Steve Davidson was already in the process of letting everyone down easy. They weren’t going to hit the $30,000 goal, or anything like it. He wrote last night on the Amazing Stories blog:
When this post first goes live, there will be one hour and 54 minutes remaining on our Kickstarter campaign.
Right now, we’re $11,049.00 short of our goal. Everyone says that “SF isn’t about predicting the future”, but I do feel pretty confident in stating that it doesn’t look like we’re going to fund.
Instead, what happened is that two people came in with 4 minutes left to go and donated $1,000 and $10,000 respectively.
So by the time Davidson’s Kickstarter actually ended he had received the money needed to bring the magazine back into print. Congratulations!
And instead of mourning, Davidson was celebrating in a new post — AMAZING STORIES IS COMING BACK AS A PRINT MAGAZINE!
If those individuals wish to be recognized publicly, I will be MORE than happy to designate them as the Patron Saints of Amazing Stories and stick their names on the masthead by way of a special thank you. (You all know who you are; please get in touch!)
It’s sure been a rollercoaster here.