Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 7, 2012.

Update #45

The goal has been reached, but it ain’t over

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We’ve hit the goal of $6,500, but there are still 36 hours left in the campaign, and it is still possible to make pledges. Any money raised above the goal that does not go toward expenses will be split among the writers and artists working on Fireside and funding for future issues.

We’d love to be able to send the writers and artists a little extra cash. We couldn’t have gotten to the goal without their support and publicity, and they really deserve it. As I’ve said many times, Fireside isn’t just about good stories, it’s about helping creative people make a living.

And it would be a big help to have some seed money for the future of Fireside. We are still thinking about how to move forward, but the more of a cushion we have the easier it will be to makes sure there is an Issue No. 2 and beyond.

Of course, we wouldn’t ask for more money and your continued spreading of the word without rewards.

If the Kickstarter hits $7,250, backers at every level will receive a printed, signed backers-only short story in addition to the Fireside bookmark.

And if we hit $8,500, everyone will also receive a Fireside tote bag.

Thank you for all your support!

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    You receive a sketch by cover artist Amy Houser and a print version of the magazine autographed by Amy. You also receive the PDF and eBook versions of the magazine. Note: If you reside outside the United States, please pledge $30 for this reward to cover added shipping costs.

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    Contributing writer Ken Liu will translate a message of 50 words or less into emoji for you. (For more about what this is and an example, please see Update #18 in the updates tab above, but it is essentially a translation into emoticons.) You also receive the print version of the magazine and the PDF and eBook versions.

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    Cover Artist Amy Houser will draw you in one of two illustrations based on the stories in Fireside, and the picture will be included in the magazine. You will receive an 8x10 print of the picture, autographed by Amy, and the print, PDF, and eBook versions of the magazine.

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    A character in the Tobias Buckell story will be named after you. (Note, this means your actual name. You don't get to choose the name.) You also receive the print version of the magazine, autographed by Tobias, and the PDF and eBook versions.

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    You get a first edition of Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book," autographed by Gaiman. (My wife and I have two of these from his tour for the book. More details in the updates section.) You also receive the print, eBook, and PDF versions of the magazine.

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    For a male: Your name and likeness will be used for a character in the comic. (Note, this means your actual name and likeness. You don't get to choose the name. Please don't choose this reward if you are a female.) You also receive the print version of the magazine, autographed by Adam and D.J., and the PDF and eBook versions.

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    ELECTRONIC PATRON: You receive a lifetime electronic subscription. For as long as Firside is being published, you will receive free eBook copies of the magazine in the format of your choice. You also receive a print copy of Issue No. 1 autographed by the contributor of your choice. (Note: I can't guarantee how many issues there will be beyond No. 1, but I hope for this to be a long-term success, and support at this level will help give us a strong start and make that happen.)

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