So change.org has this lovely Tron 3 petition up. www.change.org/p/walt-disney-r… And I signed it a while ago, all excited like, and then mostly forgot about it. I never got around to making Tron themed cookies to send in, or getting any blue light sticks, and (alas) my three-page letter remains sitting in a pile on my desk, under my (not the kids') Infinity characters of Sam and Quorra.
At the moment, they're about 100 signatures past 50,000, which is awesome! But if every one of those signers bought an opening weekend movie ticket, that would only be around $500,000. That's not nearly enough to make Disney pay attention to the petition. It needs more. Lots and lots and lots more. So if you guys can take a minute and sign it, or get your friends, siblings, family, coworkers, anyone with an email address... to sign it too, that would be superb!
Briefly, it had occurred to me to suggest they attempt to do Tron 3 as an animated project instead, to save funding, but then I looked into how expensive animated movies are these days and it looks like that could run a budget that was almost as high as the live action. So sad.
But then, we've got this new Tron run/r game on XBox live, released recently. It's not bad, but I had no idea it was even coming into existence. I heard about it third hand. So how many other Tron fans out there don't know about it? Spread the word to other fans you know, or even just other gamers you know.
There really ought to be a major fan site out there, but so far the only ones I can find are (the several) groups on deviantart, tron-sector.com (which has a lovely, and still active message board!), and a facebook page at www.facebook.com/Tron . I don't know guys, does this look like the kind of super-fandom that the trekkies are running? Or the bronies? Let's hussle, Tron fans! Consolidate! Help spread word of active communities and sites! Let's build the legacy! Or... the uprising! Or... the We-Demand-Tron-3-ers, or... something!
Which brings me to another thing. We need a Tron Con. Now granted, Florida Super Con is doing an awesome job for us, inviting a lot of Tron related guests and stars, but if we wanna catch some higher up attention and show what a fandom this series has, we need to start organizing meetups and conventions! Alas, I've never done either. Does someone else out there know how to do them? Or heck, know OF an existing Tron Con type of thing? Because despite my best attempts to scour the internet, I've not found anything about one, just appearances at other scifi cons.