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SF/F Crowd Funding Roundup For 12/24/2012

Crowd funding is the in thing for obtaining money to fund a variety of projects, with Kickstarter being the most prominent of these sites. With new projects going live daily, it’s a chore to keep up with, let alone find, interesting genre projects. The Crowd Funding Roundup will be our effort to bring projects we think are interesting to your attention so you can, if you so choose, decide to help out. These posts are a collaborative effort between James Aquilone and JP Frantz.

NecronomiCon: The Premier Lovecraft Convention in Providence

What’s it about?

A Lovecraft convention in the author’s hometown of Providence, Rhode Island.

Why it’s interesting: The Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council is bringing back NecronomiCon. The celebration of all things Lovecraftian will take place August 23-25, 2013 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence and feature panels, workshops, art shows, gaming and such special guests as Stuart Gordon, Caitlin R. Kiernan, S.T. Joshi, and Laird Barron. For $50, you’ll get to run the gauntlet of Lovecraft’s College Hill with Joshi. But organizers warn that you must be physically fit to participate.

Fearful Symmetries: An Anthology of Horror

What’s it about?

An all-original anthology of terror and supernatural fiction edited by Ellen Datlow for ChiZine Publications.

Why it’s interesting: Award-winning editor Ellen Datlow is throwing her hat into the crowdfunding ring with her latest anthology. Fearful Symmetries will be unthemed and contain about 30 original stories from both veteran and new writers. In fact, Datlow plans to have an open reading period to give new talent a chance. The ebook costs $15 and the trade paperback is $25.

The ACME Corporation

What’s it about?

A giant poster of every ACME product, ever.

Why it’s interesting: Road Runner super fan Rob Loukotka hand-drew all 126 ACME products from the Looney Tunes cartoon and placed them in this 24″x36″ poster. It will be screen printed on thick “Wild Cherry Red” French Paper, signed and numbered. One poster is $30 and includes shipping anywhere in the U.S.

Elite: Dangerous

What’s it about?

Elite: Dangerous is the latest installment of a long series of epic space games, starting with Elite – one of the most successful games of the 1980s.

Why it’s interesting: Ah yes, Elite, one of the most revered open-world (galaxy) games ever created. Many have tried to recreate it’s awesomeness, many have failed. Elite: Dangerous has an ambitious list of features and it looks terrific, from the little we can see. With the recent revival in 4x Space Strategy games, it boggles the mind no one else has tried to Kickstart an Elite clone. Well, now you can support one, for roughly $30 US.

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2 Comments on SF/F Crowd Funding Roundup For 12/24/2012

  1. Hi

    I’m a published author who wants to write an official piece of tie in Fiction for the Elite:Dangerous game being kickstarted as mentinoed above.

    The cost of this pledge tier is 4500 pounds so I am crowd sourcing to try and get this amount together. (This money goes straight to Fronteir Developments and I will be paying for the fees myself)

    Backers get a copy of the completed E’book. higher pledge tiers include options to name items from the story as well as the game itself

    Please have a look if you have a moment and If it looks interesting then please make a pledge.

    Thanks in advance


  2. Thanks for including Fearful Symmetries! This started like a house-of-fire and has been growing steadily, but really needs the community’s support if it’s going to happen.

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