Berin Kinsman is creating a monthly zine about the terrors of the modern world.
5

patrons

$34
per creation
About HUBRIS: The Journal of Cultural Horror
Thank you for supporting HUBRIS!

We’re told by authority figures that if we see something amiss, we should say something. What they mean is, report on the things that we’re told to be afraid of. Tired of living in fear, I’m saying something. This is not normal. It is not right. These things are not inevitable. HUBRIS is a zine about the struggles we face in the modern world. This is cultural horror.

Why HUBRIS? covers my reasons for selecting this name for a personal zine, beyond the obvious. What is Cultural Horror? covers how I’m defining the overall theme of the zine, and how it connects the disparate articles and essays together. Why a Zine, Not a Blog? goes into my rationale for choosing this strange and old-fashioned format, and the advantages that I perceived to go along with it. These articles are available for free to everyone.

What You Get
A new issue of zine every month! Each issue will be a minimum of 32 pages long, possibly longer. All patrons can download the electronic version of the zine and participate in the community. You’ll also get my thanks, no matter what amount you pledge! Your patronage lets me know that this is worth doing, above and beyond the fun that I have doing it. At higher levels, you’ll get a direct thank you in the credits of the next issue.

How Often You’re Charged
Patronage is per issue, not per month. When you first sign up as a HUBRIS patron, you will not be charged immediately. You will be charged when the next issue after sign up comes out, at which point you will have access to past content. This also means that if something happens and I do not release an issue due to illness, alien invasion, or zombie apocalypse, you will not be charged.

The goal is to release a new issue on the final Wednesday of each month. I will post a notice several days prior to the release of the next issue as a reminder. Patreon charges appear at midnight Pacific time. It may take up to 72 hours for the payment to process, and Patreon will send you an email to let you know if your payment has been accepted or declined. I never see your payment information — you pay Patreon, and Patreon pays me.

Why I Need You Patronage
I’ve run a blog off-and-on since 1996, before the term “blog” had even been coined. At various points they’ve been successful, and things have waxed and waned along with the popularity of the medium. Blog posts are ephemeral, though. They matter for a couple of days at most, down to a few minutes or not at all. A zine is a more fixed thing. It has a structure and a context that’s appealing. The formality of it, as opposed to the casual and often rushed natural of blogging, means that I need to up my game. Patronage brings an accountability that a free blog post can’t.
And honestly, I can always use a little extra money. My wife and I are middle-aged people who live like graduate students, because Katie is a grad student. I supports the household as a writer. Most of what I write, outside of this zine, centers on creative writing advice and tabletop roleplaying material. I’m trying to diversify from those niche markets into, well, other niche markets. Every bit helps.

About Berin Kinsman
Berin Kinsman is a writer, indie publisher, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Dancing Lights Press. With his wife Katie he is the co-host of the Proof of Life podcast. Berin is currently the general editor of HUBRIS: The Journal of Cultural Horror.

“I live by the motto simplify, create, thrive. Keep things as uncomplicated and uncluttered as possible. Get rid of things that you don’t need to make space for the things that enhance your life. Focus on the things that matter most and bring you the greatest joy and satisfaction. Spend as much time doing what you love, whether it’s writing, crafting, cooking, or performing.”
Tiers
BROWSER
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
 Thank you for supporting my zine! You get access to a weekly article and other updates to the patrons-only Activity Feed.  Fill in ANY amount $1 or above when you choose this tier!  
READER
$3 or more per creation 2 patrons
Patrons at this level get the full electronic version of the zine every month. You also get access to a weekly article and other updates to the patrons-only Activity Feed.  Fill in ANY amount $3 or above when you choose this tier!
 
SPONSOR
$10 or more per creation 3 patrons
Patrons at this level get their names printed in the zine as an official sponsor. You also get the full electronic version of the zine every month. And you still get access to a weekly article and other updates to the patrons-only Activity Feed.  Fill in ANY amount $10 or above when you choose this tier!
 
About HUBRIS: The Journal of Cultural Horror
Thank you for supporting HUBRIS!

We’re told by authority figures that if we see something amiss, we should say something. What they mean is, report on the things that we’re told to be afraid of. Tired of living in fear, I’m saying something. This is not normal. It is not right. These things are not inevitable. HUBRIS is a zine about the struggles we face in the modern world. This is cultural horror.

Why HUBRIS? covers my reasons for selecting this name for a personal zine, beyond the obvious. What is Cultural Horror? covers how I’m defining the overall theme of the zine, and how it connects the disparate articles and essays together. Why a Zine, Not a Blog? goes into my rationale for choosing this strange and old-fashioned format, and the advantages that I perceived to go along with it. These articles are available for free to everyone.

What You Get
A new issue of zine every month! Each issue will be a minimum of 32 pages long, possibly longer. All patrons can download the electronic version of the zine and participate in the community. You’ll also get my thanks, no matter what amount you pledge! Your patronage lets me know that this is worth doing, above and beyond the fun that I have doing it. At higher levels, you’ll get a direct thank you in the credits of the next issue.

How Often You’re Charged
Patronage is per issue, not per month. When you first sign up as a HUBRIS patron, you will not be charged immediately. You will be charged when the next issue after sign up comes out, at which point you will have access to past content. This also means that if something happens and I do not release an issue due to illness, alien invasion, or zombie apocalypse, you will not be charged.

The goal is to release a new issue on the final Wednesday of each month. I will post a notice several days prior to the release of the next issue as a reminder. Patreon charges appear at midnight Pacific time. It may take up to 72 hours for the payment to process, and Patreon will send you an email to let you know if your payment has been accepted or declined. I never see your payment information — you pay Patreon, and Patreon pays me.

Why I Need You Patronage
I’ve run a blog off-and-on since 1996, before the term “blog” had even been coined. At various points they’ve been successful, and things have waxed and waned along with the popularity of the medium. Blog posts are ephemeral, though. They matter for a couple of days at most, down to a few minutes or not at all. A zine is a more fixed thing. It has a structure and a context that’s appealing. The formality of it, as opposed to the casual and often rushed natural of blogging, means that I need to up my game. Patronage brings an accountability that a free blog post can’t.
And honestly, I can always use a little extra money. My wife and I are middle-aged people who live like graduate students, because Katie is a grad student. I supports the household as a writer. Most of what I write, outside of this zine, centers on creative writing advice and tabletop roleplaying material. I’m trying to diversify from those niche markets into, well, other niche markets. Every bit helps.

About Berin Kinsman
Berin Kinsman is a writer, indie publisher, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Dancing Lights Press. With his wife Katie he is the co-host of the Proof of Life podcast. Berin is currently the general editor of HUBRIS: The Journal of Cultural Horror.

“I live by the motto simplify, create, thrive. Keep things as uncomplicated and uncluttered as possible. Get rid of things that you don’t need to make space for the things that enhance your life. Focus on the things that matter most and bring you the greatest joy and satisfaction. Spend as much time doing what you love, whether it’s writing, crafting, cooking, or performing.”

Recent posts by Berin Kinsman

Tiers
BROWSER
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
 Thank you for supporting my zine! You get access to a weekly article and other updates to the patrons-only Activity Feed.  Fill in ANY amount $1 or above when you choose this tier!  
READER
$3 or more per creation 2 patrons
Patrons at this level get the full electronic version of the zine every month. You also get access to a weekly article and other updates to the patrons-only Activity Feed.  Fill in ANY amount $3 or above when you choose this tier!
 
SPONSOR
$10 or more per creation 3 patrons
Patrons at this level get their names printed in the zine as an official sponsor. You also get the full electronic version of the zine every month. And you still get access to a weekly article and other updates to the patrons-only Activity Feed.  Fill in ANY amount $10 or above when you choose this tier!