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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.

Is The Sarah Connor Chronicles there?

This Monday kicks off our next week-long campaign, one borrowed from The Freaking Big Push…

It’s a question as relevant now as it was in September: Is Sarah Connor There? We asked the WB back in September and it’s time to ask again, this time throwing Pacificor into the mix, starting this Monday. So get your long-distance phone cards ready!

WB

General – 818.954.6000
Warner Premiere – 818.954.4522

Pacificor
805.680.8804

 

To change it up, ask for a different character every day. You’re welcome to choose your own, of course, but here’s a schedule to help keep the calls uniform:

Monday: Sarah Connor
Tuesday: John Connor
Wednesday: Cameron Phillips
Thursday: Derek Reese
Friday: Skynet

If calling is not possible for you, use this week to send in emails and/or letters instead to both Pacificor and the WB.

 

Please also note that we’ve added Eva Semple Davis, the new Executive Vice President for Warner Premiere (the division remains under the management of Diane Nelson, so don’t forget her either!) to the contact information page, so add her to your mailing list!

 

Comment here all next week as you call with your choice of delivery lines, any interesting conversations, or if you manage to get a hold of anyone who does know where The Sarah Connor Chronicles is hiding, or even just to tally up the number of calls you’ve made!

Craigslist Week

So we’re a little late with this one, but here’s the next mission.

Remember Craigslist Day? Now multiply that by seven and you’ve got Craigslist Week!

During the Freaking Big Push, fans posted to their local craigslists. This time, let’s concentrate our efforts to make more noise together, by posting on the Los Angeles Craigslist. Feel free to use the example posts from the Push (just remember to edit out the giveaway URL) but do try to be creative too. Push our Pacificor + WB message: We’ve seen the future.

Just like during the Push, post links and screencaps of all your original craigslist postings to the forum thread. The best original post as decided by admin will win a copy of The Sarah Connor Chronicles soundtrack!

We’ve seen the future, SCC fans. Now let’s show everyone else.

For help with using craigslist, check out their FAQ section.

Pacificor and our future

Tuesday afternoon and it’s looking very much like Pacificor is going to be the sole owner of the Halcyon Terminator rights, though rumours do seem to be flying around that don’t count Sony or Lionsgate completely out of the picture just yet.

So what does that mean for us? Let’s put it this way: we believe that we can campaign for The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ future, regardless of who the players are. The fact that the franchise’s legal issues may be coming to a conclusion simply means that our work is cut out for us.

We’re working on building a new campaign theme to fit Pacificor, which will be put into motion once the future of the franchise is a little more solid – at least until the results of the auction are approved – so sit tight, SCC fans. With new direction, a television commercial well into development, and who knows, a return of the billboard that made its way around LA last September…we’re far from done.

In the meantime, what are you guys thinking about the auction, Pacificor, and what that means for our future?

Looking for the musically talented…

Development of the television ad is underway (those of you whose videos were chosen to be used in the commercial should have received notice from us along with release forms) and while we will not begin fundraising until there is more solid, polished material to show everyone, we are now looking for the aurally talented in the fandom!

Are there any amateur musicians, audio dabblers, sound effects artists, etc. out there with a love for the show that are willing and enthusiastic to work with us on this commercial? Email us at moderators@savethescc.com