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Chaos Hour will be a primary source of indie comics, games and movies which will appeal to geeks and gamers all over the world.
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Thank you to each and everyone of you who has helped us along our journey. For every pledge, share and simple video watch you have helped us reach our goal.

Chaos Hour is a non-profit Geek Lifestyle e-zine based out of South Wales in the United Kingdom. 

We specialize in Video Game, Film, Comic Book, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Literature and Hardware News, Reviews and Articles. Conceptualized by Padraig Balch in 2010, Chaos Hour has gone from strength to strength since its launch in March of 2011 at Cardiff Comic and Animation Expo.

Reaching a worldwide audience of 1500 - 5000 unique visitors every day, Chaos Hour is committed to bringing unique content, entertainment and informative articles to its loyal fan base.

However, in order to continue to grow as both an online community and centre for geek related entertainment and information, Chaos Hour need to improve their website. 

And this is where we need you...

With your help and financial support we will be able to advance Chaos Hour into a much more user friendly website; advancing our search system, tagging and organization as well as fixing numerous issues from image uploading and site customization to additional pages and formatting. The advanced site structure will allow us more time to focus on gaining unique content, supporting our writing team and of course creating more of those competitions our fans have learned to love so much.

So where would your money go?

Taking Care Of Business

When Chaos Hour began it was very much a bedroom project and while it may look professional at the moment, much of the back end of the website is still very much unfinished making even the simplest of tasks such as tagging, editing, image uploading and formatting, very difficult if not impossible. With your support we will be able to improve the website to an organized and structured professional standard making it much more user friendly for the staff and audience alike.

Promoting Independent Projects

Chaos Hour are avid supporters of independent film, publishing and video game projects; championing crowd funded campaigns such as Afterlife Inc, Melksham Comic Con and Stiffs among many others; having written detailed features on their projects at the time of fundraising, theming the site around their project and creating banner ads for them.

With an improved layout and image uploading system we will be better able to advertise and promote fellow independent projects through graphics, banner ads, illustrated articles and even a ‘Supporting’ feature - showing a project Chaos Hour are currently supporting via crowd funding who we believe you should support in turn.

Entertainment

Since founding our Twitch project earlier in the year, Chaos Hour have finally found an outlet for their need to entertain. While the website has been host to many competitions and giveaways, we would like to advance our entertaining reach to YouTube videos and programming, Podcasts and online comics. With your support we will be able to integrate more advanced image uploading onto our site allowing us the ability to publish online comic strips and fan art competitions. If we reach an amount over our target goal, we will be able to afford better audio and video recording equipment and editing software so that we can better improve our YouTube channel branching out into weekly talk shows, live interviews and even sketch shows.

Social Media Integration

While we have managed to create a thriving Facebook, Twitter and Twitch community, it is hardly evident on our site. With your help we will be able to better intergrate our social media accounts into our website making us able to better promote our writers, articles, competitions and giveaways.

Twitch Stream

As well as the website itself, Chaos Hour have recently branched out into Live Streaming on Twitch.TV and, since launching the CH Stream in April of this year, have grown a loyal fan base of over 1,800 followers, over 200,000 page views, and an average viewership of 100 people per night. If we go over our target goal, subsequent funding will go towards improving our Twitch stream with better audio and visual equipment as well as editing programs to make better video adverts which you can utilize in our advertisers packages to help promote your business; and we can use to help promote the content on the website.

Competitions

For the last two years Chaos Hour has been funding all of its competitions out of its own pocket without any income for the site itself. This has included giving away free video games, DVDs, tickets to events, DLC codes, Exclusive Game Content and even Riot Points and In Game currency for MMORPGs. Overall this has cost Chaos Hour over £2500 With your support we will be able to boost our website Search Engine Optimization as well as offering banner advertisements and advertising packages to our audience, which will help the website fund itself. This money would be able to go straight back into funding our competitions and giveaways, benefiting you - the Chaos Hour audience.

A Site Built By Writers For Writers

Working with new and emerging writers, Chaos Hour gives budding journalists the chance to see their work published on a professional site while reaching a high viewership. With your help we will be able to implement a better search and tagging system allowing our writers to better show off their work via their own personal ‘Writer’s Page’ or portfolio of work. Writers for the site will also be given ‘achievement’ style rewards for writing a certain amount of articles/on a certain day of the year, etc... While the site remains a voluntary project for our writers, this will make it much more fun and rewarding for them.

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GENERAL REWARDS & PERKS

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Risks and challenges

We’re confident that should our Kickstarter project get funded, we’ll be able to significantly improve our website almost immediately. We have already researched local design firms and begun prototyping new layouts as well as listing the drastic changes that need to be made to the back end of the website in order to make a much smoother user interface. As Chaos Hour is already live, any changes that will be made to the site will be visible to the backers almost immediately. We will also be communicating heavily with our funders to let them know exactly where their contributions are being spent.

In regards to rewards featuring the work of artists, crafters and independent business (such as comic books, films etc) and items which need to be signed, we will endeavor to get these out to backers as soon as they are available to us from the various individuals. However, we will be attempting to collect all items at least a week before the funding deadline (if it looks like we will be successful, of course) so that we can try to get them out to our backers ASAP.

If your reward package calls for a custom made item, i.e. an art commission or sketch card, these will take a little bit longer to get to you as we will be waiting on the artist. However, we plan to get these out as quickly as we can.

Advertising packages will be available as soon as the new and improved website is up and running and we have communicated with the backers to discuss their objectives and received their graphics. If they wish to use their packages at a later date (E.g. If some one has purchased a month’s worth of the site theme and wish to use it the month that their book/film/comic/game is coming out, we will be happy to delay your request until that time.) Please be aware that priority will be shown to higher backers.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.22

    *IN IT TO WIN!* A much appreciated thank you which will be given out on our online stream and recorded for you to watch over and over. Other benefits which will be featured on the Chaos Hour Website.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    *MASCOT*

    'Digital Treasure Chest' with high quality wallpapers + Sincere thank you and shout out which will be announced via our live stream, website and Twitter.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    *SOLDIER*

    Previous Rewards + Postcard Print with Personal message from the team themselves + 1 Month access to the Chaos Legion.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    **SUPPORTER** 2 X 8x11 Art Prints designed and created by Padraig Balch himself. You will also get thank you credits on our online stream and on the brand new website once it is online. (This is an exclusive reward and is not involved in any other reward tiers)

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    Pledge £25 or more About $30

    *KNIGHT*

    Previous Rewards + Exclusive 11 x 8 Chaos Hour Print, Signed by the artist + Upgraded to 2 Month access to the Chaos Legion.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $30

    -SMALL WEB ADVERT- 125x125 Pixel Advert which will be visible on the majority of Chaos Hour pages and all article pages. For a 1 month Duration whenever you want. However the months will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. You can provide your own artwork or we will create something effective for you. (Not Included in *KNIGHT* Reward Package)

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    Pledge £25 or more About $30

    **FANATIC** 2 X 8x11 Art Prints designed and created by Padraig Balch himself. You will also get thank you credits on our online stream and on the brand new website once it is online. + Limited Edition Chaos Hour Kickstarter Shirt available in any Size. (This is an exclusive reward and is not involved in any other reward tiers)

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    Pledge £50 or more About $61

    *GUARDIAN*

    Previous Rewards (Not including 'Small Web Advert' Reward) + Exclusive Chaos Hour Shirt made to your size + Upgraded to 3 Month access to the Chaos Legion.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $61

    -MEDIUM WEB ADVERT- 300x250 Pixel Advert which will be visible on the majority of Chaos Hour pages and all article pages. For a 1 month Duration whenever you want. However the months will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. You can provide your own artwork or we will create something effective for you. (Not Included in GUARDIAN / BARBARIAN Packages)

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    Pledge £50 or more About $61

    **COLLECTOR** 2 X 8x11 Art Prints designed and created by Padraig Balch himself. You will also get thank you credits on our online stream and on the brand new website once it is online. + Limited Edition Chaos Hour Kickstarter Shirt available in any Size. + 2 8x11 Art Prints by the talented artist Anastasia Catirs. Each print will be signed by the artists themselves. (This is an exclusive reward and is not involved in any other reward tiers)

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    Pledge £75 or more About $91

    *BARBARIAN*

    Previous Rewards (Not including 'Small Web Advert' & 'Medium-Web Advert Reward) + Upgraded to 6 Month access to the Chaos Legion.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $122

    *CHAOS GUARD*

    Previous Awards (Not including 'Small Web Advert' and 'Medium Web Advert' Rewards) + Exclusive Chaos Legion 11 x 17 Poster + Shirt Upgraded to Chaos Legion Limited Edition Kickstarter Shirt + Upgraded to LIFETIME access to the Chaos Legion.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $122

    -VIDEO ADVERTISER- 60% OFF

    High Quality Advert created by the Chaos Hour team for your brand, product or company. This will be featured at the start, during and finish of EVERY live twitch broadcast and youtube video for ONE MONTH of your choice. You will also be awarded with a featured article for your brand or product. (Not included in physical reward reward tiers)

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    Pledge £100 or more About $122

    -LARGE WEB ADVERT + FEATURED ARTICLE- 300x600 Pixel Advert which will be visible on the majority of Chaos Hour pages and all article pages. For a 1 month Duration whenever you want. However the months will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. You can provide your own artwork or we will create something effective for you. You will also be given a featured article for your brand or product. (NOT Included in ChaosGuard Package)

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    Pledge £150 or more About $182

    *PYROMANCER*

    "Chaos Guard Rewards" + 3 High Quality Prints from Anastasia Catris (SIGNED) + Personal Thank You Video From The Team.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $182

    *NECROMANCER*

    "Chaos Guard Rewards" + 3 High Quality Prints from Padraig Balch (SIGNED) + Personal Thank You Video From The Team

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    Pledge £200 or more About $243

    *HIGH WIZARD*

    "Pyromancer Rewards" + Custom Sketch Card (2.5"x3.5") Drawn By Anastasia Catris With a character of your choice (Fan Art/OC/Custom).

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    Pledge £200 or more About $243

    *GUN-MAGE*

    "Necromancer Rewards" + Original Custom High Quality 11 x 8 Print created by Padraig Balch. This print will be a ONE OF A KIND exclusive created just for you.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $608

    *HERO*

    All Previous Rewards (Excluding Web + Video Advertiser Packages) + Your name or brand Immortalized within the Chaos Hour Website.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $608

    -HIGH IMPACT WEBSITE TAKEOVER-

    High Quality and High Impact Advertising Campaign for you, your brand, company or products. Dominant site take over including background advert and top centre banner which will have a featured article and be dominant within every single article on Chaos Hour for ONE MONTH of your choice. You will also recieve a high quality advert which will run at the start, during and end of each and every live stream or youtube video.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,216

    *DEMI GOD*

    ALL Previous Rewards Including Both Physical and Media Related Rewards (Including High Impact Website Takeover - excludes small and medium web adverts) + A Dominant Advert for the brand, product or company of your choice for a WHOLE YEAR.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $24

    **LIMITED OFFER** CHAOS HOUR T-SHIRT + Thanks given during live stream and on website. This is a limited offer due to huge demand. **This Reward Is Not Included in Main Rewards And Is Seperate To All Other Reward Packages**

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Funding period

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