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We just came back from Burning Man. We can't let by the chance to say thank you to all our backers here at KS and other personal donations. Your presence was especially felt on those hot desert days trying to assemble the last bits and pieces of our lovely snake.
Early on we noticed how difficult the playa surface was going to be to navigate (for you who don't know, Burning Man is located on rough playa terrain that varies between hard and soft patches of sand). You can't really model this thing in a lab, so we knew difficulties like this could potentially come up.
As luck would have it, the cool cats at the Black Rock Roller Disco agreed to let us to take the snake over to a flat surface where Titanoboa felt at home. The unveiling was a success, the proof of concept a reality, the audience in awe, and all in all everything went great. We have a few (unedited) videos and pictures to show you which you can see here:
We learned a lot from this event and all we can say is that we're VERY excited for the continuation of the Titanoboa project. We need your help to reach the final goal, just 3 days away! With your help we'll be able to make the necessary changes to have Titanoboa easily roll on the playa next year. We have our minds flooding with ideas on how to make it bigger, stronger, better, basically the most badass snake out there.
Help us reach our goal with a post burn push! Share this link with your friends.
We love you all!
It's Emily here - writing on behalf of Charlie and the Titanoboa crew. They have been wreaking havoc in the playa for almost a week now and are getting ready for Burning Man's official start tomorrow!
While the team is away, the clock is still ticking on the Kickstarter campaign and we have to raise $2,898 in order to meet our goal of $10,000. You have all been so generous by donating to the project! It would be great if you could also spread the word to your various networks and maybe inspire more people to donate. We need to meet our goal of $10k in order to get any funds from the campaign so your help is appreciated!!
I have included a few fun photos of Titanoboa with her lights on!
Thanks so much!
Antonio here, using Charlie's KS account.
As you might imagine Charlie and his crew are working non-stop to finish the project on time for its first unveiling at Burning Man late this month. It's all going well, and I'd like to share a few pictures of the handsome fella with you.
If you haven't already, now is a good time to join the Titanoboa facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Titanoboa/176008459113985) where you can follow the project's progress more closely.
We're now at 40% of our goal and would like to thank you all for that! It's good to know we can count on such an awesome group of backers! However, we haven't achieved nothing yet, and we need your help once more.
Please forward this page to your friends over email, facebook, chat, whatever you can do to get the word out. If we all get one new friend to donate, I trust we can double the donations and get us all closer to our dream. The dream of seeing Titanoboa live terrorizing earthlings that is! :)
Bye and thanks again!
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GARTER SNAKE: You will get a personal thank-you on titanoboa.ca - so you can tell your friends you helped build a giant snake!
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WATER SNAKE: You'll get a super styling limited-edition Titanoboa sticker, plus the Garter Snake reward.
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NEW MEXICO MILK SNAKE: You'll have access to download a documentary made by Vancouver artist Ben Cooper all about Titanoboa... you can watch her birth and growth and get to know the Titanoboa team at the same time! You'll also get the Water Snake reward.
Pledge $40 or more
SOUTHWESTERN BLACKHEAD SNAKE: You’ll get some sexy silk screened underwear emblazoned across the front with a challenge: “Ride the Snake”. The back will have a Titanoboa logo and the words ‘Southwestern Blackhead Snake Sponsor: Titanoboa 2011'. You will get the Garter snake reward too!
Pledge $60 or more
INDIGO SNAKE: You'll get a silk Screened T-shirt with the Titanoboa logo and “Ride the Snake” on the front, and on the back, “Indigo Snake Sponsor: Titanoboa 2011." You will get the New Mexico Milk Snake reward too!
Pledge $80 or more
RATTLESNAKE : Silk Screened Hoodie w/ Titanoboa logo and “Ride the Snake” on the front; and on the back, “Rattlesnake Sponsor: Titanoboa 2011”. You will get the New Mexico Milk Snake reward too!
Pledge $100 or more
BLACK MAMBA: Silk Screened Lab Coat w/ Titanoboa logo and “Ride the Snake” on the front, and on the back, “Black Mamba Sponsor: Titanoboa 2011”. You will get the New Mexico Milk Snake reward too!
Pledge $150 or more
KING COBRA: You will receive a hand-etched replication of one of Titanoboa’s metal scales. You will also receive the Indigo prize with “King Cobra Sponsor: Titanoboa 2011’ on the back.
Pledge $200 or more
BOA CONSTRICTOR SNAKE: You will receive a video from Burning Man with a Personalized Thank-You for your generous contribution. Make sure you specify the level of nudity you require in your shout-out. You'll also get the Indigo reward, but the t-shirt will say: “Boa Constrictor Sponsor: Titanoboa 2011’ on the back.
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ANACONDA : Custom Titanoboa Operator’s Suit – a limited number of these suits will be locally designed and handmade for our very special Titanoboa operators, but one can be yours and will be made specially to fit you.
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PYTHON: A signed Panoramic Photo of Titanoboa by Vancouver artist Ben Cooper, a work of art showing Titanoboa in her element. You will also receive the Indigo reward, but the back of the t-shirt will say “Python Sponsor: Titanoboa 2011’.
Pledge $1,000 or more
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TITANOBOA: A Personalized Metal Vertebrae of Titanoboa – these will be exact replicas of the real thing, your very own piece of Titanoboa! The replica will include a thank-you message etched into the metal. Also include a clothing item of your choice from the previous levels.