CultFans

is creating video interviews covering cult fandom.

3

patrons

$15

per month
Help support an independent channel continue to pursue the best CultFandom news. We primarily cover The Outpost, by Arrowstorm Entertainment, an indie/crowdfunded production studio also for the Mythica series, who now have their own (well-earned!) CW show. Check out cultfans.com to see our other indie reviews. However, we endeavor to cover more cult fandom news abroad, as it helps even bring eyes to Arrowstorm, bless them.

[UPDATED, notes on cost specifics at the bottom]
  • At current, we're looking for enough funds to cover our startup fees, which collectively were about $240. (website, emails, etc - this will be an annual cost to make up for) 
    • a total of $20 a month would help protect us from taking a hit next year.
    • $40 would get us ahead of the game and cover our costs this year.
  • However, as we are working with very old equipment and would like to improve our quality, we have a short-term goal of $500/month, which will - within a few months - allow us to upgrade our primary computer used for creation of videos, for hosting broadcasts, and designing graphics. 
  • The first $3000 of collected income will go directly to the retroactive payment for, upgrade of, and operation of our services. (video/graphic/broadcast equipment, improved webcams and microphones)

After this,god willing we acquire the support, excess will be converted into the following:
  • Up to $1000 a month for travel to nerdy centers such as conventions, sets, and more, including covering shotgun hotel costs and any necessary tickets. And food. That's pretty important.
  • If we magically somehow end up pulling several thousand dollars a month (99.99% unlikely), we'll discuss where overhead goes - likely further divided into con coverage, and acceptable amounts of time off work so we can like, go places and bring you guys cool stuff but keep our houses. We like having a place to live. But that's a long and far dream away.  Depending on the caliber, we'd probably cycle some back as contributions to Arrowstorm, or other independent producers like Sonalii Castillo.

If you're curious about the video or art offers, please check out Shea Bonds Art for art examples, and check our video edits introducing our clients our artistic ones by Minerva like here.

We primarily cover The Outpost, by Arrowstorm Entertainment, an indie/crowdfunded production studio also for the Mythica series, who has managed to get a CW show. Check out cultfans.com to see our other indie reviews.

Annual basic business website plan, SSL, privacy & domain: $120/year on GD
Startup costs: Two $60 headsets (noise cancelling).
____ TOTAL: 180~ + tax

Next year:
Site Renewal: 120
365 + Email: Pending, I believe it said 90, I'll have to doublecheck. Our first year is free included to our website.
____ Total: 210~ + tax

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
•  That good feeling for supporting something cool
Fan
$5 or more per month
 •  Behind the Scenes photos of what CultFans is up to.

 •  Previously submitted questions guaranteed** to get answered on a podcast (as long as within reason for guest safety)

 •  Previous tier benefits

Cultist in Training
$10 or more per month
 •  Your name in the credits as a supporter as long as your pledge is active (est value: ...the happiness of being put in Special Thanks if we become strong enough of a webseries to be worth listing on imdb?)

 •  Chibi art piece of choice by Shealyn (est $30 value).   

 •  All previous tier benefits


** Depending on volume of art demand, it may take up to two payment cycles for Shealyn to deliver the chibi piece.

Acolyte
$20 or more per month
•  One minute long custom video edit of your topic choice from Minerva (est value: $50)

 •  Free piece of art from Shea (one character, no background; or a *basic* graphic promo card of your design choice) (est value: $80)

 •  All previous tier benefits


 ** Depending on volume of art & video  demand, it may take up to two payment cycles for Shealyn & Minerva to deliver the video pieces. 


** A basic graphic promo card should take Shealyn no longer than two hours in concept. In reality, her running hourly graphic design rate is $100 an hour (we're just not listing "est value 200" because the average person isn't a business that understands that). You need to clearly communicate what you want with clear examples, as Shealyn will not take more than 2 hours on this tier, and if you want something more strenuous, use the higher tier package for this request.

Cult Member
$50 or more per month
•  Double Entry to all giveaways (once we start; we fully admit this may be another month or two)

•  One full piece of art by Shea, up to 2 characters, plus basic backgrounds (est value: $180+)

 •  One video edit of your choice from Minerva, up to 5 minutes long (est value: $250)

 •  All previous benefit tiers (including previous art/videos)


** Depending on volume of art & video demand, it may take up to four payment cycles for Shealyn & Minerva to deliver the full amount of requested pieces (with previous tier packages included), but they will try to meet the original listed deadlines of tiers in order. That is, 3 art pieces and 2 videos as through the listed tiers, within 4 cycles.

Goals
$15 of $500 per month
At 500 a month, within 3 months we should be able to upgrade our primary equipment for a more solid experience. Less lag, better videos and more.
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Help support an independent channel continue to pursue the best CultFandom news. We primarily cover The Outpost, by Arrowstorm Entertainment, an indie/crowdfunded production studio also for the Mythica series, who now have their own (well-earned!) CW show. Check out cultfans.com to see our other indie reviews. However, we endeavor to cover more cult fandom news abroad, as it helps even bring eyes to Arrowstorm, bless them.

[UPDATED, notes on cost specifics at the bottom]
  • At current, we're looking for enough funds to cover our startup fees, which collectively were about $240. (website, emails, etc - this will be an annual cost to make up for) 
    • a total of $20 a month would help protect us from taking a hit next year.
    • $40 would get us ahead of the game and cover our costs this year.
  • However, as we are working with very old equipment and would like to improve our quality, we have a short-term goal of $500/month, which will - within a few months - allow us to upgrade our primary computer used for creation of videos, for hosting broadcasts, and designing graphics. 
  • The first $3000 of collected income will go directly to the retroactive payment for, upgrade of, and operation of our services. (video/graphic/broadcast equipment, improved webcams and microphones)

After this,god willing we acquire the support, excess will be converted into the following:
  • Up to $1000 a month for travel to nerdy centers such as conventions, sets, and more, including covering shotgun hotel costs and any necessary tickets. And food. That's pretty important.
  • If we magically somehow end up pulling several thousand dollars a month (99.99% unlikely), we'll discuss where overhead goes - likely further divided into con coverage, and acceptable amounts of time off work so we can like, go places and bring you guys cool stuff but keep our houses. We like having a place to live. But that's a long and far dream away.  Depending on the caliber, we'd probably cycle some back as contributions to Arrowstorm, or other independent producers like Sonalii Castillo.

If you're curious about the video or art offers, please check out Shea Bonds Art for art examples, and check our video edits introducing our clients our artistic ones by Minerva like here.

We primarily cover The Outpost, by Arrowstorm Entertainment, an indie/crowdfunded production studio also for the Mythica series, who has managed to get a CW show. Check out cultfans.com to see our other indie reviews.

Annual basic business website plan, SSL, privacy & domain: $120/year on GD
Startup costs: Two $60 headsets (noise cancelling).
____ TOTAL: 180~ + tax

Next year:
Site Renewal: 120
365 + Email: Pending, I believe it said 90, I'll have to doublecheck. Our first year is free included to our website.
____ Total: 210~ + tax

Recent posts by CultFans

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
•  That good feeling for supporting something cool
Fan
$5 or more per month
 •  Behind the Scenes photos of what CultFans is up to.

 •  Previously submitted questions guaranteed** to get answered on a podcast (as long as within reason for guest safety)

 •  Previous tier benefits

Cultist in Training
$10 or more per month
 •  Your name in the credits as a supporter as long as your pledge is active (est value: ...the happiness of being put in Special Thanks if we become strong enough of a webseries to be worth listing on imdb?)

 •  Chibi art piece of choice by Shealyn (est $30 value).   

 •  All previous tier benefits


** Depending on volume of art demand, it may take up to two payment cycles for Shealyn to deliver the chibi piece.

Acolyte
$20 or more per month
•  One minute long custom video edit of your topic choice from Minerva (est value: $50)

 •  Free piece of art from Shea (one character, no background; or a *basic* graphic promo card of your design choice) (est value: $80)

 •  All previous tier benefits


 ** Depending on volume of art & video  demand, it may take up to two payment cycles for Shealyn & Minerva to deliver the video pieces. 


** A basic graphic promo card should take Shealyn no longer than two hours in concept. In reality, her running hourly graphic design rate is $100 an hour (we're just not listing "est value 200" because the average person isn't a business that understands that). You need to clearly communicate what you want with clear examples, as Shealyn will not take more than 2 hours on this tier, and if you want something more strenuous, use the higher tier package for this request.

Cult Member
$50 or more per month
•  Double Entry to all giveaways (once we start; we fully admit this may be another month or two)

•  One full piece of art by Shea, up to 2 characters, plus basic backgrounds (est value: $180+)

 •  One video edit of your choice from Minerva, up to 5 minutes long (est value: $250)

 •  All previous benefit tiers (including previous art/videos)


** Depending on volume of art & video demand, it may take up to four payment cycles for Shealyn & Minerva to deliver the full amount of requested pieces (with previous tier packages included), but they will try to meet the original listed deadlines of tiers in order. That is, 3 art pieces and 2 videos as through the listed tiers, within 4 cycles.