Who am I?My name is Daniel Friesen. I'm a professional web developer and fan of anime and manga. In what little spare time I have, I've been working on websites to bring fans of anime and manga together. I hope one day creating websites to help anime fans can be my full-time job.
What is Otaku Seek?My biggest project, Otaku Seek is a global social network for fans of anime and manga that lets anime fans directly find others that live in the same area and make friends they same interests with.
What is Vancouver Anime?Vancouver Anime is a directory of all the groups, events, and stores in the Metro Vancouver area. I use the site to spread awareness of places that anime fans can go to meet others and engage in their fandom.
Why I need your helpBuilding a project like Otaku Seek takes a large amount of time. But I have limited spare time and I already use that time to work on it.
I want to turn this into my full-time job. So I can dedicate my professional skills to bringing these and other projects to life.
Pledging support on Patreon will allow me to work on Otaku Seek in place of my current job. Partial support will also allow me to take breaks from my job to work on it.
How you can helpPleding support on Patreon will bring me closer to being able to do this full-time no matter how much you contribute.
You can also help by sharing otakuseek.com and vancouver-anime.com with your friends and following their Facebook pages.
What you getBesides the knowledge that you're helping me build something that may become helpful to you and many of your peers?
What else depends on you. There are other things I can show my supporters, tell me if any of them interest you.
- I could post micro-updates of the small developments I make to Otaku Seek and Vancouver Anime.
- I have some old design drafts for Otaku Seek. These may have hints of what I have planned for the site. I could give an introduction of these to my supporters.