Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

I need your help. Dieselpunks could be completely offline by Halloween, but you can keep it alive.

Since launching Dieselpunks in 2009 as a safe haven and inspiration for diesel and steampunk artists, we’ve become one of the largest and most active punk communities in the world. And now, over five years later, we’re going to be forced to close this community unless you can help.

The cost of covering our hosting and music licensing fees for 2014-2015 has exceeded what my paycheck can support. The solution is to raise the funds via Kickstarter.

If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter before, it’s a secure online donation site. On this site, you enter an amount you’re willing to donate and if we reach our goal, then your pledge is processed like a purchase from Amazon. If we don’t reach our goal, no money is exchanged and nothing happens (except we fail to raise the funds and Dieselpunks goes away). It’s an all or nothing fundraiser, and it’s running until Halloween.

Here’s the link > http://kck.st/1pXzoZC

If every member of Dieselpunks or every one of our Facebook fans donated a dollar, we would be covered and would have funds left over to expand the site into new territory.

If we can’t cover our costs, we’ll be forced to shut everything down. Over five years of dieselpunk history, articles, music, movies… just about everything good about the Dieselpunks community will be gone. If you think what we do for the community is worth something, please make a donation and spread the word all throughout the internet that we need help.

To sweeten the deal, I’m offering gifts for our highest donors, including rare books and a limited number of advertising slots on the site. If you ever wondered how you could show off your dieselpunk or steampunk business in front of a targeted audience of millions, now’s your chance.

As a non-commercial site, we depend on our own hard work to see to it's survival. If you can help, Dieselpunks will not fall.

For the future,
-Tome Wilson, Creator/Curator of Dieselpunks.org

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Comment by Scott on September 12, 2014 at 11:21pm

If this site didn't exist, neither would Dieselpunk Industries.

Thanks Tome, I've contributed what I could.

Comment by Tome Wilson on September 12, 2014 at 11:20pm

@Larry - Thank you, Larry!  If you could spread the word to our Southern punks, I'd appreciate it.

Comment by Tome Wilson on September 12, 2014 at 11:19pm

@Blacky - If we make it to our goal, I'll need your brainmeat.  You're a fountain of ideas, my good man.

Comment by Erwin "Blacky" Blackthorn on September 12, 2014 at 10:53pm

All day I had the plan of paying off the rest of the kickstarter when I get home. Now that It's only been a few hours, the thing is practically all payed up! I'll still contribute, but I almost feel like its adding extra water in a full glass lol

Comment by Larry on September 12, 2014 at 10:33pm

I agree with everyone here. It's because of you and your site that I discovered dieselpunk. I owe it all to you.

I've made my contribution and I'm promoting the kickstarter campaign.

Comment by Tome Wilson on September 12, 2014 at 10:14pm

@John - Go! Go! Go! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Comment by Tome Wilson on September 12, 2014 at 10:11pm

Thanks Cap'n!  I needed a laugh :-)

Comment by Tome Wilson on September 12, 2014 at 10:11pm

If we make our goal, the banners will run for a month between now and OCT 2015 on a first come, first choose basis.  So, if you have a project in mind, but it's not ready yet, you can choose a later month on the calendar.  Whatever works best for you.

Comment by John Picha on September 12, 2014 at 8:51pm

Our next motivational speaker, the ghost of Knute Rockne...

Comment by Cap'n Tony on September 12, 2014 at 8:15pm

I've called in a celebrity guest to speak for Dieselpunks, the ghosts of Bogart.  What say you, Bogie?

"Come on, ya' Punks! This is the hour. If you don't act now, you'll regret it, and soon!  We all only have a small measure of time on this crazy spinning rock, and I for one wouldn't care to live on it without Dieselpunks.org there to make it worth the trip around the sun. A world without Dieselpunks is hardly a world worth a Tinker's damn. As empty as a tossed bottle of gin. As cold as a dame grinding your heart beneath her heel like an old cigarette. So if you care to make even the slightest of differences then get to it, pal! If not you, then who? Roll up your sleeves and make it happen, pal! We won't wait forever."

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