Dear Kickstarter Supporters,
I can't believe that 6 short weeks ago we were still wondering whether this project would meet our Kickstarter goal. And now - because of your support - the Leaders in Software and Art conference, LISA 2012, is about to begin. And boy oh boy, do I have news.
* The conference is SOLD OUT!
* Laurie Anderson is keynoting, and so is Scott Snibbe!
* There's a FREE salon this Sunday from 4-7 that still has about 30 seats. Get details and register before it sells out. Sorry for the short notice (I've been pretty maxed out, from a busyness perspective).
* If you supported this project at a level that earned you a conference ticket (10/16 from 8am-6:15pm plus afterparty) or an afterparty ticket (10/16 from 8:30pm-11:45pm), you should have received a confirmation email from Eventbrite that serves as your ticket in the door and gives you all the details about the event. If you did not, please email me immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Thanks to the generous support of our Kickstarter backers, in particular Phyllis, Wendy, Barbara, Anne, Michael and Brett, we were able to invite a generous number of students and women who work at the intersection of technology and art as our conference guests.
* If you would like me to tweet about your support and follow you on Twitter, please email or Kickstarter message me your Twitter handle.
*The brochures are printed:
*The t-shirts are made: (see attached phone photos - stay tuned for real people wearing shirts!) - If you supported this project at a level that earned you a t-shirt, you should receive your t-shirt within 2 weeks or so.
*The speakers are trained: http://www.barnettinternationalconsulting.com/ , http://www.larrygleason.com/public_speaking_coaching.html , http://33millionpeople.com/index.php/about/consulting/
*We're on track to make videos of our lightning talks: stay tuned!
*We have real, paying gold sponsors:
*We mailed out all the Scott Draves/Electric Sheep prints. If you supported the project at this level and did not receive a print, please let me know.
*Phil Stearns prints should go out by the end of October.
I'll have more news soon!
Thanks for everything, my friends - I am truly, deeply grateful.
Leaders in Software and Art