Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 15, 2012.

Update #6

Extended goals exceeded!

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You know, I was so caught up in my excitement about PARTYFT! I neglected to mention something important and awesome - we've blown past both of the extended goals!  That means I'll have the incredibly talented Donovan Fannon on board to photograph the sessions, and we're going to slide an 8x10 from those photos into each of the backer reward vinyl records.  Also, vinyl records going out to backers will be a backers-only signed/numbered limited edition.

In other news, for those that might not have seen it, there was a nice piece on this project on Ars Technica last week.

The response from the press and also on FB & Twitter have been amazing.  Thanks so much, everyone, for all the excitement and support.  I'll wrap up by leaving you with a few pics of my favorite tweets about this project:

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      Creator Earl Scioneaux on June 11, 2012

      Thanks, Ian. :)

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      Creator Ian Kramar on June 7, 2012

      Congratulations on this great project! It is now officially the best kickstarter I've taken part in.

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