It seems the Bronycon: The Documentary has become the second most funded project in the category “Film & Video” in Kickstarter’s History. The Kickstarter page itself ended its run several days ago and obviously made the goal of $60,000 with a little bit of pocket change. The grand total (this includes Kickstarter & the Paypal Donation Box) is $348,164 dollars, so I best see the most intense star wipes known to man. It is pointed out in this article by Brendon Connelly of the Bleeding Cool site in which its stated that the project has gained the trophy of being #2 All Time funded project on Kickstarter. [Which appears to have been subsequently corrected after the error was pointed out in the comments. See below.]
There has also been some confusion from what I”ve seen when people read about this documentary by secondary sources. I think many are not catching the fact that this project is being put on more or less by outsiders to this community, and ‘big’ named people being behind the project like John de Lancie and Lauren Faust. Recently I watched a video about that was roughly about the two worse documentary projects on Kickstarter, the first being about a documentary that is going to talk about the female figure in video games, the other was Bronycon: The Doc. So keep in mind this isn’t what some dub as “ego stroking” with the idea that this documentary is being made by “bronies” for “bronies”, but in fact is something being made semi-outsiders. Its definitely positive to have Lauren Faust working on this in some capacity considering this is more or less her world, crafted and imagined by many but in general building blocks straight from her brain.
Correction: It’s the second most funded project in the category “Film & Video,” not generally.