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Vanishing Act: A Glimpse into Cambodia's World of Magic

A project in Chicago, IL by Ryun Patterson

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Documenting the lives of Cambodia's sorcerers, spirit mediums, fortunetellers, and other mystics, from every corner of the kingdom.
Backers: 116
Average Pledge Per Backer: $73

Funded: $8,488 of $7,500
Dates: Feb 4th -> Mar 6th (30 days)
Project By: Ryun Patterson
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Latest News

Last day!

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Whew! What a ride! Vanishing Act's funding campaign concludes tonight at 9 p.m. Central time (10 a.m. Friday morning if you're in Cambodia), and then the real work begins for me--lining up sources, finding translators and team members, etc.!  Your... (Read More)

Fully funded!

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Wow!  We're at 103% funded with three days left, and a little overwhelmed by that. I really had no idea what response I would get from my family and friend, much less the outside world. I sit here shocked and amazed by your incredible generosity and... (Read More)

One Week Left!

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, In the last update, I told everyone that my goal for the week was 70% funding--and we surpassed that goal in 3 days. From here on out, the goal is obvious: Vanishing Act needs to get fully funded, or it won't happen. Kickstarter is an... (Read More)

12 Days, 40%

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, We've made some incredible progress this week, and every pledge that comes in reaffirms my commitment to the project. You've already done so much to help make "Vanishing Act" a reality, and the title of this update lays everything on the... (Read More)

Facebook group

February 15th - via: kickstarter.com
If you didn't already know, Vanishing Act has a Facebook group filled with interesting links, daily project updates, and a place where out little community can discuss the project. Thanks, and keep spreading the word!  (Read More)

Great week!

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We're well into our second week of funding, and right now Vanishing Act is sitting at 53%! Way to go, everybody! I was expecting a slow week, but so many great backers showed up, including a lucky soul who wants to get a magic tattoo. The project... (Read More)

Project to Detail Lives of Cambodian Sorcerers

February 14th - via: cambodiadaily.com
A new project aims to raise $7,500 in donations to produce an ebook about practitioners of traditional magic across Cambodia. Funds for the ebook, “Vanishing Act,” are being raised on Kickstarter—an online funding platform for creative projects—by Ryun Patterson, a former editor at The Cambodia Daily, who plans to produce several multimedia profiles of Cambodia’s “magical class,” from sorcerers to traditional magic tattoo artists. (Read More)

Kicking It Forward!

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
I've joined the Kicking It Forward program (http://kickingitforward.org), which means that I'll put 5% of the finished product profits back into other Kickstarter projects! Crowdfunding, as I've learned, is a community-based process, and I think it's... (Read More)

Welcome to Vanishing Act!

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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