Fundraiser Updatery: 18 Days and Counting…

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There are 18 days left in my Worldcon fundraiser for The Skiffy and Fanty Show.  And I’m $1552 short.  That’s a lot to make up in less than a month, but it’s still doable.  $87 a day will do it!  But that means I really need everyone’s help on this.  A *lot* of help.

And on that subject, I want to thank all the folks who have helped out thus far:

  • Fred Kiesche
  • Scott Pohlenz
  • Matthew Sheahan
  • Louise Lowenspets (there are two dots on the last “o,” but I can’t figure out how to put it in there on my tablet — sorry 🙁 )
  • Andrew Liptak
  • Stina Leicht
  • Maureen Kincaid Speller
  • John Pitts
  • Linda Nagata
  • Mike Martinez
  • Fabio Fernandes
  • Rachael Acks
  • David Annandale
  • Sue Armitage
  • Joe Monti
  • Catherine Hill
  • Amy Fredericks

Note:  I have only listed donations that were made public.  I would also like to thank all the folks who didn’t want to be named.  You are equally as awesome for every little bit you’ve given me for this.

Note 2:  I also want to say an enormous thank you to Myke Cole, who offered to share his hotel room at Worldcon with me free of charge.  It’s people like Myke and the folks above (and the unlisted folks) who make this community so wonderful:  giving up money or things or whatever to help someone out.  And that’s not just for me.  This community has helped all kinds of people.  It’s a great thing.

As of right now, I’m holding off on scheduling interviews and the like, but if it starts to look that the fundraiser will get close to the goal, I’ll get all of that started.  My hope is to host walk-by sessions and interview as many international authors, editors, and so on I possibly can.  Likewise, it’s possible I’ll be on programming this year, which is pretty darn awesome!

In any case, this month, we’re recording a Torture Cinema review of Highlander II at the end of the month with special guest Mike Martinez (who donated and was selected to pick the movie for the 3rd Milestone).  Other perks are already available and listed on the page.

And that’s all the updates I’ve got at the moment.  If you can spare some cash, please help out.  Even $5 helps.


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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