Get George Romero A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame!
WHY SHOULD I DONATE?
If you're a fan of zombie movies, zombie video games, or zombie books. If you participate in zombie walks, or you're involved in zombie culture in any way, you have legendary director George A. Romero to thank for that.
Romero invented the modern zombie with his 1968 horror classic Night of the Living, launching a global phenomenon that continues to infect pop culture more than 40 years later.
Help give something back to the man who's given us so much by donating to the effort to get George Romero a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
If you can only spare a dollar, give a dollar. If $5 is your limit, that' great.
Our hope is that zombie fans around the world take advantage of this opportunity to show Romero what the monster he created has meant to us all.
Together we will make it happen!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
All proceeds from this campaign will go towards getting George Romero the Star he deserves, and helping him to enjoy the honor. The more money we raise ABOVE our base goal, the better job we'll be able to do on behalf of fans everywhere.
This is the one and only time that we the fans can make a profound and lasting statement of gratitude directly to the man himself, and we want to do it right!
Here's how the budget breaks down:
1) COST OF THE STAR
The Star alone costs $30,000 paid directly to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for its installation and lifetime maintenance, so that amount gets taken right off the top of whatever we raise.This is by far the largest chunk of our goal. NOTE: The price for the Star was recently raised from $25K to $30K, so your donation is more important than ever!
2) APPLICATION PROCESS
We want to make sure that Romero's application is accepted in the first place, which means a big promotional push that will include paid advertising, public relations consultants, and celebrity networking. It does no good to apply on behalf of Romero and get turned down. But if we do fall short the first time, we'll keep trying until we make it happen!
3) HOSTING ROMERO
Once Romero is selected we want to show him just how much he's meant to tens of millions of fans, filmmakers and artists across the globe by flying him out to Hollywood to receive his Star, and giving him the royal treatment.
4) FIXED COSTS
Lastly there are nuts-and-bolts expenses, such as the fees collected by indie gogo and the taxes that we must pay to the government to make sure no one ends up in jail after all of this.
WHAT DO I GET FOR DONATING?
We've got some great giveaways for donating at different levels. See full descriptions in the right column, and some images below.
$25 OR MORE
We are not including an image of the limited edition certificate you receive for giving $25 or more, because we don't want it to be copied and reproduced. The certificate is intended to be a rare collectors item for years to come. We promise that it will blow you away when you receive it.
$50 OR MORE
Here is a draft of the t-shirt design you get for donating $50 or more. The final design will include relevant information, marking your involvement in the campaign an the significance of Romero's work.
$100 OR MORE
Here is an example of the art print you get for donating $100 or more. We are only offering 200 of this museum quality print through the Romero Star campaign. Get it before it's gone for good!
$1,000 OR MORE
Here is an example of the extremely rare chest patch that comes affixed to a sports coat as part of your lifetime honorary Zombie Research Society Board appointment for donating $1,000 or more.
WHAT IF HE DOESN'T GET IT?
Though small, there is always a risk that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will not select Romero for a Star on our first round of applications. But if we meet our kickstarter goal we will not stop until he is awarded the Star he deserves.
We've already received overwhelming support from celebrities and fans alike, so this project is sure to succeed if we all pull together and give what we can.