Dear DGM readers,
As you know, we had some issues shortly after launch with our hosting provider and have since taken the needed precautions to correct that. As of today, the site is fully transferred and a number of the beta bugs from the soft launch have been fixed.
You can now check out a new photo gallery that went live today of DGM Model Fenix Jenkins and you can also now officially sign up to be a part of the community. You'll be able to post your ideas, thoughts, and concepts, and you can now submit new articles on the site. While there are still a few cosmetic things that we're improving upon, you will find full functionality of the different elements we have live. (While the Achievements programming is not yet live, you will receive DOUBLE experience towards leveling up if you choose to submit articles, artwork, videos, and the like on our submission page before the program officially goes live!)
Check it out at: http://www.darkestgoth.com
Additionally, you can now buy your tickets for the Mira Nocta BlueGrass Goth Fest event (August 24-26 in Lexington, KY) on Kickstarter! Listed on Kickstarter as the Bluegrass Goth Fest, this makes it easy for folks to understand that it's an event for Goths and not a movie! (Plus, the use of "Bluegrass"—which is the part of the midwest it's hosted in—next to "Goth" is guaranteed to make a lot of folks curious about this incredible event!)
This is a limited seating event capped at just 150 seats and, during the Kickstarter campaign, a gift of only $25 will get you one of these rare tickets. If you want to further help support this great event, you'll unlock extremely rare collectibles and experiences. The campaign lasts only 18 days and will conclude on July 15th. If all tickets are gone by the conclusion of this campaign, no more will be sold. (And, for those of you who may have been burned in the past, the event will definitely take place if only 44 are sold, with a full refund given by Kickstarter if, for some reason, that goal isn't met.) With the successful completion of this campaign, Goths around the country and the world will have a fully scalable way to bring Gothic festivals to their area! Be a part of the beginning of our united future!
Check out our video and find out what you can be looking forward to:
Special thanks goes to Sophia Nightwarden for some 11th hour help coming up with a much clearer overview of the festival for Kickstarter, which made it easy for them to say "yes" to this momentous event. Additional thanks go to DarkestButterfly who came up with some great research on this and other funding choices, and Mike Flanagan, whose great advice from MicroFilmmaker Magazine was a huge help!