It may not seem like spring outside, but we’re kicking off a Spring Fund Drive nonetheless! We’ve had LOTS of people asking us for printed copies of Issue One and each time we’ve been asked, we had to use sad little emoticons in response: 🙁 *mrrrrr*
Now is your chance to help us change 🙁 *mrrrr* to 😀 *weeeee* We’re raising funds for the next month in order to pay for a reprint of Issue One!! If you help us to raise £400, we’ll release 100 copies of the launch issue of GEEKED!
But that’s not all! We’re also hoping to raise monies to take GEEKED to two summer ComicCons where we can promote further our writers and artists. We’ll be attending MCM Expo in May and London Film & ComicCon in July. In addition to taking zines, we want to take GEEKED merchandise, and original art from our talented animators and illustrators. All this will require your help! Remember that any donation you make will go towards growing and strengthening the entire GEEKED community.
What’s In It For You??
This Spring Fund Drive will be PACKED full of goodies, gifts, and incentives! We’re not just offering our eternal gratitude this time around, we’re also offering you SWAG! Even if you can only give a little, there is something for you!
**UPDATE: We’ve been giving away prizes at random because we want you to have ALL THE THINGS! So stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for extra chances to score some goodies!
-Donations of ANY Amount: Your name will appear on the back cover of the Issue One reprint so that all the world can see what a star you are!
–Donation of £5: Donors will receive a copy of GEEKED Issue One and your name will appear on the back cover.
–Donation of £15: The first 20 donors will receive a copy of Issue One, a copy of Issue Two AND a voucher for a FREE Mac’ n Cheese from Anna Mae’s! (After the first 20, all other donors will receive copies of Issues One and Two).
-Donation of £25: The first 5 donors will receive a copy of Issue One, a copy of Issue Two AND a pocket mirror from For Books’ Sake! (After the first 5, all other donors will receive copies of Issues One and Two).
-Donation of £35: The first 5 donors will receive a copy of Issue One, a copy of Issue Two, a copy of the **forthcoming Issue Three** AND a mini magnetic bookmark from For Books’ Sake! (After the first 5, all other donors will receive copies of Issues One, Two and Three).
–Donation of £50: The first donor will receive a copy of Issue One, a copy of Issue Two, a copy of the **forthcoming Issue Three** AND a copy of The Feminist Porn Book. (After the first donor, all other donors will receive copies of Issues One, Two and Three).
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!!
Every time we reach a goal, as a group, we’ll roll out more rewards! We want you to be a part of GEEKED more than ever before so these incentives are all about involving YOU in the building of the zine, plus one super juicy surprise at the end!
–We reach £100: We’ll release the Table of Contents and roll out the cover, by Rosa Middleton, for Issue Three. **UPDATE** We will also reveal the big surprise we’ve got for all our donors once we hit £400!
–We reach £200: We will hold a raffle of all the donors we’ve gotten thus far and one lucky winner will receive a discount voucher for an Irreverent Dance course!
–We reach £300: You get to decide the theme of Issue Four! We’ll take a vote and you’ll have three potential themes to choose from, whichever one is the most popular will decide the fate of GEEKED’s last issue for 2012-2013.
–We reach £400: The PDF of Issue Two is free for everyone who donates on the day we hit this watermark goal! (PDF’s will be emailed to individual donors)….
…AND ***A MONSTER SURPRISE*** We’ll be holding a raffle of ALL donors and ONE lucky winner will get a ONE DAY ADMISSION to Nine Worlds GeekFest *SCREAM*
–We reach £500, £600, £700: You call the shots! You tell us what YOU want! Want to see GEEKED tshirts? Want GEEKED tote bags? Want to see us cover something specific? If we reach these final goals we’ll take your shout outs and steer GEEKED in whatever new and exciting directions you can dream up!
The race is on! We’ve got ONE MONTH to raise funds and we HAVE TO HIT £400 if Issue One is to ever again see the light of day! Remember that every little helps and that your donations are going towards building a stronger, GEEKier community!
If you can’t donate, you can still shout, shOUT, SHOUT about our Spring Fund Drive! Post this blog, Tweet about us, or share our posts on Facebook, we need it all and we will be so grateful to you for being a part of our community.
**DISCLAIMER: All prizes are subject to availability, once they’re gone, they’re gone! If you are not a resident of London and you are awarded Anna Mae’s or Irreverent Dance vouchers, we will offer you alternative discounts for GEEKED merchandise. Whilst online prizes will be released as soon as possible, all printed zines and material gifts will not be distributed until June. We appreciate your patience.**