Exoplanetary Media

Exoplanetary Media

is creating an original science-fiction drama, serialized via a podcast.

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patrons
For the last few years, I’ve been working on a project called EXOPLANETARY. It’s a multi-part audio drama that’ll be published as a podcast -- a science-fiction adventure that follows four siblings, the Wolverton family, as they work for a giant corporation named Exoplanetary. Their bosses want to expand their business beyond our solar system, but the Wolvertons just want to enjoy their lives. Where do the morals and happiness of ordinary people fit in a universe full of rich and powerful interests? The stories are exciting, funny, tragic, and always slightly offbeat.

Creating an audio drama of this sort and providing it for free on iTunes and other platforms is not as expensive as a movie or TV series, but there are still costs involved. Whether we record it in a studio or we rent or purchase equipment of our own, it all costs money. Beyond technical costs, we want to be able to pay our collaborators for their efforts. And beyond EXOPLANETARY, we’d like to take what we are learning creating this production and use it to create other audio dramas. Comedies, thrillers, mysteries, and any other kind of story we can imagine.

Even the most successful podcasts aren’t able to thrive on advertising alone, and what EXOPLANETARY will provide you with is original scripted, full cast content, which is relatively unusual for podcasting.

Creating something new and exciting for you is what EXOPLANETARY is all about. For that reason any sort of donation is welcome and incredibly helpful. We’re truly grateful for whatever you can provide and look forward to updating you on our progress as we begin this exploration.
Tiers
Friends of EXOPLANETARY!
$1 or more per month

Friends of EXOPLANETARY! - For $1.00 a month, you get on the EXOPLANETARY mailing list, with regular updates on the production, behind the scenes information, and the occasional fun surprise.

STARTING SEASON 2 -- Early access to all new regular episodes.

UNTIL MARCH 31, 2019 -- We will grandfather all active patrons into the upcoming Patreon exclusives. Just message me for access. THIS WILL BE DISCONTINUED 3/31/2019.

Close Personal Friends of EXOPLANETARY!
$5 or more per month

Close Personal Friends of EXOPLANETARY! - For $5.00 a month, you get all of the benefits of the Friends of EXOPLANETARY level, plus an invitation to each public EXOPLANETARY event. (We're in Oregon,and you'll have to find your way out here, but you've been looking for an excuse to go to Powell's, right?)

NEW FOR 2019 -- $5 Patrons will get direct access to special Patreon-first and Patreon-exclusive content:

* Mini-episodes

* Behind the Scenes conversations

* EXO Short Stories
* Deleted scenes (when available)

Friends and Family of EXOPLANETARY!
$10 or more per month
Friends and Family of EXOPLANETARY! - For $10.00 a month, you get the Close Personal Friends treatment, but you also get invited to some EXOPLANETARY events not open to the general public. (You may need to get yourself to Oregon to see us. Again, we have Powell's... record stores... mountains... forests... beaches... you know you want to see Oregon.) We'll also thank you in an episode of EXOPLANETARY.
The Producers Club
$100 or more per month

I don't really expect anyone to take advantage of this. But, if you are willing:


For each month that you donate $100.00 (USD), you are entitled to attend one (1) recording session of EXOPLANETARY as the creator's personal guest. 


* You will get to meet the cast and crew and sit in on the entire rehearsal and recording. 

* Afterwards, you will be invited to join the creator and the cast for coffee or drinks at a nearby eatery. 

* You will also be credited as a co-producer in the episode credits.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION --

Patron is responsible for their own travel, meals, and accommodations.


Patron will accrue one (1) invite for each month they are successfully charged. 


EXOPLANETARY and its creator are not responsible if patron accrues more invites than there are available recording sessions to attend. Feel free to contact us to talk about this before making your pledge.

EXOPLANETARY reserves the right to deny and refund the donation for any reason.

For the last few years, I’ve been working on a project called EXOPLANETARY. It’s a multi-part audio drama that’ll be published as a podcast -- a science-fiction adventure that follows four siblings, the Wolverton family, as they work for a giant corporation named Exoplanetary. Their bosses want to expand their business beyond our solar system, but the Wolvertons just want to enjoy their lives. Where do the morals and happiness of ordinary people fit in a universe full of rich and powerful interests? The stories are exciting, funny, tragic, and always slightly offbeat.

Creating an audio drama of this sort and providing it for free on iTunes and other platforms is not as expensive as a movie or TV series, but there are still costs involved. Whether we record it in a studio or we rent or purchase equipment of our own, it all costs money. Beyond technical costs, we want to be able to pay our collaborators for their efforts. And beyond EXOPLANETARY, we’d like to take what we are learning creating this production and use it to create other audio dramas. Comedies, thrillers, mysteries, and any other kind of story we can imagine.

Even the most successful podcasts aren’t able to thrive on advertising alone, and what EXOPLANETARY will provide you with is original scripted, full cast content, which is relatively unusual for podcasting.

Creating something new and exciting for you is what EXOPLANETARY is all about. For that reason any sort of donation is welcome and incredibly helpful. We’re truly grateful for whatever you can provide and look forward to updating you on our progress as we begin this exploration.

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Tiers
Friends of EXOPLANETARY!
$1 or more per month

Friends of EXOPLANETARY! - For $1.00 a month, you get on the EXOPLANETARY mailing list, with regular updates on the production, behind the scenes information, and the occasional fun surprise.

STARTING SEASON 2 -- Early access to all new regular episodes.

UNTIL MARCH 31, 2019 -- We will grandfather all active patrons into the upcoming Patreon exclusives. Just message me for access. THIS WILL BE DISCONTINUED 3/31/2019.

Close Personal Friends of EXOPLANETARY!
$5 or more per month

Close Personal Friends of EXOPLANETARY! - For $5.00 a month, you get all of the benefits of the Friends of EXOPLANETARY level, plus an invitation to each public EXOPLANETARY event. (We're in Oregon,and you'll have to find your way out here, but you've been looking for an excuse to go to Powell's, right?)

NEW FOR 2019 -- $5 Patrons will get direct access to special Patreon-first and Patreon-exclusive content:

* Mini-episodes

* Behind the Scenes conversations

* EXO Short Stories
* Deleted scenes (when available)

Friends and Family of EXOPLANETARY!
$10 or more per month
Friends and Family of EXOPLANETARY! - For $10.00 a month, you get the Close Personal Friends treatment, but you also get invited to some EXOPLANETARY events not open to the general public. (You may need to get yourself to Oregon to see us. Again, we have Powell's... record stores... mountains... forests... beaches... you know you want to see Oregon.) We'll also thank you in an episode of EXOPLANETARY.
The Producers Club
$100 or more per month

I don't really expect anyone to take advantage of this. But, if you are willing:


For each month that you donate $100.00 (USD), you are entitled to attend one (1) recording session of EXOPLANETARY as the creator's personal guest. 


* You will get to meet the cast and crew and sit in on the entire rehearsal and recording. 

* Afterwards, you will be invited to join the creator and the cast for coffee or drinks at a nearby eatery. 

* You will also be credited as a co-producer in the episode credits.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION --

Patron is responsible for their own travel, meals, and accommodations.


Patron will accrue one (1) invite for each month they are successfully charged. 


EXOPLANETARY and its creator are not responsible if patron accrues more invites than there are available recording sessions to attend. Feel free to contact us to talk about this before making your pledge.

EXOPLANETARY reserves the right to deny and refund the donation for any reason.