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The Doom That Came to Fiddle Creak (Marionette Play)

A project in Portland, OR by CastIron Carousel Marionette Troupe

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A chilling H.P. Lovecraft-influenced tale of Appalachian horror performed by marionettes in Portland, Oregon and beyond.
Backers: 262
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $13,220 of $10,000
Dates: Mar 2nd -> Apr 11th (40 days)
Project By: CastIron Carousel Marionette Troupe
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Latest News

We DID it! (Along with extra stretch goals that may not be visible in the final total)

April 11th - via:
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Quick update (Missive coming soon)

April 10th - via:
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Missives from the Void Beyond Time (Sixth Correspondence)

April 7th - via:
Greetings friends,Today there are three days left in the campaign. I have a lot of things to tell you but I promise I won’t take up too much of your time. We made our $10,000 goal with your help. We're also bringing the show up to Seattle because... (Read More)

Kickstarter Showcase: 8 Projects to Check Out

April 4th - via:
One of the hardest things about running my own Kickstarter campaign this past month was that I didn’t have nearly as much time as I wanted to tell you about other cool Kickstarter projects. I mentioned a few within my own campaign updates, but now that mine has wrapped up I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of several projects I’ve had my eye on. (Read More)

Help Fund a Lovecraftian Marionette Show!

April 4th - via:
Deep in the shadowy reaches of the Appalachian Mountains lurk secrets so terrible it was not meant that men should know them. Foul abominations lie in wait, locked away in the in-between spaces Euclid dared not contemplate, aching to return to a world which once belonged to them, and one day will be in their grasp again… (Read More)

Missives from the Void Beyond Time (Fifth engagement)

April 1st - via:
News!1) We made our goal. WE MADE OUR GOAL! (!!!!) We did it! GGGGGOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!! Whoowee! Wow. 2) We’re not done yet! We still have nine days and a few stretch goals to try and make! We are already going to be taking the show on tour to... (Read More)

Missives from the Void Beyond Time (Fourth interaction)

March 27th - via:
Quick announcements1) We're at about 85% of our goal! That's amazing. We have just over 15% left to make in the next two weeks - BUT - that's not our final goal and we really want to make a few thousand over so that we can take this show on tour and... (Read More)

A Lovecraftian puppet show that looks awesome!

March 25th - via:
I am very selective in what I ask my readers to consider funding… and I feel that this really deserves your attention. Even if you can’t make it to Portland to watch the play, by donating as little as $10 you’ll be given a digital download of it. That’s a heck of a deal. (Read More)

Portland Lovecraft puppet show Kickstarter are words that go together

March 19th - via:
PORTLAND, OR -- Tired of supporting practical, world-applicable Kickstarters for stuff like a landmark movie theater or an iPod dock with space for a planter underneath? Portland's own CastIron Carousel has started a fundraising campaign just for you. The Doom that Came to Fiddle Creak is a marionette puppet play that mixes Appalachian folklore with HP Lovecraft. You are either in or out as of the end of that last sentence. (Read More)

Very quick announcements (Missive coming soon)

March 14th - via:
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Missives from The Void Beyond Time (Third intersection)

March 10th - via:
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Missives from the Void Beyond Time (Second Encounter)

March 6th - via:
In the Winter of 1997 The Scratch Bros. was a fledgling troupe which had a couple very informal plays under their belt performed in Boston. The Mermaid was to be the first play to be produced in Berkeley California where they were then based. I... (Read More)

Missives from the Void Beyond Time (First contact)

March 3rd - via:
What an incredible first day. The project is gathering steam in a way that I and my collaborator, Adam Bolivar, could have only dared to hope and still scarcely believe. The two of us have known each other and worked together with puppets since 1998... (Read More)

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