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We want to bring the dumpling emoji to life and pave the way for a more inclusive catalog of emojis.
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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Our shared spirtual love of dumplings, and a high-resolution image of our "bling bling" dumpling, with flashing heart-shaped eyes.

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    Our digital dumpling cookbook with recipes from chef Ming Tsai's mom, two-time Dumpling Wars winner Leland Wong, Rickshaw Dumpling founder Kenny Lao, and pierogi aficinado Casey Barber, among others.

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    A dumpling emoji T-shirt AND an inaugural one-year membership in Emojination.

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    Download of a set of high-resolution dumplng art ("evil dumpling") AND an inaugural one-year membership in Emojination.

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    A "dumplings around the world" tote bag AND an inaugural one-year membership in Emojination.

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    A SIGNED copy of your choice of dumpling cookbooks, including "Hey There, Dumpling" by Kenny Lao, "Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food" by Casey Barber, and "Asian Dumplings" by Andrea Nguyen. This IN ADDITION to an inaugural one-year membership in Emojination.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Come to a spring weekend CROSS-CULTURAL dumpling emoji awareness party hosted in a SOMA loft in San Francisco, featuring potstickers, momos, pelmini, empanadas and pierogi. All you can eat. For one guest. But pledge more for multiple. Reward transferable. Do multiple if you want multiple tickets. Plus inaugural membership in Emojination.

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    Pledge US$ 149 or more About US$ 149

    Get a limited edition SIGNED and NUMBERED Dumpling Emoji Fine Art Giclée Print (which last for more than 100+ years) measures 29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches - by the emoji dumpling artist Yiying Lu. You have a choice of either the plain version or the personified version.

    You will get a free art frame if you are coming and picking it up during the spring weekend CROSS-CULTURAL dumpling emoji awareness party hosted in a SOMA loft in San Francisco and will be greeted by the artist. Be sure to get a separate ticket for the event, if you wish to get the artwork in person and meet the artist!

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    Your choice of frozen famed local potstickers, pierogi, pelmini or momos airshipped to you from our various dumpling partners. Plus inaugural membership in Emojination.

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    TWO tickets for a dumpling emoji awareness crawl in your choice of New York City OR Los Angeles. (Includes dumpling costs and some transportation, depending on the city). Hosted by Rickshaw Dumplings chef Kenny Lao or dumpling lover Jennifer 8. Lee. Dates to be arranged with participants. Tour transferrable. Plus inaugural membership in Emojination.

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    "Night of 1000 Momos" in New York City. You and five guests (six people total) can eat up to one thousand momos at Little Tibet in Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City. Courtesy of the Momo Crawl. PLUS inaugural membership in Emojination.

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    Three-hour dumpling making workshop for up to 15 people in your choice of Bay Area, Los Angeles or New York. LA done by Kenny Lao, founder of Rickshaw Dumplings and author of "Hey, There Dumpling." San Francisco done by Leland Wong, two-time winner of the Dumpling Wars). New York pierogi done by Casey Barber, author of "Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food." Includes dumpling ingredients, both vegetarian and non vegetarian. No beverages provided. For groups 20 and above, pledge $800 and up. Contact us for more details on larger events!

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    Three-hour dumpling making workshop with WINE PAIRING for up to 15 people in your choice of location of Bay Area, Los Angeles or New York. LA done by Kenny Lao, founder of Rickshaw Dumplings and author of "Hey, There Dumpling." San Francisco done by Leland Wong, two-time winner of the Dumpling Wars). New York pierogi done by Casey Barber, author of "Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food." Includes dumpling ingredients, both vegetarian and non vegetarian. For groups 20 and above, pledge $1,000 and up. Contact us for more details on larger events!

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Hand-rolled dumpling party at your location for up to 100 people in San Francisco Bay Area (by Leland Wong, two-time winner of the Dumpling Wars) or Los Angeles area (by Kenny Lao, founder of Rickshaw Dumplings and author of "Hey, There Dumpling"). Includes dumpling ingredients, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Ideal for corporate events. Contact us for more details!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Becoming a founding board member of Emojination! And get a dumpling party in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Boston. Other US cities possible, but might involve travel costs. Email for more details and discussion.

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