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Help Launch DreamForge Magazine

A project in Pittsburgh, PA by Scot M Noel

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A Professional Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Literature
Backers: 195
Average Pledge Per Backer: $39

Funded: $7,615 of $3,500
Dates: Jan 13th -> Feb 8th (27 days)
Project By: Scot M Noel
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Latest News

Only Hours to Go! Plus, Cool News from Flatland Games.

February 7th - via:
Woo Hoo! We're almost there! We're heading toward meeting our 3rd Stretch Goal! Can You Believe It!? Best of all, our first print order of Issue #1 arrived yesterday. We're in a great position to ship it out quickly once the Kickstarter ends. But... (Read More)

They're Here! DreamForge Magazine's first Print Run Arrives.

February 6th - via:
Validation! Our first print run arrives. We have poly-mailing bags, shipping tape, and labels lined up and ready to go. For those of you whose rewards include Print copies of Issue #1, as soon as the Kickstarter ends, we will send out surveys asking... (Read More)

3 Days to Go! DreamForge Kickstarter!

February 5th - via:
FYI - at this point, Issue #1 of DreamForge Magazine has left the printers and is en route to our offices. We are planning a release party and subscriber mailing effort for this weekend.  Issues should go in the mail this coming Monday, February... (Read More)

DreamForge Kickstarter Approaches the Finish Line!

February 2nd - via:
We're in the Final Stretch for our Kickstarter! We're in the final stretch for our Kickstarter! 5 Days to go - so what have we got?  Any great new rewards?  Yes! Commission an illustration for your eBook cover from Hugo Award Winning artist... (Read More)

FlatLand Games Have Arrived!

January 29th - via:
Our giveaways from Flatland Games arrived today.  Yay, the exciting unboxing!  These are beautiful hardcover editions.  They have been generously supplied to us by Flatland Games to support our Help Launch DreamForge Magazine Kickstarter. At our... (Read More)

Print Version of Issue # 1 is in Production!

January 29th - via:
Hey everyone, after a year of planning, seeking out advisors and consultants, building a team, working with writers and artists, going to conventions, building a Social Media presence, making a website and developing a new portal reading technology -... (Read More)

Stretch Goal One Achieved!

January 27th - via:
At $4,500 pledged, we hit our first stretch goal! We now have the resources to commission a super supreme, professional cover illustration for Issue # 2, scheduled for mid-May. With 11 Days to go in our Kickstarter, we might as well go for Stretch... (Read More)

Sci Fi Saturday Night! And more…

January 26th - via:
 Sci Fi Saturday Night! And more... Interviewed by The Dome Our Editor-in-Chief, Scot Noel is scheduled to be interviewed on Sci Fi Saturday Night!  The podcast is going to be recorded on February 5th and aired on Saturday, February 9th. We’re... (Read More)

A Treat for Our Supporters

January 23rd - via:
We decided to take a short breather from fundraising to reward all of our supporters with bittersweet story about the end of the world, and how it probably won't be anything like you're expecting (after all, this is DreamForge). The Last Rose Arch by... (Read More)

Time for Stretch Goals - Cover Art is our First

January 22nd - via:
Let's commission an amazing cover for Issue # 2! As you heard yesterday, we made it past our initial goal. That's amazing to have it it so early, and we owe you all a great thanks. As of this writing, we are 105% funded! Our first Stretch Goal comes... (Read More)

Clarification on David Weber's story in Dreamforge

January 21st - via:
Hey, we had a couple of questions on the David Weber story we announced for Issue #2, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to clarify. The story "A Certain Talent" was originally published in The Williamson Effect, a tribute anthology to Jack... (Read More)

We Made It!

January 21st - via:
We just went past our Kickstarter goal! Now it's time for stretch goals. We have them listed in our description, but we'll start talking about them and bringing them more to the fore over the next several days. From the entire DreamForge team to all... (Read More)

84% Funded and We have an Exciting New Reward!

January 19th - via:
Sponsor an Illustration DreamForge just signed a contract with David Weber to reprint his terrific short story "A Certain Talent." It's a tale of Giles Habibula, a refined rascal, once a criminal, able to open any lock ever made, and the last resort... (Read More)

I'm Working on My First Editorial. thought I'd share.

January 18th - via:
I'm working on my first editorial for DreamForge Magazine. Only for Kickstarter, I'll share with you the first draft. I'll probably have to tighten it for publication (or use a small font). I can be long-winded. I also often try to fit in too many... (Read More)

And for the Authors Out There - Novel Manuscript Review by Jane Lindskold!

January 17th - via:
A Novel Manuscript Review OK, this is pretty darn amazing. We now have two heavy hitters in the industry offering their services to you. Where else are you going to get anything like this?  I just posted that Hugo Award Winning Illustrator Elizabeth... (Read More)

We've just added a new Reward Tier

January 17th - via:
A Custom Fantasy Illustration Hugo Award Winning Illustrator Elizabeth Leggett has offered to help our DreamForge Kickstarter with an amazing offer. Just for you, Elizabeth will create a piece of fantasy art suitable for an 11.5 X 14 print or an... (Read More)

Read Jane Lindskold's Blog About DreamForge Today

January 16th - via:
Jane Lindskold - bestselling author, accomplished Fantasy and SF writer with over 25 novels, including the Firekeeper Saga, the Breaking the Wall series, and the Artemis Awakening series - and now a creative consultant on DreamForge Magazine - had... (Read More)

New Reward Tier Coming Up?

January 15th - via:
Wow, what an amazing outpouring of support! In just 2 days we got to within a hair's breadth of getting halfway to our goal.  That makes us optimistic that we'll reach our initial goal and perhaps even surpass it by the end of the campaign. One of... (Read More)

We've got a good start. Let's keep piling on. Keep spreading the word.

January 14th - via:
Thank you all so much! You are helping bring a brand new Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine into existence. You obviously appreciate our more hopeful outlook too.  On a personal note, I was thinking today that my mom was born into a world that had... (Read More)

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