Category Archive: site updates

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.

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?

update and a new community

Today marks the one year anniversary of www.savethescc.com. A year has passed but our fight isn’t over. We know it’s been quiet but a traditional campaign targeting both Pacificor and the WB will begin in the next week. Look for The Freaking Big Push 2.0 to begin in mid April, leading up to another important anniversary in May.

To mark our anniversary, we’d like to introduce our new sister site, a fansite dedicated to the fandom of The Sarah Connor Chronicles in all its forms: fiction, video, art and discussion. Its aim is to reunite and give the fans a comprehensive community centre. (All alliteration accidental.) Interested?

Check it out. The Lighthouse at www.resistthefuture.com

freaking big.

So we know it can be frustrating, sitting around wondering what the hell is going on while your emails get responses like “We’re working on it and will let you know soon!”  Yeah, we know.  So here’s what’s going to happen.  Every time we at savethescc get together – this happens approximately twice a week – to make decisions on campaigns, etc., we’ll post with a summary of what we talked about, so you know exactly what’s happening.  Sound good?

Here’s what we covered tonight:

The Freaking Big Billboard

  • we’re waiting for the contract and invoice to come in from Atomic Outdoor Media.  As soon as we get that from them, we’ll sign off, send the payment to them and publish the invoice here at the site.  When we get confirmation of the order being put in, we’ll post that here too.
  • we’ve finalized two versions of Roxy Bisquaint’s gorgeous designs and put them up for you to vote on.  Voting closes next Friday.  Cast your vote here.

Freaking Big…Print Ad?

  • you guys not only met but exceeded our billboard goal, so right now we’re calling around for pricing on print ads.  All excess donations will be shifted to the print ad goal once we have price for that.
  • So who are we calling?  The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, LA Times, TV Guide and Wired.  Know of another publication we should check out?  Comment here or email us at moderators@savethescc.com

Press kits

As you may or may not know, we are currently in the process of putting together ‘kits’ which will be sent to major U.S. networks, the WB, Virgin 1 and industry media.  It’s a simple packet of information, that will include things like:

  • Postcards
  • Stickers
  • Campaign summaries, including an updated petition summary
  • Reviews of the show
  • Poll results
  • Fan reviews
  • a DVD of fan campaign videos and trailers

Thought of something we missed?  Comment here or email us.

Stickers!

For those of you going to Comic-Con, m_33 has set up a sticker giveaway for individuals and groups attending the event in San Diego.  Click here for more details.

li’l update.

Sticker sales are going very well – Roxy has ordered another 10000, but they’ll take two weeks to come in, so you’d better put your order in now!

SCC fans have also been coming through big time with billboard funding.  Less than two days and we’re already a third of the way there!

Lastly for today’s updates…thanks to m_33 and Gu1ll4um3r0m41n for their wonderful work.  savethescc.com is now available in French!

It’s a billboard! On wheels!

Saving Sarah Connor: Super Sizing

We’ve been writing letters, sending postcards, tweeting and emailing to have our voices heard. Now we’re going bigger.

Full details here.

Operation: Sticker the World

What could be more fun than stickers, you ask? Sarah Connor stickers! That’s right, we’ve made a pair of eye-pleasing, attention-grabbing stickers to raise awareness of our cause. This idea was originally conceived as a way for SCC fans attending Comic Con to label themselves and present a united front. It grew from there to having fans wear and hand out stickers at all upcoming cons. But why stop at fan events? Why not cover the world?

Full details here.

Season Two DVD/Blu-Ray

Help support the show by supporting Season Two DVD/Blu-Ray.  Details here.