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Borg Like Me, the Writings of Gareth Branwyn

A project in Arlington, VA by Gareth Branwyn

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Cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn (Boing Boing, Mondo 2000, Wired, MAKE) presents a compelling collection of his work.
Backers: 476
Average Pledge Per Backer: $44

Funded: $20,776 of $15,000
Dates: Jul 17th -> Aug 16th (30 days)
Project By: Gareth Branwyn
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Latest News

25 minutes and counting

August 16th - via:
Last chance for romance. Love to all my backers. Thanks for everything. xxGareth  (Read More)

Get While the Gettin' is Good

August 16th - via:
I'm thrilled to announce that we reached the design/edit stretch goal of $20K last night at a little after 3:30am ET. Now we're... Three hours and counting! Everything above the $20K will now go toward the art budget.  If you want to upconvert your... (Read More)

Gareth "Subscriptions," Priced to SELL!

August 15th - via:
26 hours and counting... OK, my Borg Collective,  we're powering toward the finish line and looking good for cracking the $20K stretch. Thanks for going on this ride with me. I can't wait for the campaign to be over so I can get back to working on... (Read More)

Borg Like Me – Gareth Branwyn Kickstarter

August 15th - via:
Gareth Branwyn (Make magazine) is in the homestretch of a Kickstarter campaign for his forthcoming book, A Borg Like Me. I defy you to preview Borg‘s chapter descriptions and not want to contribute to this book. (Read More)

Cigarette Boy and Shannon Wheelie

August 13th - via:
Fourth and Final Art Rewards BundleOK, friends, here is is, the art bundle featuring the very rare, expanded edition of Cigarette Boy and a larger Shannon Wheeler New Yorker cartoon that I chose specifically for this bundle. I'm offering this to my... (Read More)

Heading for the Finish Line...

August 13th - via:
Only three days left! My campaign ends at 3pm ET on Friday. I still have a ways to go to reach my first stretch goal of $20K, which is a really important one (as it will allow me to pay an editor and book designer). Fingers crossed. Holiday Bundles!... (Read More)

Look Kids, Even MORE Art Reward Packs

August 11th - via:
Art Reward Pack #3One of the many positives of doing this Kickstarter campaign has been reconnecting with so many artists that I've worked with over the years. Two of these cats being John Bergin and Danny Hellman. I've know John since the zine... (Read More)

Less Than a Week Left!

August 9th - via:
And now the end-of-campaign push. Six days and counting. Wheee.... Last night, at my book reading at Fab Lab DC (see below), I asked each person there to do me a huge favor and share my project DIRECTLY with at least one person who they thought might... (Read More)

GOAL! Plus: Latest Art Rewards, The Kata Sutras

August 7th - via:
Project Successfully Backed!At a little past 5pm Eastern yesterday, my Borg Like Me project passed the $15,000 mark and was successfully funded. Hooray! I was taken over the top by a $150 pledge from the amazing David and Simone of RoboGames. I am SO... (Read More)

New Art Reward Levels, New Artists!

August 5th - via:
Evening, Borg Like Me Backers, We're now heading into the final 10-day stretch of the campaign. It's going to be a sprint to the finish. I'm absolutely floored by how supportive and generous you all have been. We're almost at the $15K funding goal.... (Read More)

New Pledge Levels, Boing Boing's Mondo 2000 Spoof Issue

July 28th - via:
On Thursday, I reached the trifecta of Kickstarter staff love. I had already been chosen as a Publishing page Staff Pick and for a coveted front page Staff Pick of the Day (last Thursday). And then came the KS big brass ring: coverage in the... (Read More)

Wake the Kids, Alert the Neighbors!

July 24th - via:
Things are still developing nicely with the campaign, but pledges have slowed to a crawl in the last few days. I need to keep the heat on. Stoke the boilers! Increase chamber pleasure! Engage the turbines! RELEASE THE KRAKEN! (Oops. Sorry. I got a... (Read More)

In Orbit Somewhere Over Katmandu

July 22nd - via:
Well, the six days since launch have been exciting, to say the least. Right off the pad, the project was covered on Boing Boing, Laughing Squid, the Adafruit blog, got widely tweeted by people with actual "Klout scores," and lots of friends, family... (Read More)


July 19th - via:
[I found out, as I was working on this update, that my project had been chosen as the Project of the Day on the Kickstarter front page. Exciting!] As I said in last night's project update, I'm new to all of this; I still have that new car smell... (Read More)

And We're Off!

July 17th - via:
Thanks to everyone who signed onto this project today. This is my first Kickstarter campaign, so the entire process is new to me. Launch today was very exciting. In under 12 hours, we are already over $2,300. This is encouraging because, honestly,... (Read More)

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