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Seeker fans issue press release about campaign

May 3, 2010

Some of the extra money that has been raised by SaveOurSeeker.com has been spent on a press release for the campaign.

Here is the text of the press release:

May 03, 2010 – Legend of the Seeker fans worldwide unite and organize a “Thank You/Please Reconsider and Save our Seeker” advertisement campaign in Variety in an effort to have the series, or quest, as fans call it, continue with a third season. The series was declined for renewal on March 4, 2010 by the Tribune Company, the series’ biggest syndication distributor in the US. At the time ABC had not decided on the future of the series and while no official statement has been released, as of April 26th, reports that the show had been canceled began coming in. Upon the reported news, the passion the fans have for Legend of the Seeker was met with fervor. The ad campaign was instantly organized and fans took to donating, resulting in raising the funds required – to place the ad – within three days.

The campaign has taken on a life of its own and has now increased in intensity and won’t stop at raising money for the ad. The fans have been buying DVDs of the first season, buying the episodes on iTunes, pre-ordering the season two DVD, and have taken to Twitter, Facebook, Live Journal, blogging and all over the internet with the endeavor to not only save the series and get a third season, but to spread awareness of the series, as well. Having the show’s cast and crew – Bridget Regan [lead actress who portrays the Mother Confessor, Kahlan Amnell], Mike Sussman [Writer and Co-Executive Producer], and Dayna Porter Chiplin [Bridget Regan’s stunt double] – jump on board to support and help promote the efforts has given the devotees an even bigger fire than already expressed. A nearly impossible feat, as the fire is intense.

News of the fan driven campaign gained enough momentum in three days to show up on everyone’s radar. A few entertainment press publications that have reported on the campaign efforts are The Examiner [tinyurl.com/395cntf], TV Guide Magazine [tinyurl.com/2b2h3ys] and Slice of SciFi [tinyurl.com/22tgz6n]. The fans have also received Tweets in support from actresses Felicia Day, Katrina Law, Erin L. Cummings, Lesley Ann Brandt, Vanessa Cater, Rileah Vanderbilt, actor Gabriel Mann, and writer/director/actor Sandeep Parikh, as well as Kristin Dos Santos [E!Online Watch with Kristin] and Damian Holbrook [TV Guide Senior Writer].

Please check the Save our Seeker website for more information on how you can help at: http://www.saveourseeker.com

Legend of the Seeker is based on “The Sword of Truth” books by Terry Goodkind, staring 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: http://dadt.com/lots/.

ABC Studios and Disney, are you listening?

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7 comments

  1. That’s an awesome press release!! Thanks for doing it!!


    • Just to make sure everyone understand — that’s not our press release — Extremis and the fans helping her over at saveourseeker.com published it.

      But I’m glad they did it. People are already sending it off to television stations.


  2. is this goin to get shown somewhere on TV ?


    • Online press releases usually have little direct impact with the news media, but there are plenty of opportunities to be seen when you pay for premium online press release distribution.

      Sometimes these press releases appear in Google News, Yahoo! News, and Bing News. That may also help them appear in the main Web search results.

      News media MAY subscribe to some of the premium services. But many other people read press releases now so reaching any sizable audience is a worthwhile endeavor, in my opinion.


  3. Hi Michael,

    This is halfabubble (Kate) one of the saveourseeker.com people, just wanted to let you know that actually, we didn’t spend any of the campaign fund on this press release 🙂 No money was used! ;P

    And btw thanks for all your frequent updates, this blog is awesome.


  4. I was in such a rush I assumed the press release had been issued through one of the pay services.

    Glad to be of help with the campaign, though.


  5. the series legends of the seeker is one of the i have ever watched.i long for the next season.the world should unite to save our seeker.



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