Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting the News Out and Friends Being Awesome

I've been surprised lately by the sheer awesome of the Steampunk community at large. Being that I've written about the scene for awhile now, you'd think that wasn't possible. Except in this case it is, because more than a few people have written their own blogs about the project (at my request, but it still shocked me). And then there's two fellow Steampunks -- Andrea McDade and O.M. Grey -- who really surprised me because they offered further incentives for people to donate to the magazine.

Sarah Hans, one of the magazine's writers, offers her reasons why you should donate: http://sarahhans.com/2011/09/26/dr-fantastiques-needs-you/

Nancy Overbury of Overbury Ink, a fellow Steampunk journalist, featured the Kickstarter in her weekly Steam Tuesday article: http://overburyink.com/?p=2688

Nicholas L. Garvey, a Steampunk friend, blogged about the fundraiser: http://nlg-steampunk.blogspot.com/2011/10/doctor-fantastiques-kickstarter.html

Andrea McDade is offering up a 6x9 watercolor portrait if you donate $20 or more and email her a screenshot as proof. Donate $50 or more and she'll even send it to you: http://goodshipsappho.tumblr.com/post/11614943911/doctor-fantastiques-show-of-wonders-steampunk-magazine.The best part is that even if the Kickstarter doesn't succeed, you still get the painting.

Olivia Grey, Steampunk authoress, is offering up a free e-copy of your choice between her novels Avalon Revisited or The Zombies of Mesmer if you donate $25 or more to the Kickstarter and comment on her blog post that you did: http://omgrey.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/steampunk-spotlight-doctor-fantastiques-magazine

As if helping us launch this magazine into the stratosphere through donating wasn't enough, you've now got even further incentives from Andrea and Olivia to pass along your donations.

If you're uncomfortable donating, and I know some people might be, check out my blog post over at Free the Princess (my personal blog) for more ways you can support the magazine.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Doc F's Kickstarter update


So the Kickstarter for Doc F's is nearly halfway done, and we haven't even reached $1,000 yet. I'm starting to get a bit worried, so on suggestion of a friend of the magazine, I'm reposting here what you get when you donate:

Pledge $1 or more -- A thank you on the website, a shoutout on Twitter, and mention on Facebook
Pledge $10 or more -- Everything above, plus a thank you in the magazine and a free business-card sized advertisement
Pledge $15 or more -- Everything above, plus a copy of the January/February 2012 issue signed by Doctor Fantastique
Pledge $25 or more -- Everything above, plus a unique hand-painted pin from Merchandise Consultant Kristin Berwald
Pledge $50 or more -- Everything above, plus a copy of the July 2011 print issue (Volume 1, Issue 1) signed by Doctor Fantastique
Pledge $100 or more -- Everything above, plus a Doctor’s Note editorial written thanking you. (The first editorials will appear in the January/February 2012 issue).
Pledge $250 or more -- Everything above, plus all four 2011 issues and a two-year subscription.
Pledge $500 or more -- Everything above, plus a special letterpress item done by Calliope Strange, author of Aeryn Daring and the Scientific Detective: A Serial Novel
Pledge $1,000 or more -- Everything above, plus a feature article on a topic of your choice to run in an issue of Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders. (Feature articles will first appear in the January/February 2012 issue)

So please help us launch into offset printing -- you get some cool stuff!