Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 21, 2010.

Update #5

Getting your rewards

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Hello!

Thanks to all of your funding (which covered nearly half of the printing price), the Scam book has finally been printed!

Erick is on his book tour with Jeff Miller right now: http://ghostpine.wordpress.com/events/

The good news is that we will be shipping out all of the rewards packages in the coming week!

Thanks
-Microcosm


Update #4

Aftermass documentary

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Thanks so much for all of your help with funding SCAM.

I'm pretty amazed that we were so successful.

I'm 2/3 of the way through another project that has not had nearly as much luck.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/897079804/aftermass-a-post-critical-mass-portland

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks
Joe


Update #3

Pardon the mild lapse

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Sorry about the passage of time. My computer's power jack fried out and I was without it for most of last week.

But Scam lumbers on and there's a new issue here: http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/3241/

and despite the computer crash, the book is finished with pre-press and ready go to go print. Much deliberating occurred about which photo would grace the back cover.

Here's some samples of what's to come. Some of these will print in the book; others are outtakes.

The full cost of the printing just went up another $300 so the paper could have enough "dead metal" space for the gripper to hold the page. Essentially, you need to have enough white space around the edges for the printing press to hold the paper. And anyone who has seen Scam knows that the printing goes to the edge. So we had to purchase larger parent sheets which will then be trimmed down and the edges recycled.

But Scam is imminent and the price just goes up so if you have friends or enemies who could make use of a copy, please send them this way.

We also now offer a sweet bargain for retailers (or just anyone) to purchase 5 copies @ 50% off with free shipping.

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Update #2

Scammin' America

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Hello helpful friends:

Thanks so much for all of your kind words, contributions, willingness to help us out, and excitement about this book.

Scam's Erick Lyle is on tour right now with his band Black Rainbow. (Photo by Erin Tobey). If they hit your town, check 'em out if you have the chance!

Saturday-Sunday, May 29th-30th at Crabb Fest in Athens, OH
(with tons of bands, workshops, wildness, all your friends, etc. including ADD/C, Future Virgins, Rag Rage, Snarlas, Black Rainbow, Shellshag, and TONS more!)

Monday, May 31st, 10 PM at Carabar in Columbus, OH
-Shellshag
-Black Rainbow
-RVIVR
-You'll Get Yours

Tuesday, June 1st 8 PM at House Gone Wylie in Bloomington, IN
-Shellshag
-Black Rainbow
-Twat Sauce (Chattanooga)

Wednesday, June 2nd at Idapalooza Fruit Jam in Ida, TN!

Next update--previews!

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Update #1

Whew!

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As unbelievable as it is when friends are willing to put money towards this project, it is even more incredible and rewarding when strangers put up money far above the reward they choose. It is a pretty tight little ball of anxiety that governs me whenever we are or are not getting donations. So thank you to everyone who have been kind enough to put up money! Please spread the word.

The total printing cost of this book (with shipping from the printer) is around $11,000. So Kickstarter really is our best hope for breaking even on doing this project, not to mention getting it outside of our usual audience. And hey, who doesn't want to know how to steal electricity from lamp posts?

So please tell your friends and let's hope this book happens.


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