All posts for the month January, 2010

Although Battlestar Galactica has been off the air for a year, and the presidential election we were spoofing is long over, the Adama for President site will remain up until the end of 2010 as a legacy site where you can still buy a few items from the Zazzle store, if you’re so inclined.
After fixing a bit of MT code that had gone astray after a change at the hosting, I figured I’d do a recap for anyone who accidentally found this site while doing a search for God Knows What. Anyway, here’s a recap of the fakest campaign in the 12 Colonies in 2008, and some of the fun we had taking a joke at the bar 3 years ago and watching it go places we never expected:
-The first boost for the non-campaign was this mention in, where we were unaware the footage would go online and figured WTF, let’s see how long the joke will last.
-Thanks to help from our friends at Galactica SitRep, we managed to send a care package to the BSG set in Vancouver, where they were filming the last episodes of the final season in 2008. That was rather funny.
-Enough people bought the shirts to pay for my way to Comic Con, where we gave out stickers and free posters to fans waiting for the BSG panel.
-Even more awesome, one of our readers climbed 13,000 feet to the summit of a mountain, and carried one of our shirts all the way to the top for this photo. Wow! Talk about dedication to the fake cause!
-The coolest moments were when “Admiral Adama” himself made a few mentions of the joke at cons, and was eventually spotted wearing one of the shirts. None of us ever got a chance to meet Eddie in person, but it was rather cool to see him wearing one of our little Zazzle shirts in public. I mean, really?
-And finally, I was floored when this showed up on the LA times blog. Someone emailed me that day and noted it (as I don’t read most of the LAT to begin with) and again, I was floored. I mean, this whole thing was a domain name + a Zazzle store, plus a few care packages to the cast and writers and one mention at, and suddenly, people bought these things? Really?
The whole project was a lot of fun, and I made a little side money off of Zazzle (although not as much as you might think since their base cost is high, so the markup was very low.) Still, the total amount of money I spent was maybe $100 bucks total, and the entertainment value of seeing this thing go crazy was kind of fun.
That said, I have no idea what the next gag site might be. Caprica doesn’t seem to be the mine of fandom that BSG was, and besides, politics is lame now, on all sides and no one is in the mood for satirical gags. If I could come up with some cool Jack Bauer site or whatever, that’d be cool.