As Kickstarter's exploded in popularity, I've started to see signs that there are others like me – a movement of fans as producers, commissioning work from their favorite artists instead of waiting for the artists to come to them.
To me, it feels like the next logical step in the evolution of fan funding. Already, fans are expecting to witness the creative process with behind-the-scenes progress updates and feedback forums. Now, they may actually help decide what gets made. If I'm right, the implications for working artists is potentially huge, providing an unexpected source of revenue, as well as potential creative headaches.