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The Piscis Volans Circus is New England's premier steampunk circus! With fun cirque acts accompanied by live music, it's a party you don't wanna miss!
Ainsley-Aude Croteau
Dover, New Hampshire
United States
2 Team Members

The Piscis Volans

We are the Piscis Volans Circus. A good portion of us are local to Dover, New Hampshire, but together we're from all over New England. We were brought together because we have similar passions. These passions are music, performing, and steampunk. How better to express our zeal to the public than by combining them into one amazing exhibiton? We have decided to bring to the steampunk community a fun and enthusiastic circus show that allows us to showcase both our love for the steampunk community, our love for our specific performances, and to combine them all to live music. We've been fortunate already to perform once at Arisia 2013 in Boston and we decided immediately that this pursuit is addictive and we're only getting started!
We need your help. There are a few things we need to get our feet off the ground to achieve the concept that we have imagined for you and this campaign is how we will make this a reality. The Piscis Volans has brought together an innovative group of people that is contantly dicussing new and exciting opportunities. We've made great friends from this experience already and we've only just begun. This campaign is truly important to us. It allows us to achieve new heights, enhance our existing performance, and frankly create something astonishing. 
We need help from our fans, our friends, our families. We need you to be a part of the magic. It's difficult to express the importance of this campaign in words. I wish you could see us as we write this, jumping up and down and squealing with pride as we try to get the words out correctly. Any amount...just any...that's one step closer to our goal. One step closer to a better, more fun, and breathtaking show. 

Check out this video too...it's of our first performance!


So ya, like that...only better!! :3






We're looking for a goal of $5,000. This money goes to a number of things that will enhance our show. To begin with, we need a brand new rig for aerial performances. This alone will cost us $1,400. Without this rig it is unlikely that our aerialists will be able to perform in future exhibitions which removes at least two acts from our performances. The aerial acts that we have really set us apart from most entertainment troupes in the New England area. Our talented aerialist is a centerpiece of our show and our performance just isn't the same when we can't include her.
When you're in the buisness of shock and awe, sometimes danger is involved, and so we run into a need for insurance for some of our performers to protect both the performer and the audience. We need to insure each performer and this isn't as easy as we thought it would be. One of our belly dancing acts features live snakes. We want to show everyone the intense care we take in the safety and comfort of the animals involved. Purchasing insurance for her allows more venues for us to perform at and a feeling of security for everyone, and also for the animals. 
It is also a dream of ours to include fire acts into our cirque. We need insurance for this as well. We have some fire hooping, breathing, and all other sorts of grand and exciting fire acts we want to debut in our circus. The insurance helps ensure safety for our performers and safety and security for the venues we'd like to perform at. 
All in all we'd like to include performers insurance for each of our acts. We care about our members. We want them to feel safe and legitimate when performing for you. Insurance for each of us is estimated to be around $220 for the year. There are eight performers in our group so far. We would like to raise $1,760 for that. 
Doing the math, $1,400 + $1,760...why that's only $3,160! What could the rest possibly go to? Equipment, my friends, equipment. You'll notice in the video posted that a better video camera is needed to record our shows. Just look at that picture we have posted of us at our first show. Wouldn't you say a nicer camera is in order? We would like to do night shows (I mean, how else can we showcase our awesome fire acts?), a spotlight would be a wonderful way to highlight our talented performers. Oh, let's just go ahead and say it...who wouldn't want our amazing hoop artist to have a fire hoop to add to the show? Some microphones would be nice too...I'm digressing! There are many things we need to enhance our show. I've listed the important details. We need a new aerial rig and insurance for our performers. But we are growing all the time and so any extra money you generously contribute will aid our pursuit of equipment to amplify our show! Give us a hand. We really need your support!

We'll love you for it!

Give us a chance. Show us you want us to succeed and we'll do more than that! We're a great group of people that aim to show you exactly what makes us happy. You put a smile on our faces, and we'll put a smile on your face and a skip in your step... maybe a newfound desire to dance in the air or put your feet behind your head. Hey, you help us with this campaign, we can probably show you how to put your foot behind your head. We even have some incentives for donation.

Donating is cool...so is sharing!

Even donating $5 will make us smile ear-to-ear. I bet we even break out in song. 
But that's not the only way to show us that you want to help. Don't have money to donate? Take a minute to share our campaign. Share it on your Facebook wall, or your Tumblr. Your website...whatever you want! This will also help us get the word out.

We truly thank you so much for your help. We can't do this alone, your generosity means the world to us. We can't wait to get out there and show you a new and better show! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

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  • $10USD
    Our Gratitude!

    For $10 we will send you a personal thank you e-card!

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  • $15USD
    Even more gratitude!

    For $15 we will send you a video of a personal thank you by one of our performers!

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  • $25USD
    Cool merchandise

    Aw yiss for $25 we will send you a HANDMADE friendship bracelet and a Piscis Volans postcard!

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  • $50USD
    Even more merchandise

    Yes, my friend, why for $50 we will send you a Piscis Volans postcard, a HANDMADE friendship bracelet and a cool, HANDMADE, Piscis Volans t-shirt!

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  • $100USD
    It's getting fun...

    For $100 we will send you a Piscis Volans postcard, a handmade friendship bracelet, a handmade hoop, an autographed drawing made by Piscis Volans artists, and you will be invited to a Piscis Volans picnic here in Dover, New Hampshire!

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  • $150USD
    But wait, there's more!

    For $150 you, yes you, can own a Piscis Volans postcard, a handmade Piscis Volans t-shirt, our band's (Professor Death and the Mostly Ghostly) first album (when released), a handmade hoop, AND an autographed, hand-drawn picture by one of the Piscis Volans artists!

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  • $200USD
    We're gettin' serious!

    For a cool $200 you can take home with you a video recorded thank you featuring every member of the Piscis Volans, a handmade Piscis Volans t-shirt, Professor Death and the Mostly Ghostly's first album (when released), a handmade hoop, and an autgraphed, hand drawn picture by one of the artists of the Piscis Volans.

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  • $500USD
    The grandest of incentives!

    For a generous $500 you will get a video-recorded thank you featuring each member of the Piscis Volans, a handmade Piscis Volans t-shirt, a handmade friendship bracelet, a handmade hoop, Professor Death and the Mostly Ghostly's first album (when released), an autographed, hand-drawn picture by one of the Piscis Volans artists, AND we will perform for you!! (limited area...within New England)

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