George Oldziey's campaign to create a second Wing Commander Album had an amazing weekend! After getting a big boost from some generous matching funds, the story was picked up at Slashdot. Altogether, this brought in more than $5,000 in just the last four days, which means the project successfully hit its $15,000 minimum threshold! The funds that people have pledged will be paid out after the campaign concludes this weekend, and George will proceed with his digital reorchestration and Wing Commander jazz album. Additional funds collected will continue to enhance the endeavor, and another live orchestra isn't out of the question! Less than five days remain if you'd like to secure your copy!
We Did IT!!! YOU Did IT!!!
My friends, I can't tell you how happy I am right now. You have made it possible for us to embark on volume 2 of this amazing legacy you have granted me. I am humbled, ecstatic, inspired and energized all at the same time!
SO! We have 5 days to go and we've already met the goal for phase 1. That means we have time during this phase to pursue some of the goals for phase 2. I'd like to start with a goal of funding the conductor, Allan Wilson, for the orchestral recordings. He is one of the premiere conductors in the world (London Symphony, etc.) and conducted our very well received and reviewed volume 1! That goal is $3000. So, if we meet a total goal of $18K by the end of Kickstarter phase 1 that would be covered!
To help with that, I'm creating another 3 seats for the recording session in Austin (looking like early December of this year) at the $300 pledge level!
Again, I am SO humbled by this, and am SO looking forward to bringing you amazing fans more music from the Wing Commander Universe!