Save Harry Dresden Campaign Update - August 4, 2007
- Sadly, SCIFI announced yesterday that The Dresden Files has been
We'd like to thank every one of you who contacted SCIFI, both here in
the U.S. and overseas, to ask for a second season of the show.
On the bright side, the short season that SCIFI did produce is still
available via iTunes and on DVD. And the show's success introduced a
huge number of fans to Jim Butcher's fabulous books.
CONTINUING EFFORTS TO SAVE THE DRESDEN FILES
There are others who are exploring options for the show (persuading
SCIFI to continue the show in webisode form, or persuading another
network to pick up the show, or asking Lionsgate to continue the
Dresden Files in movie form). Their websites:
Zarina's Dresden Files Campaign Website
We'd like to thank all of the generous people who donated prizes for
Thanks to the wonderful folks at PhauxCon for donating two tickets to
this year's convention, where Jim Butcher is going to be appearing.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.phauxcon.com.
Thanks to Robert Hand for donating twenty signed, limited edition
prints based on the Dresden Files books.
Thanks to Priscilla Spencer for donating a private commission digital
illustration based on the TV show. You can see more of Priscilla's art
at The Nine Muses (http://www.theninemuses.net).
Thanks to Ann-Marie Gearhart for donating a huge batch of hand-crafted
bookmarks and stickers based on The Dresden Files.
For a complete list of the drawing winners, see the campaign website
I also want to thank the devoted fans who have volunteered so much of
their time and energy in the effort to save The Dresden Files!
Anita Karve, who tackled the job of creating our first press release,
and contributed some very helpful suggestions early in the campaign.
Kersti Markey, who was went out of her way to distribute flyers for
the campaign and to share her experiences with us.
Steve Gahm, who organized the June drawing: he put together 50 cool
prizes, drew names, and made sure that those prizes got mailed out to
all the winners. In addition, Steve has offered non-stop support for
the campaign -- thank you, Steve, for all the brainstorming, all the
publicity you've generated and the contacts you've gathered, and most
of all, for your unfailing positive attitude over the past few months.
You have no idea how much your help has meant to me!
Belynda, who ran a letter drive during the second week of July, in an
eleventh-hour effort to get more fanmail in front of the network execs
at this crucial juncture. She received 2 lbs of letters, which she
very generously copied multiple times and mailed off to the Powers
That Be. Belynda continues the efforts to bring Harry back on the air
via her own website, Zarina's Dresden Files Campaign Website.
SCIFI VIEWERS SPEAK OUT
We've set up a short survey (8 questions, plus your age and your
city/state) designed to let science fiction and fantasy fans let SCIFI
know how well they are meeting our needs as television viewers.
Please take a few minutes to answer these questions about SCIFI's
programming choices. Every time I get 100 more completed surveys, I'll
print them out and mail them to Mr. Stern and Ms. Hammer.
SCIFI Viewers Satisfaction Survey
CONTACTING SCIFI BY EMAIL
For those who want to contact SCIFI about the cancellation of The
Dresden Files, we're not recommending that you send email to SCIFI,
for two reasons:
1. The networks don't tend to pay nearly as much attention to email as
they do to snailmail and phone calls.
2. SCIFI may delete your email without even opening it. At least one
fan who emailed SCIFI's feedback address received a response saying
that her message had been deleted without being read.
We don't know if SCIFI is automatically deleting all email with
"Dresden Files" in the subject line, or if this particular instance
was a technical glitch, but if you want to be sure that SCIFI gets
your letter, please write or call.