About this project
Hello my Delightful Reader & Hopefully Soon to be Collaborator!
If you were fascinated by “The Matrix”, have a soft spot for “Alice in Wonderland” or "The Alchemist", resonate with the words of “Eckhart Tolle” or “Jason Silva” or appreciate the cosmic journeying of “Star Trek”, then this is a book for you!!
"Things aren't always as they seem, do we wake or do we dream...?"
So, are you ready to dive down the RABBIT HOLE???
This project was born in that magical cross-section where Science & Technology overlap with Art, a Magical place of WONDER!
When you choose to be a part of this project you will be doing these three things.
1. Taking a Mind and Soul Journey that involves traversing the cosmos through Layers of Consciousness. From which you will emerge Positively Enhanced!
2. Giving Life to a project that was created for the sole purpose of Blowing Your Mind in the Best Possible Way!
3. Embracing a Pioneering Way of Story Telling & and surfing the Cutting Edge of what's possible with Technology.
I THANK YOU deeply in advance for taking the time to read, watch & support this campaign.
This book was written to remind us CONSCIOUS CREATION of REALITY is POSSIBLE. It delivers this message through Immersive Entertainment.
TOGETHER we can Give Birth to this Wild New-dimensional Creation that Crosses the Bridge Between Reality & Fantasy.
As a creative artist, I believe the reason I am on earth is to inspire people to Challenge their Mental Models of Reality; to probe into the cosmic depths of existence, bring back some goodies and express them in Creative Form.
QUESTION = How do we Keep the Next Generation Interested in Reading Physical Books in this Digital Age?
ANSWER = Create a Fantastical Story and Infuse it with AUGMENTED REALITY!
This project is me doing my part in Way-Showing for the Next Generation both by Following my Creative Passion with full commitment & offering as much Wisdom Filled Entertainment as I can in the process.
For the last 3 years I have worked around the clock on this. Living on lentils as a hermit in a cold wonky 500-year-old English cottage completely dedicated to my mission; To Make Something Wonderful and Useful to Offer the World.★
It’s finally time to come out now. Yippeeee!! I’m excited, I’m exhausted, I miss the outside world, I miss my friends.
Anyway, I now Search for a Community of People, (THAT IS YOU MY DARLING READER of these words!!!) ♥ Who wish to be part of growing the seed I have created, enabling it to become a tree or even a forest, as I can only do so much myself. Hence the creation of this kickstarter campaign.
By using Cutting Edge Technology, this project Pioneers Modern Story Telling. It also Integrates a Music Project Connected with the Book – This a whole other department on its own. No wonder I need a holiday! ☀︎
In the hardback version of the book, every few chapters, viewers are invited to use their phones or tablets, after downloading the free LAYAR app, to explore another dimension of the story with AUGMENTED REALITY, entering into “Lucitopia”. From here you can witness the world of November Fox from “The Architect’s” perspective. He is the philosophical other-worldly being who narrates the journey.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE HOW AUGMENTED REALITY WORKS>>>
The MUSIC SCORE is all from November Fox’s upcoming “In My Dreams” Album (Produced by Mr One Love Criminal) and “Time to Shine” EP. It's quite handy I created her character to be a Rock Star!:)
Have a listen to short samples here, all the music in the kickstarter video below is from November Fox.
There are also INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS in both the hard cover and e-book such as LINKS to things, people and places mentioned in the story as well as Social Forums where readers can chat if they wish and also Connect with the Characters.
It was created to give a FULLY IMMERSIVE READER EXPERIENCE, yet the story can also function as a stand-alone novel for those who prefer the charm of non-tech and just enjoy reading a Magnificent Multi-layer Tale.
BOOK = An All-Ages Augmented Reality - Visionary Fiction Novel.
As defined by Wikipedia, Visionary Fiction is, "A literary form that illustrates and demonstrates the process of growth in human consciousness"
This story is a LUCID DREAM like no other! Where the layers are many and you cross the bridge between worlds more than once.
MUSIC = If you like Electronic Music with Melody, Soul & Edge (similar to Massive Attack, Portis Head or Lamb) - Then you’ll love November Fox’s music!
So who is November Fox? November Fox is the lead character of the story. A Vegan Orphan Rock Star and Soul Warrior who travels dimensions of Time and Consciousness to unlock the cube of self.
She has a whirlwind of a journey meeting Archetypal Characters, AI Intelligence from the future, facing her deepest shadow all the while discovering her true purpose.
Traveling with her loyal, cake obsessed German best friend, Klaus, things can’t ever get too serious.
Narrated by “The Architect” the connecting threads are that of depth, insight and meaning.
As November Fox is my twin soul I have a telepathic connection with her, so I'm able to see into her mind & record her thoughts and dreams:) Watch this YouTube video below of a Funny & Curious Dream she had recently. She was shopping with her cube "Joy" and dreaming about this very KICKSTARTER!
There are Even More Layers yet I won't give it all away here, you'll just need to wait until you read it:)
By investing today in this project you will not only enable the printing of the book, you will Actively be Giving Life to “November Fox” allowing her to incarnate into a human form, beyond being only a character in a book, to essentially walk the path of being a Conscious Rock Icon for the Next Generation. A living character who will play live music shows and share her messages from the other side.
For those of you new to kickstarter, it is an all or nothing situation. If we do not reach the target within the time frame, I will not receive any of the funds to actualize the project.
So I ask for your generosity, every contribution will be extremely appreciated and rewarded.
The £10 000 goal is the absolute minimum I need to print the book. To reach this goal means no profit, it’s just enough to cover the costs to fulfil the rewards.
With so many aspects (book text, music, videos and augmented reality layers) this is an Expensive Project to produce.
Although as the secret geek and computerholic I am, I have been able to produce much of the media and music myself, saving tens of thousands of pounds it would have cost to hire people to do the work.
With the success of this campaign, for books two & three I will hire a team, so I don't have to be such a hermit again for years!
I’ve already spent all my savings on this, her costume and tech side of things has set me back thousands, I even sold my guitar to get a bit more money to my editor, not to mention all the time I’ve dedicated for years – Sorry friends, I’m not grey yet in case you’re wondering:)
I’ve now run out of things to sell and the bag of lentils is running low:)
I still need £10 000 to enable the project happen. These are some of the upcoming costs.
- Professional Editor (I’ve paid half myself already including selling my guitar ☹)
- Final Proof Reader
- Animator (I’ve paid 3/4 myself already)
- Book Printing Company (A5 & A4 Hard Cover Book Print Runs)
- Video Hosting Company for the Augmented Reality Videos
- Augmented Reality Company for the Layers
- Studio Time for Recording and Mastering the New EP
This is the fun part. I have created reward levels to Suit All Budgets so everyone can be part of November Fox's Birth.
Here below are some of the Wonderful Goodies you will receive!
Be sure to check out the Stylish 2015 AUGMENTED REALITY FULL MOON CALENDAR at the £50 "POT OF GOLD" pledge level. This is an A3 printed calendar to give Depth and Magic to any room in your home.
Each of the Full Moon nights in 2015 is subtly marked in orange. On these days you will be able to scan the calendar with your device and using Augmented Reality the calendar will COME TO LIFE with a message from November Fox, she will appear in the calendar almost like a short TV episode with Surprise Content, Competitions and Live Chat Forums. This is a never before imagined creation and unlike any calendar you will have ever owned!!
Also, if there are any MUSIC PROMOTERS or MUSIC LOVERS with money or connections reading this, be sure to check out the £5000 pledge level that will bring November Fox and her band, to your Venue or Location for a LIVE MUSIC SHOW! You only need to sell a couple of hundred tickets and you will make a profit (if the travel costs are not too much!) £1500 towards travel is included with the pledge.
This project has Extremely Long Legs, as it combines media and has levels within the story. It is ideally suited for turning into a Movie with its own sound track or a Computer Game or Stage Play.
The November Fox music department is really in need of some Music Video Clips to accompany the songs and there is already another Studio Album brewing not to mention the Rest of the Book Series as I intend this to be at least a Trilogy.
This Kickstarter is the beginning of a future destiny where November Fox can arrive in the world of form through Many Levels of Creative Expression. Here are just the first few stretch goals. They will remain grey and locked behind the key until the funding goals unlock them.
Sending my ♥HEART♥ out around the world to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to anyone who SUPPORTS this CAMPAIGN by PLEDGING and SHARING!
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!
♥ NOVEMBER FOX & I LOVE YOU FOREVER! ♥
Thank you for reading all the way to here:)
Risks and challenges
I am optimistic about the quality of printing of the book as the printers I have chosen have sent me samples and are communicative about the whole process.
After printing various prototypes with various printers, I now know exactly which paper, binding and cover I want, so the risk is minimal with that department.
The timing will be a challenge, as I haven’t yet completed the editing with my editor although we are quite a speedy team. Lovely John, my amazing editor is now back in paradise on the Island of Hawaii from LA. Consequently, he has more time on his hands and is charging ahead with the editing process :) I’m so glad to have found him as he is the perfect guy for this otherworldly tale. He really “Gets” it ☺ so the story is in great hands. I’m feeling exceptionally pleased with the writing section of the project as I was nervous before finding him if I would find the right person. I believe I have.
As for the tech department, I have tested the augmented reality layers and it’s all running well. Again, the only challenge is the timing to get it all done by December. That is, to get the book printed and out for January. I still have some layers to complete yet the videos are almost ready.
The music is also mostly complete; there are a few details on the EP to be finalised, vocal recordings, and final mix and mastering, yet I feel confident that it will be quite straightforward.
All departments are tried and tested. The pace of completion is the only challenge. I’m pretty good with deadlines so it should all go to plan, as long as there are no printing hold ups.
As for fulfilment of rewards, I've set aside the end of December and January to send everything out. If I need help, I have friends who are willing to lend a hand or I may hire a fulfilment service :-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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