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Vox Populi: Voice of the 'Occasionally Interested' People

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Sean Astin

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Sean Astin Hosts a Forum for Discussion: Politics, Government & World Events. Divergent Viewpoints & a High Standard of Civil Discourse
Backers: 965
Average Pledge Per Backer: $69

Funded: $66,104 of $30,000
Dates: Sep 30th -> Oct 30th (30 days)
Project By: Sean Astin
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LAST MINUTE BONUS!! This is IT! The Last One!

October 30th - via:
You know we couldn't leave without ONE MORE BONUS for our AMAZING Backers! WE ONLY HAVE 50 of EACH POSTER!!! SO ACT FAST!!  YES! I want an autographed poster: Great! Simply go to "Manage Pledge" and add $20 to your existing pledge! (Kickstarter... (Read More)

2 HR Countdown SPECIAL!! BOTH GOONIES Art Photos!

October 30th - via:
When we hit our stretch goal of $60,000 !!! this morning EVERY Backer was gifted their choice of one of the below Goonies Art Photos, Autographed by Sean.That's a DONE DEAL.  It's YOURS  But what if you want BOTH GOONIES photos?!? WAIT!! I Want... (Read More)


October 30th - via:
It ain't over till the fat lady sings. Despite the offensiveness of that time honored saying, IT"S TRUE. There are a host of new rewards and upgrades. There is still time for you to upgrade your pledge or recommend backing the project to your family... (Read More)

A Coffee Mug Add-On! $4,260 Away from Stretch Goal!

October 29th - via:
Twenty Hours To Go! I've done some calculations and if each backer was able to up their pledge by just $5.72, we would be at $60,000.  I don't think Kickstarter lets you do that, so let's just round it up to $6 shall we?!  OR For the remainder of... (Read More)

Vox Populi Enters The Land of The Walking Dead

October 29th - via:
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A SELFIE Add-On Bonus Reward! More Press!

October 29th - via:
IT'S ALMOST OVER FOLKS!  I will stop the onslaught of updates, tweets, and facebook posts in just about 24 Hours!  We've got a lot of updates rolling out today, so hang in there with us! For the Remainder of The Campaign We are Offering a... (Read More)


October 29th - via:
Did you miss our REDDIT AMA Saturday?Did you make it to the TWITTER PARTY Sunday? ONE LAST CHANCE -- It's a Q n A, so Ask Me Anything and Help #StartTheVox !   (Read More)

Next Generation - Standing Up For Our Future

October 28th - via:
How to Tell Our Story!I had the pleasure of being a guest on Next Generation this morning.This is one of the strongest interviews of the campaign and I wanted you to have an opportunity to watch it.                                  ... (Read More)

$50,000 WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!!

October 28th - via:

We Trended on Twitter Last Night

October 28th - via:
Huge props to ENM Network, all of the bloggers, loyals, friends, and fans that tweeted and retweeted with me last night. Not only did we raise a few thousand dollars and gain a hundred new backers, but we TRENDED. I hear this is quite a feat,... (Read More)

No Formal Wear Required

October 27th - via:
About to attend my first TWITTER party!   (Read More)

Choose YOUR Reward!

October 27th - via:
If you're not already following us on twitter please do so: as well as And we're also on Facebook at  (Read More)

Exclusive T-Shirt Reward Announced!!

October 27th - via:

By Popular Demand- SKYPE Rewards!

October 27th - via:
NEW REWARDS!!    (Read More)


October 27th - via:
Back The KickStarter Sean Astin's Political Radio Show Vox Populi, Voice of the 'Occasionally Interested' People. Engaging political discussions without sides, without name calling, where everyone can have their voice.... (Read More)


October 27th - via:
Thank you all for such wonderful words...  (Read More)

We just passed $45,000!

October 27th - via:
1) Top graph shows how many dollars have come in EACH day of the campaign! Our average DAILY pledges are $16192) Bottom Graph shows how many NEW backers per day of the campaign! Our daily average is 19 new backers!  (Read More)

Combo Packs!

October 26th - via:
512 Backers! $44,369   It's time for some more Goodies! The way I set my rewards up, is that for the most part, they are stand alone rewards. You get what is listed in each section so for instance, at the $125 Level, you get the Vox Populi Rewards... (Read More)

500 Backers!! Thank YOU!! And... Here Comes our Reddit!

October 26th - via:
I have a really cool video surprise for you from earlier today at Alamo City Comic Con, just as soon as I can get a video uploaded! Until then, a quick THANK YOU for getting us to 500 BACKERS!!!!  JUST 10 MINUTES TILL MY FIRST REDDIT!!  If you're... (Read More)

REDDIT - Ask Me Anything- TODAY! 3:30PST//6:30EST

October 26th - via:
 The past 30 days or so have been a crash course in all things Social Media.With this announcement, I believe I've jumped into the deep end. I messaged my oldest daughter last night for her advice. Reddit. What the heck is Reddit? Are you kidding... (Read More)


October 26th - via:
HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS... WELL DONE ALL!!! The average percentage of KickStarter Campaigns that go over their goals is 135% It takes a village!!! Here's how many friends agree with you... This is my favorite graph. It's all about... (Read More)


October 25th - via:
THE EXCLUSIVE STRETCH GOAL BACKERS REWARD ARTWORK IS IN!!!! Two things happen when we reach $60,000... The Show gets an APP & Every Single Backer Gets this Autographed Beautiful Fan Artwork Congratulations Card!!!!!! If you're not already... (Read More)

New Rewards!

October 25th - via:
I've had requests for more Twitter-Focused Rewards! You Ask! I Listen!! How Do I Get These Rewards if I Have Already Pledged Higher?If you are already at a HIGHER LEVEL and would like to claim one of these new rewards, simply ADD $25 or $45 to your... (Read More)

Blogs! Podcasts! $42,000!

October 25th - via:
The last few days have just been incredible.  We are over $42,000 now. YOU guys are making this happen! We're pushing hard to hit the Stretch Goal of $60,000 so that the SHOW GETS AN APP!Please take a listen to some of the podcasts below that had... (Read More)


October 24th - via:
5 days left & We are Fighting to Create our App.I did this silly ad because I want the idea to stick!!!  * Thanks to my daughter for her camera skills again on this one :-)) Pretty Please, Tell your Friends and Family to go to: (Read More)

GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE!!! & Our Show Needs an APP

October 24th - via:
 WE ARE IN THE FINAL COUNTDOWN ON THIS CAMPAIGN.  It is absolutely clear to me now, that the single best way to extend the reach of the show is to offer a complete experience for our listener/viewers with a state of the art APP. This APP will allow... (Read More)

Something Fun for You Lord of the Rings Fans!!!!

October 24th - via:
Remember, The Show NEEDS an APP. Features include; live streaming the show, push button call-in and live chat participation, archived previous episodes with easy navigation by topic or guest, and a bunch of other cool stuff. This product will deliver... (Read More)

A Great Must Watch Forum for the NewTech Crowd Redux!!!

October 23rd - via:
Apologies. An Error was discovered in the previous Update. This link for the FIRESIDE Chat is Correct. Enjoy!!!  (Read More)

A Great Must Watch Forum for the NewTech Crowd!!!

October 23rd - via:
 Skip to about 25 minutes in!!!  (Read More)


October 22nd - via:
With just over a week left, we are about to start a major push to reach our stretch goals!!!  One of the keys to our strategy is to find interesting blogs with active and engaged readers. This interview with NERDGEIST is exactly what we are shooting... (Read More)


October 18th - via:
I have had a great time working with Justin and his FilmBreak Team on this KickStarter Campaign. This 'Fireside Chat' promises to be a great night of discussion about the future of Crowdsourcing!!!    (Read More)


October 18th - via:
Hi Everyone,  I want to draw your attention to a New $3 Reward.  1st, We are producing an Exclusive Vox Populi Booklet as a pdf. This will include fun pictures and information about the show and will only be available to folks who contribute at... (Read More)


October 18th - via:
1st, I want to state clearly and unequivocally that we have succeeded! Thanks to your efforts, the second season of Vox Populi will be everything we've hoped and planned for.  2nd, KickStarter encourages Project Creators to go above and beyond their... (Read More)

This KickStarter Project is... F U N D E D ! ! ! !

October 16th - via:
Thanks to each and every one of you 332 Backers, We Did It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Read More)


October 9th - via:
Fair warning, this is an extended report, but my 11 year old daughter filmed it and we were having fun :-)))  (Read More)


October 9th - via:
HOST - SEAN ASTIN will take to the Nations Airwaves tomorrow to promote his Political Talk Radio Show, "Vox Populi" & KickStarter Campaign. Below is his Radio Call-in Schedule for Wed. October 9th 6-8am PT (9-11am ET) All times are Pacific... (Read More)

BRAND NEW LOOK - Vox Populi KickStarter Page Upgraded

October 8th - via:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. UNLESS it makes it Cooler... Make sure you visit -- The entire look and feel has been re-invented!  With the incredible early success of this KickStarter Campaign, there has been a ton of fresh... (Read More)


October 7th - via:
Justin Marchert, a loyal Vox Populi listener/viewer was kind enough to cook this up out of his very own considerable imagination.  THANKS JUSTIN!!!!! To all of you wonderful backers, if you are up for sharing this fun link, please make sure to... (Read More)

Major Milestone Reached $15,000!!!!!!

October 4th - via:
*This significant Tweet & FB Post went out in connection with the milestone* 1/2 WAY in 5 DAYS!!!!!!! Thank you all sooo much... I've had a blast calling, emailing & texting everyone I know, family, friends, colleagues,... (Read More)

Great Early Hollywood Press Coverage!!!

October 1st - via:  (Read More)

Sean Astin - "LIVE" Report from the 101 Fwy in Los Angeles

October 1st - via:
Just under 24 hours since the Campaign was launched & we are already 20% there!!! This Project Update is Sean, in his element, explaining how a lot of the $$ will be used...  (Read More)

Edward James Olmos Interview - "KickStart Sean!!!"

October 1st - via:
This is a FANTASTIC interview with one our country's legendary Actor-Humanitarians. The conversation ranges from the existential to the controversial. Olmos is generous and exacting. This is exactly what Vox Populi is all about. The... (Read More)

Sean Astin Gets Political In Kickstarter Plea

October 1st - via:
While some diehard fans follow the career moves of Twilight Saga cast members with fervor, I find myself more interested with the post-franchise careers of the cast of my favorite movie trilogy, The Lord Of The Rings. Especially the Hobbits. I’ve written often about how Elijah Wood, beyond starring in the FX series Wilfred, has gotten into producing and has turned his Frodo image on its ear with roles like the slasher he plays in Maniac. Dominic Monaghan found his calling on the TV show Wild Things, crawling into godawful places to grab onto dangerous-looking oversized insects and animals. Now, Sean Astin, of Samwise Gamgee fame, has taken to Kickstarter for his passion project. (Read More)

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