Amazing Stories Kickstarter Funds Before the Fat Lady Sings

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.

16 thoughts on “Amazing Stories Kickstarter Funds Before the Fat Lady Sings

  1. Hm. Wonder if one of them was Spielberg…

    At any rate, congratulations, Steve. Looking forward to the magazine!

  2. How exciting! And how nice to know there are still amazing heroes in the world.

  3. Terrific! I love the idea of another SF market. In fact, I had a story in one of Ted White’s issues of AMAZING and I’l try to have one in a future issue!

  4. I have a selfish reason to celebrate this, because AMAZING has accepted a story from me. Congrats to Steve Davidson and the rest of the gang!

  5. We were that close to going out forever.

    (Kyle Reese, Terminator)

    Not entirely appropriate as we would have continued with the website had we not funded, but man, it sure feels like resurrection from the ashes.

    We were soclose to the end; and we funded just barely over our goal…which means that EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR contributed was THE dollar that made it happen.

    I’m overwhelmed, excited and scared this morning: overwhelmed by the fact that the “faith” I’ve had in Fandom was obviously justified; excited about being able to share the vision with everyone now and scared of the awesome responsibility we’ve just been handed.

    Thank you all!

  6. I’m just a bit surprised that Mike didn’t include the best part of my prognostication. He quoted this:

    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.

    Which was immediately followed by this:

    (Of course, we all know that the problem with predicting the future is that such things are based on trends and trends get disrupted…like they would be in this case if one or two well-heeled individuals in our community were to decide to drop $5500 each at the last moment….just sayin….)

    …and they say science fiction isn’t about predicting the future….

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