Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 30, 2012.

Update #13

Secret Song + FINAL CALL FOR ADDRESSES

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Hello Patrons of the Arts!

For those who donated $10 + up, you should have been emailed your Dropbox link of the SECRET SONG recorded by Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys. Please message me if you did not receive it.

Now that we have the proper T-shirts re-ordered, we are sending out the FINAL physical rewards packages. We are shipping them out this week, so if you haven't yet received your package & your address has changed since we sent out the survey, MESSAGE US IMMEDIATELY to tell us your new address.

In news about our firehouse progress, our new lead contractor is Tim Bailey of TBC Projects. His clients include The Model Cafe, Modulus DVD, Notch Brewing, The Sinclair, The Fayerweather Street School, and The Cloud Club. We are happy to have him on board.

If you have ANY questions about your rewards, do not hesitate to message me!

Katherine Bergeron of Torrent Engine 18

Official website: http://www.torrentengine18.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TorrentEngine18
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TorrentEngine18
Tumblr: http://engine18.tumblr.com
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TorrentEngine18
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrentengine18

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Update #12 - For backers only

Reminder: Pick Up Your Kickstarter Rewards Party is TOMORROW (Sat. 22nd)

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Update #11 - For backers only

Pick Up Your Kickstarter Rewards Party on Sat June 22nd!

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Update #10

Contractors WANTED! Doomsday Gala was AMAZING! The Kickstarter packages are COMING!

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Hello friends of Torrent Engine 18,

We have been diligently working on our beloved firehouse. We've had an unfortunate setback--we fired our main contractor for incompetence and general bad faith. We are currently looking for licensed contractors in the following fields: masonry, structural carpentry, roofing, and excavation. We have a 203K loan--if you/your contractor has experience working with rehab loans, that would be most excellent.

This is a high-prestige project that has a number of home design/improvement publications interested in the results. Any interested contractors can reach us at engine18firehouse@gmail.com

Check out our current work on the building:

Inside the Firehouse
http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrentengine18/sets/72157631884655581/

Outside the Firehouse
http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrentengine18/sets/72157631884655585/

DOOMSDAY GALA ROUNDUP

We have no words for the beauty created by the performers, crew, and guests for the Doomsday Gala. Please, look at the pictures and video for a small glimpse of the magic.

THANK YOU to all of our performers & crew: Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Janaka Stuckey, Cormac Bride, Walter Sickert, Edrie, Meff, Rachel Jayson, Jojo Lazar, TJ Horn, Mike Leggio, Mali Sastri, Eowyn Evans, Clare Collar, Kelley Kipperman, Natasha Sorokin, Amy Macabre, Chelsea Shuten, Tarah Alton, Alex Tober, Margaret Loscuito, Lauren Blake, Al Taylor, Rachel Hock, Emily Frederick, Janelle LaMarche, Lainey Schooltree, Nick Amento, Rick Frank, Heidi Jersey, Chris McIntosh, Liam O’Sullivan, Meaghan Q. Sinclair, Harmony Dawn, Pete Gamache, Dei Christianson, Jenn Thomson, Daemon Pratt, Erik Angra, Jason Elon Goodman, Renata Certo-Ware, Gina Manning, Meredith Goldstein, and Matt Lee.

GALA PRESS COVERAGE!

Boston Globe - Neil Gaiman, book tours, and frozen peas

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2012/12/24/neil-gaiman-book-tours-and-frozen-peas/JaLyK6IWolQMRjztTubncI/story.html

STUFF - Torrent Engine 18 Benefit Gala at Dorchester's First Parish Church

http://stuffboston.com/partypics/2012/12/122112_torrentengine18benefitgala#.UYlSG0qFMmR

Boston Phoenix - Get Seen » At the Torrent Engine 18 Benefit Gala

http://blog.thephoenix.com/BLOGS/phlog/archive/2013/01/11/get-seen-187-at-the-torrent-engine-18-benefit-gala.aspx

Gala Pictures

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.494757833896917.109443.309503215755714&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.465545633506958.104382.323672234360966&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2555703507759.67707.1709100544&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151398457037489.530848.37088177488&type=1

Gala Video

Neil Gaiman recites "The Night Before My Wedding"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNWw_rhZ1rI

Neil Gaiman recites "The Day The Saucers Came"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYo1TYnZGkY

KICKSTARTER PACKAGES ARE COMING!

It took a while to get all your survey responses, but now we have them in hand and have ordered your chosen T-shirts sizes from Hemlock Ink, a Somerville-based T-shirt printer. All T-shirts are made in the USA. Check out the design (created by Torrent Engine 18 co-owner E. Stephen Frederick) below!

Much love,

Katherine Bergeron of Torrent Engine 18

Official website: http://www.torrentengine18.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TorrentEngine18

Tumblr: http://engine18.tumblr.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TorrentEngine18

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrentengine18

YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TorrentEngine18

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Update #9

Gala update--please read!!!

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Hello friends of Torrent Engine 18!

I've have been deluged with emails from people who say that didn't get my email with directions to the Gala. Believe me when I say, we did send it--from the informal poll I took on Facebook, most Gala backers got the email with directions to the venue. Check your junk mail as well. If for some reason you did not get it/your junk mail deleted it, message me back through Kickstarter and I will re-send the address. Note: the event will NOT be held at the firehouse, please don't show up there and be sad that there's no party.

At tickets are will-call, so just show up with your ID to get in. There are a handful of tickets left, so if you or a friend need an extra, hop on now:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/303099

Booze Époque is rolling out some gorgeous fresh fruit drinks for us. It's a cash bar, so please hit the ATM before coming, you do not want to miss out!

Paper Crane
Sake, matcha poached fruit, paper crane garnish

Mercado with Bubbles
Prosecco with lime/ginger/basil simple syrup and clementine juice.

Elixir de Luxe
Spiced Port, rum poached pears, star anise

Amber Ale Shandy
Amber ale, fresh ginger, apple cider, maple

Sinclair’s Sangria
Tempranillo, cherry cider, lambic, citrus juice, fruit, cinnamon, red sangria cube

Sangria Blanco
Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio blend, clementine and peach juice, fruit, basil, white sangria cube

Tiki Cava
Cava, pineapple juice splash, homemade grenadine, maraschino cherry and falernum bitters. Umbrella garnish

Hibiscus Reverie
Albero sparkling Spanish white, hibiscus flower, rose water, orange flower water

Stormy Libation
Green River Ambrosia Ginger Libation, Dark & Stormy ice cube

Much love,

Katherine Bergeron of Torrent Engine 18


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