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A source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas.
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    Bright Puppet

    You'll receive a personal email of thanks from VASTARIEN's Editors-in-Chief, Matt Cardin and Jon Padgett, and your name will be listed on our website as a benefactor.

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    You will receive a copy of the Kindle edition of VASTARIEN Issue 1, and your name will be listed on our website as a benefactor. We'll email you a sneak-peek PDF of one of the best pieces in VASTARIEN Issue 1 before it is sold. You'll receive a personal email of thanks from VASTARIEN's Editors-in-Chief, Matt Cardin and Jon Padgett.

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    Mystic

    You'll receive one copy of the print edition of VASTARIEN issue 1, and your name will be listed on our website as a benefactor. We'll email you a sneak-peek PDF of one of the best pieces in VASTARIEN Issue 1 before it is sold. You'll also receive a personal email of thanks from VASTARIEN's Editors-in-Chief, Matt Cardin and Jon Padgett.

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    Vastarien 1 Year Kindle Subscription

    You'll receive a one year Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN (issues 1-3), your name will be listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1. Finally, you'll receive a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    You'll receive a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN (issues 1-3), your name will be listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1. Finally, you'll receive a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Town Manager

    You'll receive an unlimited print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, plus one fully produced audio production by Jon Padgett of a public domain or copyright-owned story of your choice (limited to 5,000 words in length). You'll receive three editor-signed copies of Issue #1, two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey, your name listed on our website under benefactors, your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of all 2018 issues, and a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Anima Mundi

    You'll receive a unique, 12" x 12" painting of the VASTARIEN issue 1 cover by Dave Felton. You'll also receive an unlimited print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN and one signed, limited HC copy of Jon Padgett's short story collection, THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM (illustrated by Dave Felton) and one signed copy of Matt Cardin's DARK AWAKENINGS. You'll receive three editor-signed copies of Issue 1, two prints of original art, also by artist, Dave Felton, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of all 2018 issues, and a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    The Tsalal

    If you back Vastarien for $3,000 or more, you'll receive the following books by Vastarien contributor, Thomas Ligotti (some of which are exceedingly rare and all of which are signed and come from Ligotti's private library and are in mint condition unless otherwise specified): a limited, deluxe, signed, unread hardcover copy of The Spectral Link; a signed, rare, unread copy of the Greek, bilingual edition of I Have a Special Plan for This World; a signed, limited, unread hardcover edition of In Einer Fremden Stadt, In Einem Fremden Land, the German translation of In a Foreign Town, In a Foreign Land, cover and internal page designs by H.R. Giger, and signed by Ligotti and Giger; Chants Du Cauchemar Et De Le Nuit, an unread, signed, trade paper, French edition of Songs of a Dead Dreamer; a fine, signed, trade paper copy of Das Alptraum Netzwerk, the German edition of The Nightmare Network; a signed, unread hardcover edition of Grimscribe, Sein Leben und Werk, the German translation of Grimscribe; a very good, signed, illustrated edition of Skuggan på världens botten och andra berättelser, the Swedish translation of The Shadow at the botton of the World; a signed, mint, hardcover copy of I canti di un sognatore morto, the Italian translation of Songs of a Dead Dreamer; a signed, very good paperback copy of I canti di un sognatore morto, the Italian translation of Songs of a Dead Dreamer; an unread, signed, illustrated hardcover, Polish translation of Teatro Grottesco; and Lo Scriba Macabra, a signed, unread trade paper Italian translation of GRIMSCRIBE. You'll also receive an unlimited print and Kindle subscription to Vastarien and one signed, limited HC copy of Jon Padgett's short story collection, The Secret of Ventriloquism (illustrated by Dave Felton). You'll also receive three editor-signed copies of Issue 1, two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of all 2018 issues, and a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Clown Puppet

    You'll receive one copy of the print and Kindle editions of VASTARIEN issue 1, and your name will be listed on our website as a benefactor. We'll email you a sneak-peek PDF of one of the best pieces in VASTARIEN Issue 1 before it is sold. You'll also receive a personal email of thanks from VASTARIEN's Editors-in-Chief, Matt Cardin and Jon Padgett.

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    Chymist

    You'll receive an original VASTARIEN artwork print by artist, Aeron Alfrey, and will be offered a 20 minute Skype conversation with Matt Cardin or Jon Padgett as well as a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1, We'll also email you a sneak-peek PDF of one of the best pieces in VASTARIEN Issue 1 before it is sold, and you'll receive a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Dr. Locrian

    You'll receive an original VASTARIEN artwork print by artist, Aeron Alfrey, as well as a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1, We'll also email you a sneak-peek PDF of one of the best pieces in VASTARIEN Issue 1 before it is sold, and you'll receive a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Master Rignolo

    You'll receive two, gorgeous Dave Felton Vastarien prints (original to the journal). You'll also receive a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN. We'll email you a sneak-peek PDF of one of the best pieces in VASTARIEN Issue 1 before it is sold. Finally, your name will be listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1, and you will receive a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Grimscribe

    You'll receive an hour long Skype consult with Jon Padgett or Matt Cardin on a topic of your choice and two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey. You'll also receive a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1, as well as a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    The Voice in the Bones

    You'll receive a copy of the Cadabra Records release of 20 SIMPLE STEPS TO VENTRILOQUISM, written, read and signed by Jon Padgett with front cover art by Yves Tourigny and back cover art by Dave Felton, with liner notes by Thomas Ligotti, You'll also receive a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1, as well as a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    The Bells Will Sound Forever

    You'll receive a copy of the Cadabra Records release of 20 SIMPLE STEPS TO VENTRILOQUISM, signed by Jon Padgett with front cover art by Yves Tourigny and back cover art by Dave Felton, with liner notes by Thomas Ligotti, an hour long Skype consult with Jon Padgett or Matt Cardin on a topic of your choice and two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey. You'll also receive a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1, as well as a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Dalha D. Fine Arts

    You'll receive a test press copy of the Cadabra Records release, THE BUNGALOW HOUSE, by Thomas Ligotti, read by Jon Padgett (comes in fold over sleeve), an hour long Skype consult with Jon Padgett or Matt Cardin on a topic of your choice and two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey. You'll also receive a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1, as well as a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Nobody is Anybody

    You'll receive a copy of BORN TO FEAR, signed by Matt Cardin, an hour long Skype consult with Jon Padgett or Matt Cardin on a topic of your choice and two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey. You'll receive a one year print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of Issue 1. We'll also email you a sneak-peek PDF of one of the best pieces in VASTARIEN Issue 1 before it is sold, and you'll receive a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Cynothoglys

    You'll receive an unlimited print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, plus one fully produced audio production by Jon Padgett of a public domain or copyright-owned story of your choice (limited to 5,000 words in length). Also, you'll receive one signed, limited HC copy of Jon Padgett's short story collection, THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM (illustrated by Dave Felton) and one signed copy of Matt Cardin's DARK AWAKENINGS. You'll receive three editor-signed copies of Issue #1, two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey, your name listed on our website under benefactors, your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of all 2018 issues, and a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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    Nethescurial

    You'll receive an unlimited print and Kindle subscription to VASTARIEN, plus one of the original, ink drawings by Dave Felton used inside issue 1 of VASTARIEN. Also, you'll receive one signed, limited HC copy of Jon Padgett's short story collection, THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM (illustrated by Dave Felton) and one signed copy of Matt Cardin's DARK AWAKENINGS. You'll receive three editor-signed copies of Issue 1, two prints of original art by artist, Aeron Alfrey, your name listed on our website as a benefactor, your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of all 2018 issues, and a personal email of thanks from Matt and Jon.

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