We're heading into the final stretch.
So why am I so calm? Because I've got you all on my side, that's why!
You'll never guess where I was yesterday: At Kickstarter HQ in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Dan, Emma, Deb, and I all trucked out there and I'm here to tell you, the rumors are true: It has the most amazing rooftop terrace.
Think: New York High Line, complete with edible plant garden.
My favorite indoor space was the library with faux bear rug. That's probably where I would pass day if I worked at Kickstarter. And how lovely to see a work environment with a theater, gallery, bike room, and "diner."
We were there to meet with Publishing Community Manager, Margot Atwell. She gave us a few final pre-launch tips and pointers.
It was like being in a pre-kickoff huddle with our coach, though without helmets and shoulder pads.
Thank you Margot for your generosity of spirit and time.
We aim to make you proud!
In other news:
We welcome many new Launch Team members this week!
Those who have donated great rewards:
Thank you Marcie, Bridget, Julie, and Jeanne!
Those who have given generously of their time and expertise:
Thank you Kelly, Larkin, Michael, Ian, and Audrey!
And those who have promised a campaign contribution!
We are now up to $12,350 in promised pledges!
I had hoped to get to $10K by launch day. Now I'm thrilled to announce that we've surpassed that goal and with still a week to go!
Pledgers, I will be in touch in the coming week with instructions for
getting our campaign up and running with a bang!
Finally, look what Roxie Munro sent me yesterday. Isn't it wonderful? Isn't it beautiful? She'll be painting it today.
It's going to be titled:
Pianta di Firenze
It will be the map inside Mary's StoryApp Tour of Renaissance Florence:
in the footsteps of giants
It's also be available to the campaign as the following rewards:
Painted Original - $5000
B&W Original - $1000
Limited Edition Print of Painted Original - $500
Limited Edition Print of B&W Original - $250
Grazie Mille, Roxie!!!