by Michael R. Hall
Not only was the
Kickstarter campaign for as your favorite deity intended…Not only was JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 successful, just D.M. Higgins, the generalissimo of , kind enough to include The Frogger and Punkface MacGruder in the book’s dedication… JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 Not only is the comic fantastic and inspiring to my daughters (see illustrations below). Not only was JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 so successful that they are making … JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #2
. You can vote for them once per day until the voting closes on 31 August. You could choose to vote for another contender, but we cannot promise that Daisy Smythe won’t find you… JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 is also in the running for a Geekie Award in the Comics & Graphic Novels division
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UPDATE 2014-09-29 11:45AM – Project is fully funded and closed with . £11,057 (£7600 needed) from 268 backers
UPDATE 2014-09-08 11:17AM – Project is now fully funded with £7981 pledged from 193 backers.
UPDATE 2014-09-02 11:26AM – Project is now 88% funded with £6680 pledged from 155 backers.
UPDATE 2014-08-28 11:34AM – Project is now 61% funded with £4643 pledged from 102 backers.
Rebecca Groom, creator of Paleoplushies is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of scientifically accurate, poseable velociraptor stuffed animals (aka, plushies in the UK). You have until 28 September to pledge. As of this writing, 79 backers have pledged £3103 of the needed £7600. Misrepresentation of these creatures in toys and movies interferes with the communication of interesting discoveries in paleontology. It has also incorrectly convinced my children that Daddy could not beat a ‘raptor in a fight. Groom’s velociraptor, complete with feathers, opens up discussions.
Rebecca Groom’s velociraptor plushie prototype
If, like me, your kids* desperately need such a toy, the “perks” that include a toy
start at £30 plus £4 shipping to the US (about $56).
*Or your kids are a socially acceptable excuse for you desperately needing one.
Art by Steve Thomas
ScienceOnline 2014, Eva and I encountered the folks from . They create a unique science education experience where folks get to plan their own getaway to the other planets in the Solar System – as well as some of the larger moons and dwarf planets. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau
I planned a trip (price tag >$3 billion) to the moons of Jupiter and sent postcards back to my kids.
They are looking to take
on tour and need your help. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau Consider donating to Do not be dissuaded by the fact that they have already met their goal. More donations just means they can expand the scope of the tour – and donating means you get to vote on where they show up. their Kickstarter campaign.