Crowd-funding Update of Doom (New Perks)

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For those following my progress on G+, this will not be news to you.  If you’re not, then lots of news to come.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you should probably read this.

Currently, things rest as follows:
–Straight donations:  $145
–Zombie Painting Auction:  $25 (+$25 match)
The big update for the project is that there are now two official perks (one you’ve already seen, and one new one):
Perk #1: Those who you follow my podcasts will know that my friend and I do a special segment for The Skiffy and Fanty Show called “Torture Cinema,” in which we review bad science fiction and fantasy movies (sometimes books) while drinking alcohol. Anyone who donates $50 or more (including via the auction) will get to pick a movie for us to watch starting in August. No voting. You get to be dictator for the day.

There are only two rules: 1) the film must be SF/F (broadly defined), and 2) it must be something we haven’t reviewed yet. You can find the list of previous Tortures here:

Perk #2: I’m giving away a small collection of short stories for donations $10 and up (whether direct to me or through John Ward’s zombie painting auction). The stories will include:
–“Burned by Sol’s Rain” (high-octane military SF involving time dilation and human/machine hybrids, among other things)
–“Irlgem” (sword and sorcery story about a female knight and a murder and a dangerous magic item)
–“Dear [Redacted]” (a humorous letter explaining why a planet as been marked for extermination, more or less)
–“Interstellar Realty” (a humorous far future tale about customer service, real estate, mortgage payments, and robotic dogs)

Sound cool?  I sure hope so…

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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