Extreme Futurist Fest: an interview with Rachel Haywire

August 20, 2012

Rachel Haywire (credit: Rachel Haywire)

The Extreme Futurist Fest has now reached its $20,000 campaign goal. Rachel Haywire is the author of Acidexia.

Rachel Haywire is organizing the second Extreme Futurist Festival, scheduled to take place on the legendary date 12/21/2012. In Rachel’s own words, “Extreme Futurist Fest is a 2 day arts and technology festival focusing on radical voices of the new evolution. Last year we had a great event and we were called ‘a TED conference for the counterculture’ by the LA Weekly.  This year we seek to make XFF an even more epic experience.”

RIKKI AUDAX:  I recall there was an issue with Kickstarter. What sparked the move to RocketHub?

RACHEL HAYWIRE:  RocketHub was a lot friendlier to me than Kickstarter and they were very understanding of my situation. They allowed me to block comments so my stalker could not harass me and my backers. They placed Extreme Futurist Festival on their front page and helped me promote it. They were focusing more on science and technology and I felt that their general vibe was very welcoming to people like me. It’s a really tight community of people working on projects related to science and the future. A project for NASA was just funded there.

(read more at Acceler8or)