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A 12"x12" premium quality wall calendar showcasing Doug Plummer's photography of the contra dance scene.
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Doug Plummer

182 backers pledged $8,262 to help bring this project to life.

No need to stop now!

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.


    1. 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!