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We're bringing Lovecraft back to Providence! Help us stage the greatest event in his memory ever, with renowned scholars and authors.
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    Thank you.
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    Our sincerest hopes for your soul and sanity... as well as a shiny pair of stickers depicting everyone's favorite Great Old One, and our own esoteric "Eye of Providence" sigil - permanent enough to survive many aeons*.
    * claim not yet tested.

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    Do deep ones dream of electric downloads?: It is the age of the internet and the days of download. Exclusive PDFs, audio files, special "wallpaper" screenshots ---- etc..

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    Cultist-Couture:
    You're a true acolyte of the Old Ways and deserve your first vestments: a special convention T-shirt, with a design chosen by you from our stable of unique art, specially designed by our staff, and printed on a high-quality T.
    Additionally, you'll receive a set of our all-weather stickers, and the download goodies.

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    Providence-Cool: Support the convention, and receive this unique locally produced T-shirt design with Great Cthulhu embracing the Capital Building in Providence, with the famous epitaph words of Grandpa himself, "I Am Providence."
    All the hip cultists of Providence sport one of these.
    Additionally, you'll receive one of our all-weather sticker sets and our downloadables.

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    The SHADOW over... PROVIDENCE:
    Help make this convention dream a reality, and get this limited edition shirt, in all the hues of the abyss (and then some) - Obediah, the icthyic offspring of the Marsh Clan of Innsmouth, reborn in time for 2013, and designed by our very own Joey Zone. You'll also receive an incredible silk-screen print of one of Joey's gorgeous Cthulhoid-nouveau designs made for the original NecronomiCons held in Providence many moons ago. This is a sumptuously silkscreen'd print version of the bas-relief described in the Silver Key reward
    Additionally, you'll receive our all-weather eldritch stickers, and all our download files.

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    The PILGRIMAGE - Here is a no-frills chance to make the Hajj to the Lovecraftian Holy Land. This reward includes a three-day pass to the convention (as well as a copy of the Al-Azif inspired NecronomiCon 2013 program guide), and a hard enamel sigil pin.

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    DREAMER from Far Off Lands:
    Show your support for our efforts to raise Ryleh, er - put on NecronomiCon - and receive both the pre-con-only T-shirt, one of our special convention sigil jewel pins (denoting you as an acolyte), all our download goodies, and a full print copy of the sumptuous Al Azif - inspired convention program guide... Almost as good as being here.
    Consider any resulting disturbing dreams an added bonus.

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    ACOLYTE of the Dark Book:
    You are a committed follower of the NecronomiCon. For your steadfast dedication, you receive a full Three-Day Pass, a limited edition t-shirt (choose from one of the previously mentioned designs), a convention sigil jewel pin denoting you as an official acolyte, AND our eldritch sticker pack and download goodies.

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    PATRON of the Elemental Silver Screen:
    As part of the overall convention plans, we'll be presenting some of the foremost films made in the Lovecraftian milieu, including private screenings, live directors' commentaries, and some one-on-one with your favorite film-makers.
    This Reward ALSO includes a full Three-Day Pass to the convention, AND a pass to the Horror Film Festival (organized by our friends at the Arkham Film Society) being held in Providence the weekend before NecronomiCon, AND all the film events during the interim week leading up to NecronomiCon! This Reward also includes one of our convention T-shirts, and one of our PATRON sigil jewel pins, as well as the rest of the standard Acolyte rewards.

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    PATRON of the (Dark) Arts:
    Join us for a private reception prior to the public opening of our curated art show at the Cohen - Granoff Gallery, at Brown University, just around the corner from Lovecraft's favorite home.

    Meet some of the top eldritch artists from around the world, and engage in conversations involving such topics as 'what does that particular leit-motif *really* mean?'

    This Reward also includes a three-day pass for the Convention, one of our convention T-shirts, and one of our PATRON sigil jewel pins, as well as the rest of the standard Acolyte rewards.

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    The SILVER KEY:
    Thee VIP Three day pass, access to the infamous Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast led by our revered hierophant Dr. Robert M. Price, and the special Silver Key Sigil jewel pin, as well as all the lower-order rewards. As a special reward, you will receive a stunningly rendered limited-edition bas-relief of Dread Cthulhu, dreamed up by our own The joey Zone, and brought to disturbing reality by the remarkable talent of Joe Broers.

    You will also be allowed access to the Black Lodge, a secret Key-holder-only event held during the convention, attended by many of the luminaries in the Lovecraftian community.

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    BENEFACTOR of the Elemental Silver Screen:
    As part of the overall convention plans, we'll be presenting some of the foremost films made in the Lovecraftian milieu, including private screenings, live directors' commentaries, AND a unique convention-spanning workshop covering all the aspects of making short films based on HPL's works. (workshop will be divided up into daily segments, starting on Thursday August 22nd, the day before the actual kickoff of the convention - tho' attendance at the first session is not necessary).
    This reward gets you a guaranteed spot at this unique small-group, hands-on workshop, organized and run by Hellbender Media.
    This Reward ALSO includes a full three-day SILVER KEY pass (with ALL the related lower-order benefits) to the convention, AND a pass to the Horror Film Festival being held in Providence the weekend before NecronomiCon, AND all the film events during the interim week leading up to NecronomiCon!

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    BENEFACTOR of the (Dark) Arts, Third Branch: You know how to appreciate good art, even when everyone else just thinks its... weird. By way of acknowledgement of your sublime taste, we will happily thank you with a remarkable and disturbing work by Jason McKittrick, of the Cryptocurium - a handy Akham Cthulhu Idol, rendered true to Lovecraft's original sketch. Additionally, please accept this invitation to our special private gallery opening for our premier show at the Cohen - Granoff Gallery in Providence. This reward also includes the coveted three-day SILVER KEY pass for the convention, one of our special Silver Key Sigil jewel pins, and ALL the associated lower-order rewards.

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    *SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT!!!*
    DO NOT Bid on this!! It is only still listed for the sake of kickstarter bookkeeping.

    HOLDER of the GOLDEN KEY of Cthulhu:
    You are entrusted with no less than one of the most sacred and stunning statues ever devised and visaged by man's febrile brain - in this case, by the talented/tormented sculpting hands of LEE JOYNER. Shipping or pick-up for the statue will be arranged at the backer's preference, with cost TBD.
    Additionally, naturally, you shall receive ALL the benefits (and curses) of the GOLDEN KEY listed previously.
    Disclaimer: Neither NecronomiCon-Providence, nor Joyner Studio are responsible for insanity, blindness, or increased popularity, due to proximity to the Key of Cthulhu.

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    The STRANGE DARK ONE:
    Your very own copy of our Poet Laureate, Wilum H. Pugmire's, new book, The Strange Dark One, personally signed to you... Because you're just that special in our hearts. Additionally, you'll receive our sticker pack and downloads rewards.

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    The JOSHI weight-loss program!

    Put on your best track shoes, and be part of a small group to run the gauntlet of Lovecraft's College Hill with the foremost Lovecraft scholar himself, S.T. Joshi! Walk is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, August 22nd, the day prior to the start of the Convention.

    Warning: you really need to be physically fit for this one - we're not kidding!

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    PATRON of the Pentagonal Trapezohedron: As part of the overall convention plans, we are very proud to present you with some of the very finest Lovecraftian GAMING ever contained in one dangerously close proximity. As part of this reward, you will be guaranteed a spot at one of the few Call of Cthulhu games run by no less than Sandy Petersen himself! This Reward ALSO includes a full Three-Day Pass to the convention, one of our convention T-shirts, and one of our PATRON sigil jewel pins, as well as the rest of the standard Acolyte rewards.

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    KEEPERS of the Crypt Key:
    Enjoy a cozy picnic (we'll provide the food) the afternoon of Thursday, August 22nd, with our Poet Laureate, Wilum H. Pugmire, alongside ye ancient graves at St. John's Episcopal Church in Providence - where you'll pen and recite Poe-inspired poetry and rhymed acrostics, just like Lovecraft loved to do at this very site!

    This reward also includes the SILVER KEY V.I.P. three-day pass for the convention, along with all the associated rewards, including the coveted Silver Key Sigil jewel pin and access to thee Black Lodge, etc, etc.

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    BENEFACTOR of the Pentagonal Trapezohedron: The very Zenith of Lovecraftian GAMING is at your fingertips (so to speak)! Such memories as any gamer worth his or her essential saltes would gleefully sacrifice their favorite player character for, and likely will have to. As part of this reward, YOU and four others will take part in at least two separate games of Call of Cthulhu with the very Masters of the Gaming Arts - Sandy Petersen (the inventor of Call of Cthulhu - duh!), Jeff Carey ("Mr. Shiny," himself!), and additional games with your choice from a few other very special names you'll all recognize. YOU get first dibs. We'll also arrange for plenty of time for chatting and hanging out - for these three days, imagine them as part of your own gaming circle!
    This Reward ALSO includes a full three-day SILVER KEY pass (with ALL the related lower-order benefits) to the convention.

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    BENEFACTOR of the (Dark) Arts, First Branch:
    You know how to appreciate good art, even when everyone else just thinks its... weird.
    Please accept this token of our esteem for your support - a bust of Lovecraft himself, depicted in disturbingly gritty (sur)realism, by our infernal brother BRYAN MOORE at Arkham Studios. By the way, stay tuned for his follow-up kickstarter to raise the funds to put a large version of this very statue in HPL's Providence!

    Additionally, please accept this invitation to our special private gallery opening for our premier show at the Cohen - Granoff Gallery in Providence.

    This reward also includes the coveted three-day SILVER KEY pass for the convention, one of our special Silver Key Sigil jewel pins, and ALL the associated lower-order rewards.

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    BENEFACTOR of the (Dark) Arts, Second Branch:
    You know how to appreciate good art, even when everyone else just thinks it's... weird.

    Please accept this token of our esteem for your support - a bust of Lovecraft himself, set in reverent contemplation, by the celebrated LEE JOYNER.

    Additionally, please accept this invitation to our special private gallery opening for our premier show at the Cohen - Granoff Gallery in Providence.

    This reward also includes the coveted three-day SILVER KEY pass for the convention, one of our special Silver Key Sigil jewel pins, and all associated lower-order rewards.

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    The GOLDEN KEY:
    You, dear one, are in the inner-circle - the Esoteric Elite! Not only have you earned a VIP pass for the entire Convention, you've also proven your worthiness to wear the mantle of our limited edition GOLDEN KEY robes, as well as one set of ANY other merchandise we produce, including any limited edition books or artwork. In particular, you will be a recipient of the ultra-rare round robin book being compiled by Joe Pulver and a crew of the finest authors of 'Weird Tales' (see the"Memento Mori" reward below).

    YOU have secured yourself not only a spot at the Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast, but also a slot in the very Choir that will be singing those dreaded inhuman hymns.
    You will also be recognized in our 'Al Azif' program guide as a KEY supporter of NecronomiCon 2013 - effectively raining immortality down upon you in print form!
    As a member of Ye Golden Key, you are also entitled to call upon us directly - as much as is abhumanly possible, your wish is our command!

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    MEMENTO MORI:
    You've attained such a vaunted status in our cabal that your very experiences in the realms of the eldritch are inscribed by some of our best bards.
    YOU will be the central figure in a limited edition round-robin chapbook published solely for this fundraising effort, including the ink of:
    Joseph Pulver, Molly Tanzer, Robert M. Price, Wilum H. Pugmire, Cody Goodfellow, Ann K. Schwader, Don Webb, S.P. Miskowski, Jeff Thomas, and Peter Rawlik, with art by Nicholas Gucker, and exclusive binding by Lance Thingmaker!
    Additionally, you are entitled to ALL the other lower-order benefits (including GOLDEN KEY status), as well as your pick of one set of any Convention merchandise such as T-shirts, small batch print runs, and convention-only publications. You will also get your name highlighted as a significant patron of NecronomiCon Providence '13.

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    RELIQUARIAN OF THE STARRY WISDOM:

    With this inner-sanctum level support comes gravely increased responsibilities... and requisite rewards. YOU and another (for the dread responsibility is far too burdensome for just one human soul to bear) are entrusted with one of two large pieces of surviving original *Statuary* salvaged from the actual Starry Wisdom Church (aka St. John's RC Church, demolished in 1992) featured in HPL's "The Haunter of the Dark" (thanks for the correction, TDM!) .

    Additionally, you are entitled to ALL the other lower-order benefits (including GOLDEN KEY status), as well as your pick of one set of any Convention merchandise such as T-shirts, small batch print runs, and convention-only publications. You will also get your name highlighted as a significant patron of NecronomiCon Providence '13.

    NB: No, it's not a piece of the Shining Trapezohedron, silly - what are you, nuts??

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