This week Team AniFem is thinking a lot about how to give back to our readers, and particularly our patrons. Response to our trial podcast episode has been so positive we’ve already recorded two more. We’ve also been considering ideas for panels to host at anime conventions, and asking for your ideas. Whether our panel ideas go ahead or not, we are planning to have an AniFem presence at some conventions this year, hopefully with live podcast recordings and/or meet-ups.
The more we progress with activities like this, the more feasible it is for us to offer a good mix of exclusive content for patrons. We wrote our patron tiers before we had any patrons, have at times struggled to meet those obligations, and it’s about time we revised them to reflect a) what we can really offer, and b) what our patrons – and would-be patrons – really want from us. Today we would like your help to refine what we offer to make it as rewarding as possible for our supporters.
- If you are not a patron, what would persuade you to become one ?
- If you are a patron, what would persuade you to go up a patronage tier? (e.g. from $1 to $5)
- If you are a $20+ patron, what will convince you to stay there?
- What perks do other Patreons offer that you think we could adopt?
Our initial ideas include: patron-only meet-ups at cons we attend, Q&A sessions through Google Hangouts or similar, mini podcast episodes, full season reviews of the anime or manga of your choice, the opportunity to listen to our podcast as we record it and ask us questions afterwards. We’re open to other ideas too though, please give your suggestions below!
Thanks to our generous patrons we are now able to pay all writers! Next we need to be able to pay members of the team for their work behind the scenes, especially their time spent editing the work of paid contributors. If you appreciate our work, believe in paying people fairly and can spare just $1 a month please become a patron today!