Banggai Rescue "Funding Successful" - What's Next?
As of Sunday 8 April, our Banggai Rescue Kickstarter campaign came to an end. We had a goal of $25,000.00, but thanks to your enthusiasm for the Project, we raised $33,006.00 (that’s 132% of our goal)! We are excited to put your backing to good use, and we’ll be keeping you updated on exactly what that looks like both on the ground in Indonesia and back here in the States.
So what’s next?
Well first off, you should know all of us on the team have already been hard at work on the Project, so knowing we now have the funding is tremendously rewarding (and a huge relief!). In terms of the rewards, all of you who backed the Project at $10 or more will be receiving an email from us in the next month to discuss any options associated with your reward (e.g., art print or photographic print, name as it is to appear on the website and in the book, etc.) and to make sure we have the proper address for you. If you would like to review your reward level, you can do so here on our Kickstarter page at any time.
The best part of what comes next is staying abreast of what we are doing. You should expect reports from the team as we continue to work toward the publication of the book planned for release at MACNA in Dallas (September 2012). So be sure to check www.Banggai-Rescue.com as well as the Kickstarter page, and if you have any questions, thoughts or comments, feel free to be in touch by using the contact information found here: http://www.banggai-rescue.com/contact.
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Your name will be listed on the official project website as a supporter, and you will receive email notifications of updates to the official expedition and book blog. You will also receive a handwritten postcard from the expedition team while they are in Indonesia.Estimated delivery:
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Along with the above rewards, your name will be included in the book as a supporter. You will also receive a pack of six Banggai cardinalfish notecards created by the team's scientific illustrator.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to the above rewards, you will receive a copy of the e-book version of the book and a signed copy of CORAL Magazine featuring an article about the expedition.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to all the rewards listed above, you will also receive your choice of either 1) a matted, limited edition print by expedition scientific illustrator Karen Talbot, or 2) a matted, limited edition photographic print taken by Ret Talbot on the expedition.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive the rewards listed above, but instead of an ebook, you will receive a softcover copy of the book at the $100 pledge level.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive all the rewards associated with the $100 pledge level, but instead of a softcover book, you will receive a signed and personally dedicated hardcover copy of the book. In addition, you will receive both a matted, limited edition print by expedition scientific illustrator Karen Talbot AND a matted, limited edition photographic print taken on the expedition by Ret Talbot.Estimated delivery:
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At this level, in addition to all the rewards associated with the $250 level, you will receive a framed, limited edition giclee print of a Banggai Cardinalfish by the expedition's scientific illustrator, Karen Talbot. Your name will also appear in a special dedication in the front of the book.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive all of the $500 pledge level rewards, but your framed, limited edition giclee will be remarqued with a hand-drawn pencil sketch, making it a more personalized and valuable collector's item. In addition, expedition scientific illustrator Karen Talbot will draw a sketch of a Banggai Cardinalfish in the front of your hardcover edition of the book.Estimated delivery:
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At this level, you will receive an original Karen Talbot Art painting of a Banggai cardinalfish created for this project instead of a remarqued limited edition giclee. You will receive all the rest of the $1000 pledge level rewards.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to all of the rewards associated with the $2500 pledge level, one of the book's co-authors will travel anywhere in the continental United States to do a presentation about the expedition and book to a group of your friends or to an organization of your choosing. You will also receive two softcover copies of the book.Estimated delivery:
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At the highest pledge level, you will receive all the rewards described at the $5000 pledge level, but instead of just one of the co-authors coming to you, both Matt Pedersen and Ret Talbot will travel to you (anywhere in the continental United States) to give a group of your friends or an organization of your choosing a comprehensive presentation about the project!Estimated delivery:
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