Kickstarter Tuesdays: Walker Stalker’s: The Walking Dead Experience / Kernel Modular Shelving


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This week on Kickstarter Tuesdays, let’s talk about two projects from Georgia that you need to support!

Walker Stalker’s: The Walking Dead Experience

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Two years ago, Walker Stalker Con started from the imagination of podcasters, James Frazier & Eric Nordhoff, hosts of the popular Skybound’s The Walking Dead Presents The Walker Stalkers Podcast. What was intended to be a fan meet-up has turned into a worldwide phenomenon, touring dozens of cities and venturing overseas.  As the event has grown, so has the vision. The desire to create more experiences within the convention has resulted in a partnership with Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, and his company, Skybound. Together, they are teaming up with top talent in immersive theatrical experiences, like Michael Counts and Katie Fleming, to bring you a new event: The Walking Dead Experience – Chapter 1.

The Walking Dead Experience will incorporate the use of two tractor trailers, tents, sets, light and sound design, live actors, responsive video, obstacles, puzzles, costuming and other components that will excite all senses. The object of the The Walking Dead Experience will be for you and a team to enter into the world of The Walking Dead and through the use of skill and teamwork, figure out how to get out before you get eaten.  The team has already been formed and the trailers are purchased. They’ve started building sets, props and special effects that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into the world of The Walking Dead. What we need now is what has always been great about the Walker Stalker community, they need your help to complete the vision and make it a reality.

Along with supporting this KickStarter and obtaining some amazing rewards, there are other ways that you can be a part of this. There are hundreds of props that they need to acquire and they may be sitting in your garage, basement or attic space. They also need the help of skilled labor in building out the trailers. If this sounds like you, then they’ve got amazing rewards waiting for you too!  Just as you always have been, be a part of The Walker Stalker Con Family #WSCFamily and help them bring this event to Atlanta this October!  They thank you for your continued support of Walker Stalker Con and they’re excited about bringing more entertainment and value to future conventions and events!

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As of August 18th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $87,000 of the $60,000 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 26 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $20, you will get a single day pass to Walker Stalker Con.  For a pledge of $20, you will be one of the first to try out The Walking Dead experience.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060924354/walker-stalkers-the-walking-dead-experience-chapte

Kernel Modular Shelving

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When they couldn’t find shelving that met their needs, or their standards, they decided to design and manufacture their own.  Here are the things that emerged as being essential to their end product.

LOCAL MANUFACTURE As an engineer and industrial designer team, they wanted to geek out with the people who manufactured their products and expand their designs by increasing their knowledge of manufacturing capabilities.

UNIVERSALITY They wanted to develop a system that would serve all their storage needs, from books and electronics to clothing and tools. While they expected to develop most of the components theirselves, they wanted it to be compatible with existing components available elsewhere.

EASY INSTALLATION Kernel’s one-piece design can be dropped in place with one hand when unloaded, and moved tray-like with two hands so you don’t have to empty your shelves before moving them around.   The hang track is the only component that is fixed and must be leveled and screwed into the wall. All other components hang off it. The standards do not need to be screwed into the wall.

AFFORDABLE Kernel allows for a high-end customized look that’s achievable on a reasonable budget. Because Kernel is compatible with existing hang tracks and standards available at The Container Store, Home Depot and Lowe’s, you get to spend your money where it counts.

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As of August 18th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $4,500 of the $10,000 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 13 days left to raise the $10,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $40, you will get a lasercut aluminum bookmark.  For a pledge of $80, you will get two 24k8 shelves.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kernel/kernel-modular-shelving

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