Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 5, 2012.

Update #2

Wow. Well we made our goal, but if you haven't joined up- you still can.

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The idea behind using Kickstarter to raise the funds for the This Is Hardcore Photobook was that we could and DID offer really cool fun stuff related to the Festival itself like posters, tickets etc. 
So now what? We hit the goal of $15,000 but your support will definitely matter in a big way.

With a goal of $15,000 we were hoping after KickStarter and Amazon payment fees to have about $13,000 to pay for the layout/printing of the book as well as the printing/shipping of the Tshirts,prints and posters.
With your continued and additional support we can do alot to make the Book itself that much better of a product. 
We're currently looking into adding more pages and pricing out to see if we can get a Hardcover on the book.

We're beyond grateful for the support so far, but don't stop spreading the word and getting people on board. We've got more books and plenty of items in the fundraiser for those still interested and the $ will definitely help us make the book something that we could never have dreamed it would become.

We'll keep you updated with a page count and if we can afford the hardcover edition of the book. Thank you to those who have supported and spread the word to those who haven't!!

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    Uncle Owen: You will receive a thank-you on the This Is Hardcore website, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter page. You want the best for this young Photobook and will do all in your power to see that it is nourished and properly guided through maturity.

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    Youngling: Your name will be printed in the Thank-You section of the Photobook, along with the internet shout-outs. Avenge your slain aunt and uncle with your name forever etched into this book.

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    Jawa: Scream OOTEENEE because you have no other words in your lexicon. Why? You'll be receiving a copy of the Photobook with your name printed in the Thank-You section!

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    Astromech Droid: Like R2, you are equipped with a hologram projector. Why is this useful? In addition to a copy of the book with your name thanked inside, you'll be receiving a copy of "the hate5six diaries: volume one" DVD featuring 4 hours of live footage from 18 incredible hardcore bands. You'll be able to relay the mosh inducing audio visuals to your Jedi cohorts whenever they need it. Portions of this pledge will benefit onehundredforhaiti.org.

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    Padawan: You will receive a copy of the Photobook along with your name printed in the credits. You will also receive a special This Is Hardcore shirt (specify your size) that you can proudly flaunt to the Younglings as a sign of your journey through the Jedi ranks.

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    Clone Trooper: You are among the many clones who are unwaveringly obedient to the TIH Republic. You will receive the Photobook with your name printed in the credits, the special This Is Hardcore shirt (specify your size), in addition to a Photobook poster featuring artwork/photos from the book that you can proudly hang in your dining room and admire after a long day of battling Separatists.

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    Droid: You have a bit more personality than a Clone Trooper--a certain charisma embedded within your silicon DNA. On top of everything a Clone Trooper receives, you will also get a limited screen print exclusive to this fundraiser.

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    Ewok: You are adorable. You'll get everything a Droid receives in addition to TWO prints of your favorite band's set from previous This Is Hardcore fests. Specify the band(s) when ordering. People will want to cuddle you upon seeing these rare prints.

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    Wampa: This brutal winter has left you vicious and out for blood. You'd rather be munching on Ewoks on Endor, but what can you do? Frankly, you're too large and lack the dexterity to maneuver a spacecraft to Endor. You'll settle for everything an Ewok receives in addition to a very limited throwback screen print poster from a previous TIH fest and old laminates distributed to bands and staff. What better way to survive the bleak Hoth terrain than memories of a better, warmer time and of yet another to come?

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    Jango Fett: Although you are a Mandalorian, you did not act quickly enough the first time around! Mace Windu decapitated you in one fell swoop. Back by popular demand are another TEN Mandalorian rewards: one 4-DAY PASS and a copy of the Photobook with your named thanked inside! Don't hesitate.

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    Mandalorian: You are a bounty hunter with only one mission in mind: to get your ass into This Is Hardcore 2012. You don't even need to know the lineup to know you'll want to be there. Your jet pack will propel you ahead of the rest and you will receive a 4-DAY PASS TO TIH 2012. And you'll have a copy of the Photobook with your name thanked inside to peruse as you wait for the humans to catch up to you. But, beware, Lando Calrissian may lurk in the shadows and we will not be furnishing you with weapons.

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    Wookie: Has Joe ever kicked or manhandled you on stage at a show? Did you feel silenced? You are much like a Wookie: you lack the vocal structure to voice your frustrations. As a Wookie, you will receive a 4-DAY PASS TO TIH 2012, a copy of the Photobook with your name in it, AND you will have the opportunity to PIE Joe Hardcore in the face ON STAGE at This Is Hardcore. Scream unintelligible sounds of victory, you big hairy oaf!

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    Jedi: You're making your way through the ranks. You'll receive a 4-DAY PASS TO TIH 2012, in addition to all the previous rewards (minus the public pie humiliation). However, as a Jedi, you will be endowed with enough Midichlorians to render you immune to Joe Hardcore's violent stage-throwing antics. You will be able to FREELY stage-dive at TIH 2012 without worrying about Joe forcibly ejecting you. You have the Force (a special laminate given to you at the fest). Use it wisely.

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    Jedi Adept: The Council feels as though you aren't ready to be a Knight. Prove them wrong. You will receieve 2 4-DAY PASSES TO TIH 2012, 2 copies of the Photobook with your name inside, as well as 2 TIH shirts (specify size).

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    Jedi Knight: You've completed your coursework at the Jedi Academy. Now it's time to find peace and maintain order within the Republic. You can do so with your 4-DAY VIP/ALL ACCESS PASS TO TIH 2012, in addition to a copy of the Photobook with your name, shirt (specify size). With this All Access pass you'll be able to mingle with the Council members back stage at the fest and revel in your shared superiority over all the Padawans.

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    Jedi Master: You have excelled through the ranks of the Jedi Order. Tired from standing all day? Not into the next 10 bands before the headliner? Flaunt your success and power with your own PRIVATE Cabana booth at This Is Hardcore 2012. You'll receive a 4-DAY PASS and a copy of the Photobook with your name thanked inside. By popular demand, you'll be allowed to pie Joe in the face on stage.

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    Jedi Grand Master: You have attained greatness. You are among an extremely small cabal of high ranking Jedi council members. You will receive a LIFETIME PASS to EVERY THIS IS HARDCORE FEST and EVERY hardcore show put on by Joe Hardcore. Oh, and you'll get the book with your name inside.

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    Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious: You've ascended the ranks as THE politician in the Republic. Your loyal support of the Photobook Kickstarter has proven to be critical to the project. Lurking underneath your publicly philanthropic contribution sits a dark, sinister ulterior motive. Unbeknownst to all, you are surreptitiously ushering in an iron fisted authoritative regime. Your double life will result in THIS IS HARDCORE 2012 being renamed after you. That's right, this year's fest will be called "<your name>'s Fest"****. And we'll probably give you a book with your name thanked inside, too. **** SUBJECT TO APPROVAL**** (please message us first)

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