Kickstarter promised an advisory council after the backlash which followed the public good organisation’s stated interest in the blockchain, and plans to decentralise and use Celo to do so.
One of the problems was NFTs, which are extremely worrisome to many tech-savvy geeks, and Kickstarter has made it clear it’s a No, not now for them.
The Community Advisory Council, a paid gig, will be people who consult on issues like whether that decision ever becomes a “Yes, now” moment.
The full council are Ivan Askwith, Annette Azan, Ellia Bisker, Stefanie Black, Kat Calamia, Jose Cardona, Thomas Negovan, Tony Patrick, Philip Reed, George Rohac, Philomena Schwab, and Philip Winter. There are many publishers and even more geeks on that list. We’ve done well.
Ivan Askwith is known for projects like Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Veronica Mars, Kat Calamia is a co-writer and co-creator of the WEBTOON Slice of Life, Tony Patrick co-wrote Batman and the Signal, George Rohac did Ghostbusters: The Board Game, as well as Bee and PuppyCat series and Philomena Schwab is a game designer.
Philip Reed has a huge amount of Kickstarters to his name, with Mork Borg hit after hit, and all that while also being the CEO of GURPS and Munchkin studio Steve Jackson Games.
Introducing the council, Kickstarter’s Kimm Alfonso said;
Our first meeting with the Council will take place at the end of this month. At that meeting, we’ll focus on getting product feedback from the Council to help us orient our roadmap for feature development. I’m really looking forward to digging in with the Council members to hear what they have to say and exploring their ideas for making Kickstarter the best it can be.
- Kickstarter’s Community Advisory Council.
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