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Here's the Story, potlucks, secret story swaps, and open sourced, giant games of tag abound throughout 2013!
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    We appreciate all donations and will gladly thank you on our website and when we see you! Be sure to shoot us a link to anything you'd want plugged. All backers will receive this award.

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    Send us a picture you like. (Can be your face!) We will put all the faces/pictures we get onto our next postcard. These will be made available at the shows to use as a reminder of the show, or to send to friends as a legit postcard.

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    A prayer flag with Faulkner's Face and the phrase, "Kill Your Darlings"

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    A GOLDEN TICKET! Above all else we want to see you at the show. Here's the Story hosts the most magical potluck in the city, this is a participatory storytelling event, and now you have the golden key to the castle. These will be one of a kind commemorative tickets perfect for memory boxes, scrap-booking, or tearing up and making wishes on.

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    An 8gb Here's the Story Micro SD card with full SD converter. Upon request we will download all of the podcasts and put them on the card.

    (Add $5 shipping, or specify that you'd like to pick it up at the show.)

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    After the Kickstarter closes you'll get to vote on one of three new T-shirt designs. This limited edition shirt will be silk screened and sent to your door. (Add $5.00 for shipping. You can specify that you'd like to pick it up at one of the shows. This comes with a ticket to the monthly show.) Sizes: WS WM WL, MS MM ML MXL.

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    Buy everyone pizza for a show. We will put up a sign that says Pizza Donated by

    We will pick up the pizza, and you can enjoy eating it. (Comes with a comp to the monthly show.)

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    Two 11x17 prints. One Journey to the End of the Night Map. (Digital Print) And one black and white screen-print of Storytelling by Campfire. Both by Amy Kuttab. (Comes with a comp to the monthly show.)

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    Buy a year's worth of utensils for Here's the Story. We will tweet a picture when we buy the utensils. (Comes with a comp to the monthly show.)

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    Dan will teach you how to screen print. He will help you come up with a design if you need it. If you would like to do a special Here's the Story Design, we have some special shows coming up, and you'd also walk away with a free t-shirt after the lesson. (Comes with a comp to the monthly show.)

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    Sit in on a Here's the Story Board Meeting.

    This is one of the few times we aren't open to the public. Get a good look at how decisions are made, the vision of Here's the Story, and how we plan on getting there. (Comes with a comp to the monthly show.)

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    2013 Season Pass! You'll never have to bring food! (Though we won't stop you, if it's part of the fun.)

    Our prices are going up next year and this will be the cheapest deal.

    The way this works, you will be permanently on the guest list, plus we will print out a special 2013 season holder card.

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    2013 Pass, 2 limited edition art prints, 1 limited edition t-shirt, a prayer flag, and our sincere thanks. (Add $5 shipping or specify that you'd like to pick it up at the show.)

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    Name a feature. This can be you or someone you love/know/think is great. Make sure the person you want to tell is available before choosing this reward. We will work to make sure there is a slot open when your chosen feature wants to come and tell a 10-12 minute story. (Comes with a comp to the show.)

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    Stretch Goal Achieved! We are growing our end of year prize. All of this money will be earmarked to a high interest bearing fund which we will grow into an endowment. This endowment will be strictly for the Here's the Story Prize.

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    Run a Journey to the End of the Night Checkpoint! Have an idea you want to do? Bring your own friends, or let us supply you with extra volunteers. What will your test for humanity be? (For 2013 Journey. This reward comes with a comp to the show.)

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    Force Dan & Janna to take you out to dinner. Better yet, make them cook for you! (Comes with two comps to the show.)

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    A private storytelling event with three storytellers in your home for friends. (IL, or contact us first if you are looking for people to road trip. This also comes with two golden tickets to the monthly show.)

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    We will coordinate a flash mob storytelling show at the location of your choice. *No guarantee # of attendees.

    But we will work as hard to network it as well as we can. Dan & Janna will be there. (Comes with two golden tickets to the monthly show.)

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    Open Story Swap & Pizza Party at the location of your choice. (We have suggestions if you need them. The reward also comes with a season pass to the monthly show.)

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    We will bring a full two hour Here's the Story & Open Swap to any place in the Greater Chicago Area for you. That's two hosts, five features, and five open swaps. If you want, we will promote it along with our normal show, and bring as much of our normal audience as we can. (This pledge comes with two season passes to the monthly show and four golden tickets.)

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    We will organize a Journey to the End of the Night for you.

    A giant game of tag that sprawls all over the city, takes tons of volunteers and brings in hundreds of players.

    The game will be free and open to everyone to participate in. (This pledge comes with four season passes to the monthly show. And eight golden tickets.)

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    Buy a years worth of plastic cups for Here's the Story. We will tweet a picture when he buys the cups.

    Never run out of cups again! (Comes with a comp to the monthly show.)

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