We're so close! With ten days and change left in our fund drive, we've raised $785. We're very excited about the direction our Kickstarter venture could drive our project. Thank you again to those of you who have already pledged your support. We're so grateful for your generosity. And lastly (of course), if there's anyone you know who has expressed interest but not yet pledged: let 'em know the time is now. And to the Wisconite backers: tell your peoples that this project is about their backyard: Green Bay! Cheers for now. Shane, Nate, and Courtney.
Sixteen days to go with 16 backers. Nate and Shane are looking for Courtney's essay draft in their email-boxes as I write. Shane just recently took down the process exhibition that hung at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (from which will be culled the 5x5" work prints to be delivered to $10 backers!). Nate's got it together: he's spending his time giving feedback to C + S about their work. The way we see it, we've got our material. Now it's time to assemble! You've all brought us very close to our goal: we're less than $300 away with 16 days left in our drive. Anyone who's expressed interest: let 'em know that this is the time. We need $20 a day for the next 16 days to get there. If each backer can get one more backer to pledge, we'll meet our goal with time to spare. We look forward to giving all of you more updates as our project moves forward. Thanks, as always! Shane, Nate, and Courtney
Each of us is excited about the prospect of having the means to do for this project what we need to do! And we thank you - each of our backers - for bringing us yet closer to our goal. Immediately following our last update, $170 came-a-rollin' in! Now, twenty days into our fifty day fundraiser, we're up to a robust $480. Almost half way there! Thank you, y'all (Virginia is settling into my dialect!): you're not only backers, but you've become a network, as well. Thank you for extending yourselves.
So here's where we're at:
Nate is dabbing the finishing touches onto his essay, recently inserting images to augment some of what his witty, unique, well-researched and articulate essay shows.
Courtney is revising her 20+ poems (she's an obsessive reviser! It's no thang for her to revise 100 times), and she is nearly finished writing her personal essay designed to offset Nate's more scholarly pursuit.
Shane is sequencing his images, experimenting with differing image sizes and how different sizes juxtaposed speak an alternative language to that of uniformly sized images. He also needs to reduce the number of images to include... AKA, he's gots'ta break it off with some his darlings!
If anyone you know has expressed interest in donating, please send a reminder. If you have anyone in mind you know this project may pique, send a quick message. If each one of you is able to find one interested person, I believe we'll be very close by the time of our next update. But I do want to stress one thing: you've already done way more for us than we could ever hope, so please: only extend yourself if it is something you'd be excited to do, OK?
Again, thanks to all of you! We are so grateful to have friends and family who show an interest in what we do.
Shane, Courtney, Nate, and Corey
So most of us shun math in favor of anything else...like T.V. and pork rinds and stuff like that. But I'm gonna inundate you with a few relevant numbers: our kickstarter venture is for 50 days. Ten have passed. For those of you without the wont to do math, that means we're 20% into our fundraising drive. That, of course, is neither good news nor bad news: it's simply the reality of time streaming at whatever rate you perceive, fixed, unfixed, slow, fast...whatever...bear with me. Our goal is $1000 and our current donations total $310. If we're to continue at this rate (i.e., 31% of goal every ten days) we'll be astounded and humbled by a fantastic total of $1550. No complaints here. But more to say: to get there (or even to $1000), we need more networking, more dymanic word, more passion and push.
Thank you our nine backers for bringing us to this number so quickly. Thank you Thank you Thank you. And if asking for a bit more seems inconsiderate to you, ignore the next few sentences. Send personal emails, let your gals and fellas know that even a buck helps, that we're grateful for even $1.17. Let your dudes and dudettes know that if we don't raise our $1000, no money exchanges hands. You are our network. If it doesn't seem like too much, could you network a bit more?
And for a personal message to the mothers Eastman and Rocheleau: you are both wonderful...an extra few Thank yous to you two!
You will receive one of the work prints - signed and authenticated by photographer Shane Rocheleau - used in WAY OFF BROADWAY's process exhibitions. These are unique prints to be represented in the final product: our book.
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You will receive a one-of-a-kind typewritten and signed poem by and from poet Courtney Queeney (check out her first book, FILIBUSTER TO DELAY A KISS, published by Random House).
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For $50 you'll receive a signed copy of Nate Eastman's album (when I write "album" I really mean CD), ALL NIGHT SOULS. Nate is a great writer, but he's an out-of-this-world musician!
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Speaking of her first book (OK, OK: I should have written, "Writing" not "Speaking"): for $100 or more you'll receive a signed copy of Courtney Queeney's 2007 release, FILIBUSTER TO DELAY A KISS.
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Is there anybody out there who's gonna go for this one? Anyway, for this exorbitant amount of money you'll receive a matted and framed WAY OFF BROADWAY photograph of your choice (photograph dimensions: 15" x 15", matted/framed to 24" x 24").
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