UPDATE 3:30 p.m. The campaign has cleared $1 million the same day it launched.
Here’s a follow-up of sorts to the big story I did on Kickstarter.com fundraising. This doesn’t really have a local tie unless you’re a fan of the short-lived television show Veronica Mars (it ran from 2004-2007 on UPN/CW) but if you need to see something astonishing today, step back and watch what happens when someone aims a Kickstarter.com campaign at a large Internet fan base. Creator Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell, lead actress of the series, have launched a $2 million campaign to make a movie. The page went up today and raised more than $200,000 before noon.
Time Magazine critic James Poniewozik sees this as an important experiment in continuing television series that died too soon.