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Make Your Thing

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Jesse Thorn

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Make Your Thing is a conference for independent creators this October in Los Angeles.
Backers: 257
Average Pledge Per Backer: $142

Funded: $36,453 of $120,000
Dates: Jan 27th -> Feb 26th (30 days)
Project By: Jesse Thorn
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Latest News

24 Hours Left For Make Your Thing

February 25th - via:
Tomorrow at 11AM is the end of our Kickstarter. If we're not funded, we're not happening.  If someone wants tickets, they only have 24 hours left, which means we only have 24 hours to hit our goal.  We really want to see this event happen. We want... (Read More)

Build a Website, Make Your Thing: New Reward From Squarespace

February 17th - via:
Build A Website, Make Your ThingIf you've been anywhere near the internet lately, you know how amazing Squarespace is. The folks at Squarespace are all about independent creative businesses. And they love the idea of Make Your Thing so much, they've... (Read More)

When the Kickstarter engine fails to turn over — From Veronica Mars to NPR

February 14th - via:
The "Veronica Mars" movie comes out next month, which was one of the highest profile Kickstarter-funded projects to date and raised $5.7 million, but Kickstarter projects often aren't so immediately successful. (Read More)

New Reward from TopatoCo

February 11th - via:
Exciting news from our Rewards Department (which happens to be the same as all our other departments)!!! Indie-merchandiser TopatoCo has generously offered to donate a custom Make Your Thing USB-charger for every backer of $100 or more.  This tiny... (Read More)


February 11th - via:
Los Angeles is still beautiful. "Your Creation Here" Legendary Park Plaza Hotel, Make Your Thing Venue That is all.  -Jesse, Amanda, and Henry  (Read More)

Happy Saturday, Folks!

February 8th - via:
Hi guys, Hope you're having a great weekend! We're very excited about the continued press coverage we're receiving from USA Today and TopatoCo. Big thank you's to those great outlets! Also, a reminder: Make Your Thing is a business conference, so... (Read More)

Thanks for spreading the word!

February 6th - via:
Hi Likers, Supporters, Backers, Builders, MAKERS, and Patrons of things,  Amanda, the mean 'ol Make Your Thing boss. Look how mean she looks! This is Amanda. She loves reading all of your MYT emails, answering your questions, and receiving your... (Read More)

Week 2 is going to be awesome. Let's hit 200 backers by the end of Thursday!

February 4th - via:
HUMONGOUS thank you to the 125+ backers who have helped us raise over $15k in our first week! You're the best ever.  We've made some awesome progress since launching last week. We were Kickstarter's !PROJECT OF THE DAY! on Saturday! We still have a... (Read More)

What a start!

January 29th - via:
Huge thanks to the 75+ folks who've already kicked in, and the 20+ who've already bought tickets. You rule. Make Your Thing's been getting a little press, too. You can catch notices in The AV Club, Boing Boing and Laughing Squid. Thanks to them, and... (Read More)

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