Steampunk Crowdfunding: July Edition
What’s on Tap for Aug/Sept
Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken cover art (Ends Aug 5)
Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken is the sixth in the Galvanic Century series of steampunk thrillers. Its in the revision and editing phase, and set to be released this September… all it needs is a worthy cover. That’s where you come in.
A good cover will more than earn back its commission cost in increased sales. It’s a great investment, but an investment that comes off the front end. You have to be able to afford it before it can benefit you, before any sales come in.
For just a $3 pledge you can get the new ebook, or for $15 you get all six books!
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Terra Finite: The Cogs of Alusura (Ends Aug 28)
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“The Cogs of Alusura is the first in the Terra Finite trilogy I’ve been planning for a good few years now. It is an action packed, Steampunk, fantasy-adventure, filled with mystery, heroism and love.
The book has already gone though several rigorous edits with help from Charlotte Beckett, a former Freelance Copy Proofer. At present it is the best it can possibly be, short of a final professional edit. With the money raised from this project, I intend to get a professional final edit, self publish the book on Amazon Kindle and Feed A Read and self advertise.
I shall be advertising the book primarily at a collection of comic conventions, on YouTube, as well as other media outlets. My aim is to gain an initial audience that generates natural growth of interest before applying to publishing houses. The reason for this is that having a pre-established following would make the project more appealing to publishers and increase the chances of them taking it on.”
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Shuffle Heroes is a fast-paced card game for 2 players set in a dark fantasy steampunk world filled with Lovecraftian monstrosities. In the game, you draft two heroes with unique abilities and shuffle their cards together – this forms your draw deck. The aim of the game is to defeat enemy heroes either by killing them or wearing them down. You can destroy your opponent’s cards from his deck, so you strongly influence what he will draw in his next shuffle – so-called deck deconstruction.
Steampunk Militia Miniatures (ends Aug 3)
My name is Andrew May, I have been working as a freelance sculptor of wargaming figures for the last couple of years and now also run my own miniatures business “Meridian Miniatures”. Nearly two years ago I ran my first Kickstarter campaign for a “Steampunk Army” and now comes the follow up “Steampunk Militia” campaign to complement the military figures with their civilian counterparts in the “Steam & Aether” table top setting.
Other Cool Projects…
Fandom SteamPunk Watches (ends Aug 28)
This project originally started because I wanted to create a watch that would fit my Dad’s wrist and make a wrist band that wouldn’t eventually break. I kept buying him watches for Fathers day, Xmas, birthday, etc and he kept breaking them. So I decided to make him a watch with a stronger wristband. The more I thought about it, the more I decided to geek it out a bit, make it classy and I came up with the idea of making it steampunk…. and he loved it.
After I tinkered a bit more I decided to make myself a geeky version but I had to many fandoms so I just decided to make a few of them. While testing a few at comic conventions (people randomly hitting it, or running around with it) people saw them and kept asking where they could buy one. I’ve since decided to make them for sale but I keep making them better and still have a few ideas on how to make them a bit better, cooler and the attachment to the wristband more durable… Find out more
Little Rock Steampunk Photoshoot (ends Aug 26)
“Hi Everyone! My partner and I are trying to set up a themed shoot revolving around the Steampunk genre. In addition to the Steampunk theme, we’re going to have the ladies do a fashion shoot and bikini shoot with us. This has been a project we’ve been trying to get off the ground for some time now.
We’re local Little Rock, Arkansas photographers and filmmakers. The Steampunk genre is not as hot here as it is in other places. Saying that, it’s hard for us to find Steampunk themed outfits and props for the girls locally. We’d like to change that for Little Rock! We’d like to show the world and our community that there’s a market for it and we’d like to show it by doing a calendar. In addition to the Steampunk theme, we’re going to shoot them in their favorite fashion and in their favorite bikinis. You will not be disappointed!” ….Find out more