In fact, we ARE doing it. All that online passion – the tweets, retweets, tagging and hash tagging – is having an effect. It’s impressing some, concerning others, but surprising all. It’s thanks to you that we are where we are, with three potential new partners in deep discussion. As I’ve been saying all along, pulling this off is still a longshot, but you’ve gone above and beyond the call in raising awareness and letting everyone out there know exactly how much Dark Matter means to you. And now we need you to pour it on for the big finish.
TOMORROW – at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT Dark Matter is taking twitter by storm. Follow @DarkMatterFTL for the secret hashtag of the night, and the SLAM twitter at the appointed time.
Last week saw us hit 210 000 tweets for the event, trending #4 in the U.S., #2 in Canada and Los Angeles, #1 in New York. Tomorrow, we’re going to shatter that record. Like last week, we’ve got some surprise guests joining the tweet storm. And, to make things even more interesting, I’ve got something for you all…
Bloopers! And lots of them.
I’ve been sitting on about 30 minutes of outtakes from Dark Matter’s second and third season. Akemi has spent the whole day editing them down to 1:30 – 2:00 segments (sitting on the couch, doing a lot of laughing). The second we start trending tomorrow night, I will release the first blooper segment on twitter. And then, one every fifteen minutes for as long as we trend.
Here’s a taste –
Before the tweet storm, at 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT, join me and the rest of the Dark Matter cast for a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Just register here and show up at the appointed time with your questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkMatter/
I’m also trying to organize some Facebook living with a couple of cast members. Stay tuned for news on that!
I left the following message on the Dark Matter subreddit and wanted to give it a wider audience:
Like I said, this is harder than it appears at first. On top of finding a home, there are a bunch of contractual issues to contend with, AND we have to make sure we can get enough money to make the show. All of this before we lose our set, our cast, and our crew.
The odds are against us, but we’re all in. I’ve been at 11 since hitting Toronto and finding out about the show’s official cancellation – online, on the phone, messaging, emailing – doing absolutely everything I can to get this done. If we succeed, then it will have all been worth it. If I fail, I’ll have known I did right by my cast, crew, and fandom.
Some fandom art…
@mhysatweets with the DM movie posters!
@Nick23371162 with this beautiful painting of The Raza in orbit.