John Pyka's Tales From The Flip-Side is creating Dieselpunk Theater and Podcasts
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In Summer of 2015, John Pyka released his first Dieselpunk novel Tales From The Flip-Side: The Adventures of Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens, published by Pro Se Press. In coordination with that release John created a scalable stage revue featuring music, magic, and stories inspired by the stories in the book. Tales From The Flip-Side On Stage was an instant hit and now John has expanding the brand to be a masthead imprint and to include not only live shows, but video and podcasts that tie into the book and live show. The live shows are marketed to theaters, entertainment venues, comic cons, and festivals around the country, bolstered by the marketplace exposure and prestige of weekly digital content and a second print volume coming in the Summer of 2017.  

A MILESTONE CELEBRATION!
Countdown to 30 Years of Professional Entertainment!

Join us on John Pyka's Countdown to 30 Years of Professional Entertainment Celebration! As a thank you to all of our amazing friends and family, we have decided to create this digital "tip jar" to allow you to contribute to the ongoing success of our live stage shows, podcasts, and YouTube video network that tie into and expand on the Dieselpunk universe from the book Tales From The Flip-Side. You get the opportunity to be a crucial part of the creative process!

There's so much to look forward to!!

Here's just some of what to expect:
  • The launch of this Patreon where fans can show their support and get access to monthly content such as exclusive first looks at new projects, Patreon-only photos, posts, giveaways, and special exclusive rewards in return!
  • Live Shows in theaters and festivals! The truth of the matter is that not all theaters or festivals can afford to bring in our live shows as they rely primarily on volunteer performers/community companies, but we still want them to have the option! Your patronage helps us take Tales From The Flip-Side, The Magic Cabaret, or Swing Magic Revue to venues and events that normally could not have us! Your patronage removes the obstacle of cost for many venues and events!
  • Convention guesting! Comic cons are a natural fit for Big Daddy Cool, The Bombshell Kittens, The Dieselpunk Podcast and the programming we can offer. While many cons book BDC and company to appear as entertainment guests, not every one can. Your tip provides the chance to provide entertainment content, great panels and workshops and allows us to exhibit as a vendor on the convention floor!
  • Weekly YouTube series and other video content including:
    • Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens On Stage – Live performances from theaters, comic cons, and festivals around the country! Featuring “Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens!” $5 patrons get exclusive access to live performances that the general public does not! :)
    • No Fan Left Behind – “BDC” and crew take you behind the scenes of their live events and appearances at theaters, comic cons and festivals around the country! These videos are live streamed via FaceBook and posted on YouTube for on demand viewing.
    • Video tutorials and lectures – Specially created tutorials and lectures teaching viewers the ins and outs of podcasting, social media management, performance theory and outrageous publicity techniques. The Bombshell Kittens will be hosting hair, make-up and costuming tutorials as well! For those in the $5 tier, you will also get access to magic instruction videos, and you too can be the life of the party!
    • Dieselpunk Game Night – The upcoming series follows on the heels of the success of the Roll 'N Go Game Review show hosted by “Big Daddy Cool” and Bombshell Kitten Dee Bartee, and spotlights Dieselpunk table top games that are easy to learn, quick to play, and appropriate for all ages!
    • Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
  • Weekly Podcasts on iTunes and Stitcher:
    • The Dieselpunk Podcast – The Voice of Dieselpunk! “BDC”, Larry Amyett, Eric Fisk, and Bombshell Kitten Daisy O’Dair discuss all things Dieselpunk! Frequent guest appearances by Sara "Ruby Raven" Neathery and the other Bombshell Kittens!
    • Tales From The Flip-Side – Johnny’s weekly mostly solo podcast about topics that don’t fit neatly into the live shows, video series or Dieselpunk Podcast; Dieselpunk comics, movies, tv, and pop culture!
Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens' Goals
Ready to take on new challenges and adventures, we have four main goals:

  1. To travel to and present in small regional theaters and entertainment venues that normally couldn’t host a touring show and share great original theatrical Dieselpunk entertainment that the community would not normally have access to!
  2. To travel to cons and festivals as entertainment guests to offer value-added Dieselpunk content and programming for the convention, and promoting our work, products and brands at the convention as an artist or vendor.
  3. To provide creative ideas that inspire artists and individuals, and to entertain those who enjoy our work with engaging and fun content!
  4. Upgrade and maintain studio equipment to provide the best sound and audio production possible, and distribute across as many platforms as possible!

ABOUT THE FOUNDER: John B. Pyka, AKA “Big Daddy Cool” is an award-winning actor, singer, and magician – “Johnny” or “Pyka” to his friends and associates. He is a lifelong comic reader and collector, a Star Wars “freakasaurus”, pro wrestling personality, and movie fanatic, but isbest known for his work onstage as a new vintage variety artist, fusing music and magic with comedy and dance in a 1920s – 1940s style in what is described as “Dieselpunk.” He can be seen performing in theaters, at festivals and cons around the country. He has been seen previously as an official guest/performer at Geekonomicon, Midsouth Con, Indy Pop Con, Nashville Comic Festival, River City Comic Expo, Fandom Fest Louisville, GMX, Hypericon and many more!

“Big Daddy Cool” is also the subject of the Dieselpunk pulp adventure series, Tales From the Flip-Side from Pro Se Press and the star of the upcoming web series Big Daddy Cool in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century! “Big Daddy Cool” can be heard on the Diesel punk Podcast, THE Voice of Dieselpunk (15,000 weekly downloads) on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play, and as the host of the Tales From The Flip-Side video series (25,000 weekly views) on iTunes!

Rewards for each month will be fulfilled by the end of that month. If there is ever a delay on any of the rewards due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified as soon as possible with an updated delivery date.
For International Patrons in which items are to be shipped to your address, if you would pledge $5 more onto your pledge tier to cover shipping costs, I will be able to fulfill the orders for you, thank you!


Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
No reward, just happy to leave a monthly tip !
Friend of the Show!
$2 or more per month
Get a thank you by name on one episode of the podcast or video series and entered in our monthly giveaway!
True Believer
$5 or more per month
General Support of our various projects
  • Exclusive early access to our weekly YouTube episodes, live streams and other exclusive First Looks.
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Single ticket to any show each month
  • Thanked by name in live show printed program (76,000 impressions
  • Entered in our monthly giveaway
Goals
15% complete
Our goal is to reach $250 per month to be able to secure an offsite broadcast and rehearsal studio in Gallatin, TN. 
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In Summer of 2015, John Pyka released his first Dieselpunk novel Tales From The Flip-Side: The Adventures of Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens, published by Pro Se Press. In coordination with that release John created a scalable stage revue featuring music, magic, and stories inspired by the stories in the book. Tales From The Flip-Side On Stage was an instant hit and now John has expanding the brand to be a masthead imprint and to include not only live shows, but video and podcasts that tie into the book and live show. The live shows are marketed to theaters, entertainment venues, comic cons, and festivals around the country, bolstered by the marketplace exposure and prestige of weekly digital content and a second print volume coming in the Summer of 2017.  

A MILESTONE CELEBRATION!
Countdown to 30 Years of Professional Entertainment!

Join us on John Pyka's Countdown to 30 Years of Professional Entertainment Celebration! As a thank you to all of our amazing friends and family, we have decided to create this digital "tip jar" to allow you to contribute to the ongoing success of our live stage shows, podcasts, and YouTube video network that tie into and expand on the Dieselpunk universe from the book Tales From The Flip-Side. You get the opportunity to be a crucial part of the creative process!

There's so much to look forward to!!

Here's just some of what to expect:
  • The launch of this Patreon where fans can show their support and get access to monthly content such as exclusive first looks at new projects, Patreon-only photos, posts, giveaways, and special exclusive rewards in return!
  • Live Shows in theaters and festivals! The truth of the matter is that not all theaters or festivals can afford to bring in our live shows as they rely primarily on volunteer performers/community companies, but we still want them to have the option! Your patronage helps us take Tales From The Flip-Side, The Magic Cabaret, or Swing Magic Revue to venues and events that normally could not have us! Your patronage removes the obstacle of cost for many venues and events!
  • Convention guesting! Comic cons are a natural fit for Big Daddy Cool, The Bombshell Kittens, The Dieselpunk Podcast and the programming we can offer. While many cons book BDC and company to appear as entertainment guests, not every one can. Your tip provides the chance to provide entertainment content, great panels and workshops and allows us to exhibit as a vendor on the convention floor!
  • Weekly YouTube series and other video content including:
    • Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens On Stage – Live performances from theaters, comic cons, and festivals around the country! Featuring “Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens!” $5 patrons get exclusive access to live performances that the general public does not! :)
    • No Fan Left Behind – “BDC” and crew take you behind the scenes of their live events and appearances at theaters, comic cons and festivals around the country! These videos are live streamed via FaceBook and posted on YouTube for on demand viewing.
    • Video tutorials and lectures – Specially created tutorials and lectures teaching viewers the ins and outs of podcasting, social media management, performance theory and outrageous publicity techniques. The Bombshell Kittens will be hosting hair, make-up and costuming tutorials as well! For those in the $5 tier, you will also get access to magic instruction videos, and you too can be the life of the party!
    • Dieselpunk Game Night – The upcoming series follows on the heels of the success of the Roll 'N Go Game Review show hosted by “Big Daddy Cool” and Bombshell Kitten Dee Bartee, and spotlights Dieselpunk table top games that are easy to learn, quick to play, and appropriate for all ages!
    • Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
  • Weekly Podcasts on iTunes and Stitcher:
    • The Dieselpunk Podcast – The Voice of Dieselpunk! “BDC”, Larry Amyett, Eric Fisk, and Bombshell Kitten Daisy O’Dair discuss all things Dieselpunk! Frequent guest appearances by Sara "Ruby Raven" Neathery and the other Bombshell Kittens!
    • Tales From The Flip-Side – Johnny’s weekly mostly solo podcast about topics that don’t fit neatly into the live shows, video series or Dieselpunk Podcast; Dieselpunk comics, movies, tv, and pop culture!
Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens' Goals
Ready to take on new challenges and adventures, we have four main goals:

  1. To travel to and present in small regional theaters and entertainment venues that normally couldn’t host a touring show and share great original theatrical Dieselpunk entertainment that the community would not normally have access to!
  2. To travel to cons and festivals as entertainment guests to offer value-added Dieselpunk content and programming for the convention, and promoting our work, products and brands at the convention as an artist or vendor.
  3. To provide creative ideas that inspire artists and individuals, and to entertain those who enjoy our work with engaging and fun content!
  4. Upgrade and maintain studio equipment to provide the best sound and audio production possible, and distribute across as many platforms as possible!

ABOUT THE FOUNDER: John B. Pyka, AKA “Big Daddy Cool” is an award-winning actor, singer, and magician – “Johnny” or “Pyka” to his friends and associates. He is a lifelong comic reader and collector, a Star Wars “freakasaurus”, pro wrestling personality, and movie fanatic, but isbest known for his work onstage as a new vintage variety artist, fusing music and magic with comedy and dance in a 1920s – 1940s style in what is described as “Dieselpunk.” He can be seen performing in theaters, at festivals and cons around the country. He has been seen previously as an official guest/performer at Geekonomicon, Midsouth Con, Indy Pop Con, Nashville Comic Festival, River City Comic Expo, Fandom Fest Louisville, GMX, Hypericon and many more!

“Big Daddy Cool” is also the subject of the Dieselpunk pulp adventure series, Tales From the Flip-Side from Pro Se Press and the star of the upcoming web series Big Daddy Cool in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century! “Big Daddy Cool” can be heard on the Diesel punk Podcast, THE Voice of Dieselpunk (15,000 weekly downloads) on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play, and as the host of the Tales From The Flip-Side video series (25,000 weekly views) on iTunes!

Rewards for each month will be fulfilled by the end of that month. If there is ever a delay on any of the rewards due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified as soon as possible with an updated delivery date.
For International Patrons in which items are to be shipped to your address, if you would pledge $5 more onto your pledge tier to cover shipping costs, I will be able to fulfill the orders for you, thank you!


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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
No reward, just happy to leave a monthly tip !
Friend of the Show!
$2 or more per month
Get a thank you by name on one episode of the podcast or video series and entered in our monthly giveaway!
True Believer
$5 or more per month
General Support of our various projects
  • Exclusive early access to our weekly YouTube episodes, live streams and other exclusive First Looks.
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Single ticket to any show each month
  • Thanked by name in live show printed program (76,000 impressions
  • Entered in our monthly giveaway