It's a Go!
Holy cow. NINE DAYS, and it's funded? AWESOME. You people are just awesome, that's the only word for it.
So here's where things stand...
1. People can continue to sign up via Kickstarter through January 31. After that, I'll allow people to buy in via my website. Hopefully, people will continue to do so; $2500 really was the minimum I felt I could accept for this project (given my time and expenses). The more money comes in, the more prizes I can offer, and the more likely it is that I (and others) will do this again in the future. So keep spreading the word!
2. I've been doing some planning, but it will start in earnest in mid-January. I'll probably start by constructing the three incentive puzzles, so that my testers can work on those while I'm constructing the main event.
I'm excited by this project, and I hope you'll enjoy the results!
pledged of $2,500 goal
seconds to go
Dec 22, 2011 - Feb 1, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
The puzzle extravaganza, including the right to enter the contest. You will be asked to provide your e-mail address.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $15 or more
The puzzle extravaganza, plus one of three original bonus puzzles, none of which will ever be published on my website: (1) a 21x21 themeless crossword; (2) a 21x21 Something Different crossword; (3) a 25x25 cryptic crossword. For examples of any of these, please see my website. You will be asked to provide your e-mail address and which bonus puzzle you would like.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $20 or more
The puzzle extravaganza and all three of the bonus puzzles. You will be asked to provide your e-mail address.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $40 or more
The puzzle extravaganza, all three of the bonus puzzles, and signed copies of any two of my puzzle books that are still in print. (You can find that list by searching on my name at www.sterlingpublishing.com.) You will be asked to provide your e-mail address, which books you would like (with any specific signing requests), and your shipping address.Estimated delivery: May 2012