Two Days Can Seem Like a Lifetime
Eek! I visited my Kickstarter campaign page just now and the countdown had changed from days to hours. As you can see by my updated banner, I am getting really close to my goal. I am only about $200 short so a pledge now will truly mean the difference between success and failure because if I don’t get the full amount by midnight on May 11 I don’t get to keep any of it.
I have gotten several new followers over the past few weeks (Welcome!) so I wanted to make sure that everyone is up to speed about the project and all the cool rewards I am offering.
I am going to move abroad for just over a year starting this summer. I want to use some of that time to visit London to conduct research and make site visits to places that are relevant to the Victorian era and Steampunk and bring that info back to you! These are the articles I already have planned, but I am sure I won’t be able to stop myself from adding more. Much of the content will appear in some form on this blog, but you can only get the whole package by making a pledge!
What’s inside the zine?
۞ In-depth articles on H.G. Wells, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, Charles Darwin, Around the World in 80 Days, Egypt in the Victorian Era and Victorian Ghost Stories. I call these kinds of articles “Sourcebooks” and I have already done some for the blog.
۞ Interviews with London-based authors like Bia Helvetti (new book launching in September!), Chris Wooding (Ketty Jay series) and more
۞ “My Day at the Piccadilly Market” and “My Weekend at the Asylum” feature pieces
۞ Exclusive reviews of Victorian-themed pubs and tea houses
۞ Exclusive Steampunk London Map
۞ Exclusive museum and exhibit reviews, taking you to places you couldn’t visit otherwise
۞ And a chance to suggest content! If there is a site I just have to visit or a subject you just need to know more about I will do my best to add backer-driven content whenever possible. Got a band I should see? Or are you an artist with a steamy side? Are you hosting a cosplay event that you think I should attend? Let me know!
And that is just the zine 🙂
You can also give a friend or your own band, business, book or blog a “shout out”.
This is a cheap way to promote your own steampunkery, or anything else you would like to say (as long as it is appropriate). Just $10 = 50 words, or 25 words and a small image.
And don’t forget the bumper stickers!
After my poll, you voted on a slogan and “My Other Car is an Airship” was the winner. I created a bumper sticker using a vintage car and an airship I drew to make this fun sticker, available for a $5 pledge.
Plus lovely jewelry from Denise Garner is available through this website
Dee has donated some lovely pieces to the Steam Tour cause, and starting today they are available at a discounted price! The prices listed with each photo include a copy of the zine emailed to you. Please leave me a comment below if you have any questions or are interested in buying anything.
There are just over two days left in the campaign, but I know it is going to feel like it takes a lifetime to come to a close. And even if you can’t spare a cent, please help me get the word out! Thanks to everyone who has tweeted or posted anything on facebook already 🙂
Campaign shortlink for easy sharing: http://kck.st/1lV8BAZ
There is also a facebook page! Visit now.