Thanks tayyat! I've copied over to this thread here and added the full text. (from UGO.com)
Legend of the Seeker Fans Rally To Save Show Seeker fans put their money where they hope TV execs' eyes are.
Reports of Legend of the Seeker's death may have been exaggerated. Though the syndicated show has been cut from the majority of stations that aired the series, its rabid fan base refuses to give up on the possibility of a third season renewal.
With no official announcement from show producers, ABC Studios, declaring whether or not Seeker has a future, fans started up a website to organize their efforts to promote the show and demonstrate to ABC Studios that it has a fanbase passionate enough to make a third season a worthwhile investment.
To that end, fans managed to raise enough money (nearly $10,000 so far) to buy a full-page ad in last Friday's Variety hoping to attract potential distributors of the show and generally increase awareness.
Will it work? Fan campaigns for cult hits such as Jericho and Chuck certainly paid off, although Jericho only got one more season of seven episodes before being cancelled for good and Chuck, although granted a third season, may not make it to season four. Also, those shows had network homes, while Seeker, as a syndicated show, has to rely on enough stations buying the rights to air it to offset the cost of making the series. And the fact is that the market for scripted first-run (a.k.a. not reruns of The Office) syndicated series isn't nearly as profitable as it was twenty or even ten years ago. By which I mean that it's basically dead -- Legend of the Seeker is, to the best of my knowledge, the only one we've got right now. So, for that reason alone, perhaps it's as worthy of saving as its fans say.
'Legend of the Seeker' Fan-Driven Campaign Momentum Continues with an Ad in The Hollywood Reporter Fans continue to pour money and energy into the "Save Our Seeker" campaign resulting in the second ad published in The Hollywood Reporter, while Terry Goodkind, author of the 'Sword of Truth' book series the show is based on, announces his support.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Log (Press Release) – May 14, 2010 – A second “Save Our Seeker” fan-created, full-page advertisement went to print today, May 14th, and was published in The Hollywood Reporter. The ad will also be featured on thehollywoodreporter.com. Reinforcing the message of the first ad, [published on May 7th in 'Daily Variety' and featured on variety.com], this second advertisement is again a statement of support for a third season of 'Legend of the Seeker,' as well as a genuine thank you to executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Disney/ABC and the phenomenal cast and crew for taking their fans on an "epic journey," as mentioned in the ad.
On April 26, 2010 Entertainment Weekly reported that 'Legend of the Seeker' had been canceled after only two seasons, but the fans hope that their passionate efforts will result in a third season. Thus, a second call for participation was put forth for design entries and fans voted again to choose their favorite ad. The winning design, created by Miriam Kintscher, who also created the first ad, is the representation of the fans' energy, passion and gratitude.
The 'Save Our Seeker' campaign received an enormous boost on May 9th, when Terry Goodkind, the creator of the best selling series “Sword of Truth” on which 'Legend of the Seeker' is based, announced his support for the fan-led campaign. “I'm proud to lend my support to the 'Save Our Seeker' fan community," says Terry Goodkind. “Your words and your efforts are getting notice. Now more than ever is time to rise in support of Richard and Kahlan," also asserts Goodkind. As a result of the fans' enthusiasm and Goodkind's support, saveourseeker.com traffic has increased exponentially reaching 66,000 hits and 49,000 unique visitors.
Fans around the world continue working tirelessly to raise money, sign online petitions, send letters, cards, and even videos to ABC Studios, and local TV stations. To date, $12,000 have been raised to not only purchase the ads in 'Daily Variety' and 'The Hollywood Reporter, but to strive forward with campaign activities as well.
Many entertainment press publications continue to report on the campaign efforts, including SciFi Wire, SciFiPulse, AfterEllen, Bleeding Cool, Examiner, and others. Twitter trending has become a fan favorite and a weekly appointment for the fans that will engage again on triple trending starting May 14th through the 16th. Even other fan-bases, such as Allison Mack fans and The X-Files community will join the Twitter trending to show support for 'Legend of the Seeker'.
Please check the "Save Our Seeker" website at www.saveourseeker.com for more information on how you can help, as well as updates on the progress of the campaign.
Legend of the Seeker is based on "The Sword of Truth" books by Terry Goodkind, starring Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Tabrett Bethell, Bruce Spence and Craig Parker; filmed against the backdrop of beautiful New Zealand. For current show times and dates, please visit: dadt.com/lots/.
Terry Goodkind to Sign 'Legend of the Seeker' DVDs in Support of S3 of 'Legend of the Seeker' 4 hours ago | Worldwide | Vetting explained
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'Legend of the Seeker' fans got an enormous boost this weekend as their ongoing quest in support of Season 3 of 'Legend of the Seeker' is getting a helping hand directly from Terry Goodkind, the author of the best selling series 'The Sword of Truth', 'Legend of the Seeker' is based on. On April 26, 2010 Entertainment Weekly reported that 'Legend of the Seeker' had been canceled after only two seasons, but fans around the world immediately geared up to demand a third season.
"I'm proud to lend my support to the 'Save Our Seeker' fan community," says Terry Goodkind. Goodkind is collaborating with the 'Save Our Seeker' campaign team, and will sign copies of the 'Legend of the Seeker' Season 1 DVDs for anyone that will donate $100 or more to the campaign. The goal is to raise $10,000, which will buy DVDs that will eventually be donated to libraries. The end goal is to introduce 'Legend of the Seeker' to new fans, while at the same time driving up sales of the show DVDs. The DVD campaign is open from May 16th until May 30th.
Last Friday, a full-page, fun-funded advertisement was published in The Hollywood Reporter, and featured on thehollywoodreporter.com. Reinforcing the message of the first ad, featured on May 7th in 'Daily Variety' and variety.com, the second advertisement was meant to attract the attention of network executives, and thank executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Disney/ABC and the phenomenal cast and crew for taking their fans on an "epic journey," as mentioned in the ad.
'Legend of the Seeker' fans are demonstrating their fervor through many other campaigns as well. Some examples include:
The Seeker Wall- A project to collect pictures of fans of the show from around the world to show television studios and networks that fans are real people who want quality genre entertainment.
Journey Book/Mass Network Flooding- A timed, mass email campaign targeted to TV stations.
Charity Drive- A charity drive aimed at stopping violence towards women.
Seeker Fan Video Project- A collective fan video to show support for Legend of the Seeker
You can check the "Save Our Seeker" website at www.saveourseeker.com for more information, as well as for updates on the progress of the campaign.
Filmed against the backdrop of beautiful New Zealand, Legend of the Seeker is based on 'The Sword of Truth' books by Terry Goodkind, starring Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Tabrett Bethell, Bruce Spence and Craig Parker. For current show times and dates, please visit: www.legendoftheseeker.com.
How cool when I went to Hulu today THIS was featured on their main page! ;D
Also, Tears was #1 in the popular episode list for quiet awhile today. Not sure if it still is.
How cool is that!!!!
E & B The lion fell in love with the lamb...You are my life now... No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we'll start with forever... I surrender for who I've been for who you are, nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart..
'Legend of the Seeker' Fans Continue their Quest with DVD Donations, a New Ad and Fan Videos The "Save Our Seeker" campaign continues in full effect with fans around the world donating 250 'Legend of the Seeker' Season 1 DVDs to Public Libraries in the U.S., a bus shelter ad in Burbank, CA, and a couple of touching fan videos.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 07, 2010 – Having raised over $20,000 in less than one month, the "Save Our Seeker" campaign has been working nonstop, focusing its efforts on gaining the attention of potential distributors and promoting 'Legend of the Seeker' to its rapidly growing fan-base. What better way to do so than by organizing a worldwide DVD campaign of the 1st season of 'Legend of the Seeker' and donating them to public libraries in major metropolitan areas in the United States?
The combined venture evolved after having received a significant boost to the "Save Our Seeker" campaign on May 9th, when Terry Goodkind, the creator of the best selling series “The Sword of Truth” on which 'Legend of the Seeker' is based, announced his support for the fan-led campaign. In collaboration with Mr. Goodkind, a DVD campaign was organized with the result of 250 DVDs being purchased for donation, plus over 50 autographed DVDs going to many donors. The response has been excellent, with all public libraries contacted so far being all too happy to add the 'Legend of the Seeker' DVD to their collection, to go along with the "The Sword of Truth" series they hold, as can be attested by Janice Burwash with the Burlington Public Library, WA, who states, “As a small stand-alone library, without the resources of a large library system, we have a very limited DVD budget. I would be happy to add this series to our collection, especially with its connection to the Terry Goodkind books which we do have in our collection.”
Adding to the campaign, fans united on Wednesday, May 26th, to purchase the Season 1 DVD bringing sales to #8 on Amazon.com's Action/Adventure list.
Staying a step ahead, the "Save Our Seeker" campaign has also acquired a month-long running bus shelter advertisement which will be displayed in Burbank, CA. The ad will be featured in proximity of the major studios (intersection of Hollywood Way & Verdugo) from June 7th to July 4th. Once again, the artwork was done by the talented Miriam Kintscher, creator of the ads featured in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition, the fanbase further demonstrates its unity, as showcased in the "International Fan Video Project", where viewers explain why they want to save 'Legend of the Seeker,' as well as the "Markers" video, where fans visually represent the marks the show has left, and continue to leave on its fans. Both videos were produced by teams of fans.
The strive continues and future projects are in the works. Among them are the fan presence and promotion in upcoming genre conventions around the world, along with more advertising.
Please check the "Save our Seeker" website at www.saveourseeker.com for more information on how you can help, as well as updates on the progress of the campaign.
'Legend of the Seeker' is based on "The Sword of Truth" books by Terry Goodkind, starring Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Tabrett Bethell, Bruce Spence and Craig Parker; filmed against the backdrop of beautiful New Zealand. 'Legend of the Seeker' is an Emmy Award Winner for “Outstanding Music Composition for a TV Series” (2009), and has an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination in a TV Series (2010).
Save Our Seeker Campaign Truly International Written by Ian Cullen on July 15, 2010 – 11:39 am -
Listeners of SciFiPulse Radio may remember a brief interview we did with Kate Hughes, the UK representative, and one of the main forces behind an international campaign, which was launched in order to persuade ABC Studios to produce a third season of Legend Of The Seeker, which was sadly canceled last year because Tribune Entertainment, who were responsible for distributing the show across the USA were not getting the numbers needed for them to continuing distributing the series.
However many fans feel the fault lies in how the show was marketed. I.E. not enough viral advertising campaigns on and offline, and we here at SciFiPulse are inclined to agree that the show could have been marketed much better than it was.
Since our interview with Kate, which was conducted back in May. The Save Our Seeker Campaign has crossed international borders, and the enthusiastic fans have brought forth the big swords, and conjured up three really nice viral videos, which can be viewed via their youtube channel.
However, to save you all time. I’ve included all three videos below for your viewing pleasure.
Sheesh. I haven't been to the forum in a while. This past year has thrown me for a spin as my life is taking a big step toward the future. It's for the better, though, and things are going well.
Anyway, enough about me.
While I haven't been to the forum in the past few months...okay, excluding the occasional post, the past many months...I have kept up to date with the Save Our Seeker campaign through Twitter. Just recently, I contacted my local library to request the complete first season DVD's to be ordered. I was pleased to know that most of the libraries in my county already have copies, and if not have already ordered them. I've also successfully converted a few fans, and discovered a few folks I know who also like the show. (Everyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook sees my constant posts about LotS.) I submitted my own picture to the SeekerWall, and I'd love to make my own submission to the Pass It On! video if LotSVideo re-opens submissions. I want to see about purchasing more in regards to LotS that's within my budget. For example, I'm going to a Renaissance Faire next month and, just like I did last year, I'll be looking for anything that resembles the costumes or weaponry from the show. The sword Vaelen was there last year, and it's the closest I've seen to the Sword of Truth from the show. If it's there again, I very well might buy it. I'll also be looking for Kahlan's daggers, naturally, and if I see a Mother Confessor dress, I might melt.
I'm genuinely flabbergasted and awestruck by the passion and ardent support this fandom has shown - not only in these past few months, but ever since the show began. Hope does have a warrior, and in this case, it's not only Richard or Kahlan, but us!
Thank you all for your efforts to keep this wonderful show alive, and for helping me to be a part of it.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2010 0:30:55 GMT -5 by Melmione™
LEGEND OF THE SEEKER Fans Continue to Seek a Third Season for Their Show
Posted on 12 August 2010 by Brent Hartinger, Editor
TheTorchOnline.com confirmed the cancellation of the syndicated fantasy show Legend of the Seeker back in May, but that hasn’t stopped an intrepid group of fans who have organized at SaveOurSeeker.com to continue to advocate for another season for the series.
Since ABC/Disney, which produced the show, will not be producing a third season, these fans have concentrated on finding another producing entity to take it over. They’ve raised almost $25,000 to date, which they’ve used to place ads in Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and on a bus shelter in Burbank.
They’re also doing email and Twitter campaigns, fan videos, and online petition, and plan to have a presence at the upcoming Dragon-Con convention in Atlanta.
“I think it’s incredible what they’re doing,” says Mary D. Brooks, the webmaster of a number of Seeker-themed websites.
Such fan campaigns have been successful before with other syndicated shows: once Xena: Warrior Princess seemed doomed to cancellation, but fans rallied and ended up bringing it back for another season.
But to date, there has been no public movement toward the possibility of a third season for Seeker.
derascal: Long time no hear or see you all...glad to know another possibility available to us to get Seeker back. How is campaign. Where is best spot to glean info. Is this site still in good shape? Nice to see some familiar names... my graphics still stink,
Jun 22, 2013 17:19:28 GMT -5
Extremis : REMINDER: Tonight, Tuesday, July 2 on TNT Channel in the USA, there will be LOTS fans in Costume on the episode of the TV Series, 'Perception'. (the episode will also air tomorrow on the Bravo channel in Canada )
Jul 2, 2013 19:26:06 GMT -5
Extremis : The episode is titled 'Alienation'
Jul 2, 2013 19:26:24 GMT -5
greatdane3: As one of the many who was very sad when LOTS was cancelled I'm excited to let you know that Kate Madison, director or LOTR sequel Born of Hope (free on Youtube) is creating a new webseries very much inspired by LOTS - check it out on Kickstarter.com
Aug 6, 2013 8:11:08 GMT -5
Melmione™: I just upgraded to a new laptop (expensive but necessary), and as I was exchanging and moving files I stumbled upon some old Conseekadore stuff. Sweet nostalgia. I miss you guys, and I miss LotS.
Jan 19, 2014 3:32:25 GMT -5
kahlanfan123: check terry Goodkinds Facebook page, he has the cover and the release month of Severed Souls!
Jun 6, 2014 6:00:01 GMT -5
Extremis : Lots of Seeker fans are at DragonCon this weekend in Atlanta Georgia Make sure to drop by the LOTS/SOT fan table at the Hiatt Hotel.
Aug 30, 2014 14:26:27 GMT -5
lotslover: Miss everyone here!! Had such sweet times here meeting and making friends and obsessing over Seeker! Hopefully, we'll all be back someday soon to discuss a Seeker movie. Keep fighting, guys!
Dec 4, 2014 22:08:53 GMT -5
Necros: Is this board dead too?
Mar 1, 2015 11:53:00 GMT -5
Erika: Hi everyone - since this fandom has pretty much died off - I'm going to let the main website expire. The forums are free so they'll stay open. I'm planning on eventually redoing my own main website w/ all of my screencaps/artwork so I'll eventually load...
Jun 7, 2015 23:43:01 GMT -5
Erika: my LOTS caps there. But at this point, w/ as little traffic that's around here, I can't justify spending $75 a year to keep the website open.
Jun 7, 2015 23:43:32 GMT -5
Erika: Err alright things are still up. I'm actually working on new galleries w/ easier, less antiquated software for the photo gallery and maybe I'll update the caps board under a new URL. I'll keep you all posted.
Aug 30, 2015 14:10:31 GMT -5
Confessed4Life: Is there a place where we can donate to help you out with the website cost? I know the issue very well and I'd love to help!
Nov 22, 2015 12:31:59 GMT -5
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