I think it is about time for a status update.
If you're one of the people that backed both of the C.S. Tere's KickStarters let me apologize that you're getting this update twice.
We're bringing the ship back to Burning Man this year. This is going to be a bit of work, but it is work we like and the reason we do it. The ship needs some mechanical and hydraulic repair, the trailer we tow her on needs to be reinforced, there are transportation and fuel costs to be factored, and new exciting fire effects to add.
We are not going to do another KickStarter to fund these repairs and upgrades but we will have some fund raising events this summer. I'll be sure to send an update as we finalize our plans.
A lot has happened since the last update. The ship has a new home; in January I founded Flat Rat Studios, a space I now share with six other talented artists all working on some great stuff.
I have an art project with a KickStarter going on right now called "Democritus Tools". I just hit my goal but there is still over a week left. Check out the link to see (and possibly back) one of my non-Burning Man art projects.
Another project I've been working on is Claire Dean's DOOP (Dog out of Place) which will be at Maker Faire and Burning Man this year.
I won't have the C.S. Tere Booth at Maker Faire this year, but I will be there. I'll be supporting Claire with DOOP and also helping my girlfriend Alysia who has a booth in the Bazaar Bizarre for her business: Light Fantastic.
Please stop by and say hi to us. I have a few other Burning Man projects that I am helping on this year, but getting the ship back to the Playa is the big one.
Thank you again, we look forward to seeing you on the ship in that dusty place.