The Knowne World Bardcast is creating Podcasts about the bardic arts in the SCA
44

patrons

$111
per Episode
The Bardic Arts are an important part of life in the SCA.  These  are our legends, our stories, the tales of our family and friends. Those we share blood with and would shed blood for.  It is the duty of the bard to chronicle and remember great and low deeds with equal passion and fire, to immortalize the great and to..um...infamize (is that a word?) the less than great! Yes. Infamize.  Shakespeare made up words, so can we...moving on.
We need your support, because as per usual, the artistic dreams of bards around the known world vastly exceed the financial means of bards around the known world.  Hosting and maintaining a podcast at a high level of quality and access does not come without a price tag.  Equipment used to collect performances unobtrusively does not come cheap.  The more support we have, the better programming we can produce.   Basically it breaks down like this:

1. We need to keep the lights on. Hosting and domain costs aren't what they used to be, but they still sting a bit. Especially when you're paying for them out of a teacher's salary (NC is #46 in teacher pay in the nation).

2. We want to enable unobtrusive recording of performances at events.  We're as sick as you are of seeing laptops and smart phones being whipped out at events to capture a moment. We here at the KWB are super grateful to everyone who DOES do this, but wouldn't it be awesome to have someone at an event who can discreetly record professional quality versions of entire bardic circles or individual performances without having to ruin a magical moment with a boom mic and camera crew?  We want to buy and equip teams around the Knowne World with stuff like recorders from the ZOOM handheld series (Google those, they are awesome) so that we can do just that.  The better recordings we get, the more immersive the podcast can become and you can finally have a clear copy of the newest song to rock Pennsic or Gulf Wars or that golden oldie you haven't heard since your first war to learn from or just enjoy.

3. We want to connect bards around the Knowne World in performance and in collaboration. If you'd have told me when I was 19 and playing SCA back in 1993 that I'd have the ability to hear and learn from bards from as far away as An Tir, Lochac, or Drachenwald I'd have probably given you my eye-teeth as a thank you.  For every Bardic Madness adjacent hot bed of period music in the SCA, there are long stretches of land where bards are thin on the ground and are singing their hearts out for the chance to connect with and learn from others.  We want to help those in the less bard-y parts of the world get advice and guidance from the most respected names in the bardic universe.  Sort of like having your own peer-in-a-podcast so to speak.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Episode
12 patrons
For a dollar an episode ( max two dollars a month) you get access to our Patreon page which will feature unique extras just for patrons.  You also get free Gideon hugs if you see me at an event and tell me you're a patron.
Pledge $2 or more per Episode
17 patrons
For 2 dollars an episode ( max four dollars a month) you get access to our Patreon page which will feature unique extras just for patrons, with extra special extras (like one of a kind performances from visiting panel guests and some of the best bards barding today) for those who give a little more. You also get free Gideon hugs if you see me at an event and tell me you're a patron.
Pledge $5 or more per Episode
14 of 20 patrons
For five dollars an episode ( max ten dollars a month) you, generous soul that you are get to be an audience member for our panel discussions as they are recorded. The panels that end up on the bardcast are edited for time and content, but at this level of support you get to hang out for the whole ride if you want and listen to some of the brightest bards in the Knowne World discuss issues and contribute your own questions to be possibly addressed during the discussion.  Can't make the live recording?  You'll get a private link to the full, unedited panel upon request. You also, of course get access to our Patreon page which will feature unique extras just for patrons. You also get free Gideon hugs, a high five and maybe a dance if you see me at an event and tell me you're a ten dollar a month patron.
The Bardic Arts are an important part of life in the SCA.  These  are our legends, our stories, the tales of our family and friends. Those we share blood with and would shed blood for.  It is the duty of the bard to chronicle and remember great and low deeds with equal passion and fire, to immortalize the great and to..um...infamize (is that a word?) the less than great! Yes. Infamize.  Shakespeare made up words, so can we...moving on.
We need your support, because as per usual, the artistic dreams of bards around the known world vastly exceed the financial means of bards around the known world.  Hosting and maintaining a podcast at a high level of quality and access does not come without a price tag.  Equipment used to collect performances unobtrusively does not come cheap.  The more support we have, the better programming we can produce.   Basically it breaks down like this:

1. We need to keep the lights on. Hosting and domain costs aren't what they used to be, but they still sting a bit. Especially when you're paying for them out of a teacher's salary (NC is #46 in teacher pay in the nation).

2. We want to enable unobtrusive recording of performances at events.  We're as sick as you are of seeing laptops and smart phones being whipped out at events to capture a moment. We here at the KWB are super grateful to everyone who DOES do this, but wouldn't it be awesome to have someone at an event who can discreetly record professional quality versions of entire bardic circles or individual performances without having to ruin a magical moment with a boom mic and camera crew?  We want to buy and equip teams around the Knowne World with stuff like recorders from the ZOOM handheld series (Google those, they are awesome) so that we can do just that.  The better recordings we get, the more immersive the podcast can become and you can finally have a clear copy of the newest song to rock Pennsic or Gulf Wars or that golden oldie you haven't heard since your first war to learn from or just enjoy.

3. We want to connect bards around the Knowne World in performance and in collaboration. If you'd have told me when I was 19 and playing SCA back in 1993 that I'd have the ability to hear and learn from bards from as far away as An Tir, Lochac, or Drachenwald I'd have probably given you my eye-teeth as a thank you.  For every Bardic Madness adjacent hot bed of period music in the SCA, there are long stretches of land where bards are thin on the ground and are singing their hearts out for the chance to connect with and learn from others.  We want to help those in the less bard-y parts of the world get advice and guidance from the most respected names in the bardic universe.  Sort of like having your own peer-in-a-podcast so to speak.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Episode
12 patrons
For a dollar an episode ( max two dollars a month) you get access to our Patreon page which will feature unique extras just for patrons.  You also get free Gideon hugs if you see me at an event and tell me you're a patron.
Pledge $2 or more per Episode
17 patrons
For 2 dollars an episode ( max four dollars a month) you get access to our Patreon page which will feature unique extras just for patrons, with extra special extras (like one of a kind performances from visiting panel guests and some of the best bards barding today) for those who give a little more. You also get free Gideon hugs if you see me at an event and tell me you're a patron.
Pledge $5 or more per Episode
14 of 20 patrons
For five dollars an episode ( max ten dollars a month) you, generous soul that you are get to be an audience member for our panel discussions as they are recorded. The panels that end up on the bardcast are edited for time and content, but at this level of support you get to hang out for the whole ride if you want and listen to some of the brightest bards in the Knowne World discuss issues and contribute your own questions to be possibly addressed during the discussion.  Can't make the live recording?  You'll get a private link to the full, unedited panel upon request. You also, of course get access to our Patreon page which will feature unique extras just for patrons. You also get free Gideon hugs, a high five and maybe a dance if you see me at an event and tell me you're a ten dollar a month patron.