Welcome to our Patreon page. Hopefully the above video got you through the basics of what Patreon is: A way for you to support us, a way for us to better interact with you, and a way for all of us to build a community.
To date, we've been supporting the show primarily via advertising. That's how we get the money for web hosting, audio equipment, editing software, computers, convention costs, and all the other things it takes to make a successful podcast and cover the kinds of things you'd like us to cover.
But Patreon offers us a new way to fund those things: You the listener can support the show directly and 'tip' us every time we produce a new full-length episode. This kind of support is very exciting because it means those who support us are the same folks we make the show for: our audience!
If our primary support comes from you, our listeners, then we can focus all of our attention on you. We can increase how interactive the show is, get more feedback from you, and be sure we're talking about the things you want to hear about and less about the things you don't.
In short: It is our hope that Patreon will allow us to reduce, perhaps even someday eliminate, our dependence on advertisers while giving us the opportunity to spend more time on the show and better engage with you, our listeners.
As always, thanks for listening! And please accept our sincere gratitude for all your past, present, and future support.
- Craig & Russ
"Supporting the show helps it grow."