The campaign is going to run for another 6 days (http://www.creatingorigami.com/kick), but already the funding goal has been reached tenfold. Thank you so much for all the support you have shown JC! For those of you who haven't visited the site yet, here's a sneak peek of the video that's also posted there:
And since the campaign has been such a great success, JC is able to do more than just get "Creating Origami" reprinted and into book stores again. Here's a quick summary of some of the goodness already going on, more details are available on the project updates page at kickstarter.
As a special thanks, JC will be printing a special edition for all backers who chose a reward that includes a copy of the book. This in particular means backers will get a copy earlier than it will be available in stores.
With the extra funding, JC plans to get the book translated. French and Japanese will most likely be happening and other languages - such as Spanish and German - may follow.
Plus, there are extras not directly related to "Creating Origami":
JC plans to write an article on his Kickstarter experience, so that others can profit from what he learned and how he brought it all together. This article will be published with Origami USA's online magazine, The Fold.
JC also posted diagrams for his simple dragon: JC Nolan - Natasha.pdf, as he got a lot of positive feedback during the folding party he had (see the new images I mentioned above). This is the first time he's posted the diagrams online.
And more diagramming goodness! Some years ago JC diagrammed an Ankylosaurus by Ronald Koh. With Ronald's consent, these diagrams will also be included in the "Lost Diagrams" e-book, which is part of most of the reward packages for backers.
Finally, JC wants to work on another book, a retrospective of Patricia Crawford's work. This is a huge endeavor! Patricia Crawford created beautiful designs, but diagrams for these either don't exist at all yet, or are only published in books or magazines that have been out of print for a long while now. The extra funds raised will help get this new book started. I'm super excited already!
So, as you can see your support is allowing JC to do so much more. It's clear that JC wants to give back for all the generosity you've shown him. And I'm sure the more contributions JC will get, the more ideas he'll be able to implement. And I know JC isn't even close to running out of ideas yet. :) Plus, that Patricia Crawford book is quite an undertaking. And perhaps other such larger efforts could follow? But I don't want to give away too much!
Let me finish with a fun fact and arouse your curiosity even further: Hank Simon was the 250th backer of JC's kickstarter campaign. Hank's pledge ensured that JC's funding goal was reached tenfold. And Hank took a reward that allows him to ask JC to diagrams a model of his choice. I know which model that is, and I am very sure people will love Hank's choice. Am I testing your curiosity too much now?
And who knows, maybe others will also pick the "diagram reward" - maybe you? :) You've only got 6 more days to go - the campaign ends on June 4th 2012.