We have an Etsy now. It is something we have been asked to do for a number of years and it is just starting out. When we started the Patreon it was just before the whole change being proposed in how to pay. Before we knew it, those who were going to join in on here suddenly said, no way. They expressed their greater desire to just buy from us what they want or give us superhearts on Periscope and now funding through Peeks.
The rewards on here have now been changed to reflect that.
Take a read as to who we are and consider the new rewards. Looking forward to your support.
Who we are:
Two geeks, not so meek. We met at a Dr. Who convention in 1987 and are still building, performing and growing together.
Combined we have more than 60 years entertainment industry experience and approx 30-35 years each, cosplay and convention organization history. We are always exploring possibilities for continuing our art. Conventions, Productions and life has provided sooo many opportunities we are overflowing with ideas.
Christina started at 8 yrs old as a kid reporter and 15 as an active member of a Dr. Who fangroup. Martin started as a theatre lighting tech at 16 and brought his Tardis console project to a convention at the age of 18.
So why are you here on Patreon?
We have SOOOO much stuff! Our primary household income comes from prop building. When productions take hiatus or a show doesn’t need anything new built we have time AND a ton of scrap material! We’re using Patreon to fill gaps and repurpose materials that would see the trash, if we didn’t use it up! And to teach and inspire. We’ve always felt good passing on our experiences and encourage others to express themselves.
What's so Special about YOUR Patreon?
Audience Connection and Industry History: Through apps like Periscope, being part of industry change and our travels to conventions, we connect with groups of people and share.
Still married and a team: A rare find, we are still in a successful 'geek' marriage and that is part of this driving force.
Access to materials/Repurposing: Our rewards are made mostly from left over materials from Productions and Projects, keeping materials out of the trash.
Where's my money going when I contribute?
Our projects: Much of what we use is recycled but things like glue and paint is used up and must be re-bought. We are also aiming to raise funds to get smaller versions of the 3-D Printer and Laser cutter at the prop shop so that your rewards are not limited to shop time.
Broadcasts and Conventions: Additional Tech, Wifi access at conventions, Data charges, gas money.... Are all examples of continuing expenses. Your contribution will help out immensely. Our goal is to return to doing 5 to 9 conventions a year. We love doing panels and spending hours talking about techniques. We always look forward to teaching future cosplayers and professionals 'how to do that'. To be able to share with many the love we have for our profession and seeding the fandom that fed our growth, is the light in our darkness.
Where else on the internet can we hunt you down for more?
There have been so many incredible people in our lives. We look forward to adding every single one of you to that list.