We here at Riddikulus 2012 headquarters have been blown away by the level of support we've received so far. We were confident we'd reach our goal, but we really didn't expect to triple it. Now we're just a few donations away from QUADRUPLING our goal! AMAZING!
So, our first order of business: THANK YOU to everyone who's chosen to support our project! We are deeply honored and humbled that you would throw your support behind us so enthusiastically. THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!! :D
We wanted to take a moment to explain exactly HOW this money will be utilized. At the moment we've collected about $3,700 in donations. The way Kickstarter works is that about 10% of that will be absorbed by processing fees, so we'll actually receive around $3,330. Not too shabby! That money will effectively cover the cost of our tour van rental (about $1800), gas (approximately $1,000), and a portion of our tour merchandise costs, as well as costs associated with distributing rewards to our wonderful donors. Anything we receive beyond what we've already collected will go toward covering the remainder of our tour merch, hotels, stage decor, and perhaps even the rental of a nice PA system!
The bottom line is that we still need your help and we will utilize every dollar we receive to make our tour that much more awesome!
A few bits of pertinent information for you:
1. We'll be hosting a celebratory livestream on Wednesday, March 28 at 9pm EST! The show will feature live performances by Riddikulus cast members and other fun stuff! We're doing this show as a means of thanking our donors, so please mark it on your calendars and RSVP to the facebook event here!
2. We've attached our official tour t-shirt design to this update for your viewing! Please note that we'll be ordering a fairly limited supply of shirts, and donating at the $45 level is the only way to guarantee that you'll receive your preferred size. Additionally, we'll only have adult S through adult XL available at shows. If you want a youth size or an adult 2XL or 3XL, you MUST donate to this Kickstarter.
3. We're almost done booking this tour, and most of our shows already have facebook events! Please check out the events via links on our project's main page!
Again, thank you SO MUCH for your support! We can't wait to spend the month of June making your donation worthwhile. :D
Matt, Lauren, Grace, Tianna, Justin, and Steph!
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LEVEL 1 - OFFICIAL TOUR STICKER! Our official tour logo -- on a sticker!Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 2 - EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL COMPILATION! This comp will feature two exclusive and/or rarely heard tracks from each of our six headlining bands.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 3 - SET Of THREE LIMITED EDITION TOUR POSTERS from past tours, dating back to 2010!Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 4 - POSTCARD FROM THE ROAD! We'll send you an autographed postcard while we're on tour! Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 5 - MIXTAPE MADNESS!!! One of our six headliners will make an original mixtape (or mix CD) for you! Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 6 - PRANK CALL FROM THE ROAD! We've become infamous for our late-night prank calls to friends. Now you'll understand why! Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 7 - OFFICIAL TOUR T-SHIRT! This amazing t-shirt features Professor Snape dressed in Grandma Longbottom's clothes! Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 8 - Original Drawing By JFF or Tianna! Request something specific if you want, or let us surprise you! Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 9 - ORIGINAL T-SHIRT SCREEN! These items are absolutely ONE-OF-A-KIND! We've offered up the original screens we used to hand-make our t-shirts. Examples include The Whomping Willows "Draco + Harry" screen, Tonks and the Aurors "Alive In Love" screen, the original Whomp The House Tour 2008 screen, Snidget's original snowflake design screen, and more. Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 10 - ORIGINAL T-SHIRT SCREEN! This level is more expensive because the designs offered are of extreme historical significance in the wizard rock community. Examples include the original Whomping Willows "I Believe In Nargles" screen from 2008 and Justin Finch-Fletchley's original "Honeydukes" screen. Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 11 - ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN FOR YOU! One of our six headliners will write an original song for you and post a performance of it on YouTube! Includes the digital comp and an official tour sticker.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 12 - CUSTOM-DESIGNED FAIRWEATHER FRIENDS PLUSHIE! Help Lauren design a one-of-a-kind Fairweather Friends plushie from your own drawing! Once the design is finalized, Lauren will make the plushie for you and send it in the mail! Plus official tour sticker and digital comp.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 13 - DINNER DATE WITH RIDIKKULUS 2012! Have dinner with us before or after the show of your choosing! Dinner's on us! Dinner must occur within 30 minutes of the show venue. You can bring a friend or two, but we won't pay for their dinner (sorry). Plus official tour sticker and digital comp.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 14 - PRIVATE ACOUSTIC SHOW! We'll perform a private show for you and whoever else you want to invite. This private show MUST take place within a 30-minute drive of one of our tour stops, and it must occur immediately after our scheduled public show. Plus official tour sticker and digital comp.Estimated delivery:
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