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A biennial three-day marathon reading of Herman Melville's epic novel, MOBY-DICK in New York City. SECOND STRETCH GOAL $10,000
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    DANCE PARTY: An exclusive digital download of a MOBY-DICK inspired playlist created by Brendan Jay Sullivan, DJ and author of RIVINGTON WAS OURS + Your name will be listed as a supporter on the website

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    WHALE SONG: A digital download of "Sailor's Regret," an original sea shanty created for the 2013 MDMNYC That She Blows variety show, and "Song From the Belly of a Whale," inspired by Mara Sternberg's short story featured at Thar She Blows, by Amy Virginia Buchanan + All DANCE PARTY level rewards

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    CHOWDER: A downloadable zine that you can print and fold at home featuring Brooklyn restaurant Littleneck's acclaimed clam chowder recipe "zine-ified" by Rachel and Ami of STOCK TIPS: A ZINE ABOUT SOUP + All WHALE SONG level rewards

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    POSTCARD: A screenprinted postcard featuring an illustration by award-winning artist and illustration Brian Floca for MDMNYC + All CHOWDER level rewards

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    BOOKMARKS: TWO exclusive screenprinted bookmarks featuring Matt Kish's illustration of the white whale AND of harpooneer Queequeg + All POSTCARD level rewards

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    TOTE: Tote bag screenprinted with design by award-winning illustrator Brian Floca + all BOOKMARKS level rewards

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    POSTER: The official MDMNYC 2014 screenprinted poster, designed by award-winning illustrator Brian Floca (poster design unveiling TBA, but it will definitely be great) + All TOTE level rewards

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    OF WHALES IN PAINT, IN TEETH, ETC.: Choose 1 of 4 poster designs from Litographs exclusive to MDMYNC (see images at left, each poster is 24x36 inches) featuring the actual text of Melville's novel + All TOTE level rewards

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    CETOLOGY: MDMNYC co-founder and -organizer Amanda Bullock will call you and tell you her favorite whale joke (U.S. numbers only, sorry) + All CREW level rewards

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    FAST FISH AND LOOSE FISH: Five gorgeous books from Penguin to instantly grow your Moby-Dick shelf (what, you don't have a Moby-Dick shelf [yet]?): Moby-Dick (Penguin Drop Caps); Moby-Dick (Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition); Why Read Moby-Dick by Nathaniel Philbrick; In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick; The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale + All CREW level rewards

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    KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES: Pick any two of the four exclusive Litograph designs + All CREW level rewards

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    OARSMEN: Your name will be listed on the MDMNYC website as a "Oarsmen"-level sponsor + All POSTER level rewards

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    LESS ERRONEOUS PICTURES OF WHALES: A Moby Dick sketch painting by MOBY-DICK IN PICTURES artist Matt Kish on found paper (will measure about 10.75 inches by 15.5 inches, be on old TV repair diagrams, and be a mix of acrylic paint, ink and possibly other media) + Read up as you wait for the 2014 marathon with three books from Penguin: Why Read Moby-Dick; In the Heart of the Sea; and The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale + A MOBY-DICK tote featuring Rockwell Kent's cover illustration from the 1931 Modern Library edition, from sponsor Out of Print Clothing + All OARSMEN level rewards

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    GOING ABOARD: Reserved seats every day at MDMNYC 2014 (travel expenses to/from/in NYC not included) + A copy of the Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition of MOBY-DICK to read along with + All OARSMEN level rewards

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    THE WHALE AS A DISH: Dinner for two at Littleneck restaurant in Gowanus, Brooklyn (travel expenses to/from/in NYC not included) + All OARSMEN level rewards

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    A BOSOM FRIEND: An exclusive Queequeg drawing by MOBY-DICK IN PICTURES artist Matt Kish (will measure 8" by 10", be on watercolor paper, and be a mix of ink, marker, some acrylic paint and possibly some other media) + A copy of MOBY DICK, OR THE CARD GAME thanks to sponsors King Post + A beautiful Penguin Drop Caps edition of MOBY-DICK + All OARSMEN level rewards

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    THE QUADRANT: ALL FOUR MDMYNC exclusive Litograph posters, so you'll have the entire epic story + All OARSMEN level rewards

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    HARPOONEER: Your name will be listed on the festival program as a "Harpooneer"-level sponsor + Choose any Litograph poster design + All POSTER level rewards

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    THE SYMPHONY: Amy Virginia Buchanan (leader of the Pequod Players, whom performed "Midnight, Forecastle" at the 2012 marathon) will compose a sea shanty featuring YOUR name and send send you a video of the song + All HARPOONEER level rewards

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    MONSTROUS PICTURES OF WHALES: An exclusive illustration (will measure around 22" by 30", maybe slightly smaller but pretty close to that, and will be mostly ink and acrylic paint on some kind of heavy paper) from Matt Kish, author of MOBY-DICK IN PICTURES + All HARPOONEER level rewards

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    THE GILDER: A necklace featuring the MOBY-DICK quote "I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." / Solid brass with 14 kt gold plating / Lead-free / Adjustable 18-inch chain with 3-inch extender from sponsor Out of Print Clothing + One beautiful Penguin Drop Caps edition of MOBY-DICK + All TOTE level rewards

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    THE WHALE-WATCH: An exclusive 8x10 original watercolor, "Ahab and the White Whale" (see left) by artist and author Sophie Blackall + All OARSMEN level rewards

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    THE PROPHET: "Scuba" painting by Bianca Stone (illustrator and designer of the 2012 MDMNYC poster) 13x12, Pen / Ink / Watercolor / Gouache (see left) + All OARSMEN level rewards

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