Send me to Clarion West 2018!

Update posted by Ted Mahsun On Jun 03, 2018

PHEW! And that's the campaign over and done with.

Well, okay, okay. It's over... but not done with! I still have rewards to send and a dance to record. Hah! But I'll deal with all that once I get back from Seattle. Hurray! Though I did not reach the goal, but I did eventually get enough to keep me comfortable while I'm at Clarion West... so once again...

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO DONATED! You guys are so amazing, and I hope I can pay it back (and forward) one day.

If you missed out on my campaign but STILL WANT TO HELP A CLARION WEST STUDENT, well, what do you know, my fellow Clarion Westie, Jen Sexton-Riley, totally needs your help!

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Update posted by Ted Mahsun On May 31, 2018

Hello everyone!

I've been procrastinating creating this update since the very beginning. This campaign started off really, REALLY well, and I was blown away by all the support I got from friends and strangers from around the globe.

This was exciting! But also! VERY. SCARY.

Every day I stared at my screen trying to come up with a suitable way to thank everyone. How do you even thank all these amazing people, some who barely even know me, some not at all, and yet still offered to donate their hard-earned money to a nobody like me?

I don't know, so all I'll say is...

THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for helping me get to Clarion West. I really, really appreciate all the donations from everyone.

Okay, now for some NEWS!

1) I know there's still a bit more before achieving my goal, but no worries there guys. Just this past weekend I finally managed to secure a donation by a major Malaysian organization and it's enough to make up for the rest of funds I need. I'm extremely EXTREMELY grateful to this major Malaysian organization (which I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to reveal lol) especially because there aren't even any string attached.

2) Some of you may have noticed that during the first few days of the campaign, someone actually donated $1000. It doesn't actually register in the sidebar... I'm not sure why but I think it might be because the donor might have chosen to not receive rewards on checkout. Several people have already asked me if I'm still going to make that dancing video so I'm here to assure you... YES I AM. I stick to my word! But let me focus on Clarion West first and I'll start thinking about my shame dancing video afterwards. So look for it in perhaps August or September. I'll keep everyone posted via this page and also Twitter.

3) And speaking of rewards, I've been a little concerned that I'm actually not getting any address notifications from GoGetFunding from people who donated and are eligible for certain rewards. I think I may have botched up the rewards system thingy on my end by not making sure people give me their addresses probably. I'm still not sure how to solve this conundrum but will look into it. In the meantime, if you donated, and want a postcard and/or ebook from me, please email me at tedmahsun at gmail dot com and let me know your physical address, and from where you want me to send you a postcard.

THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!!

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Donate $50.00 Or More

A personalized postcard by me from either Kuala Lumpur or Seattle (your choice!)

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An ebook that collects the following previously self-published short stories: The Secret Operation in the Matriarch’s Kitchen, The Dangers of Growing Air-cooled Volkswagens in Your Backyard, Zombies Ate My Muslim, and a fourth brand new unreleased story.

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A signed copy of Malaysia's first science fiction anthology in English, Cyberpunk: Malaysia. And since I also know many of the other writers from this anthology, I will try to get them to sign your copy too!

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I will dance for a full minute with my shirt off backdropped by the famous Petronas Twin Towers and upload the video to my personal YouTube account. Yikes.

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Good luck and lots of inspiration.

Stamatis

Backed with $5.00 On Jun 01, 2018

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All the best!!

Eeleen Lee

Backed with $50.00 On May 31, 2018

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Good luck Ted!

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Gordon White

Backed with $30.00 On May 27, 2018

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Backed with $10.00 On May 26, 2018

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Have a fantastic, life-changing experience! Remember that it's okay to stay in the CW bubble. Don't worry about your outside life or your funding goal commitments until after you've returned. You will never have another six weeks like this. Drink from the firehose, remember that failure is a great learning tool, and make sure to get enough rest). Cheers! Alyc, CW2012

Alyc Helms

Backed with $20.00 On May 26, 2018

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Welcome and good luck--see you this summer! -TJ (CW '16)

TJ Berry

Backed with $100.00 On May 26, 2018

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Hanna Alkaf

Backed with $100.00 On May 24, 2018

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See you there!

Celeste Rita Baker

Backed with $25.00 On May 13, 2018

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