Invader Zim rerun coming soon!
Good news, everyone. Nicktoons will air an hour of Invader Zim on Tuesday night. They are doing this as a part of their plans for the Halloween season. [Source: LocateTV]
I wasn’t sure if LocateTV was a reputable enough source so I did check my own local listings now that schedules for October 15th are available. It’s true!
Here’s why we’re pleased: Invader Zim hasn’t aired on United States television since April.
Before Project Massive and Invadercon II took place we noticed that Invader Zim was mostly on graveyard slots weekday nights and also afternoons for Sunday. That’s not bad for a decade old cancelled program.
AFTER Project Massive it went to weekday breakfast hours and weekday afternoon hours. Then Zim was moved to weekend mornings instead of weekday anything. Quality over quantity for sure. All good things and a sign that we had found success in our efforts.
Then everything changed when a whole bunch of shows were taken off regular rotation. It doesn’t seem to reflect badly on Zim or its ratings per se but it certainly was alarming and it meant we had to cancel a big mission involving bringing back the old “watch Invader Zim on ____ network” tags from Hot Topic.
Now you can verify all of our claims about Zim’s schedule history by exploring this reputable fansite NickandMore.com ‘s archives.
We do not know what Nicktoons plans to do with the show in their schedule afterwards but we are hoping the ratings will be enough to justify it returning to weekend mornings.
Take care, everybody.
Please help get Invader Zim Lego set made
INVADER ZIM LEGO SET proposal on Cuusoo
It got the attention of the voices of Zim & Gir. ;)
Click the first link below. Read the proposal, click the green button, and answer some brief questions. Reblog this. Then tell your Zim loving friends.
You can also go the extra mile and spread the word to any relevant forums or sites that would be willing to hear about it.
If ten thousand do it then the Lego company itself will read it and considerate it.
( http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/47322 )
No money required. They’ll ask a hypothetical question or two about how much money you might spend if Lego approved the project and how many related products would you buy.
It’s not a generic petition that gets nowhere fast. This website— Cuusoo— is responsible for getting the Back to the Future and Minecraft lego sets greenlit. It is an opportunity for Lego to find out what the fans would like to see.
We’re not experts on this nor do we want to bore you with a wall of text. So if you have questions about how Cuusoo works then check out this blog we found this morning
"Okay, what does this have to do with bringing Zim back?"
Everything. We sent letters and we got Nickelodeon’s attention but frankly ever since Jhonen Vasquez announced a possible Johnny the Homicidal Maniac movie we were excited!!…..but concerned that he won’t have time for Zim for a year or two. So what then? Well we can’t let Nickelodeon forget about us.
We’ve supported quite a few Zim related projects, websites, events, merchandise and more. Why? Lots of reasons.
1) You get the stuff you want and you oftentimes have the power to help make it happen.
2) Every connection we gain or accomplishment made it easier for us to be taken seriously.
3) REVIVING SHOWS IS A NUMBERS GAME. POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. POTENTIAL AUDIENCES. POTENTIAL PROFIT.
We could list off the different examples of sites, events, projects, and merchandise makers another time. Point is: there’s purpose to this.
A fair warning however. Ten thousand supporters does not guarantee anything. Cuusoo is where ten thousand Legend of Zelda fans shown support but the greenlight went to the Back to the Future set that got ten thousand supporters, too.
We think getting ten thousand is a victory enough. Never let Nickelodeon forget even when Jhonen is busy.
If we get enough by September then Lego will look at the proposal this year. If not we’d have to wait a bit longer.
Lastly, this was not our idea. The nice couple who came up with it just became our new friends and we will do all we can to help make it happen.
PS- If you have questions please remember that this site serves as our blog rather than our email. If you inbox us questions, we recommend you not do it anonymously in case we decide to answer it privately and discretely. We answer anonymous questions if they can springboard into a wider fleshed out discussion. ;)
Invader Zim Convention Needs Your Help! (An Official Press Release)
FANS TURN TO KICKSTARTER TO HELP CREATE ANOTHER INVADER ZIM THEMED CONVENTION.
Funding reached 60% in less than ten days, but it still needs help to succeed over the next two weeks!
(ORLANDO, May 17, 2013) InvaderCON, the unofficial Invader ZIM fan convention, is attempting to create a third event planned to take place somewhere in the middle United States in 2014 through the use of crowd funding. The event, being built via the popular Kickstarter website, was conceived as an opportunity for fans of the popular Invader ZIM cartoon to meet members of the show’s cast and crew, but were unable to do show when the convention was hosted on the East Coast in 2011 and the West Coast 2012.
The project’s funding goal of $33,333 was agreed upon by the convention’s promoters, Green Mustard Entertainment, based on the basic operational costs of the first two InvaderCON events: space rental, flights, hotel stays, insurance, etc. From the InvaderCON III Kickstarter page:
“The biggest problem, though, was time and resources vs. risk. While Green Mustard Entertainment is a company, it’s NOT the “primary job” of any of the owners or staff. It’s a creative fan convention company that designs events to support the geek community.
Ars gratia artis and whatnot.
InvaderCON, unlike our other projects (like Florida Anime Experience,) isn’t an annual show in a local city. Normal conventions build a fan base in a specific area and continue to grow. InvaderCON’s attendees (at both conventions) are only about 20% locals. Over 80% of InvaderCON attendees are from outside the convention’s host city. This makes predicting attendance and budgeting VERY tricky and EXTREMELY risky.”
Fans who contribute via Kickstarter, regardless of amount, will have a voice in selecting the host city for the convention (tentatively named “InvaderCON III: FINAL DOOM.”) Pledge levels include perks such as passes, t-shirts, items signed by voice actors, and more.
While the Kickstarter Project launched with amazing momentum, the fans and Green Mustard Entertainment are reaching out to various online blogs and news sources to help get the word out to make this project a success.
ABOUT GREEN MUSTARD ENTERTAINMENT: Started in 2001 as Wasabi Anime®, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. (www.greenmustard.com) is an event planning company that specializes in fan-focused entertainment for pop culture conventions. Based in Orlando, Florida, the group (as Wasabi Anime) has made appearances at some of the largest conventions in North America including Anime Expo®, Dragon*Con, Florida Supercon, and Gen Con. Independently, Green Mustard Entertainment has designed a number of conventions including PinUpalooza (a pin-up themed event,) InvaderCON (the Invader ZIM fan convention,) and WasabiCon (a multi-genre event celebrating “geek culture; extra spicy”). The staff emphatically denies and all knowledge as to the whereabouts of Elvis Presley, Jimmy Hoffa, and Tupac Shakur.
Project Massive Continues!!
We’ve decided to extend Project Massive ‘til the end of the month!
This is the BIGGEST opportunity we will EVER have to convince Nickelodeon that Invader Zim should be revived, animated, and produced the same as it was before!!
RE-BLOG this picture and help spread the word wherever and whenever you can!
For more info, go to project-massive.tumblr.com/faq, or submit a question here or post on our facebook :)
I WANT THIS PICTURE TO GO VIRAL PEOPLE.
Looks like it’s going to be a busy weekend… :D
And if you can’t make it to InvaderCON, make sure to watch the livestream events that we will be recording JUST FOR YOU!!
And don’t forget to check back here this weekend when we FINALLY announce the start of PROJECT MASSIVE!!
LETS BLOG ABOUT IT THEN
STARTING TOMORROW, THE CB’S WILL BLOG ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES LEADING UP TO INVADERCON.
Want to see a new episode of Invader ZIM at Doomcon 2012?
Due to lack of funds, InvaderCON is unable to supply a projector for the convention!
Soapy Waffle’s production of an ALL NEW INVADER ZIM EPISODE may not be displayed as planned!
We’re asking anyone and everyone with a VGA capable projector preferably with audio capabilities to bring it to the convention on the 28-29th this month!
Be our hero and get undying gratitude from fans! Please email us ASAP if you’re able to bring one (firstname.lastname@example.org) and spread the word by reblog if you can’t!
With your help Soapy Waffles can show the public for the very first time in a decade, an all new episode of the incomplete episode “Mopiness of Doom” with the original voice actors!
Thanks so much and please reblog and respond ASAP!!
Hey guys! Click the new DONATE button on our page and help us make InvaderCON as awesome as possible! Our graphic designer (and coolest girl around), AnnaMaria Bryant is hosting the donations, and all of the money donated will go to funding the costs needed to bring OHP and Project Massive to InvaderCON.
That’s right folks, Project Massive is going to be at InvaderCON. More on that in 7 days.
Thank you for all of your support! Please remember that every cent helps!
UPDATE: If you donate ANY AMOUNT, you will be entered in ANOTHER DRAWING to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED T-SHIRT by a member of the Invader Zim cast!
With each $50 USD raised, we will move PROJECT MASSIVE’S WEBSITE LAUNCH ONE DAY EARLIER.
Right now, there are 7 days left until Project Massive’s online launch, but you can change that.
We need to get the word out about our online store, and how it closes (well, it was) TOMORROW! Reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER and you might win!
Here are the rules:
- You can like and reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER up to 3 times each until Tomorrow at 2:30 PM CST
- If you make a purchase AND reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER then you will be entered in the Autograph contest TWICE in addition to this contest (email email@example.com with your order verification number and the name of your blog)
- If you know the Project Massive password, reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER, and send us a fanmail with the password (don’t send us anything anonymous, cuz that’s kinda dumb) and you’ll be entered in this contest another 3 times.
We post the results of the contest on Monday. We will randomly draw a winner on Sunday.
THIRD-PLACE DRAWING: You will win a free poster!
SECOND-PLACE DRAWING: You will win a free poster AND a free shirt!
FIRST-PLACE DRAWING: You will win a free poster, a free shirt, and a free Calendar!
(please note that the winners from the third and second place drawings will be removed from the pool after being drawn)
Win an autograph!
Hey Head Pigeons! Can’t make it to InvaderCON this year? We’ve got you covered, just visit our online store! To thank you for your support, if you make a purchase from our store RIGHT NOW you will be entered in a drawing to have your order autographed by one or more of the InvaderCON guests (e.g- Andy Berman: Dib, Richard Horvitz: Zim, Melissa Fahn: Gaz, Rikki Simons: Gir, and Rodger Bumpass: Professor Membrane)
Just make your purchase HERE!
*This does not include art commissions
All of these items will be available at our booth for Invadercon II: DoomCON and your online purchases help us afford a booth and fund our SPECIAL EVENT so thank you very much!
~OHP admin team