Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 9, 2012.

Update #5

No need to stop now!

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It looks inevitable that I'll reach my goal on Kickstarter to help fund production of the 2013 Contradance Calendar. You don't have to stop—there's four more days of the project to go. Here's what the additional funding will support.

  • The calendar is not paid for yet. There will be about another $3000 in direct expenses to print and ship them. Sales will make up the difference over the next 6 months, but at wholesale the profit margin is narrow. Additional Kickstarter “presales” will help make up the difference.
  • I have a 2012 calendar debt to erase. I lost $6,000 last year on the project. Luckily I have a successful commercial photography business and I was able to absorb that kind of hit with only modest effects on my lifestyle. But I wasn't going to take that kind of risk again, hence the Kickstarter route.
  • I have a 2014 calendar to start working on. I'm hearing rumblings that the Midwest and the South are feeling left out. If I can afford to travel there and catch some dances, they'll be in.
So thank you, one and all. Look for the fireworks when we do reach our goal.

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      Creator Terri Nakamura on June 8, 2012

      Doug, Huge CONGRATULATIONS! I'm really excited for you. I know how much you pour your heart into this project and want to thank you again for the calendar from last year. Kickstarter may have been a bit nerve wracking, but you now have even more fans and friends who support what you're doing! Hooray!

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    Your name in the calendar as a Backer. Everyone who contributes gets at least this.

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    NEW LAST MINUTE REWARD. A refrigerator magnet with Doug's famous photo of spinning dancers shot from overhead. These have been generously donated by the Country Dance and Song Society, and have their name on them. It's the profile photo at https://www.facebook.com/contraphotos

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    An autographed copy of the 2013 Contradance Calendar shipped anywhere in the US.

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    An 8x10 signed print of any shot in the 2012 or 2013 calendar.

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    A one hour photography tutorial, on any aspect you choose, in person or via Skype.

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    A 16x20 signed print of any shot in the 2012 or 2013 calendar.

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    Twenty signed calendars. Your Christmas shopping is done.

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    For CDSS affiliate groups only. 30 calendars for $200. That's $7 per calendar, and you can sell them for $20 at your dances.

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    A limited edition portfolio (print size 11x14) of the 12 dance shots in the 2013 calendar.

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    Your home dance is in the calendar. I'll go anywhere in the US. If we shoot before 6/1/12, you get in, (or later if you don't mind waiting until the 2014 Calendar). Your group will have promotional photos for life. Bonus feature: I'll make sure to take a photo of you dancing that you can use as your Facebook profile picture.

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    A professional video production of your dance/dance weekend/dance event. And as many calendars as you'll possibly ever need.

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