Ivuoma Okoro is creating Vega: A Sci-Fi Adventure Podcast!
8
patrons
$44
per month

Hi! My name is Ivuoma Okoro and for most of my life, I've known that I wanted to tell stories for a living. At the ripe age of eleven, while wearing out my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone BTS Featurettes, I realized that if making imaginary worlds come to life was a real job, then that's exactly what I was destined to do.

Destiny or Bust!
I moved to Los Angeles in 2016 with the hope of creating similar storytelling magic in movies or television but quickly realized that nobody was already telling the stories I wanted to tell and that my voice as a writer didn't seem to match any of the writer's rooms I was hearing about.

Very quickly I decided to follow the kernel of a story idea that was capturing me, about the adventures of a prolific bounty huntress and her well-meaning, but know-nothing apprentice. That story blossomed into a novel, and while I had so much fun fleshing out the world and characters I was creating in this expansive medium, I must have lost hope that these characters would ever live beyond my writing desk about once every week.

But in the fall of 2018, I started adapting the story into a podcast...and everything changed. 

What can I tell you about how much love this podcast has restored to me for the craft of telling stories? What words can I string together to somehow express how exciting it is to know that at least one of the many stories I've got brewing inside of me is out there in the world being consumed and enjoyed by others? There are none.

Why Patreon?
I certainly hoped that Vega would find an audience, but what I didn't expect was just how much more enjoyable the storytelling would become when I invited people into the process. That's what this Patreon is about. It's time to invite more people into the process.

Not just the process of what it takes to make this show. Not just into the universe of Vega's story. Into the process of helping realize the dream of that gangly eleven-year-old girl hanging off the edge of her bed, enthralled by a bunch of kids and child-like adults bringing fiction to life, and imagining a future where she gets to do the same thing.

Yeah, there are some fun perks here for patrons in exchange for a few of their hard-earned dollars, but let's be real. The best content you're going to get from me is the show and that will always be free.

Becoming a patron of this podcast is about investing.

By giving your support you're investing in:
  • Keeping the story coming on a regular basis. Time at my day job away from my writing desk means who knows how much time between one episode to the next. The current trajectory of the series finale episode between working my "for the bills" job? 3 years. At this point, I'm dreaming if I think I can hit an episode a month. More funds for Vega means decreased time working my day job and more time piecing this story together second by highly-produced second.
  • Keeping the quality of the story as high as possible. There's SO much story left and I want to use the best resources to realize it. More funds mean better sound libraries, better recording equipment and recording methods, a means to pay my collaborators for their hard work, and a means to pick up new ones.
  • Me! Real talk being an adult isn't cheap and it's getting even not cheaper. I don't necessarily want to drop the struggling, but ambitious artist thing, but who knows what demands life will bring in the next three years. I love Vega but I will drop her like a hot cake if comes down to my actual well-being. I really don't want it to come to that but if it does, idk, I'll just tweet you the end or something. Which will be sad for all of us, I know.

Listener, from the bottom of my heart, with all the bass in my chest, you have my sincerest THANK YOU for reading all the way down to this point, for coming to this page, and for listening to the show! You're the real MVP,  you know that? And I appreciate whatever support you're willing to show me and this little ol' story of mine. 

Yours for always and for truly,
ivuoma

What are Secret Sundays?
Want to explore of Vega's world while practicing your bounty hunting skills? Every Sunday I'll make you a video with a packet of information about your newest bounty, in the same style as a hunter like Vega might receive. The video will send you on a hunt through the internet to find the answer that will assist you in making the call on where your bounty can be found. You'll report that answer back to me and if you get it right, you get a kill. Get it wrong and better luck next time. Think you've got what it takes to boost your kill count? You better believe there'll be a leaderboard because who's going to believe you without the receipts?
Tiers
APPRENTICE
$2 or more per month

Even $2 a month is a huge help to getting the story into the airwaves. You'll get access to Patreon exclusive content in the time between episode releases as well as my undying gratitude (which, let's be real, was totally free to begin with). Content includes juicy little chunks of upcoming episodes. I'm talking first cuts, my dude. FIRST CUTS.

HUNTER
$3 or more per month

So you want to be a hunter, huh? Let's see what you've got. With the $3 a month tier, you'll get access to a hunter game we're calling Secret Sundays. Interact with something fresh from Vega's world every week and see how high your kill count can go. Includes previous tier.

PROPHET
$5 or more per month

We've been over this. Hunters and prophets are technically equal before SiVo. But humor me for the sake of this tier thing. 

Whatchu want?

  • Director's commentary episodes?
  • Annotated scripts of previous episodes?
  • Selected, spoiler-filled passages from the original novel this podcast is being adapted from?

You got 'em. As well as all the previous tiers.

PROPHET ELECT
$15 or more per month only 2 left

You've covered our hosting costs! You're a Vega producer and will be named in the credits at the end of every show. Includes previous tiers.

SiVo
$35 or more per month only 2 left

Okaaay?! So you've got a bit of a god complex?? Good. This tier is perfect for all my fellow creators of worlds out there who desire a little help developing their own creative fiction. I'll read your work (after we negotiate page or word limits), and offer 30 minutes of consultation a month. Includes previous tiers.

Goals
$44 of $45 per month
We've covered the website hosting fees, the RSS hosting fees, and a subscription to one of our music libraries! Hooray!!
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Hi! My name is Ivuoma Okoro and for most of my life, I've known that I wanted to tell stories for a living. At the ripe age of eleven, while wearing out my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone BTS Featurettes, I realized that if making imaginary worlds come to life was a real job, then that's exactly what I was destined to do.

Destiny or Bust!
I moved to Los Angeles in 2016 with the hope of creating similar storytelling magic in movies or television but quickly realized that nobody was already telling the stories I wanted to tell and that my voice as a writer didn't seem to match any of the writer's rooms I was hearing about.

Very quickly I decided to follow the kernel of a story idea that was capturing me, about the adventures of a prolific bounty huntress and her well-meaning, but know-nothing apprentice. That story blossomed into a novel, and while I had so much fun fleshing out the world and characters I was creating in this expansive medium, I must have lost hope that these characters would ever live beyond my writing desk about once every week.

But in the fall of 2018, I started adapting the story into a podcast...and everything changed. 

What can I tell you about how much love this podcast has restored to me for the craft of telling stories? What words can I string together to somehow express how exciting it is to know that at least one of the many stories I've got brewing inside of me is out there in the world being consumed and enjoyed by others? There are none.

Why Patreon?
I certainly hoped that Vega would find an audience, but what I didn't expect was just how much more enjoyable the storytelling would become when I invited people into the process. That's what this Patreon is about. It's time to invite more people into the process.

Not just the process of what it takes to make this show. Not just into the universe of Vega's story. Into the process of helping realize the dream of that gangly eleven-year-old girl hanging off the edge of her bed, enthralled by a bunch of kids and child-like adults bringing fiction to life, and imagining a future where she gets to do the same thing.

Yeah, there are some fun perks here for patrons in exchange for a few of their hard-earned dollars, but let's be real. The best content you're going to get from me is the show and that will always be free.

Becoming a patron of this podcast is about investing.

By giving your support you're investing in:
  • Keeping the story coming on a regular basis. Time at my day job away from my writing desk means who knows how much time between one episode to the next. The current trajectory of the series finale episode between working my "for the bills" job? 3 years. At this point, I'm dreaming if I think I can hit an episode a month. More funds for Vega means decreased time working my day job and more time piecing this story together second by highly-produced second.
  • Keeping the quality of the story as high as possible. There's SO much story left and I want to use the best resources to realize it. More funds mean better sound libraries, better recording equipment and recording methods, a means to pay my collaborators for their hard work, and a means to pick up new ones.
  • Me! Real talk being an adult isn't cheap and it's getting even not cheaper. I don't necessarily want to drop the struggling, but ambitious artist thing, but who knows what demands life will bring in the next three years. I love Vega but I will drop her like a hot cake if comes down to my actual well-being. I really don't want it to come to that but if it does, idk, I'll just tweet you the end or something. Which will be sad for all of us, I know.

Listener, from the bottom of my heart, with all the bass in my chest, you have my sincerest THANK YOU for reading all the way down to this point, for coming to this page, and for listening to the show! You're the real MVP,  you know that? And I appreciate whatever support you're willing to show me and this little ol' story of mine. 

Yours for always and for truly,
ivuoma

What are Secret Sundays?
Want to explore of Vega's world while practicing your bounty hunting skills? Every Sunday I'll make you a video with a packet of information about your newest bounty, in the same style as a hunter like Vega might receive. The video will send you on a hunt through the internet to find the answer that will assist you in making the call on where your bounty can be found. You'll report that answer back to me and if you get it right, you get a kill. Get it wrong and better luck next time. Think you've got what it takes to boost your kill count? You better believe there'll be a leaderboard because who's going to believe you without the receipts?

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Tiers
APPRENTICE
$2 or more per month

Even $2 a month is a huge help to getting the story into the airwaves. You'll get access to Patreon exclusive content in the time between episode releases as well as my undying gratitude (which, let's be real, was totally free to begin with). Content includes juicy little chunks of upcoming episodes. I'm talking first cuts, my dude. FIRST CUTS.

HUNTER
$3 or more per month

So you want to be a hunter, huh? Let's see what you've got. With the $3 a month tier, you'll get access to a hunter game we're calling Secret Sundays. Interact with something fresh from Vega's world every week and see how high your kill count can go. Includes previous tier.

PROPHET
$5 or more per month

We've been over this. Hunters and prophets are technically equal before SiVo. But humor me for the sake of this tier thing. 

Whatchu want?

  • Director's commentary episodes?
  • Annotated scripts of previous episodes?
  • Selected, spoiler-filled passages from the original novel this podcast is being adapted from?

You got 'em. As well as all the previous tiers.

PROPHET ELECT
$15 or more per month only 2 left

You've covered our hosting costs! You're a Vega producer and will be named in the credits at the end of every show. Includes previous tiers.

SiVo
$35 or more per month only 2 left

Okaaay?! So you've got a bit of a god complex?? Good. This tier is perfect for all my fellow creators of worlds out there who desire a little help developing their own creative fiction. I'll read your work (after we negotiate page or word limits), and offer 30 minutes of consultation a month. Includes previous tiers.