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OBSOLETE! Magazine: The Journal of DIY Analog Anarchy

A project in Guernsey, IA by Rich Dana

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A real, underground newsprint tabloid! Each issue is packed with DIY essays, SciFi, art and comics that challenge the digital paradigm.
Backers: 55
Average Pledge Per Backer: $58

Funded: $3,201 of $12,000
Dates: Jun 12th -> Aug 11th (60 days)
Project By: Rich Dana
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Latest News

On the Upside....

August 10th - via:
Well, with less than 18 hours to go and less than 30% of the way to our goal, it seems certain that there will not be another newsprint issue of OBSOLETE! On the bright side, I think our utter failure on Kickstarter assures that he have zero hipster... (Read More)

Is OBSOLETE! going DOWN?!?!

August 9th - via:
It's not looking good, folks- can you help spread the word for one final push? Maybe we can turn this boat around?  (Read More)

Really nice support from Little Village...

August 7th - via:
The Iowa City alternative weekly gave us a really nice write up!  (Read More)

5 Days and 80% to Go.....

August 6th - via:
Update: We are at 20% of our goal. Ok. statistically, most failing Kickstarter campaigns fail big. Only 10% reach 30% of their goal. So, on the bright side, we are doing better than most failing campaigns! Our glass is 1/4 full! And there is still... (Read More)

“Where does my pledge go?”

August 6th - via:
“Where does my pledge go?” you might ask.. Maybe you are on the fence about pledging, and wonder about how your money is going to be used. It's important for people to realize that if we don't get fully funded, we get nothing. It's the end of the... (Read More)

New Premium at the $5 level!

August 4th - via:
Pledge $5 and receive a pdf download of our first anthology, The Best of OBSOLETE! Limited to 10–pledge now!!  (Read More)

7 Days left and only 80% to go!!

August 4th - via:
Argh. Yes, we are finally down to the last seven days of our campaign to save OBSOLETE! magazine. Some people might say “it's not looking good”. Okay, but I know OBSOLETE! Readers. They are a procrastinating lot. Printing an old-school newsprint... (Read More)

Time is running out and we are a long way from our goal...

July 29th - via:
It's Time, Dear Friends... Yes, there are less than two weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign and we are less than 10% of the way to our goal. We are at that point where it seems impossible that we could succeed. Crowd-funding is a funny thing.... (Read More)

“WTF? 12 Grand? You guys are joking, right?”

July 14th - via:
Yes, we know. But putting out the paper the way we do now costs A LOT of dough. Here's how it breaks down per issue: Printing, web press newsprint tabloid– $650Contributor payments– $1200Shipping– individual copies, media mail bundles and... (Read More)

Survey: Should OBSOLETE! Live or Die?

July 13th - via:
Please take this quick survey to help us find out what readers think about OBSOLETE! Its anonymous, so you can go all passive-aggressive on us.  (Read More)

The Countdown Begins!

July 12th - via:
We are officially into the 30-day countdown for the campaign. I ran one final offer for free copies of issue #8 yesterday, and WOW! big response. We'll be packing a lot of papers today. I'm going to extend the free copy offer to the first one hundred... (Read More)

LAST DAY! Get your free copy of OBSOLETE! #8!!

July 11th - via:
As part of the soft-launch special for our Kickstarter campaign, we have been offering to mail FREE COPIES of OBSOLETE! #8 to anyone who requests them. The response has been phenomenal! Tomorrow marks the official 30-Day countdown for the campaign,... (Read More)

It’s All About Kickstarter Now!!

July 10th - via:
We have just 30 days to raise the money to put out the next four issues of the newsprint tabloid version if OBSOLETE! All of our supporters and guerilla distributors have been great about helping to make OBSOLETE! Magazine on of the most widely... (Read More)

Soft Launch Special Continues...

June 26th - via:
Never read OBSOLETE!? We'll mail you a FREE COPY!* This week, we distributed over 2000 copies of the new OBSOLETE! #8– shipping directly to supporters and “guerilla distributors” from coast to coast, and placing stacks at locally-owned... (Read More)

Soft Launch Special: Get a Free Copy of OBSOLETE! #8

June 21st - via:
Greetings, Dear Readers! Because OBSOLETE! is a real, get your fingers dirty newsprint tabloid, we opted for a 60 day Kickstarter campaign to give us time to get papers out on the street and into the hands of our fellow Analog Anarchists. We will go... (Read More)

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