syndication.

@Syfy announced today that the Syfy network has acquired syndication rights to The Sarah Connor Chronicles and will air the series four episodes at a time starting April 7.

We’ve picked up the rights to all 31 eps of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles & will begin airing them on Thurs, April 7. #tscc

What does this mean? Well, as far as a continuation goes, it’s no season three or even a hint of one. But this move by Syfy is indicative of at least an interest in the series and a belief that it’s worth airing. And we don’t have to tell you that any form of The Sarah Connor Chronicles back on television with the possibility of attracting new viewers is a good thing.

(It also means that I finger smashed my keyboard emailing the rest of the staff to scream “WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS.” Ahem.)

So while this can at best be considered a baby step forward in our hopes for a continuation, it’s nevertheless a point around which you can count on us to start rallying the fans and making a lot of noise.

new year clarification

Happy New Year, Resistance!

Okay, okay, I’m a few days late, but blame the holidays.

 

With 2011 upon us (and arguably Judgment Day fast approaching), it’s great to know that the drive to support the continuation of The Sarah Connor Chronicles has not been forgotten. Every day, emails still come in, asking about the future of the series and what we’re doing about it. And to be honest, to look around the place, it looks like things have come to a grinding halt here at savethescc.com.

Not true. Time to clear a few things up.

 

Have we given up?

No. There isn’t a day when we don’t hope for and believe in a continuation for the series and I know I speak for myself, my fellow staff and many fans when I say that.

 

Then why aren’t you doing anything?

Honestly, if it were up to me, we’d do big campaigns like the billboard every other week. But, like everything else, it does come down to money. The fandom is amazing and together we’ve accomplished a lot of things since we started in March 2009. But campaigns like the billboard are expensive and it ultimately came down to balancing the effectiveness of expensive campaigns and the cost of them.

 

But what if the fans want to do big campaigns?

We have no doubt that there are fans that still want to do the larger scale campaigns, like the ComicCon campaign or the pre-movie ads. But we also know that a lot of fans ask us how likely it is that we’ll get a continuation or when we’ll get one. And we’d be lying if we said that it doesn’t get harder to keep everyone’s spirits up as time goes on. The truth is that we’re fans too. We don’t have any super secret insider knowledge (as much as we might wish we did) and we’re running on hope too. So when it came to deciding whether or not we should continue planning big campaigns, we had to take into account the fact that financial support for campaigns from the fans (since we’re entirely non-profit) was dwindling at the same time that the Terminator franchise’s legal issues was becoming even more entangled.

 

So you quit?

No. We haven’t quit by any means. What we have decided is to put a hold on organizing large campaigns – though things like the letter and postcard campaigns are of course ongoing indefinitely – until there is news – negative or positive – regarding the future of the Terminator franchise and The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ place in it. We feel that to continue to plan expensive campaigns would be irresponsible of us given the status of the franchise but would like to make it clear that we do keep our eyes on any news regarding the series or the franchise that might demand a loud response from the fans.

In short…no, we’re not going anywhere.

 

So…what are you doing now?

Right now, we’re planning a convention. No, seriously. (And yes, seriously, we are that crazy.) With a (very) tentative date of May 2012, we’re keeping busy with planning a fan convention for The Sarah Connor Chronicles. After all, the least we can do is work to keep the fandom alive, connected, and “right out there.” It’s early days (even though we’re just a year and a half away) so things are still pretty under wraps, but you can make suggestions and discuss here in the forum.

In the meantime? Keep writing letters, sending postcards, come to a viewing party or two, keep in touch with the fandom and keep an eye on us. We’re not going away any time soon.

 

Twitter users can follow the site at @savethescc or you can follow or ask questions of any of us at @aelysian, @roxybisquaint and @schmacky0

 

Fate is for bitches. Also Happy New Year.
– aelysian

forum relaunch

The forums have been redone and are open for registration. To kick things off, we’ll be holding a drawing for the remaining 21 ComicCon promo totes, which ends next Tuesday at midnight. Please be aware that all winners will have to cover the cost of mailing. For full details and to enter, go here!

You’ll notice that the forum is pretty different from before, focusing on a lot more than just saving the show. We’re adding homes for fanfiction, vids, art, discussion and more. Got a suggestion or something you’d like to see? Leave it here.

Oh, and don’t forget to choose your side when registering. Are you a human or a cyborg?

Register now.

(If you have any problems with activating your account, please email aelysian@savethescc.com.)

new forum

We’re redoing the (currently down) forums! In order to better serve the fandom, the new forum is going to be broader in scope, focusing on more than the efforts to save the show. The new forum should launch later this month, along with an announcement about the extra promotional tote bags from ComicCon.

In the meantime…what do you want to see in the new forum?

Comment here, tweet at us, or email aelysian@savethescc.com

ComicCon and Round Up

So we’re back from ComicCon 2010, where we spent four days stickering and handing out buttons and totes to con goers. 850 totes, 3000 stickers and 1000 buttons went to the San Diego ComicCon, all of which was funded by you, the fans.

Over the course of the convention, we had the opportunity to talk to fellow fans about our efforts as well as promote the series to people who hadn’t yet seen it. We heard everything from “Do you work for the show?” to “Didn’t that end a season ago?” to “Oh, I loved that show!” to “Is it coming back?” to “This is so much better than the WB bag.” No, seriously. That last one actually happened. Repeatedly. Take that, giant WB bag.

We handed out promotional merchandise to vendors, kids covered in buttons, people in shirts that read anything from “Cyberdyne” to “Browncoats” to “Han Shot First”, Wonder Woman, FOX promoters, Jesus…

ComicCon. It’s a ride and you, the fans, made The Sarah Connor Chronicles a part of that.

 



 

We do have a little merchandise left over and we’re going to work on the best way to give what we have left to you guys. Please do not leave comments, emails or message any of the staff with requests. We will post to this blog when we have sorted it all out.

As for the future of savethescc.com. We are most certainly not closing and we aren’t ready to call ComicCon our last big campaign either. As it stands, the future of The Sarah Connor Chronicles ultimately lies in the hands of the franchise owners, the producers, and other people that aren’t us. They know we’re here and they know we want it back. We will always support the series and we will continue to fight for its future, but at the present time there are no plans for another expensive campaign. We are turning our attention to supporting the community that has always supported us, our efforts and the series while keeping the movement alive for the long-term. Who knows. Some of the staff have SCC convention dreams on the brain and who knows where the future will find us, the fans, and The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

This is not a goodbye nor a prelude to a quiet closure. It’s a change of view, looking to building the fandom for the future, one in which we hope you will all join us.

Comic Con

Comic Con San Diego has begun and The Sarah Connor Chronicles will be well-represented. Armed with 850 tote bags, 1000 buttons and 3000 stickers, Aelysian and her merry band of resistance fighters are leading the charge. And the billboard will be blanketing the area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday around 12noon to 8pm.

To keep up with the latest, follow @aelysian on twitter during Comic Con.

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Campaign Updates and Starfury

Apologies for how long it’s been since the last update. Here’s where we are.

 

ComicCon 2010

 

  • The billboard has been paid for and there’s only routing left to determine with Atomic.
  • We’re finalizing artwork for the 16″ x 15″ reusable bags, 1000 of which will be ordered through 4imprint.com. Right now, the plan is to have the same design on both sides of the bags but we’re open to suggestions for the second side. The image below is a proportional representation of the imprint on the bag.
  • The “no FA te” buttons have been ordered and should arrive soon to be shipped out to donators.
  • The design for the giveaway buttons is in progress and we should be able to order 1000.
  • Temporary tattoos have been dropped from our list of giveaways.

We’ll be keeping the donation widget open and active for as long as possible in order to help cover shipping costs and to order as many stickers as possible with which to flood ComicCon.

We’ve also extended the ComicCon designs to shirts at our cafepress store. They’re being sold at cafepress’s base price with no profit margin. Get one for ComicCon 2010 today!

 

Starfury T2

We’re sure you’ve all heard the news already, but fans who went to this year’s Starfury T2 convention were privy to some exciting news. Brian Austin Green told fans that along with James Middleton, efforts to secure a continuation to the series are ongoing from their end. The hope is not for a television continuation, but for a DVD or feature-length film, as we’ve expected for some time now.

Fans at tsccwiki.wetpaint.com summarized the information and managed to provide an audio clip as well. Check it out!

ComicCon and our future

We’re closing in on the mobile billboard goal and after much consideration, number crunching and accounting for staff donations and donations made to the site not through the widget, we’re approximately $1000 away from achieving our goal quantities for giveaways as well as the billboard!

The staff of savethescc.com would also like to announce that this will be our last campaign. For those of us who have been doing this for well over a year, it feels like a natural ending place, the perfect final battleground. We always knew that we couldn’t actively campaign forever and where better to bring the fight this time than ComicCon? It’s big, it’s loud and it’s packed with the perfect audience for our message. We’ve shouted for more for over a year now and after this July, the future of our show rests in the hands of people that have the power to make it happen.

www.savethescc.com will not be closing, however, and our staff will be turning their attention to supporting the fandom just as the fandom has supported our efforts, with and for them, and maybe starting the long journey towards planning a SCC convention.

This is not the end. This is the beginning. Of one last freaking big push. This is it, SCC fans. Now or never, this is it.

Will you join us?

Saving The Sarah Connor Chronicles at ComicCon 2010

 

One year ago today, The Sarah Connor Chronicles was cancelled and fans from around the world rallied for its continuation. One year later, we’re still fighting.

This July, we’re bringing our campaign to the San Diego ComicCon, a massive hub of fans, television networks, studios and media. We’re bringing back the mobile billboard and targeting convention goers with giveaway items promoting our cause. (There’s going to be a LOT of stickers flying around come July. Watch out, WB. We have stickers with your booth’s name on them.)

All the details about our exciting summer campaign are here.

As always, we welcome fan suggestions for other items to giveaway or ideas on how to promote our cause at ComicCon. With every week, we’ll continue to post missions that will lead up to ComicCon itself.

So let’s make this week Twitter Week. Add #savesarah and #tscc to all of your tweets. Tweet often and spread the word about this amazing series. Tell all your friends – in real life, on facebook, myspace, you name it.

The message now is the same as it was a year ago. There is no fate but what we make. Save The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Postcards From Around The World

For this week’s mission…

Let’s show both the WB and Pacificor how widespread the fans of The Sarah Connor Chronicles are. Purchase ‘touristy’ postcards from your city and mail them in with your message of support for The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Also take this week as an opportunity to mail campaign postcards in.

 

 

Take pictures of your postcards and link to them here and we’ll tweet them as they come in.

Also, around this time next week, we’ll update with the campaign’s plans for ComicCon, so keep an eye out for that.