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Tycho JournalBy Tycho Journal
First created
Tycho JournalBy Tycho Journal
First created
$43,822
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727
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 10 2015 6:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our goal is ambitious, but simple: to reinvent the sci-fi magazine and create the most beautiful science fiction journal… ever!

TYCHO is a collectable journal that will be right at home on your bookshelf; an un-disposable, indispensable, contemporary science fiction artifact.

Issue One Cover Mocks
Issue One Cover Mocks

Each issue of TYCHO will be a visually compelling love letter to all things science fiction and will feature:

  • Brand new fiction (along with a lost classic or two)
  • Original comics
  • Beautifully presented mini-retrospectives of works by artists, illustrators, and photographers
  • Long-form interviews with authors, artists, musicians, screenwriters, scientists, and directors
  • And smart and compelling features, essays, and journalism exploring the crossroads of science fiction and film, music, philosophy, science, futurism, art, and more.
"Two Worlds" Cover Mock
"Two Worlds" Cover Mock

With the recent successful launches of independently created journals and magazines breathing new life into the publishing business... and science fiction more popular than ever... TYCHO is an idea whose time has come!

MEET TEAM TYCHO

Team Tycho: Adam, Cici, Esther, Ryan
Team Tycho: Adam, Cici, Esther, Ryan

ADAM BRENT HOUGHTALING (Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director) is an editor and author who brings more than 17 years of experience to TYCHO. He's a former EIC and brand director at BlackBook Magazine and digital editorial director at Gourmet. His work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and multiple Webby and Best of the Web Awards. His first book, This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music, was released by HarperCollins’ It Books in 2012.

CICI JAMES (Executive Publisher) is the Founder of Singularity&Co, New York City's only bookstore dedicated to science fiction, and executive publisher of Singularity&Co's Save-the-Sci-Fi project, devoted to bringing vintage science fiction and genre pulp back to the digital future.

RYAN BRITT (Contributing Editor) is the author of the essay collection Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths (Plume/Penguin Random House). He's written for The New York Times, The Morning News, VICE, The Awl, OMNI, Clarkesworld, Crossed Genres, and is the former staff writer for the Hugo Award Winning web magazine Tor.com, where he remains a contributor. He is the New York editor for Story and is a contributing editor for Tycho. He lives in New York City.

Out of college and armed with a degree in Biology, ESTHER WU (Art Director) went to work in a lab in New York City doing contraception research. She took design classes at night and designed on the side. She took a course in Typography, not knowing exactly what that was. The creative experience was so intoxicating, Esther decided to become a graphic designer. Esther received her MFA in Design from SVA in 2008. She is currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

We’ve put together an incredible list of cross-disciplinary professionals to help us on our journey and we couldn’t be more pleased to have these impressive individuals in our corner.

  • Super-hacker, security expert, and holder of one of the seven
    keys to the Internet, DAN KAMINSKY
  • Actor and SF fan, PAUL GIAMATTI
  • Clarkesworld Founder and Editor, NEIL CLARKE
  • Futurist, Yacht vocalist, and VICE Motherboard and Terraform Editor, CLAIRE EVANS
  • Executive Publisher of Art Forum magazine, KNIGHT LANDESMAN
  • Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press, LAUREN PANEPINTO
  • Director of the Brooklyn Law BLIP Clinic, JONATHAN ASKIN
  • And we'll be adding a few new names along the way!

Our budget is divided into seven parts:

PRINTING (38%)
This is a project that celebrates the beauty of print. Each issue will be 8.5" x 11", perfect bound, and feature wonderful, heavy paper stock. Also, we prefer our covers clean, letting the design breath rather than advertising what’s inside. As such, we’ll need to print belly bands (a wrapper) for our newsstand editions.

EDITORIAL (32%)
Our goal is for TYCHO to be a must-have for science fiction fans. To make that a reality we plan on including contributions from some of the best journalists and science fiction creators working today. Numerous writers, photographers, artists, and designers will be pouring countless hours into each issue to bring a final product of uncompromising standards worthy of your support, and we firmly these creators should be compensated for their great work.

The remaining aspects of the budget are split more-or-less equally (10% or less) between Taxes, Kickstarter and Stripe fees (5% a piece), Marketing, and a small pie slice is set aside for Miscellaneous expenses.

Timeline
Timeline

LET'S TALK REWARDS

We’re thrilled to be able to offer some of the amazing rewards you see over there at the right.   

TYCHO – ISSUE ONE
Be one of the first to get TYCHO number one, hot off the presses. And that’s something we can say! (Estimated delivery date: May 2016)

Issue One
Issue One

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF TYCHO
For our supporters pre-ordering our first issue we’re going to throw open the doors to the exciting, difficult, rambling, long and hard and awesome process of creating a journal from scratch. You’ll get a peek inside our editorial operations, be a fly on the wall at meetings, and follow the design process from first sketches and photo shoots to the final issue. And we’ll be fielding questions all along the way.

TYCH0.1
A digital edition teaser for the first issue, Tych0.1 will feature new stories, essays, interviews, art, and more!

tych0.1 cover
tych0.1 cover

HELP SAVE-THE-SCI-FI: ONE YEAR OF CLASSICS
Saving rare, forgotten, out-of-print vintage science fiction for the digital future, one e-book at a time! The Save-the-Sci-Fi project chooses a title, tracks down the copyright holder and/or author (if they’re still around), acquires or otherwise clears the copyright, and publishes it both online and as an e-book. Previous Save-the-Sci-Fi books include selections from Neil Gaiman ("Space Train"), an award-winning alternative history ("Elleander Morning"), and the first appearance of a cyborg in science fiction lit ("The Clockwork Man"). A one-year subscription delivers one newly saved science fiction classic every month!

Save-the-Sci-Fi Selections
Save-the-Sci-Fi Selections

THE TYCHO TEE
A cool faceted portrait of Our Man Tycho -- the Kanye West of 16th century astronomy. After losing a healthy portion of nose during a duel -- over math! -- on December 29, 1566, Brahe infamously replaced it with one made of gold (or copper, or silver, or some combination thereof). He was also the first to identify a supernova and made precise observations of astronomical significan... no. And now he's on a shirt! Yours at the $50 pledge level and above.

The Tycho Tee
The Tycho Tee

THE TYCHO TOTE
Guaranteed to be your new go-to tote! A large (18" x 14") black canvas tote with long straps and a very cool, minimalist design inspired by our issue one cover design.

The Tycho Tote
The Tycho Tote

THE TYCHO HOODIE
A stylish, 80% cotton hoodie (hoodies!!) with a flat drawstring in black featuring Our Man Brahe!

The Tycho Hoodie
The Tycho Hoodie

THE BLACK BOX
It's no mystery. We take a black box, fill it with ??????, we send to you. It'll be like a tiny, little science fiction Christmas... in May! Only 10 available.

The Black Box
The Black Box

P.S. Although we're fans, this project, Tycho Journal, is NOT related to TYCHO, the musician/band. Thanks!

Risks and challenges

We have deep experience in content budgeting, planning, and creation, as well as printing and shipping magazines, t-shirts, totes, etc. and feel confident about our timeline. While there may be production or other unforeseen delays along the way, we're committed you and Tycho, which means we're committed to staying on schedule.

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    TYCHO - ISSUE ONE!
    • Get the first issue of Tycho before anyone else! (Est. Delivery: May 2016)
    • Tych0.1 digital edition teaser (Est. Delivery Feb. 2016)
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Our immeasurable, cross-dimensional, to-the-end-of-time thanks!

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    ISSUE ONE + THE TYCHO TEE or THE TYCHO TOTE!
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else! (Est. Delivery May 2016)
    • Your choice of The Tycho Tee or The Tycho Tote (Est. Delivery Jan. 2016)
    • Tych0.1 digital edition teaser (Est. Delivery Feb. 2016)
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Our immeasurable, cross-dimensional thanks!

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    THE PERFECT GIFT: ISSUE ONE + ONE YEAR OF SAVE-THE-SCI-FI BOOKS
    Tycho makes a great gift for the science fiction fan in your life!
    • You'll get an activation code for a one-year subscription to Save-the-Sci-Fi to present to your giftee this holiday then...
    • ... they'll get the Tych0.1 digital edition teaser this coming February (2016)...
    • .... followed by the first issue of Tycho before anyone else (Est. Delivery May 2016)

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    ISSUE ONE + TEE + TOTE
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else!
    • The Tycho Tee
    • The Tycho Tote
    • The Tych0.1 digital edition teaser
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Our immeasurable, cross-dimensional thanks!

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    ISSUE ONE + HOODIE
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else! (Est. Delivery March 2016)
    • The Tycho Hoodie (Est. Delivery Jan 2016)
    • The Tych0.1 digital edition teaser
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Our immeasurable, cross-dimensional thanks!

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    THE BIG BRAHE!
    This is almost EVERYTHING (your choice of tee or hoodie), plus your name on the masthead!
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else!
    • The Tycho Tee
    • The Tycho Tote
    • A one-year subscription to Save-the-Sci-Fi: one rescued science fiction classic delivered to you every month for a year!
    • The Tych0.1 digital edition teaser
    • Name on the masthead of the first issue as a special contributor
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Our immeasurable, cross-dimensional thanks!

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    THE HOODED BRAHE!
    This is ALL THE STUFF, plus your name on the masthead!
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else!
    • The Tycho Tee
    • The Tycho Tote
    • The Tycho Hoodie
    • A one-year subscription to Save-the-Sci-Fi: one rescued science fiction classic delivered to you every month for a year!
    • The Tych0.1 digital edition teaser
    • Name on the masthead of the first issue as a special contributor
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Our immeasurable, cross-dimensional thanks!

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    THE JEPP SET!
    Named in honor of the dwarf jester Tycho Brahe employed and believed to be clairvoyant. This is EVERYTHING including a PLUS-ONE invite to the Tycho launch party in Brooklyn, NY! Rub elbows with Team Tycho and their sci-fi friends!
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else! (Est. Delivery May 2016)
    • A one-year subscription to the Save-the-Sci-Fi eBook Club: one rescued science fiction classic delivered to you every month for a year!
    • The Tycho Tee
    • The Tycho Hoodie
    • The Tycho Tote
    • The Tych0.1 digital edition teaser (Est. Delivery Jan. 2016)
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Name on the masthead of the first issue as a special contributor
    • A plus-one invite to the Tycho launch party in Brooklyn, NY
    • Our immeasurable, cross-dimensional thanks!

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    THE BLACK BOX!
    A specially curated box of sci-fi surprises put together by Team Tycho and some extra-special guests! Each box includes:
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else!
    • The Tycho Tee and The Tycho Tote
    • The Tych0.1 digital edition teaser (Est. Delivery Jan. 2016)
    • Your name on the masthead of the first issue as a special contributor
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • ????????????

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    THE BIG BLACK BOX!
    An extra-large, specially curated box of sci-fi surprises put together by Team Tycho and some extra-special guests! Each box includes:
    • The first issue of Tycho before anyone else!
    • The Tycho Tee, Tote, and Hoodie
    • The Tych0.1 digital edition teaser (Est. Delivery Jan. 2016)
    • Your name on the masthead of the first issue as a special contributor
    • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of Tycho's inaugural issue
    • Plus, a heckuva lot of mysterious goodness!

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