Kickstarter has been gathering steam for the past few years only to explode in the last six months or so.
A number of record-breaking projects, be them music albums, indie games or gadgets, have raised the profile of the site and have opened the eyes of many to the power of crowdfunding.
"All of a sudden," artists don't need record labels, they can just ask fans to finance albums. Game developers don't need publishers, they can go directly to the player. And so on and so forth.
The catch is, you have to be an American artist, game developer or filmmaker to get access to Kickstarter.
Not for long though, the site is crossing the Atlantic and landing on the shores of the UK in a couple of months. The site's official Twitter account
relayed the news, but didn't provide any sort of detail.
From the looks of it though, British "creatives" will be able to ask their fans for funding starting September or October this year.