Fanfiction Nation is creating funny videos & podcasts
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OK here's the deal with who we are and why we're starting a Patreon account:

Our Situation:

We are Mark Cotoia and Jaclyn Fleming, a soon-to-be married couple and fellow comedians who grew up in Toronto and now live together in Los Angeles. We've also spent a long time performing live and written comedy. Fanfiction Nation was launched in 2016 on the theory that fanfiction-based comedy could and should be consumed on a regular basis as a form of escapism and entertainment from the MADNESS around the world right now. 

We love creating fanfiction to a freakish degree and wanted an outlet. So we put our own savings together and invested close to $1000 into this venture. This included website and logo creation, podcast hosting fees, and recording software and accessories. 

Fanfiction Nation has had a great start and slowly but surely we've been developing a unique and enthusiastic listener base. In the last year, we've written and curated nearly 100 episodes, and Fanfiction Nation has become essentially a part-time job for us. We know two things now:

1) We want Fanfiction Nation to go on for a long time. The beta test is over. It works. We have listeners and viewers. We're obsessed with writing fanfiction comedy—it's some of the most fun we've ever had doing anything. This should continue for a long time, in some form or another.

2) We need to make Fanfiction Nation self-sustaining for this to work. The "fund Fanfiction Nation with savings" plan was fine for Phase 1, but it's not sustainable. Our savings are unimpressive. If Fanfiction Nation is going to go on for a long time, it has to be able to support itself.

Thinking about the long-term self-sustaining plan, we decided we don't want to use ads. Ads are annoying and hurt the user experience, and we can come up with a better way to do it. So far, we have one key method: Donations. We've had a lot of fans tell us that Patreon is a best way for readers and listeners to support our site. So we're trying it!

The way Patreon works is any fan can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is extremely helpful to the cause.

What We'll Use the Money For

Our initial goal is $3,000/month. That money will be enough to keep our site going, indefinitely. Here are Fanfiction Nation's costs:

  • Hosting. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments and ruin my happiness.
  • MailChimp. The service we use to email posts out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere and occasionally, we add a new site feature. Neither of us has any programming skills, so we need to pay someone for this.
  • Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.
  • Us. We need to continue to eat things and wear things and turn lights on as we write and produce funny content for you.

Those are the basics. With those pieces covered, Fanfiction Nation can support itself.

We'd be happy to keep doing things exactly how we're doing them for a long time, and now we can. We'd also love to do even more if it becomes possible, which is where the stretch goal comes in:

Stretch Goal

The stretch goal will allow us to take Fanfiction Nation to the next level, enabling us to do things like:
  • Producing more weekly podcasts
  • Launching a web store
  • Upgrading our audio and video recording equipment
  • Having the ability to produce video sketches each week
  • Paying for famous people to guest on our show
  • Tour at Comic Cons

The stretch goal would be amazing to hit, but simply being totally supported by reader generosity makes us endlessly grateful, no matter what else happens.

Anyway, thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

– Mark & Jackie
Tiers
THANK YOU!
$1 or more per month
You are an official member of the Fanfiction Nation! 


This means you'll get access to our patron-only feed AND our endless appreciation for joining the Nation! 

Thank you plus
$4 or more per month
We'll thank you by name on the podcast! You know, if that's something you're into.
Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month
You'll receive access to an unlisted piece of content for your eyes only.

Sometimes we record things that are never going to be released... at least not on our public YouTube channel. But of course, when these things inevitably pop up, you'll get access to them.

   

  • Plus all previous rewards
Be Our Producer
$50 or more per month
You'll collaborate with us on one of the fanfics we read and/or write. 


  • You'll also receive a special Executive Producer credit on the episode you worked with us on
  • Plus all previous rewards
Be Our Producer AND OUR GUEST!
$75 or more per month
This is the upgrade on the $50 tier. You'll collaborate with us on one of the fanfics we read or write AND guest in that episode to read with us! 
  • You'll receive a producer credit on the episode 
  • Plus all previous rewards, excluding the $50 tier
We Write For YOU!
$100 or more per month
We will write personalized fanfiction just for YOU inspired by your own suggestions. You can pick the franchise, subject matter, characters, whatever you like, and we do the writin'. Fanfic will run between 1000-2000 words.

   

  • Plus all previous rewards
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We can invest more time and energy into producing more podcasts and videos. 
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OK here's the deal with who we are and why we're starting a Patreon account:

Our Situation:

We are Mark Cotoia and Jaclyn Fleming, a soon-to-be married couple and fellow comedians who grew up in Toronto and now live together in Los Angeles. We've also spent a long time performing live and written comedy. Fanfiction Nation was launched in 2016 on the theory that fanfiction-based comedy could and should be consumed on a regular basis as a form of escapism and entertainment from the MADNESS around the world right now. 

We love creating fanfiction to a freakish degree and wanted an outlet. So we put our own savings together and invested close to $1000 into this venture. This included website and logo creation, podcast hosting fees, and recording software and accessories. 

Fanfiction Nation has had a great start and slowly but surely we've been developing a unique and enthusiastic listener base. In the last year, we've written and curated nearly 100 episodes, and Fanfiction Nation has become essentially a part-time job for us. We know two things now:

1) We want Fanfiction Nation to go on for a long time. The beta test is over. It works. We have listeners and viewers. We're obsessed with writing fanfiction comedy—it's some of the most fun we've ever had doing anything. This should continue for a long time, in some form or another.

2) We need to make Fanfiction Nation self-sustaining for this to work. The "fund Fanfiction Nation with savings" plan was fine for Phase 1, but it's not sustainable. Our savings are unimpressive. If Fanfiction Nation is going to go on for a long time, it has to be able to support itself.

Thinking about the long-term self-sustaining plan, we decided we don't want to use ads. Ads are annoying and hurt the user experience, and we can come up with a better way to do it. So far, we have one key method: Donations. We've had a lot of fans tell us that Patreon is a best way for readers and listeners to support our site. So we're trying it!

The way Patreon works is any fan can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is extremely helpful to the cause.

What We'll Use the Money For

Our initial goal is $3,000/month. That money will be enough to keep our site going, indefinitely. Here are Fanfiction Nation's costs:

  • Hosting. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments and ruin my happiness.
  • MailChimp. The service we use to email posts out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere and occasionally, we add a new site feature. Neither of us has any programming skills, so we need to pay someone for this.
  • Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.
  • Us. We need to continue to eat things and wear things and turn lights on as we write and produce funny content for you.

Those are the basics. With those pieces covered, Fanfiction Nation can support itself.

We'd be happy to keep doing things exactly how we're doing them for a long time, and now we can. We'd also love to do even more if it becomes possible, which is where the stretch goal comes in:

Stretch Goal

The stretch goal will allow us to take Fanfiction Nation to the next level, enabling us to do things like:
  • Producing more weekly podcasts
  • Launching a web store
  • Upgrading our audio and video recording equipment
  • Having the ability to produce video sketches each week
  • Paying for famous people to guest on our show
  • Tour at Comic Cons

The stretch goal would be amazing to hit, but simply being totally supported by reader generosity makes us endlessly grateful, no matter what else happens.

Anyway, thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

– Mark & Jackie

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Tiers
THANK YOU!
$1 or more per month
You are an official member of the Fanfiction Nation! 


This means you'll get access to our patron-only feed AND our endless appreciation for joining the Nation! 

Thank you plus
$4 or more per month
We'll thank you by name on the podcast! You know, if that's something you're into.
Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month
You'll receive access to an unlisted piece of content for your eyes only.

Sometimes we record things that are never going to be released... at least not on our public YouTube channel. But of course, when these things inevitably pop up, you'll get access to them.

   

  • Plus all previous rewards
Be Our Producer
$50 or more per month
You'll collaborate with us on one of the fanfics we read and/or write. 


  • You'll also receive a special Executive Producer credit on the episode you worked with us on
  • Plus all previous rewards
Be Our Producer AND OUR GUEST!
$75 or more per month
This is the upgrade on the $50 tier. You'll collaborate with us on one of the fanfics we read or write AND guest in that episode to read with us! 
  • You'll receive a producer credit on the episode 
  • Plus all previous rewards, excluding the $50 tier
We Write For YOU!
$100 or more per month
We will write personalized fanfiction just for YOU inspired by your own suggestions. You can pick the franchise, subject matter, characters, whatever you like, and we do the writin'. Fanfic will run between 1000-2000 words.

   

  • Plus all previous rewards