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GEEKS AND GREEKS – an epic graphic novel about MIT pranks

A project in Valencia, CA by Steve Altes
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Two MIT geniuses clash in an escalating war of high-tech pranks and egos in an alpha-nerd fraternity. Inspired by actual events.
Backers: 458
Average Pledge Per Backer: $94

Funded: $43,098 of $40,000
Dates: May 3rd -> Jun 12th (40 days)
Project By: Steve Altes
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Latest News

YOU DID IT!

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers of Geeks and Greeks, A little over an hour ago the project reached its funding target! MIT Sig Ep alum Doug Norton put us over the top with a whopping $2,000 pledge. This makes him the "Geek of Destiny"! Andy Fish and I are so grateful... (Read More)

Forever Geek front page today

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
I got to give Geeks and Greeks a plug in a guest blog post today in Forever Geek. Have a great weekend! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/05/love-geeks-let-enumerate-ways/  (Read More)

Duplicate message

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Apologies to any current backers who recently got an email from me asking for support.  I have not lost my mind.  :)  An intern was helping me with an email send and she did not follow my instructions on suppressing people who have already pledged... (Read More)

30% and climbing...

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening backers, Some incredibly generous backers came through this weekend, bringing us to about 30% of our target.  I've been experimenting with some new ways to get the word out and believe I've found a solid way of reaching more of our... (Read More)

Hollywood interest?

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Some interesting news, dear backers. Last week a former script reader for Madhouse Entertainment (major LA movie production company) discovered the Geeks and Greeks Kickstarter and requested the screenplay version of the story.  Yesterday he read it... (Read More)

Some comments from folks "in the know"

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Backers: We broke the $5,000 mark yesterday and continue to climb.  I just wanted to share a few comments that have been sent to me by MIT alums who have firsthand knowledge of the sort of pranks that appear in Geeks and Greeks: "I appreciate... (Read More)

Some marketing fun

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
In the halls of MIT I've had flyers posted advertising the Kickstarter and containing a QR code that leads to this webpage:  :) http://stevealtes.com/qr/  (Read More)

PR alert: we are trending on Slashdot... need a bump

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Slashdot has an item on us.  If everyone can real quickly just stop by http://slashdot.org/recent and login (you can use Facebook login), then click on the plus sign next to "MIT's Prank Reputation gets a Graphic Makeover" and select "fresh" "funny"... (Read More)

Statoose report

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers!  Things have been busy at Geeks HQ.  Our dashboard reads 56 backers $4,571 11% of the goal reached 34 days to go I'm working hard behind the scenes to tap more deeply into the MIT alumni network and beyond. Pledges aside, the greatest... (Read More)

Our first press mention!

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello dear backers, Geeks and Greeks got its first press mention today in the website BostInno.  You can help spread the word by clicking the link below and then clicking on the blue flame icon.  You have several sharing options there.  The... (Read More)

You guys put the awesome in awesomesauce!

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
A resounding thank you and virtual high-five to our newest backers: Sean Hogarty. Arthur Bushkin. Howard Reubenstein. Suzanne and Matt Sophos. Nick Fuhrman. Trevor Stricker. Ed Seidewitz. Jim Fleming. Dominic Quach. Mary Kate Scott. R. Scott Rowland.... (Read More)

Thank you from the bottom of our geeky hearts

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers, Thank you so much for your vote of confidence in Geeks and Greeks. Your early support of this graphic novel is much appreciated and will help us get off to a great start toward meeting the funding target. You'll be hearing much more... (Read More)

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