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Grace, a high school chess champion, is locked in an intense game that she begins to imagine as a Victorian Steampunk duel.
42 backers pledged $1,980 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Cara Shaffer (Creator)

Hello hello, all!

I hope your weekend has been absolutely lovely so far. I just wanted to stop by quickly to say THANK YOU!, from the bottom of our stempunk hearts, for all of your donations! It's always very, very, exciting to see new backers join us in this venture! We truly appreciate all of your support, both to the Checkmate budget and to us in general!

Here is what we have coming up this week:

-We are reaching out to the Steampunk Society of Austin to see if they would like to strike up an alliance with us! Cara and I are hand-delivering a very steampunk-looking, handwritten letter of appeal, so wish us luck!

-Locations, locations, locations! By this I mean phone calls, phone calls, phone calls! We want to make sure that we have the absolute BEST locations for your entertainment!

-Callbacks! This Friday, we get to see our acting top picks once more and we are VERY excited! Can you believe it!? By the end of Friday, we will officially know who our main actors will be! And this will lead us to...

-COSTUMING! Since the fabulous Cara Shaffer will be done with Mock Trial Nationals this weekend, we will have the freedom to go costume crazy next weekend! (And the one after that, and the one after that...)

So that is where we stand right now, and let me tell ya, Cara and I get more and more excited every day. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING SO FABULOUS AND SO SUPPORTIVE! REALLY, THANK YOU. f you have any questions at all, message us an we'll get back to you asap! 

Have a great rest of the weekend!

-Andrea and Cara


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