Help D20 Burlesque, NYC's premier gaming themed burlesque troupe, perform at Gen Con Indy, THE gaming con!
$2,000 - ANOTHER TOUR & CALENDAR!!!!!!!!! :: UNLOCKED!
$1,500 - Expanded Tour Diary+Documentary! :: UNLOCKED!
$1,250 - Backer-Exclusive Photo Shoot!!! :: UNLOCKED!
$1,000 - D20 Burlesque @ Gen Con Indy! :: UNLOCKED!
UPDATE 4: ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!! GO FOR HIGH SCORE!!
UPDATE 3: FIRST TWO STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED! NEW STRETCH GOAL OF CALENDAR AND EXTRA TOUR!
YAY! Thanks! Check out the video in the updates tag to find out more and hear from performers Anja Keister & Stella Chuu about the new stretch goal - a D20 Burlesque calendar for anyone who backs $50 and above!
UPDATE 2: FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! NEW STRETCH GOAL ($1500) ANNOUNCED!! D20 BURLESQUE TOUR DOCUMENTARY!
For our next stretch goal—at $1,500—we're upgrading our Tour Diary! Right now, our tour diary will consist of regular, daily updates from each day of the tour, with photos, text, and even some video from the performers as we make our way there and back again!
This is all well and good, but with some more money, we could have more. More updates from performers! More media per update! More video! This would be the Expanded Tour Diary, available to all backers automatically!
We're not just going to expand the tour diary if we reach $1,500! We'll also collect even more high quality video footage and, then, after once the tour is complete, edit it together to make a genuine D20 Burlesque Tour Documentary!
It will include footage from our various tour shenanigans (some of which you'll be able to see in raw form in the expanded tour diary) as well as footage from our performances in Columbus, Ohio and at Gen Con Indy in Indianapolis Indiana! If you've always wanted to know exactly what goes into making a nerdy burlesque tour, this is the stretch goal for you!
UPDATE 1: FUNDED!!! YAY! ALSO: FIRST STRETCH GOAL!! ($1,250)
It's been a wild ride, first behind the scenes getting the kickstarter up and running and then later once it was live, spreading the word, but it worked. In less than two days, we were able to reach our goal, thanks to YOU!!
We couldn't be happier here at D20 Burlesque HQ! We're also very excited to announce our first stretch goal: If we can raise $1,250, we'll schedule a special Kickstarter-exclusive Backer-exclusive photo shoot sometime in the next month or so. This will be a professional, pin-up photo shoot featuring the D20 "Dice Girl" (pictured), as well as a cadre of D20 regulars (the exact lineup will be determined once we hit $1,250).
The best images will be distributed digitally to all backers, and backers whose pledge rewards include the signed 8x10'' photo of the D20 Burlesque "Dice Girl" will have the option of receiving either the photo above (signed by the performers going to Gen Con, as usual), or switch it out for one of the photos from our Backer-exclusive photo shoot, signed by the shoot's participants!
Q: I want a signed 8x10'' photo from the Backer-exclusive photo shoot, but I chose the dice-bag reward (or the t-shirt reward, etc.)! What do I do?!
A: Well, first you have to keep spreading the word. If we don't make $1,250, there'll be no photo shoot! But don't fret! Anyone donating at least $15 that wants to add a signed 8x10" pin-up photo from the Backer-exclusive shoot to their rewards can just add an extra $10 to their pledge (or 15$ for international backers).
HELLO NERDS AND NON-NERDS ALIKE....
We are D20 Burlesque. We are "a New York-based Burlesque troupe with a very specific niche" [Kotaku] namely, gaming!! We put on a monthly show in NYC with a new nerdy theme each month. D20 Burlesque performances have been praised for their "good balance of humor, sex appeal and artiness... It’s a fun, creative take on burlesque, with some impressively authentic nerdliness." [Player Affinity] and have even been called "proof that we live in the best of all possible nerd worlds!" [Topless Robot]
Recently we have begun to branch out to the world of conventions, specifically gaming conventions. We were invited to come perform at Gen Con Indy this August which is a big deal for us both because we will get the chance to perform for a large audience of people who would otherwise not get a chance to see our show and also because we are a bunch a nerds and OMG Gen Con!
We've got a wonderful cast of performers who will help us make this show a huge success and a memorable experience at this year's Gen Con:
Foxy Vermouth - Fresh from her hauntingly beautiful performance as Sniper Wolf in D20's "War Dames" show this past May
Satira Sin - Who wowed at our "8 Bit Beauties" show in June with her Mortal Kombat act!
Stella Chuu - A D20 Burlesque favorite who has been performing with us as long as she's been in the business! Her interminable Dragon Ball Z act being one of the many highlight's of this July's "WTF Japan?!" show!
Anja Keister - D20 Burlesque's founder and co-producer, the mad genius behind a slew of acts ranging from Lovecraftian Horrors to giant d20s (pictured), from Duck Hunt tributes to underwear vending machines!
We Need Your Moneys!
The snafu is this: We need your help! Performing a burlesque show is expensive! Performing a burlesque show four states away is even more expensive!! We'd need money for performer expenses as well as equipment rentals once we get to our space in Indianapolis. There is also the matter of our set pieces, props, performers, and costumes, all of which are currently located in New York City, but which need to be in Indianapolis, which is itself a pretty pricey issue.
We would also really like to be able to document our tour and make a really fun promotional package with it, showing our fans what it's like when D20 Burlesque takes to the road and invades one of the biggest gaming cons in the world! Producing this, too, takes moneys that we don't have.
As a thank you for your support we've come up with a bunch of swag that we hope you'll find awesome and will entice you to help us out.
$1,000 is the bear minimum required to allow us to put this performance together and give the audience at Gen Con something to cheer at. Without it, we won't be able to pay any performers, transport any props, rent the required stage equipment, gas up the car, or do anything of that sort. It would be better if we could make even more! If we make over our goal, the extra money will go to making our tour better! Less-cramped rental cars, bigger props, happier performers and better equipment. We'll also be mentioning some stretch goals concerning the different ways we'll be documenting our magical mystery tour later on if things go well enough!
We realize we are no Double Fine here, but we hope that since kickstarter has become a great place for nerds and artists to find support, that you all we be as excited about this endeavor as we are to show off our burlesque (and show off some other things as well - wink wink nudge nudge).
Thank you and may all your hits be critical
Yes. We have committed ourselves to our Gen Con performance and will be heading that way no matter what happens. If we fail to reach our goal, we will have to exhaust the already meager D20 coffers that are used to make our monthly show in NYC run more smoothly as well as dip into our (the Keister's) own personal funds to pay for these expenses. We don't want to tap these funds without a guarantee that the money will be coming back, but we will if we have to. This is an undesireable outcome, for sure, but Nerdy Burlesque cannot and will not be stopped!
If you reach your goal, how will you pay for the expenses which must be payed for before the check arrives?
Since our Kickstarter campaign finishes only a few days before our performance is scheduled, we will not be receiving the (potential) check with your generous donations until after our show. Luckily, we don't plan to wait until the money arrives to start spending it! We have a number of ways to advance ourselves some money (see next question), but we don't want to tap these funds without a guarantee that there's money on the way!
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Access to the backer exclusive tour diary! Photos from the road, reflections from performers, and exciting updates from the D20 crew as we travel out and back! Delivered straight to your inbox on every day of our trip!Estimated delivery:
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A set of D20 Burlesque stickers! Put it on your car, put it on your locker, put it on your cat and post it on facebook! We don't care! Also comes with previous reward, backer exclusive tour diary! Woo! (add $3 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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8x10'' photo of the D20 Burlesque "Dice Girl", signed and personalized by the tour performers. Sealed with a kiss! Includes sticker and access to tour diary! (add $5 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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Personalized Postcard from the road! The D20 girls will write you a personalized real-life postcard and snail-mail it to you from some exotic mid-western locale! Comes with all previous reward tiers, so you can use one of the stickers to attach it to your cat and then upload it to facebook while you're reading the exclusive tour diary! (add $5 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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A lovingly hand printed, kickstarter-exclusive D20 Burlesque dice bag! It's a bag... you put dice in it. Our bags utilize flat-bottom technology to sit sturdily open on your tabletops, offering easy access to your most crucial die! Caution: This bag will not fit your cat unless your cat is a kitten, in which case awwwww! You should take a video of your kitten and put it on facebook! Also comes with stickers and tour diary. (add $10 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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A Kickstarter-exclusive, hand-printed, D20 Burlesque T-Shirt! They come in black-on-grey, white-on-black, and black-on-red. One side has our logo, the other side will have a Kickstarter-exclusive backer image "I support Nerdy Burlesque!" Wear it with pride! (cat sized shirts not available) Includes stickers and access to the tour diary. (add $10 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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A Kickstarter-exclusive, hand-printed, D20 Burlesque Tote Bag! Bigger than our dicebag. To carry books, notebooks, pencils, Bawls, cats (or several kittens), etc. Tote bags can be white-on-black or black-on-tan/natural. One side has our logo, the other side will have a Kickstarter-exclusive backer image "I support Nerdy Burlesque!" Includes stickers and access to the tour diary. (add $10 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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Nerdy Burlesque pasties, made by D20 Darlings Stella Chuu and Anja Keister (the stars of our award-winning kickstarter video!). Adorn your nipples with sparkly, glittery goodness reminiscent of your favorite nerdy entities. Pokeballs? Elder signs? Tri-forces? Cthulhu? Mudkips? You name-it and we make-it! Comes with a Kickstarter-exclusive D20 Burlesque dice-bag to hold them! (We will have a list of nerdy design options. Custom requests subject to approval) Comes with stickers to attach your pasties to your cat while reading our backer-exclusive tour diary! (add $10 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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D20 Burlesque Super-package! You get everything except the pasties! You get the D20 Burlesque Kickstarter-exclusive Tote Bag, Kickstarter-exclusive T-shirt, AND the D20 Burlesque dice bags! You'll be the coolest kid on the block! Put them on your cat and it'll be the coolest cat on the block! You also get the 8x10'' signed photo AND the personalized postcard! It's like burlesque christmas up in here! Comes with optional photo of the D20 Burlesque performers holding cats. Also comes with stickers/tour diary. (add $15 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
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Do you live in the Midwest area between Dayton, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Interested in hosting your own burlesque show in your home town? On Sunday night (August 19th), as we drive back from Indianapolis, we'll do a special show for you and all your friends! Please contact us before pledging so that we can make arrangements. Pledge-giver is responsible for providing venue, we just provide the entertainment! Comes with one of everything else!Estimated delivery:
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