watch: A Premium Watch On A Mission

July 18th - via: ubergizmo.com
The Awake team has done a great job at finding an excellent balance to have something classy and colorful, but suitable for various situations and style. The colors are navy blue (limited edition), electric blue, khaki green, sequoia brown and grey-to-black. (Read More)

The future’s bright for innovative South Willingham company

July 18th - via: marketrasenmail.co.uk
A budding entrepreneur who started out in his parents’ garage in South Willingham has launched a new gadget which he hopes will inspire a new generation of smart lighting products. (Read More)

Kickstarter of Existential Board Game Simulation Theory Launching Soon

July 18th - via: sea.ign.com
[COMING SOON] - A new board game dealing with the themes of reality and complex simulation will be launching a Kickstarter campaign this August. From the creators of MegaCorp, Simulation theory is a 1-5 player board game that transports its players into one of three different realities. (Read More)

Daily News Bytes: ‘Steven Universe’ Creator, ‘Trump Bites’ & Trogdor Cause a Stir

July 17th - via: animationmagazine.net
Run for your thatch-roofed cottages, peasants! Icon of early 2000s Flash cartooning is starring in his very own board-a-ma-game! From The Brothers Chaps (Homestar Runner) and James Ernest, the game is a co-op puzzle/area of control game in which 2-6 players help the wingaling dragon achieve total burnination. (Read More)
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NEWS: Kickstart the Vanguard of War – Tower Defense boardgame with zombies!

July 17th - via: happymetalgeek.com
Coming from Archon Studio onto Kickstarter is Vanguard of War Tower Defense board game with 50+ miniatures. The Second Printing, enhanced with zombies, new heroes and game modes! (Read More)

The Getting Excited for Gen Con Super-MEGA Post, 2018 Edition

July 17th - via: geekdad.com
The best four days in gaming are only sixteen days away. We’ve been scheduling meetings, perusing releases, and just generally getting can’t-sit-still excited about Gen Con. (Who else is already packed and ready to go?) Read on to see what the GeekDads are most Super-MEGA enthusiastic to see in Indianapolis. (Read More)

Gothic Graphic Art Books : Leidbild Artbook

July 17th - via: trendhunter.com
Leidbild Artbook - The ‘Leidbild Artbook’ by Max Myer includes never before seen illustrations, unused artworks and plenty more for fans of Gothic graphic work to enjoy. (Read More)
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Star Citizen Kickstarter backer loses lawsuit pursuing $4,500 refund

July 17th - via: pcgamer.com
Star Citizen's Kickstarter raised over $2.1 million in 2012. Some of that was chipped in by Ken Lord, who was eager to play a successor to Wing Commander, a space combat sim by Chris Roberts, the designer leading Star Citizen's development. That was over five years ago. Today, not only is Star Citizen still in development (its Kickstarter delivery date originally suggested a late-2014 release), it's become a radically different game. (Read More)
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Nightdive Prepares September's Adventure Alpha For 'System Shock' Remake

July 17th - via: bloody-disgusting.com
Keeping to their word, Nightdive Studios have been regularly keeping backers and fans up to date with their progress on their remake of System Shock. This (Read More)
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Queer Visibility Interview: Thompson, Goudreau, Corvus, Esposito and I AM HEXED | Comicosity

July 17th - via: comicosity.com
Comicosity talked to Kirsten Thompson, Christianne Goudreau, Little Corvus, and Taylor Esposito about the Kickstarter-backed comic, I Am Hexed — which is in its last 24 hours of campaign! Pledge NOW! (Read More)
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Cotton Carrier SKOUT Holds Your Camera and Keeps Your Hands Free | cinema5D

July 17th - via: cinema5d.com
If your jobs take you into challenging terrain from time to time you might want to keep your hands free while still being able to have your camera ready whenever you need it. (Read More)

Crowdfunding and Video Games: 2018 Mid-Year Update

July 17th - via: gamasutra.com
It has already been six months since my last check on the crowdfunding trends for video games. With everyone taking it slow because the summer is coming (I am joking, everyone is rabidly preparing for gamescom), here is the latest data and what I make of it. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Thunderstone Quest' Reboots a Deck-Building Favorite

July 17th - via: geekdad.com
Thunderstone, one of the earlier deck-building games (and a personal favorite of mine), got a significant overhaul in Thunderstone Quest, which was Kickstarted last year and was delivered to backers earlier this year—but it was a Kickstarter-only game that did not have a wider retail distribution. Well, in case you missed it the first time around, it’s back on Kickstarter later today for a second print run, plus an additional quest and solo/cooperative mode (Read More)

'Overturn Rising Sands' Kickstarter caught plagiarising. Still on track to be funded.

July 17th - via: atgn.com.au
Overturn Rising Sands is nearing the end of it's Kickstarter campaign and is doing incredibly well. Something is very, very wrong though. Lin investigates. (Read More)
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Opportunity knocks on The Door Fort

July 17th - via: advertiser-tribune.com
A Green Springs man has taken his sons’ love of firehouses and imagination to create a unique children’s play area. The Door Fort is either a firehouse or princess castle design that attaches to the door of a child’s playroom or bedroom. The structure folds up into the door and creates no storage, set up or take down issues. (Read More)
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A 'Legend of Zelda' cookbook hits Kickstarter in 2019

July 17th - via: nintendoenthusiast.com
[COMING SOON] - The Legend’s Cookbook is currently being put together by real-life chefs such as Chef Peter aka Pwnapplez on Youtube, who became famous for showing fans how to make video game and anime inspired style drinks, dishes, desserts and more. (Read More)

One Terrifying and Promising Night with Pamali

July 16th - via: cliqist.com
Pamali is an upcoming Indonesian folklore horror game up on Kickstarter. The demo is promising but doesn't give the game enough room to show off. (Read More)

Overturn: Rising Sands Controversy – Two off the Top

July 16th - via: twooffthetop.com
I rarely if ever get to see board game controversies occur in real-time. The Kickstarter for Overturn: Rising Sands has been a complete and utter train-wreck the past week as allegations have emerged that the Kickstarter is indeed a scam. As I've been following along on Reddit, BGG, and social media, I wanted to compile… (Read More)
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Saul Williams Drops "The Flaw You Worship" For Kickstarter Film Campaign

July 16th - via: hiphopdx.com
Saul Williams releases a new song titled "The Flaw You Worship" as gift to fans supporting the Kickstarter campaign for his "Neptune Frost" film. (Read More)
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SEGA arcade history book pops up cabinet classics on your coffee table SEGA arcade history book pops up cabinet classics on your coffee table

July 16th - via: syfy.com
For all you fans who remember how SEGA killed it, even back in the pre-Sonic days, comes SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History, a premium hardcover that tells the story of five of the company’s early forays into the pre-VR world of arcade “body sensation” cabinets (Read More)
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Evan Carson announces Kickstarter for new solo album

July 16th - via: loudersound.com
iamthemorning collaborator inspired by his grandfather's time with Polish resistance in WWII (Read More)
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Nashville notes

July 16th - via: kwbe.com
The new album from two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Kathy Mattea arrives September 7. You can preview the track, “I Can’t Stand Up Alone,” on YouTube. (Read More)
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PGP creator backs Openbook, a KickStarter privacy-first alternative to Facebook

July 16th - via: neowin.net
[COMING SOON] - A new privacy-oriented social network called Openbook has gained the support of notable security experts. The firm is due to launch its KickStarter on Tuesday to raise funds to build the new network. (Read More)

Theosis on Kickstarter | In Depth Overview!

July 15th - via: boardgamestories.com
Dreamcraft Games is a new publishing team, making their debut with Theosis. The game is released through a Kickstarter exclusive campaign which is already funded, with more than 300 backers! Theosis is a worker placement and tactical combat game that takes place in two distinct phases. As a Demigod, you have a chance to win your place as a God by sending the mortal Heroes of your choice to battle. In the first phase, Heroes will get stronger and prepare for the upcoming battle. In the second phase, the arena battle begins. The last Hero standing will ascend their master to divinity! (Read More)
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Endangered animals close to artist's heart

July 14th - via: knutsfordtimes.com
Local artist Lyndsey Keppel-Green is looking for funding for her first book, to raise awareness of endangered animals., through Kickstarter. (Read More)
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Theosis of Dreamcraft Games is now on Kickstarter

July 13th - via: boardgamenewsonline.com
Theosis is a 2-6 player Worker Placement and Tactical Combat Miniature board game, that emphasizes fun gameplay and fast action! In Theosis, you take the role of a demigod who looks to claim the right to stand among the Gods as an equal. (Read More)
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Critical Role Has Plans for More Miniatures

July 13th - via: comicbook.com
Critical Role and Steamforged Games have plans for more miniatures based on characters from the popular Dungeons & Dragons webshow. Earlier this month, Critical Role and Steamforged launched a ten day Kickstarter to produce miniatures based on characters from the show's first and second Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. (Read More)
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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Launches New Crowd-Funding Campaign For Season 12!

July 13th - via: sciencefiction.com
'Mystery Science Theater 3000' and their devoted fan base broke Kickstarter records to crowdfund an eleventh season of the show. Now, they're ready to do it again with for season 12 of the popular Netflix revival series. (Read More)

Occult Secrets of the Underworld Kickstarter (D&D 5e/PFRPG) launched!

July 13th - via: nerdtrek.com
Dear readers!   It has happened – the Occult Secrets of the Underworld are finally revealed!   When AAW Games released Underworld Races & Classes, the Kickstarter narrowly missed the stretchgoal to make this book…but Jonathan G. Nelson listened to the fans, and commissioned this book, which, for me, is a passion project. (Read More)

Blake Northcott Talks w/411 about Fathom, The North Valley Grimoire, More

July 13th - via: 411mania.com
You don’t need a crystal ball to predict the future and I can safely say that mega-talented Blake Northcott is one to watch. In fact, when they announce her taking over as head of Marvel or DC, I won’t be surprised in the slightest. (Read More)

Innovative Hybrid Smartwatch "Muse" Triples Crowdfunding Goal

July 13th - via: virtual-strategy.com
Innovative Hybrid Smartwatch "Muse" Triples Crowdfunding Goal, Surpassing Presales of $78,000 on Kickstarter Featuring one-year battery life, fitness tracking, (Read More)

Ex-NASA Engineer Creates 'Insane' PS4, Xbox One Controller Mod

July 13th - via: ign.com
Ex-NASA engineer Jake Middleton has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his “insane, over-the-top” PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controller mod, MEGA-one. MEGA-one acts as a type of exoskeleton for existing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers. It’s made from “aircraft grade” aluminum, features an “industrial-grade” vibrator, and “mega motor, (Read More)
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