Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat With Damian Wampler

Damian Wampler is a fledgling comic-book writer temporarily based in Arlington. While in the area, he is trying to crowdfund his graphic novel, Sevara, which he hopes will be available in shops and on Amazon in the spring of 2015. In advance of Wampler's appearance at Vienna's Game On! Comics and Games Wednesday evening, Washington [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Pre-Small Press Expo Chat with Michael Wenthe

Pardon me while I lift Michael Wenthe's biography directly from Georgetown Day School's website. He's about to start teaching there, including a class on comics:
Michael has worked as an assistant professor and instructor, respectively, at American University and Yale University where he taught everything from modern American literature to The Canterbury Tales. A Rhodes Scholar, Michael earned [...]

Arts Roundup: North Korea Edition

Chuck D, Bob Mould, Aesop Rock, Garbage, Frank Turner, and other musicians offer condolences for the late 9:30 Club staffer Josh Burdette. [Spin]
Nineteen-year-old Virginia resident dies after partying at Echostage. [AP via WTOP]
Two D.C. rappers start a Kickstarter campaign to fund their (probably ill-advised) plan to shoot a music video in North Korea. [DCist]
Kevin Smith [...]

Arts Roundup: Gwenfritz Edition

The Newseum is slowly bleeding money. [AP via Post]
Tabi Bonney lends his voice to a D.C. tourism promo. [Post]
Awesome Con meets its Kickstarter goal. [ComicsDC]
The Washington Monument will be a light show for the next year. [AP via WJLA]
Alexander Calder's "Gwenfritz" statue at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW disassembled and carted off for a [...]

Arts Roundup: Goodnight, Roberto Edition

DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story closes early at Gala Hispanic Theatre. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Stream Red Hare's Nites of Midnite over at Spin—but before you do, read our review of the aggro record. [Spin]
Behold: Adams Morgan's summer concert series! [The 42]
Dave Nada makes a free mix for the rapidly approaching Moombahton Massive party at 9:30 Club. [Moombahton]
D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Nu-Metal Edition

The Dutch-born D.C. area producer Martyn on today's popular electronic music: "I think the sound of dubstep and electro-house took hold of the U.S. and it didn’t evolve into club music. It evolved into stadium music. It sounds more like nu-metal." [Post]
CulturalDC announces a new public-art project at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library [Art 202]
D.C. band [...]

Homegrown RPG Radio the Universe Raises a Ton of Money—and Questions

Usually, D.C.'s video game industry isn't exactly shrouded in mystery. A handful of established companies in the region earn a healthy profit making the sort of sword-and-sorcery games that sell. But recently, a new kind of locally made video game has emerged—and it raises more questions than the local gaming community might be accustomed to.
“Players [...]

Does D.C. Need Another Punk-Rock Documentary? Maybe.

No genre of music gets the documentary treatment more than punk rock. The seminal film Instrument followed Fugazi around for five years. This year's Bad Brains: A Band in D.C., which screened at the SilverDocs festival, did the same for HR and the rest of the guys. American Hardcore was more like a survey of punk, visiting different scenes [...]

A Modest Proposal for Funding Woolly Mammoth’s New-Plays Initiative

New plays! We all agree they're important. They also require lots of close, collaborative, feedback-supplying work to develop—in other words, time, plus a greater-than-usual financial risk (since, you know, new). And if the collective head-hanging that followed the departure of major components of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute last year was any indication, new plays [...]

The Foxorcist Needs Tithings

Actor/filmmaker Rene Rokk is trying to, uh, scare up at least $20,000 for a short film called The Foxorcist, which his Kickstarter campaign describes as a "parody/satire where two priests come to 'exorcise' the 'demons' infecting the halls of power in Washington, DC and in the popular shock and awe media outlets." Rokk [...]

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