Podcast 1508 Feb. 21, 2015: The Red Dwarf, Crowd Funding and Saving the Freighthouse

Le Nain Rouge

Show Notes:

Hour 1

Freighthouse Marker

Ypsi Freighthouse

Saving a Michigan Landmark: The Ypsilanti Freighthouse

Courtney HeadshotCourtney Jones is a board member on the Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse, will describe how they have used online resources to spearhead the campaign for restoring and preserving this landmark.The Ypsilanti Freighthouse was a key stop on the early railroads into Michigan’s interior in the early 1800’s and has become a symbol of Ypsilanti’s rebirth in the 21st Century.

 

Vince ChmielewskiVince Chmelewski, is the owner of Visual Compass, a web design and multi-media company out of Ypsilanti that has helped the Friends of the Freighthouse promote, gather support and crowd source funds for the project.  (Full disclosure, Visual Compass, is the power behind our homepage and its exciting renovation coming very soon.)

 

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Nain Rouge

Nain Rouge,The Red Dwarf:  Great Lakes ComicCon

Joe BastianJoe Bastian is a folkteller who has resurrected the legend of the Red Dwarf or Nain Rouge, a legendary character in the history of Detroit since its founding. He joined us twice last year (Podcast 1412 and  Podcast 1429) as he launched a KickStarter campaign to raise $18,000 to produce the first novels in the Nain Rouge trilogy.  Joe also talks about exciting developments including their appearance at Great Lakes ComicCon.

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crowdfunding

CrowdFunding: Your Options

A discussion with Vince Chmielewski and Courtney Jones of Visual Compass who funded the Ypsi Freighthouse Project and Joe Bastian and Carl Winans who ran the successful KickStarter campaign for the Nain Rouge project will discuss crowdfunding and choosing the best tool for your project or cause.

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Hour 2

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Answering Listener Questions

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

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