These Art Books From Sweden's Suburban Dystopia Deserve Your Support

Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s… »5/26/15 9:00pm5/26/15 9:00pm

Crowdfund An A-To-Z Of Dungeon Monsters, Robot Western Comics, And More!

A customisable index of monsters for tabletop RPGs and a cool sci-fi western comic series lead the charge on this week's look at all things crowdfunded, but that's not all there is - Detective tales set in a Lovecraftian universe, family friendly games about colonising Mars, and short fiction anthologies await! »2/20/15 2:40pm2/20/15 2:40pm

12 Successful Kickstarters That Never Delivered

All is not right in the world of crowdfunding. For every massive critical success like Shovel Knight or Divinity: Original Sin, there are numerous games or game-related projects that disappoint, under-deliver, or, as has become scarily common, take people's money and never make what they promised in the first place. »2/20/15 1:30pm2/20/15 1:30pm

Crowdfund Queer Science Fiction, The Cones Of Dunshire And More!

This week's look at all things Crowdfunding is a humdinger. We've got Lightspeed Magazine's all-queer-creator special, 80's clothing nostalgia, the mother of all Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit viewing parties, and yes: Parks and Recreation's absurdly complex (and totally awesome) board game. Let's check it out! »1/16/15 1:15pm1/16/15 1:15pm

This Educational TV Show About A Space Station Academy Needs Your Help

A new TV series wants to entertain kids with space-faring adventures while teaching them real scientific concepts—and it needs some crowdfunding help to get off the ground. You can also fund a reprint of the lost adventures of a golden age comics hero, a comic about the dismal future of immigration, and a short film… »8/08/14 3:21pm8/08/14 3:21pm

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar has been released [Updated]

I've embedded the trailer, but you can watch the full 21 minute prelude to the feature length film about the first major Federation/Klingon war, staring Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, Michael Hogan, Richard Hatch, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, Alec Peters & *Update* Garrett Wang on Kickstarter. If you like Star Trek you … »7/31/14 3:37am7/31/14 3:37am