Stretch Goal for LukeSkiCon concert weekend!
My Kickstarter hit its goal of $1,750 in less than 24 hours, and I couldn't be more shocked, happy, and appreciative. So thank you so much to everyone who has already donated. My friends have encouraged me to come up with a STRETCH GOAL, so I came up with a list of more technology that would help me out creatively and practically both at home and on the road at gigs: A drawing tablet for my computer so I can make animated cartoons, a new modern video camera, a Zoom H2 recorder for podcasts and live shows, a GPS for my car, a Laptop so I can get work done on the road, an iPod so I can give the one I'm currently using back to its owner, and an iPad for showing videos at my merch table (which will also help with merch sales at Table 27 at MarsCon). Factoring in fees and the production costs of the pledge prizes, I came up with a stretch goal target of $5,500. I know this seems high, but I hit $1,750 in less than a day, so it's certainly possible to hit that goal in the next 18 days.
So what is the incentive for the donors for me to hit this stretch goal? I will plan a weekend long series of fun events in the Chicago area, which I am jokingly calling “LukeSkiCon”. The central event of the weekend will be a live at least 2 hour long concert headlined by Luke Ski, and featuring other acts from the FuMP dot com and “The Dr. Demento Show”, which I will call the “FuMP Fest”. If there is decent enough internet at the location of the show, we will webcast the live concert (hopefully both audio & video) so the donors who couldn't make it can watch / listen to the show as it happens. We'll also record the show and make it available to donors who miss the live webcast. So even donating as little as $1 will get you access to the recording of the concert. So why wouldn't you?
Other potential ideas for activities I've come up while brainstorming about “LukeSkiCon” are as follows:
Screening rare videos & films from early in my life
A talent show for the fans to participate in
Recording things for use in future Luke Ski songs/sketches
Go to Key Lime Cove indoor water park
A visit to Galloping Ghost Arcade to play classic 80's video games
Invade a Karaoke night somewhere and dominate it
Play the 'Boob Tree'/'Eat Poop You Cat' drawing game
Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport podcast LIVE!
There's so much cool, fun stuff to be done in the Chicagoland area, we'll take suggestions and figure out an itinerary full of stuff people want to do that's as affordable as possible. We can also arrange for all our out of town participants to stay at the same hotel, so it'll be even more convention-like.
So to recap, if I hit my STRETCH GOAL of $5,500, I will plan a “LukeSkiCon” weekend featuring the “FuMP Fest” concert in the Chicago area for all the donors who are able to make it. For the donors that aren't able to make it, I will do a live webcast of the concert, and make the concert recording available to all the donors.
So please donate if you can, and please tell your friends online about it. This Kickstarter ends at Noon on May 19th, let's see if we can make LukeSkiCon happen again! Thanks again so much to everyone who donated, and I will talk to you all again soon. :)
~ Luke Ski, 4/30/12
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Apr 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Luke Ski gives you a shout-out on an episode of his podcast "Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport".Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5 or more
All of the above, plus Luke Ski will draw you a full color anime chibi of you with Luke Ski on a 4 x 6 inch card.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above, plus Luke Ski will record for you an up to 60 second message either as himself or as a celebrity/cartoon impression for you to use as a outgoing voicemail message, ringtone, text message alert, podcast / stream / radio show I.D., or something similar.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above, plus bacon, and an exclusive t-shirt which says "I donated to Luke Ski's Kickstarter, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt, and BACON!"Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, plus Luke Ski will draw a super-detailed full color with body & background caricature of you. How detailed? Look at this example: http://tinyurl.com/HIMYMuppet . You will need to provide a list of the things you want in the drawing.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $200 or more
All of the above, plus Luke Ski will create a puppet of you, which he will use in the next video episode of "Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport" on YouTube. After that, you can either keep the puppet, or have Luke keep it for potential future use in more videos. You'll need to provide reference photos of yourself.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $300 or more
All of the above, plus Luke Ski writes and records an original song about YOU, and releases it on a special EP CD, which you will get a free exclusive donator edition copy of. Note, this CD may get released to the general public, and Luke reserves the right to post these tracks at the FuMP dot com if he so chooses. You'll need to provide me with some information about yourself to base the song on.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above, plus Sara Trice will make you 100 cake balls, and Luke Ski will come to where you live and perform a live house concert. It must be within the continental U.S., and donator must cover travel and lodging expenses for the trip.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $1,750 or more
All of the above, plus Luke Ski will mow your lawn. Donator must provide lawnmower and fuel.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013