Techpodcasts crew comprises independent podcasters and volunteers who come together to cover one of the biggest technology events of the year - the Consumer Electronics Show. The show - at Las Vegas Convention Center - spans 4 days and has enough exhibits to cover 35 football fields.
TPN.TV began coverage of CES in 2007 with only two people and a camera. By 2010, the crew had grown to 15 people, as we created our first ever livestream event from the NBC Universal booth. The sound planning and hard work made our event so successful the crew decided to take things to the next level. In 2011, we created a complete solution by renting a booth and launching TPN Live.
In the seven years TPN has been bringing great CES content to you, producing thousands of video reviews and interviews. This is no easy feat, with interviews and video production consuming our days and the posting of all this great information for you to see consuming our nights. We are ready to kickstart our 2014 coverage and get you the most information out there.
“We are the smallest group of folks that create the largest amount of content,” says Todd Cochrane, CEO of RawVoice and GeekNewsCentral. “I am really excited about all the outstanding individuals and organizations supporting us on the crowdfund.”
Your generosity will bring volunteer crew members to Las Vegas to cover CES 2014...
To make sure TPN best covers the event, three or four crews of professionals scour the halls for the most innovative content while another crew conducts interviews at the booth -- all this in addition to live-bloggers, photographers and others who make this event run smoothly.
Last Year we saw 33 million views between live stream and videos. This year, we expect 35-40 million views of all content. That makes the 3 floor team and 1 live stream team well worth it!
Every year we look for sponsors to help us cover costs; they have been -- and continue to be -- amazing. But, let’s face it, bringing you the best and the brightest and the newest startups along with the trendiest tech gear and gadgets is expensive. Even with our best practices and sound planning, our campaign boils down to funding the project. By crowdfunding, we’ve found a means to not only support our professionals and the end product, we’ve found another way to help you be a part of TPN at CES.
With your help, we hope to raise $5,000 to bring the professional staff needed to cover this marathon event, cover expenses and bring you the best product and tech advances on the spot and down the road.
Hotel for 25 - $12,500
Airfare for 25 - $12,500
Van Rental for Equipment - $800
Shipping - $2,000
Booth at CES - $4200
Internet to Livestream - $1200
Expenses (taxi, meals) - $8,000
“Going to CES for this coverage opportunity is one of my favorite things to do,” says Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine. “I have seen gadgets before they come out to the public, I have been able to talk with the creators and get their points of view and I’ve even met a couple of celebrities also at the event…”
Everyone who donates to our crowdfunding efforts will get their name linked on TPN.TV/Backers. Our friends at CafePress.com are helping us with T-Shirts to give to you starting at the $25 contribution level. Omnimount.com has also thrown in a few Play 25X TV mounting brackets for your home theater system! Not to mention Jeffrey Powers’ “Day with the Podcast Coach” so you can get your podcast started.