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Shared Experiences

by Aaron on Oct.24, 2008, under

Yesterday Internet Superstar had an interview with Felicia Day.

For the uninitiated, Felicia Day is creator and one of the principles of The Guild, a web-based sitcom about World of Warcraft. In the interview, she talks about how difficult monetization of web video has been, but she also makes an interesting point; she’s not writing about something that’s popular, she’s writing from experience.

The popularity of The Guild hinges on the fact that it’s a shared experience. There’s an enormous community of World of Warcraft players and there’s an even larger community of fantasy gamers. There is an audience for this kind of storytelling.

My question is, is there room for more niche video series’ like this? On the internet, production costs are decreased, and distribution is unfettered. Who’s to say I couldn’t write a comedy about working in theatre?

I just may do that.

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