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The Veronica Mars Movie: Live from the Kickstarter Party in Austin

The Geekiary


Rob Thomas didn’t think he would have enough people to fill the patio.

When the creator and writer of Veronica Mars sent out a message inviting supporters of the Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter campaign to join him for a beer and to watch the numbers roll in, he never expected that the Dog and Duck pub in Austin, Texas, would become an impromptu convention for fans of the long-cancelled television show, bringing in devoted “Marshmallows” from as far as Arizona, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. As the RSVPs began rolling in, Rob panicked and hopped back onto the update emails, asking fans “Do you really want to have a beer with this fat, sweaty man?” and adding “You all realize that it’s just going to be me with my laptop and a documentary crew, right?” meaning that they could expect no visits from Kristen Bell, the actress of the show’s title character…

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