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Gemini & Scorpio, makers of arts-centric themed events, transform a Gowanus, BK loft into a multi-use affordable arts space
Gemini & Scorpio, makers of arts-centric themed events, transform a Gowanus, BK loft into a multi-use affordable arts space
580 backers pledged $32,118 to help bring this project to life.

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[We did it! Thank you everyone! Watch the backer updates for construction progress -- and here's the permanent web home of the Gemini & Scorpio Loft: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/loft.html ]

You are invited to participate in the creation of something unique and magical.

We are Gemini and Scorpio (@gemini_scorpio), creators of immersive themed costume events with live entertainment and editors of a weekly underground NYC events list. More on G&S is in our bio below, if you've not heard of us -- but we hope you have: from our events, which have ranged from Brooklyn warehouses to Lincoln Center; from the NYC creative types, whether artists, performers or burners; or from our many press accolades -- from The New York Times and New York Magazine to TimeOut and The Village Voice.

What Gemini & Scorpio parties look like
What Gemini & Scorpio parties look like

In our 10 years of creating events, publishing the list, and being in the overlapping communities of producers and performers, the one consistent issue we've encountered in NYC is lack of affordable arts space. When cities have large cheap spaces, the arts thrive. But when all available spaces are turned into luxury condos, artisanal cocktail bars, and bottle service clubs, the makers of alternative, artistic culture have nowhere to go. We could count on one hand the number of remaining functioning underground arts spaces in NYC.

We'd been looking for the perfect spot for nearly four years. When we walked into this one, we knew right away this was home. And with G&S turning ten years old on Feb 14, 2013, we knew this was the time.

The G&S Loft with daylight streaming through skylights and roof door
The G&S Loft with daylight streaming through skylights and roof door

Here is a location we can finally use for all those events that are vital to building community but don't generate much income, created by us or others: all-ages brunches with live music and dancing, theatrical performances, art shows, benefits for causes/artists/communities, talks on curious topics, hands-on artistic experiences, costume sales, dinner parties, movie nights on our giant roof, music showcases, activist gatherings, art & science lectures, yoga/dance/capoeira/acro classes… Many of these types of events have already taken place here over the last year, and more keep getting booked all the time. The loft is also where we can focus on elevating the experience of our own immersive themed parties, instead of wasting time on venue hunting.

Images from some events that have already happened at the loft in the last year
Images from some events that have already happened at the loft in the last year

We make a big effort to keep the prices of G&S events affordable while paying all our artists, as we believe the arts should be both accessible and sustainable. Of course this means that there isn't much money for us to create as complete a transformation of the space as we would like. We hope you, our community, both artists and arts lovers, will join us in building a new home for what we do, so we can continue to protect and present the arts, grow audiences, and make magic happen -- together.

The G&S Loft set up as a fairy forest for an immersive production of Midsummer Night's Dream earlier this year
The G&S Loft set up as a fairy forest for an immersive production of Midsummer Night's Dream earlier this year

WHERE YOUR MONEY IS GOING
G&S has already invested close to $30,000 in the space: demolition, trash removal, insulation, finished floors in parts of the space, partial sanding of the floor in main event area, building of multiple rooms and bathrooms, partial electric & plumbing, new window installation, etc. 

Here's the loft as we first saw it back in October 2011.
Here's the loft as we first saw it back in October 2011.

Here are the next scheduled improvements, and where your donations will go:
- Sanding and sealing main event space floors, $8,000
- Removing paint, re-mortaring & refinishing main space walls, $10,000
- Removing old tin ceiling, installing insulation and new ceiling in main space, $8,000
- Fixing skylights, $1,000
- Fixing/replacing roof and fire escape doors and adjacent flooring, $1,000
- Window finishing & insulation, $1,000
- New hot water heater and related plumbing, $2,000
- Completing two toilet stalls (walls & floor tile), $2,000
- Completing main bath (shower, tub, walls & floor tile), $7,000
- Electric & lighting in main event area, $4,000
- Central air / heat, $6,000
TOTAL: $50,000

As you can see, even this total is greater than our asking goal -- and that's not yet factoring in professional sound and lights, kitchen and office buildout, and of course ongoing venue decor improvements, which easily adds up to another $30k. In the future, we even hope to look into putting solar panels, an apiary, and possibly even a small farm on our 3,000sq ft roof. The more we can raise, the better we can make the space, faster.

We've been working on the loft bit by bit almost every day for the last year, but the financial reality of the space hasn't allowed us to pause long enough to make real change happen -- and whatever savings we'd put aside for the project have long been spent. With this campaign's financial boost, we'll finally be able to do the big renovation. The current plan is to go dark in July-August, and return, sparkly and new, in the fall.

The back half of the loft after demolition: we'd knocked down an office and bathroom, and stripped down walls.
The back half of the loft after demolition: we'd knocked down an office and bathroom, and stripped down walls.

We need your help, community. For 10 years now, G&S has been bringing together the arts and the audience: getting artists paid and known for their work while giving audiences one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences. This space will enable us to do more (and better) of the same, and we hope that you will support our mission, whether you may benefit as performer or guest, or simply get joy as an arts supporter. Thank you.

REWARDS
The rewards you see here represent just a small fraction of the community we have supported over the years (the artists who've performed at our parties, the producers whose events we list in our newsletter, etc) and hope to continue to support via the space. Follow these generous and talented people's links to learn more about the magic they create. Now, for some additional info...

BUNDLES:
- The $5 reward (thank you card, backer updates, etc) and the $15 reward (music download bundle) are included with ALL donations above those amounts, respectively, and the $75 Champagne "Thank You" Gala ticket is included with all rewards over $200.

- Everyone who supports at the $75 level and above is entitled to request a secret G&S token, redeemable for future happenings not open to general public. The only way to get these is in person from us at any 2013 G&S party or at the Champagne "Thank You" Gala. Find Miss Scorpio, or ask the door people or bartender. And then stay tuned to the mailing list: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/subscribe.html

- The Black and White Ball posters ($35-40) and Masquerade Macabre flasks ($40-45) can be added on to ANY reward level. Just add the correct amount, depending on whether you're in the US or not, to whatever pledge you're making, and let us know you what you're adding when filling out the reward survey after the campaign.

- Custom packages can be made from any available (not sold out) rewards. Drop us a note, and we'll put one together just for you.

BONUS: ALL campaign backers get FREE VIP preview access to our 6/2 fundraising Goldmine! shopping party ($10 value), where you can shop the closets of Miss Scorpio and burlesque star Veronica Varlow, plus fabulous others. Other backer-only perks will come after the campaign ends, so don't miss your chance to be in this special group.

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Our totally awesome roof
Our totally awesome roof

MORE ON GEMINI AND SCORPIO
G&S parties have become legendary, from wild circus throwdowns to dazzling vintage dance socials to one-of-a-kind Russian baths bashes. The events are often marked by offbeat themes, fantastic costumes, mind-blowing music, burlesque and circus performances, unique art and decor, and wild dancing into the morning. They've been written up in The New York Times, NY Post, The Village Voice, TimeOut NY, Flavorpill, Brooklyn Based, and many others, but amNY put it best in their "Nightlife Trends 2011" - "Expect a setting that’s both festive and whimsical, featuring art installations, roving performers, cheap drinks and DJ sets that run late into the night. Guests dress to the nines, whatever the theme: steampunk glamour, circus riot, faux fur or neon bling."

Here are some other select honors we've gotten from the media: 
- TimeOut "Best Secret Parties in NYC" 2013
- Buzzfeed #3 in "Top 10 Steampunk Parties" 2012
- TimeOut "Best of NYC" 2011; "Essential New York" 2010
- ChloeJo "Best List of What To Do in NYC" 2008
- Village Voice "Best Of" 2006

G&S is unique in bridging the underground and high-culture worlds: we've thrown warehouse parties and presented at Lincoln Center, staged secret speakeasies and been written up in every major press outlet, planned semi-illegal outings and been hired by the likes of BBC America to curate high-end events.

In addition to our events, G&S has been running the second-largest non-commercial New York City events list for almost ten years, spreading the word on underground happenings you'd otherwise never hear about. The list has been coming out every Friday, year-round, for a decade. The best way to find out what we're up to is to get on it: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/subscribe.html

OTHER WAYS TO HELP: MATERIALS
The more money we can save on these, the more we can invest in other parts of the space. Here's a rough list of what we're looking for:

Electric or hybrid hot water heater, capacity TBC
Ceiling material, about 2,000 sq ft - pressed tin preferred
Floor sander and other floor-finishing tools, use for one week
Moisture cure polyurethane floor finish, multiple 5-gal buckets
2x4s, sheetrock, cement board
Skylight (wired) glass
Powerful A/C & fans (ultimately looking for industrial A/C unit)
Soundproofing materials: wedge or egg crate acoustic foam / foam core panels
White subway tile
Tempered glass panels for shower enclosure
Track lighting system
Sound system components
Large projector screen
Small wood folding chairs
Grill, chairs, tables for the roof
Shade structures, umbrellas and outdoor heaters for the roof

OTHER WAYS TO HELP: LABOR
Our biggest cost is labor, so if you have any skills in construction or are just plain handy, let us know (gs at geminiandscorpio dot com)! We're working on:

Floor sanding & finishing
Brick wall paint removal, repointing, cleaning and sealing
Ceiling installation
Wall framing & sheetrocking
Door framing
Window installation
Tiling

REWARD IMAGES

Secret G&S Token (for admission to secret G&S events) with your pledge of $75 or more.
Secret G&S Token (for admission to secret G&S events) with your pledge of $75 or more.
$30 glow-in-the-dark undies by Melissa Dowell SOLD OUT
$30 glow-in-the-dark undies by Melissa Dowell SOLD OUT
$30 Morbid Anatomy lecture tickets and tote bag SOLD OUT
$30 Morbid Anatomy lecture tickets and tote bag SOLD OUT
$35 Black and White Masquerade poster drawn by Yao Xiao and designed by Miss Scorpio. Printed exclusively for backers.
$35 Black and White Masquerade poster drawn by Yao Xiao and designed by Miss Scorpio. Printed exclusively for backers.
$35 naughty-but-arty pillow cases from Vice Merchants in Deco Dems (left) or Cowpokes (right) SOLD OUT
$35 naughty-but-arty pillow cases from Vice Merchants in Deco Dems (left) or Cowpokes (right) SOLD OUT
$40 lace collar designed by Kambriel SOLD OUT
$40 lace collar designed by Kambriel SOLD OUT
$40 Masquerade Macabre flask, with a collage created by Miss Scorpio from old engraving images
$40 Masquerade Macabre flask, with a collage created by Miss Scorpio from old engraving images
Pinhole photography by RA Friedman (Tsirkus Fotografika). Pledge $40 for a workshop with him on the technique, or $150 for a 12"x16" print from his show.
Pinhole photography by RA Friedman (Tsirkus Fotografika). Pledge $40 for a workshop with him on the technique, or $150 for a 12"x16" print from his show.
$45 The Parlour Trick poster by PRIZME
$45 The Parlour Trick poster by PRIZME
$50 Drowned Ball art print by Teetering Bulb.
$50 Drowned Ball art print by Teetering Bulb.
$50 signed limited edition print of "In Memory" by Caitlin Hackett SOLD OUT
$50 signed limited edition print of "In Memory" by Caitlin Hackett SOLD OUT
$65 Marshmallow Peep costume. Pole dancer not included. SOLD OUT
$65 Marshmallow Peep costume. Pole dancer not included. SOLD OUT
$70 Lamia Akar's super sexy leather mini-gloves
$70 Lamia Akar's super sexy leather mini-gloves
$80 Coilhouse Magazine issue 06 and the commemorative Birthday serigraph by Molly Crabapple.
$80 Coilhouse Magazine issue 06 and the commemorative Birthday serigraph by Molly Crabapple.
$90 velvet poster by Cynthia Von Buhler of Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman SOLD OUT
$90 velvet poster by Cynthia Von Buhler of Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman SOLD OUT
$100 hand silkscreened print of Molly Crabapple's "Utopia in Our Time" SOLD OUT
$100 hand silkscreened print of Molly Crabapple's "Utopia in Our Time" SOLD OUT
$225 Secret key to the 13 Portals SOLD OUT
$225 Secret key to the 13 Portals SOLD OUT
$240 photoshoot with and naming rights to our carousel horse. SOLD OUT.
$240 photoshoot with and naming rights to our carousel horse. SOLD OUT.
$250 The Parlour Trick singing ouija board and music download SOLD OUT
$250 The Parlour Trick singing ouija board and music download SOLD OUT
$250 Antarctica artist's proof by DJ Spooky.
$250 Antarctica artist's proof by DJ Spooky.

Risks and challenges

Construction projects notoriously take more time and money than you allot in advance. This is why we've waited a year to even ask for help: to make sure we have a plan and know that we can do this. What we've accomplished on our own in that time is taking the loft from a raw warehouse to a functional, if still in-progress, arts space. The next steps are planned out and budgeted; all we're missing is the finances to allow us to close down production and focus on renovation. With your support, we can do this. We will keep all backers updated of our progress with posts and photos via the Kickstarter site, and via the G&S mailing list: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/subscribe.html

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    A DOWNLOAD BUNDLE of music from some of our favorite artists who've performed at G&S parties in the past. Includes songs from (in alphabetical order) Kai Altair, Amour Obscur, The Impossible Girl (Kim Boekbinder), Cannibal Animal Machine (Liron Peled), Gamelatron, Gelber & Manning, The Hot Sardines, Hungry March Band, Jambalaya Brass Band, Dayna Kurtz, Ljova (Lev Zhurbin), Luminescent Orchestrii, Moldover, The Sway Machinery, Todd Reynolds, and Sxip Shirey. INCLUDED WITH ALL HIGHER LEVELS.

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    A drop-in basic LINDY HOP CLASS at the loft with Brooklyn Swings, any first Monday of the month at 7pm. No experience or partner necessary. http://www.brooklynswings.com

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    DOWNLOAD of Sxip Shirey's album, Sonic NY. Sxip's music combines red marbles rolling in electroacoustic glass bowls, industrial flutes, bass siren whistles, regurgitated music box, mutant harmonica, miniature hand bell choir... A confusion of novelty, experimental and electronics, wild and entertaining. "...haunting..." - The New York Times; "...hypnotizing..." - Billboard.com; "...mesmerizing..." - The New Yorker. http://www.sxipshirey.com

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    DOWNLOAD of The Hot Sardines' album Shanghai'd. Their sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). http://hotsardines.com

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    MUSIC CD of Electric Junkyard Gamelan's album Life on Marz. The band plays the original music of composer Terry Dame on her own self-invented musical instruments. Hypnotizing melodies float over syncopated strings, funky bass lines and layers of interlocking percussion. http://www.terrydame.com/tdame_ejg.html

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    "How to get crunk" IMPROV DANCE WORKSHOP at The Windmill Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, taught by Jon Morris exclusively for our Kickstarter backers. Learn skillz to WOW the club, the party, or your lover in the closet. Jon has taught master classes at multiple Ivy League universities and workshops across the US and Europe. He has performed and created with Cirque du Soleil, The Guthrie Theatre, The MET, and many more. Class date will be coordinated with backers. http://www.jonmorris.biz

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    A hand-written thanks on a randomly selected G&S POSTCARD from our last 10 years of parties, mailed to your home, anywhere in the world. Plus, a DOWNLOAD of Sxip Shirey's album Sonic NY.

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    A one-card TAROT reading by one of our favorite readers, Marcy Currier, over email or phone. http://www.metamarcy.com

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    Hand silkscreened UNDIES. In a glow-in-the-dark AND blacklight responsive water-based ink, a detailed design of a row of x-rayed teeth goes down the front & onto the crotch of black American Apparel cotton spandex hot shorts. By artist Melissa Dowell. This is the last print run of these that's going to be made. http://www.etsy.com/listing/88030022/vagina-dentata-glow-in-the-dark

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    Admission for you and a friend to a ROOFTOP MOVIE NIGHT at the loft. We'll pick the movie together - likely something geeky or a summer classic. And make popcorn, too. (If you'd like to have a private movie night just for your friends, we have a $600 reward that is good for up to 60 people.)

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    TWO TICKETS to any Morbid Anatomy lecture at the Observatory in Brooklyn. Plus a Morbid Anatomy TOTE BAG. http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com

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    Admission for you and a friend to a ROOFTOP MOVIE NIGHT (#2) at the loft. We'll pick the movie together - likely something geeky or a summer classic. And make popcorn, too. (If you'd like to have a private movie night just for your friends, we have a $600 reward that is good for up to 60 people.)

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    "The F-Word" BOOK, signed & inscribed for you or person of your choice by author Jesse Sheidlower: the complete story of the word still considered the most vulgar utterance in the English language, with foreword by Lewis Black. http://www.jessesword.com/fword

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    A Venetian-inspired POSTER illustrated by artist Yao Xiao and designed by Miss Scorpio for our New Year's Eve 2013 party, The Black and White Masked Ball. These posters will be printed exclusively for Kickstarter backers. 11"x17" on heavyweight paper. http://www.yaoxiaoart.com

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    A beginner AERIAL CLASS with Kae Burke - first-timers welcome. Class is every Thursday 6-7pm at Sky Box at House of Yes, Bushwick, BK. http://www.theskybox.org

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    An AERIAL CLASS with Seanna Sharpe in her secret circus school at La Sala Circus Studio, the back room of Cantina Royal in Wiliamsburg, BK. Come learn to climb, wrap, drop, and swing on Cloud Swing, Trapeze, Silks, or Corde Lisse. http://www.lasalacircus.com

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    Three-card TAROT READING (one question) by Beneath the Half-Moon co-founder and witchy maiden Katelan Foisy. In person / email / phone / Skype. http://www.katelanfoisy.com

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    The coveted always-sold-out FLASKS (8 oz.) with Miss Scorpio's vintage engraving collage art for our annual Halloween party, Masquerade Macabre. Never before available for sale outside the event itself.

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    RA Friedman, M.F.A., leads a half-day PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, with demos and hands-on practice, using simple and commonly available equipment and materials. Create jewel-like, painterly photographs full of light and atmosphere. Learn how combining basic and primitive analog tools with digital techniques can open up new creative horizons. Class date will be coordinated with backers, but tickets are transferable if you can't make it. http://www.rafriedman.com | http://www.tsirkus.org

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    TWO TICKETS to any Wasabassco burlesque show at The Bell House, City Winery, or Highline Ballroom between now and August 30 2013. Since 2004, Wasabassco has been producing finely curated burlesque events featuring the best and brightest performers that the art form has to offer. Varying in size from intimate evenings of cabaret to multi-night extravaganzas, Wasabassco always presents couple-friendly risqué fun and, of course, the finest in contemporary striptease. http://wasabassco.com

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    TWO TICKETS to any Rubulad in 2013 - the longest-running underground party in NYC. Rubulad hosts enormous circus-like, art freakout, weirdo, rave-like happenings in the middle of nowhere. The parties are centered around a theme and are usually packed with hundreds of people. No, there's no link. We'll tell you how to find out about them if you get the reward.

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    This elegant LACE COLLAR by Kambriel, which sits high on the neck with a motif reminiscent of ebony feathers and serpentine tendrils resting upon the collarbones and shoulders, is dripping with all of the sophisticated grace and romance of Paris. The choker has an adjustable chain closure in the back, and can fit sizes anywhere bet 12" - 15". http://www.kambriel.com

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    A big, breathtaking 18"x26" POSTER designed for The Parlour Trick by PRIZME, featuring otherworldly imagery by renowned London-based photographer, Ellen Rogers. Printed on 13pt recycled matte paper. Comes with digital DOWNLOAD of The Parlour Trick's "A Blessed Unrest": haunted chamber music channeled by multi-instrumentalists Meredith Yayanos and Dan Cantrell. http://theparlourtrick.com

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    Signed copy of PARADES, PARTIES, AND PROTESTS, by longtime participant Sarah Sparkles. This newly released volume is a photo journalistic account of art-based protests and alternative subcultures post-911 in NYC and beyond.

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    A LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PRINT (unnumbered) of the hauntingly romantic illustration that artist duo Teetering Bulb created for our Drowned Ball event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. These are the last of the 12x18 prints on archival heavyweight matte cotton rag paper that Skink Ink Fine Art Printing created specifically for the party. http://www.teeteringbulb.com

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    A private theatrical TRAPEZE LESSON, New York, NY or Austin, TX location, by circus artist Erinina Ness, inventor of the Fire Trapeze. http://www.erininamarieness.com

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    TWO TICKETS to DJ Spooky's Remixing The Museum concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 21st at 9:30pm. The audience is invited to bring their iPhones and iPads and collectively mix the soundtrack for a listening party using DJ Spooky's iPhone/iPad app. http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/ipad-mixing-piece

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    TWO VIP TICKETS to Wear Your Art chashama Gala afterparty, June 10 at Anita's Way alley near Times Aquare, celebrating the arts non-profit and New York City's artistic community, and announcing the winners of See.Me's international competition, Art Takes Times Square. http://www.chashama.org | https://www.see.me

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    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT of artist Caitlin Hackett's painting "In Memory" from Samantha Levin Fine Art. Printed on 11x15" archival bright white Canon paper, the image is 9x12" and comes with a certificate of authenticity ($50 value). Only five of this edition of 50 will be signed. http://samanthalevinfineart.com | http://www.caitlinhackett.com

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    Admission for one to a BUNGEE CLASS created exclusively for our backers at The Muse training facility in Williamsburg, BK. Bungee is an art form involving hanging suspended in a 2 point harness attached to long lengths of bungee cord. The class consists learning to balance your body in the air utilizing the arms and legs to control your flight. http://www.themusebrooklyn.com

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Lizz H: download of Sonic NY ($20) three-card tarot reading ($35).

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Sheila: handwritten thank you postcard w/Sonic NY download ($25), movie night ($30).

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    Two VIP TICKETS for you and a friend to any one G&S event through the end of 2013 (excluding Banya, holiday or sold-out events).

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    Two TICKETS to any Monday night performance of Cynthia Von Buhler's "Speakeasy Dollhouse" (pending availability), an immersive theatrical experience that is a true tale of bootlegging, mafia, infidelity, and murder set in Prohibition-era New York City. http://www.speakeasydollhouse.com

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    TWO TICKETS to any show at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater (pending availability) in 2013. Joe’s Pub is one of NYC’s premier performance spaces, hosting up to three different shows every night of the week, from Inuit throat singing to fearless cabaret to German techno-pop. http://www.joespub.com

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    TWO TICKETS to any White Mischief event in 2013. Founded in 2007, White Mischief curates events and parties around London and at some of the UK's best festivals -- they are the Gemini & Scorpio of London. Unique live musical acts and DJs playing vintage music are interspersed with some of the most astonishing vaudeville and circus performers around: everything from aerial acrobats to upside-down escapeologists and Guinness World Record-holding sword swallowers. http://www.whitemischief.info

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Kim: 2 printed undies ($30 each).

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Marcy: movie night admission ($30), morbid anatomy lecture + tote ($30).

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    A hand-stuffed yellow MARSHMALLOW PEEP COSTUME, as worn by the peep pole dancer at our Peepshow Carnival (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser) at the loft. And we'll tweet a photo of you wearing it!

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    FLESHBOT SEXY PARTY PACKAGE for one, including free drinks, a complete collection of Fleshbot Fiction ebooks, and a Fleshbot Friday VIP gift bag including sex toys, condoms, and a special gift. Redeem in person at any monthly Fleshbot Friday party through 2013. From the hottest sex & culture website, the parties bring you the hottest pornstars, the hottest burlesque acts, sexy trivia, drink specials, and fabulous prizes for a lucky few attendees. http://fleshbotfriday.com | http://fleshbotfiction.com

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    TWO VIP TICKETS to Drinking the Elixir of an Alchemical Mind, at the Loft on Sat, 6/15. You've seen The House of St. Eve (THoSE) drinks in nearly every party invite in the last three years, and perhaps have even cautiously imbibed of one. At last, their creator herself will pour her private libations in public, for the first time since 2010. VIP admission includes intimate drinks tasting with food pairings before the bigger party starts and an enlightening session with the creator pouring limited editions of new concoctions not yet for sale. This ticket level is ONLY available via Kickstarter. Optional: a custom level that includes a presale-only sampler gift bag of THoSE drinks for $100 ($120 value). Party info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html (no, you can't locate THoSE drinks via the web)

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    A pair of Lamia Akar's fabulously sexy (and incredibly comfortable) BLACK MINI GLOVES. Made of super soft leather, these gloves look like your hands were made to wear them. http://lamiadesigns.com

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    A FAVOR - next time you're stuck, shoot Miss Scorpio an email for assistance. Possible uses: booking a particular act, finding a party venue, finding out an address of a secret party, learning a Photoshop/design tip, getting a styling tip, etc. Redeemable at any time.

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    A TICKET to our official loft launch Champagne "Thank You" Gala, after some of the improvements have been made. Backers get first peek at the new-and-improved loft. If you want this plus another reward, let us know, and we'll make a custom package for you. INCLUDED WITH ALL REWARD LEVELS OVER $200.

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Elise F: movie night ($30), Parlour Trick PRIZM poster/download ($45).

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    COILHOUSE MAGAZINE's very last print issue ($15 value) packaged with a 19×25" COMMEMORATIVE SERIGRAPH by Molly Crabapple ($65 value) and a matching BUTTON. The magazine is a breathtakingly designed and printed "love letter to alternative culture," and the print, designed for Coilhouse's 2012 Birthday Party that G&S co-presented, is hand-silkscreened in matte red and semi-gloss black ink onto smooth 100+ paper stock, with a thick border of white paper. These are the last prints available. [It'll cost us at least $20 to ship this...] http://www.coilhouse.net

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    Private AERIAL LESSON in silks, static trapeze, or lyra with Michelle Arvin at Circus Warehouse any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday afternoon in 2013. http://circuswarehouse.com

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    G&S BUNDLE including a hand-written thank you POSTCARD, the Black and White Ball POSTER and Masquerade Macabre FLASK listed at the $25, $35, and $40 levels. Plus, a DOWNLOAD of Sxip Shirey's album Sonic NY.

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Steph: movie night admission ($30), Drowned Ball poster ($50).

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Meredith Wilson: printed undies ($30), Drowned Ball print ($50).

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Filthy Assistant: printed undies ($30), bungee class ($50).

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    CUSTOM REWARD for Morgan O: three-card tarot reading ($35), Drowned Ball poster ($50).

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    An oversized, limited-edition "Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer" black velvet on parchment POSTER created from a cut paper double portrait silhouette by award-winning artist Cynthia von Buhler, signed by Cynthia, Amanda, and Neil. The poster was designed exclusively as a Kickstarter backer reward for the event, and is not currently available for sale. This is a copy directly from the artist. http://www.cynthiavonbuhler.com

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    One hour CONSULTATION over a beverage of your choice (in person or Skype) with Miss Scorpio on event production, branding, marketing, PR, promotion -- or we can discuss your pets, love life, or mom issues.

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    A hand silkscreened and signed 19x24 ART PRINT of "Utopia in our Time" by Molly Crabapple, an internationally-renown artist with her own instantly recognizable unique style. These prints are not available for sale outside of this campaign. http://www.mollycrabapple.com

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