About this project
AUGUST 23-25, 2013
Resurrecting the Memory of Lovecraft... just a few more essential salts to go.
Dear Friends - we've been overwhelmed with the amount of support, positive feedback, and buzz we've gotten from Lovecraft scholars and fans, Weird Fiction authors and artists, and all manner of people who have a love for Hoary Providence.
Our plans are rapidly moving forward to bring the world the premier Lovecraft literary and scholarly conference and cultural convention, right here in the heart of Lovecraft's beloved hometown, August 23-25, 2013.
Imagine: a convention with top-notch research, writing, and non-Euclidean geometry... as well as history, art, music, theater, gaming, food, etc. All over the course of three really intense days next August.
The many tasks associated with pulling off a successful convention worthy of Grandpa's memory come with a hefty preliminary bill. In order to quickly meet our financial needs and keep our momentum up, we've realized that Kickstarter is our best friend. It's helped that so many of YOU friends have suggested it to us, too.
So - what do we need? We have a number of varied bills that will soon come due, divided into two primary areas of need: Printing/Advertising (T-shirts, posters, flyers, print and web adverts), and Venues (particularly down payments and deposits on our meeting halls, art galleries, etc). Our projected budget and what we expect to pull in with ticket sales and sponsorships will cover our expenses over the long run, but for the short term, having some seed money would be a HUGE help in keeping us moving forward to getting the stars just right.
So, we're putting our collective hat out and asking you folks, who desperately want the same thing we do, to consider jumping in when it'll count the most.
Check out the rewards we're offering! We truly hope we're presenting a tantalizing collection that will inspire you all. Here are some glimpses:
So... think it over, and help us gather those final necessary ingredients for this epic Lovecraftian rite.
In the meantime - KEEP DREAMING. The stars are almost right. Almost.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~STRETCH GOALS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$19,000 - UNLOCKED!!! - We made it!! Now we will be able to have our good friend Jason Eckhardt, a local Lovecraftian artist of great renown, produce a gorgeous brand-new map poster of Lovecraftian sites around Providence and the wider region - absolutely suitable for framing. Given this amazing support, we'll make this available both in pdf form for Download backers to Acolyte backers, and in print for Silver-Key and above backers. THANK YOU!
$23,000 - UNLOCKED!!! -Thanks to your generosity and dedication, we're going to be able to overburden Jason Eckhardt with work even more! It will take a little time (in time for the convention, at least), but now we can plan to release an updated version of his superb "Off the Ancient Track" Lovecraft travel chapbook, now long out of print. When ready, we'll plan to make this available both in pdf form for Download backers to Acolyte backers, and in print for Silver-Key and above backers.
$25,000 - UNLOCKED!!!! - Consider us COMPLETELY floored and humbled. After much machinating, fulminating, and otherwise plotting and devising some appropriately eldritch rewards for you all... we're still finalizing some of the details, but suffice it to say, we will now include a bunch more goodies for all Silver Key and above backers, made by our local and not so local artist friends - limited edition silkscreens of our amazing posters.
For ALL backers above the Acolyte level (i.e. PATRON and BENEFACTOR levels, and above) - a VERY gorgeous limited run amulet made ONLY for all backers above the basic Acolyte level... So, if you're a PATRON or a BENEFACTOR level backer, no matter the theme, you'll get one of these!
And, for ALL full-pass recipients, from PILGRIMAGE on up, you'll get a high-quality embroidered patch of our sigil design, as shown above.
Stay tuned for more (if our febrile minds can conjure more up!).
Anoint your feet!
The time for the Pilgrimage is nearly upon us!
Risks and challenges
We're excited to say that much of the hard work - the real planning and skeletal framework is all set to go. Once we have some basic advanced support, we'll be set to know exactly how hungry the world actually is for what we're staging, and we'll have the money we need to keep the Dream alive, and the movement going in the right direction ---- on the pilgrimage to Providence, next August!
Once this seed funding is secured, we'll be in the home stretch to achieve our collective Dream.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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