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A festival of science and song. Join us on December 9th to celebrate humanity and contemplate the values that we receive and pass down.
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    Token of Support

    Thank you! Any donation helps. We'll credit you on our program, and you'll receive a neat Humanist Culture digital wallpaper.

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    First Time / Affordable Ticket

    Welcome! If this is your first time coming, or finances are tight, you're encouraged to join us with the affordable ticket option.

    If you're a longtime solsticegoer, we hope you'll look into the Sponsorship tickets.

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    Volunteer Ticket

    Want to help make Solstice happen? Choose this option if you're willing to put in about 3 hours of labor (such as setting up, running the reception, and cleaning up).

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    Music Digital Download

    A download of solstice music, recorded live from the 2013 - 2015 festivals.

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    Book of Traditions (2013 Edition)

    A 125 book of lyrics, stories and commentary on Secular Solstice.

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    Sponsorship Ticket

    Your contribution enables other people to join our festival. They, and we, thank you. This provides one ticket to you, while ensuring we have the funds to keep Solstice sustainable and offer affordable tickets to newcomers.

    In the past, a few generous donors have put in around $500 each to fund Solstice. This year, we're trying to share that so that longterm solstice-goers each sponsor at whatever level they'd be happy to donate each year.

    Each sponsor will receive a sticker of the corresponding level.

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    Stone Age Sponsorship

    Five thousand years ago, humans with nothing more than logs, rope and mud dragged 8000 pound stones across 150 miles to erect Stonehenge: a massive astronomical calendar.

    A sponsorship to honor their legacy. You'll receive a ticket, credit, and eternal gratitude.

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    Bring a Friend

    Includes two tickets. (All subsequent reward tiers allow you to bring a +1 if you'd like. We recommend choosing the sponsorship tier that you and your friend would collectively like to donate at each year)

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    Rosetta Sponsorship

    The invention of writing allowed knowledge to be accumulated. Ideas could spread from culture to culture.

    A sponsorship in honor of the shoulders of giants.

    (If you choose this sponsorship or above, you may receive your choice of the Complete Digital Music Download, or the Book of Traditions)

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    Bacon Sponsorship

    500 years apart from each other, Roger Bacon and Francis Bacon (no relation), independently made significant contributions to the scientific method. Slowly, instead of making things up, humans started to go out and *look* at the world to find out what was true.

    This would turn out to be a big deal.

    (If you choose this reward, you may choose to receive both the Digital Download AND the Book of Traditions)

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    Industrial Age Sponsorship

    For ten thousand years, despite advances such as fire, the wheel, agriculture, writing, and science... day-to-day human experience remained surprisingly similar.

    Then, suddenly, the industrial revolution happened, and human wealth, health, and political freedom all increased a dozen-fold.

    This was also a big deal.

    (At this level of sponsorship and above, if you want to make sure you get to talk to any particular Solstice organizer(s) over the weekend, we'll make sure you get the opportunity to meet for coffee/tea/beverage-of-choice)

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    Green Revolution Sponsorship

    In the early 20th century, scientists developed new breeds of wheat and fertilizer that saved roughly 3 billion people from starving to death. And then it turned out that when people are food secure they stop having so many children and the world is less of a Malthusian hellhole.

    So, go team!

    A sponsorship in honor of Norman Borlaug saving a bajillion people and then changing his mind about overpopulation *twice*.

    (includes sticker, music and book)

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    Nuclear Age Sponsorship

    In the mid 20th century, other scientists invented nuclear fission. This... could have been pretty bad. But, fortunately, a couple times when someone almost pushed a button that destroyed civilization, instead, some other person said "Hey, maybe let's not do that!?"

    A sponsorship in honor of us not obliterating everything.

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    Digital Age Sponsorship

    Then the Internet happened and people started spending most of their day looking at glowing rectangles. This was... mostly good? for a lot of reasons, although it had some weird drawbacks.

    In addition the stickers/music/book, Zvi Mowshowitz (longtime solsticegoer, MTG champion and strategist), will offer the first 5 people at this tier a 2-hour strategy consultation, for any project of theirs that Zvi deems is non-Evil.

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    ??? Age

    Then hopefully something else happened, and hopefully it was good?

    A sponsorship in honor of something.

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    The Gift We Give to Tomorrow

    5000 years from now, maybe humanity or its children will still exist.

    If so, maybe there will still be people celebrating something sort of like the Secular Solstice. (If not, hopefully it's because they came up with an even cooler idea and not because they made faustian bargains that sacrificed our capacity for joy and wonder)

    A sponsorship in honor of a distant child that might or might not be born, who might or might not think to ask their parents "where does love come from?"

    Someone, somewhere in the world, will name a baby after you. Or at least with your name. Probably.

    (also includes sticker, music and book)

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