2014 'Poor Bastards' San Francisco Almanac with 60 info-guides! & a CD

A hand drawn daily organizer about San Francisco, complete with guides, free events, & a CD of local bands. Help get them into poor folks hands.
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SFalmanac Stephen Kovacic
Comic
San Francisco, California
United States
1 Team Member
My name's Stephen.   I've lived in SF for a while; working first at history museum, then as Information & Referral at a community center.  I've seen how many resources, fun stuff, crazy history, and unique community-experiments this city has.  I've also seen the need for better info.  Even natives seem to know a fraction of what's available.

SF is a top choice for runaways, yet there is no concise central access to health info / cheap entertainment / social engagement. etc. The internet has an ocean of info but its often disperse, inaccurate hearsay, or woefully outdated.

I have the info, I have the art, I know the city, I know the best local bands.  I felt it had to be done.  So I did it.

Now you don't have to be "the health nut" to know how to get free vaccines, city insurance, or know whats in-season & local.
You don't have to be "the political one" to know your local reps number, or what companies are still anti-gay, or what your rights at work are.
Now you don't have to "be connected" to be informed. (paper y'all)
You don't have to remember free museum days, concerts, events, or perks for locals.
All that can be right there in your Daily Planner.  Framed with local art, games, local history, & a bunch more stuff.

You can see what's inside farther down.  First, let's get down to business:

It's IN MY COMPUTER now, and getting better, but it needs to be printed soon so it can go in zine stores & send it out.  2014 is approaching quickly.  I also want to give piles away to orgs that serve the poor youth (u can buy a copy for the 'give-away'-pile cheaper than for yourself).  This is why I need your help:

Based on the cost of the first version in 2012, i need $7000.
printing & binding 2,000 copies ($5000),
pressing the CD ($1000)
ruler ribbon & app publishing fees ($500)
shipping to 500 to households ($1000 if I'm lucky)
and of course indiegogo fees. ($500-$840).

as you can see $7000 doesn't quite get there. I hope I will be able to make this difference up by selling in zine store. This is not my get-rich-quick scheme.   This is a thing that I feel needs to exist, and I am the person that needs to put it together,
I know I can do it, cause I've done it before.

i wanted it to be BEAUTIFUL... so me & my talented friends helped fill it with art on every page.

i wanted it to be EMPOWERING.... so i made sure it had democracy hacks: your (SF) rights at work, whistle-blowers resources, local politician info, voter registration, boycott lists, medicine hacks, etc

i wanted it to be USEFUL... so i filled it with essential info for locals: Last Bart, 24hr diners, muni-map, etc.

I wanted it to be FUN....so it's got tons of guides to free weekly open mics, pub quizzes, comedy nights, jam sessions, oyster happy hours, etc.

i wanted it to be an
ALMANAC... so i filled it "today in local history", celestial events, voting days, prophecies, local celeb b-days, free concerts, free events, free days at local attractions, etc.  There's even a menstrual tracking calendar.

i wanted it to be
MUSICAL..... so i included a CD of excellent unheard local bands, 12 chords charts & music theory worth having on you.

i wanted it to be useful to POOR FOLKS... so there's guides for peeps w/o smartphones, free vaccine programs, harm reduction, hotlines & local resources, free food, etc.  If you look at the incentives, you'll see at-cost rewards that fund the book going to org's that serve the community.

We're almost there.  Let's get it on paper & make it a successful addition to the community consciousness.

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  • $5USD
    "props"

    Thank you. a printable hand-drawn menstrual calendar; and a 2012 album download.

    1 claimed

  • $13USD
    "the thing itself"

    2014 almanac (incl. album & ruler ribbon)

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $23USD
    "me n' my waif" pack

    "me n my waif" pack: 2014 almanac w/ album + the 2012 album,+ app download code. + I'll GIVE 1 AWAY to a homeless youth center.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $29USD
    "me 'n a pal" pack

    2 almanacs, 2 sets of albums, 2 apps (same address)

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $53USD
    "full house" pack

    3 of everything for you, 2 for the poor youth (or vice-versa).

    0 claimed

  • $79USD
    "rewrite history"

    an Almanac w/ all the trimmings, of course. Plus I'll put a fake holiday in all 2000 copies; (or your birthday, or anniversary if you wanna be all boring about it.... oooh i can say you're a prince).

    1 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $101USD
    "B. A. V.I.P." pack

    2 almanacs, 2 sets of CD's, 2 apps, + VIP access to the release party (free local beer n' cocktails), live bands. for you +1. (date TBD)

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $199USD
    "Pimp my Almanac" pack

    2 almanacs with all the trimmings as well as CUSTOM HARDBACK COVERS with upgraded binding & extra note paper in back. Plus i'll give 2 to the homeless youth. Custom means anything you want (unicorns playing hopscotch, yer boyfriends face, whatever, plus i'll give you the original drawing too), VIP+1 access to release party.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $997USD
    "my hero" pack

    2 "pimped" custom hardback almanacs w/ all the trimmings, 10 normal ones for your friends, 10 more for the homeless youth shelter, + i will get any haircut you want, the skrillex, I'll shave your name into the side of my head, ANYthing. I'll make it my profile pic. & i'll be rocking it at the release party (you+1 will be VIP).

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,009USD
    "let there be almanacs" pack

    109 almanacs. Some to you, Some to your friends. The rest to the organization of your choice. VIP+1 party status. And your birthday or anniversary printed in all 2000 books.

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $4,999USD
    "marry me"

    I will marry you (to someone else, I'm a wedding officiant). You can have anything, all the perks above plus whatever else. Like a band on the album? I will get them to play your party. Want a cake shaped like your head for said party? done. Wanna give hundreds of almanacs to orgs./shelters/libraries/schools/etc? duh. Custom hardback covers? fake holiday? VIP status? want something crocheted? done done done. you just saved my livelihood after all.

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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