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SF/F Crowd Funding Roundup For 09/30/2013

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.

The Great Way, an epic fantasy trilogy by Harry Connolly

What’s it about?

The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire.

Why it’s interesting: Harry Connolly, the author of The Twenty Palaces novels, started this trilogy as a homeschool project for his son. He describes it as “an adventure fantasy written for adults, full of chases, cliffhangers, fight scenes, weird magic, and the threat of human extinction. At the same time, it’s a story I would not hesitate to hand to my own pre-teen son.” The ebook of the first novel, The Way Into Chaos, is $12, while the trade paperback is $40. All three ebooks cost $25. The hardback omnibus edition containing the entire trilogy is $100. Other rewards include signed editions, critiques, and homemade cookies.

Li’l Eddie: Edgar Allan Poe for Kids

What’s it about?

A children’s version of The Fall of the House of Usher called Ricky’s Spooky House.

Why it’s interesting: Micah Edwards came up with Ricky’s Spooky House, a children’s version of The Fall of the House of Usher, after thinking, “What’s the least appropriate reinterpretation of an Edgar Allan Poe story?” And he says he decided to make it a board book “because that seemed like the option most likely to make Poe shake his head in dismay.” Ricky’s Spooky House is just over 200 words and contains 16 pictures. The ebook is $5, while the board book is $12. Other rewards include signed editions, prints, and T-shirts.

Living Dead Magazine: “Bringing Old-School Horror Back!”

What’s it about?

A modern-day artistic horror magazine with that campy old-school feel.

Why it’s interesting: Miss the days of Elvira, Up All Night with Rhonda Shea, and Tales From the Crypt? Living Dead Magazine plans to bring those days back in a 60-plus-page full color quarterly magazine, which will feature with DIY horror makeup tips, pictorials with the best horror/geek models, interviews, reviews, horror comic strips, and much, much more. The first digital issue is $10, while the print edition will run you $25. Other rewards include signed issues, T-shirts, buttons, and stickers.

Dragon’s Roost Press anthology benefiting canine rescue

What’s it about?

Anthology whose proceeds will benefit canine rescue.

Why it’s interesting: Author Michael Cieslak is putting together this anthology to raise money for the canine rescue organization where he adopted two of his dogs. He’s currently looking for science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories that explore the themes of abandonment, isolation, and loneliness to fill the anthology, which is expected out in spring of 2014. A digital copy of the book is $20 and a physical copy is $25. Other rewards include editing services, T-shirts, and a selection of anthologies featuring Michael Cieslak.

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