Kickstarter.com is a website where people can croudsource funding for all sorts of projects – from books, movies, festivals and cool new products. Project managers post a project – usually with a video and a bunch of pledge gifts – based on how much you give you also receive something in return – usually related to the project. We have blogged about Kickstarter projects before – Fleeting Pages - the pop-up bookshop that took over the old Borders space just sent us a beautiful tote bag as a thank you gift for supporting their project.
There are a bunch of great Pittsburgh Kickstarter projects open right now – here are 3 we think are pretty great. We hope you will take a second to look over some of these and consider making a contribution. We also want you to vote for which project we should contribute $50. Take a look at the Kickstarter pages for each project and then cast your vote at the bottom.
The Steel City Games Fest: 24 new games over 24 hours – this is the 2nd Annual Steel City Games Fest, a project that is organized by Obscure Games Pittsburgh.
Pyrotopia: Festival of Fire Arts in Pittsburgh, PA – Oct 7-8 – festival of Fire to held in Braddock, PA.