Completion of Crowdfunding Campaign and Beyond…!

We reached our goal on Hatchfund! … kind of…
We will receive all donations raised to date and we have setup a permanent portal for fundraising moving forward. More reflections to come… ❤

We reached our goal on Hatchfund! … kind of. Through cooperation with Hatchfund’s Program Director and our campaign coach, we lowered the target goal of our grant agreement from $5,000 to $4,000. This allows us to still receive funding without quite reaching our original target of $5k. This is an option the Program Director made available to us at the end of the road on this campaign to allow us to be funded for the 81% of our target that we raised instead of losing it all as in the original terms.

Yet our original target of $5k was set as such for a reason as was our stretch goal of $24k. $5,000 is really the minimum required for our basic survival from now until our next guaranteed income from employment and thus the minimum amount needed to enable us to generate the game, show, and multiversity that are the deliverables of this campaign.  $24k was set as our stretch goal because it allows us the financial capacity to launch into the actual creation of Dragon Egg Inn in the more grounded and physical sense. Therefore we have established a permanent donation portal where people can give more directly on a one-time or monthly basis.

We are deeply grateful for the massive show of support and interest from our community and networks that we experienced in the process of this campaign. We received many messages of support and interest from people who were not in a position to donate at this time but who truly resonate with the vision. That has been truly inspiring. We will offer a more complete reflection on this process in the coming weeks.

Peace, Love & Blessings,
Jeruviel Stardust & Epiphany Yates

PS –
If you were waiting to the last minute to donate…there are just under 3 hours left on our original Hatchfund clock and, although not tax-deductible, any contributions are still very much needed and appreciated. See: immwe.org/give

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle Fam Declares Radical Hospitality

Seattle, WA, July 25, 2017– Dragon Egg Inn, the dream project of a small family from Seattle, has made an open declaration of what they call “radical hospitality” as a solution to many of the worlds interconnected crises of the current era.

SEATTLE FAMILY DECLARES RADICAL HOSPITALITY vs All the Bad;
Games, Festivals, and Web Portals Weave Vibrant Community

“Letʻs make this world so hospitable that nobody would ever want to leave.”

Contact: Cody Lestelle
Telephone: (918) 973-3843
Cell: (206) 854-1392
Email: contact@immwe.org
Website: immwe.org

[Click here for PDF of this press release]

Seattle, WA, July 25, 2017– Dragon Egg Inn, the dream project of a small family from Seattle, has made an open declaration of what they call “radical hospitality” as a solution to many of the worlds interconnected crises of the current era. Namely they claim that their work and vision address abuse, addiction, extinction & suicide. The “Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder” brings it together:

“We don’t claim a unique ability to solve the world’s problems. We do claim a cosmic commitment to holding down spaces that make life on Earth worth living. Every person who experiences abuse, suffers addiction, commits suicide or species that goes extinct indicates dysfunction in society & our relations. Instead of merely looking to technological and outward-bound solutions to our earthly crises such as with dreams of Manifest Destiny in space, we aim to first make earth the most hospitable world it can possibly be. This is our idea of intergalactic peacemaking.”
~Jeruviel Stardust

“Combining magic, fantasy and comedy with levity has always been — I mean, I’ve always used those as ways of expression to find peace […]. In my childhood I was always like a rubber ball. No matter how or when I fell I always seemed to bounce higher! I think my art is strong enough to house that. […] Imagine that the Earth is a being who goes through painful transformations that relate to *hir body and its growth. The sum of our collective consciousness is in a pubescence that can evolve if it learns.”
~Epiphany Yates

Dragon Egg Inn first came out to the public eye through their Grand Little Festival, a combined celebration of Father’s Day, Juneteenth, and the Summer Solstice that took place at Lincoln Park in West Seattle on June 19th, 2016. Co-organizers and heads-of-family Epiphany Yates & Jeruviel Stardust acted as the emcees of that free family festival and barbeque in Duwamish Territory. But now there’s more.

This Seattle family with visions of multidimensional salvation has decided to turn their economic hardships this summer into an opportunity to make progress on their mission. Together they have a nine-month young baby daughter and their only income is from student loans for a PhD program in Alternative Futures and pay from working in Seattle Public Schools as a substitute teacher. Since neither of those funding streams exist over the summer in their case, they have launched a tax-deductible crowdfunding campaign on Hatchfund.org to help finance their basic survival and acquisition of tools for their games, festivals, inn and permaculture activities as they make the path toward Dragon Egg Inn.

A post from dragonegginn.wordpress.com explains their interconnected projects & overall vision:

The board game and show act as complimentary efforts. The show will act as an open and interactive cataloguing of our creative journey. The board game will draw on our full range of skills and talents as a family with in depth and costumed character art on cards, models, and game board as well as interactive digital elements. The game is ultimately a tool and toy for sharing, teaching, and making real the wonderful worlds we all hold in our hearts. We intend to utilize it as an organizational tool as we build. Your support through the summer literally buys us the necessary time and energy to complete the prototype for this tool, a veritable Garden of Eden Creation Kit of our time, which we have been sent to create and freely share.

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Our show premiers summer 2017, the board game prototype will be available as open public access early 2018, and the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder’s decentralized analogue-digital hybrid campus is already open for free registration and participation. Through the successful hatching of the show, game, and multiversity around the close of 2017 we will have co-created along with you all the means to manifest our original intention of opening the doors to that most wonderful and fabled place called Dragon Egg Inn before the end of 2018.

In addition to the creative tools and long-term visionary community aspects of this family’s work, immwe.org also indicates that they will soon be providing Seattle and those surrounding the Salish Sea and beyond with chocolate, coffee, and honey from community cooperatives in Mexico.

 “Our long term family quest leads to a world with us as keepers & guardians of a magical & magnificent Inn, festival grounds, residential and artistic retreat campus in a self-sustaining forest community.”
–Jeruviel Stardust

In a recent update to the Dragon Egg Inn family’s Hatchfund.org campaign, the organizers stated:

We are very close to our target goal. Reaching that $5,000 will be huge in helping us through the next couple of months and in completing the first iteration of the board game and pilot of our show. Once we are settled on the target goal we hope to reach our stretch goal which will take us beyond basic survival and to a place where we can truly begin crafting the actual structures and works that feature in our festivals and the ultimate community of Dragon Egg Inn. For example, popup tent-craft materials, eco-building materials, permaculture farming tools, painting, sculpting and theatre supplies, communications technologies, high quality live and archived video of our efforts and lessons, analogue and digital games, Alternate Reality Games and learning experiences, major dance parties and big shindigs, festivals and real life rooted communities of wonder you/we visit and learn from as models for sustainable living. 

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[All images are by Dragon Egg Inn and may be freely included in any positive news coverage.]

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Cody Lestelle at (918) 973-3843 or email at contact@immwe.org or simply as Dragon Egg Inn on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, & Twitter.

As a supplement to this release, below is the original launch video for the campaign:

Radical Hospitality vs Abuse, Addiction, Extinction & Suicide

We aim to make this world so hospitable that nobody would ever have reason to leave. Please donate now if you can.

We aim to make this world so hospitable that nobody would ever have reason to leave.

This campaign is key to our family’s immediate survival and the long term creative vision & refuge that is Dragon Egg Inn.

This is a long term family effort creating & openly sharing tools against individual & collective suicide (i.e. extinction) & for the manifestation of the worlds we have all seen in our dreams & carry in our hearts.

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We currently have a crowdfunding campaign up on hatchfund.org to make this work possible. Our minimum all-or-nothing goal is $5,000. All funds go to basic supplies & keeping a roof over our heads & food in our bellies as we prototype our (r)evolutionary board game, record our web based familyshow, facilitate the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder, and generally plot our route to opening the doors to Dragon Egg Inn.

Once we reach $1,000 in the campaign’s first week (July 9th – 16th) our chances of success greatly increase. This is because once we reach that mark Hatchfund will share our campaign with their list of previous donors and begin fundsmatching. Please help us reach that first goal in these days.

Interested in helping with our next Grand Little Festival?
Let us know!

 

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You can view our launch video with English captions on Facebook or YouTube.

The rest of this post is a direct copy of our donation page. To see the particular project perks and make your contribution, go to: hatchfund.org/project/dragon_egg_inn


Thank you!

This is a long term family effort creating & openly sharing tools against individual & collective suicide (i.e. extinction) & for the manifestation of the worlds we have all seen in our dreams & carry in our hearts.

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[promo card for our show’s cast & teaser of IMMW – The Game card art]

We aim to make this world so hospitable that nobody would ever have reason to leave.

 

What?

We are creating digital and physically rooted communities of artists of all varieties, cultivating our capacities to care for one another and create and share without lack or limit. Our long term family quest leads to a world with us as keepers & guardians of a magical & magnificent Inn, festival grounds, residential and artistic retreat campus in a self-sustaining forest community. Our current phase of preparation calls our focus to:  sharing and expanding this vision through a theatrical show highlighting bits of our lives as an Indigo Starseed family; keeping the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder (IMMW) portal, an interdimensional intervention on earth against the multitude crises of the present era; and prototyping IMMW – The Game, a free and open source worlding game which utilizes a grand repertoire of art forms for playfully envisioning and enacting mutually supportive artistic communities. Our show premiers summer 2017, the board game prototype will be available as open public access early 2018, and the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder’s decentralized analogue-digital hybrid campus is already open for free registration and participation. Through the successful hatching of the show, game, and multiversity around the close of 2017 we will have co-created along with you all the means to manifest our original intention of opening the doors to that most wonderful and fabled place called Dragon Egg Inn before the end of 2018.

Who & Why?

Epiphany Yates & Jeruviel Stardust together head the party in the quest to raise Dragon Egg Inn. They began and continue as eternal and intergalactic beings who presently find themselves on earth and with a growing family that offers ever more potential to their creative interventions. They are both deeply interested in and committed to holistic and sustainable lifeways lightyears beyond the present status quo and have arrived here as beings with a sacred mission strongly rooted in ancient futures, chthonic, cosmic, divine and earthly purpose. As a family they are firmly committed to healthy ways of being, caring for, and regenerating life.

Epiphany Yates is a spontaneity artist, truth seeker, and portal guardian. Some of her focuses are Black Whole, earth friendly and sustainable building and living, creative cosplay, drawing, fashion design, modeling, nail art, makeup/face painting, music, painting, sharing healthy navigational tools for life through youth work, and videography.

Jeruviel Stardust is an intergalactic knowledge systems architect, engineer, and builder as well as a cultivator, collector and distributor of rare and renown cosmic fruit species. Jeruviel’s present terran focuses include alternate and augmented reality game design, tabletop game design, gameful curriculum design, digital design, web design, sci-fi/visionary finction, & writing.

Together their mission on Earth through Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder (IMMW) is to create and maintain spaces & also a very particular place of family learning, hospitality, play, refuge & regeneration. As they venture their way to the hearth of Dragon Egg Inn they continue to meet and connect with multitude other artists, fantastic & magical beings, artifacts, & organizations that share a similar purpose and thus expand the relations & sources & the earthly portals of IMMW. Dragon Egg Inn will be only one of many earthly portals of IMMW; one of many rooted visionary hubs that form the earthly infrastructure and structures of IMMW. The end goal of all this is to transition to Peaceful Life on Earth through creation.

How?

Help cover the basic costs of living for our small family, including our 8 month young star baby Astraea, and we will reward you with not only our eternal gratitude but also: an internet based show of our family sharing entertainment & lessons as we learn and grow; expanded, free, & highly relevant summer activities & encounters through IMMW; AND a complete prototype of the best free & open source board game you have ever known… Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder – The Game.

The board game and show act as complimentary efforts. The show will act as an open and interactive cataloguing of our creative journey. The board game will draw on our full range of skills and talents as a family with in depth and costumed character art on cards, models, and game board as well as intereactive digital elements. The game is ultimately a tool and toy for sharing, teaching, and making real the wonderful worlds we all hold in our hearts. We intend to utilize it as an organizational tool as we build. Your support through the summer literally buys us the necessary time and energy to complete the prototype for this tool, a veritable Garden of Eden Creation Kit of our time, which we have been sent to create and freely share.

Fund our family, the show, IMMW campus & game this summer… & dreams come true…

Envision a grand grounds of immense learning on land containing a wide variety of amenities and services suited to locals and travelers from near and far. All who enter the space of Dragon Egg Inn contribute to and benefit from its ever evolving magics, knowledges and pluralistic vision. The grounds of the inn produce all manner of sustainable foods and medicines in using methods of permacultureIndigenous horticulture, and Natural farming. The structures house a great diversity of peoples and simultaneously function as a pay-to-stay inn and a public/commons housing effort for displaced people from near and far. Those who come and pay for a room for whatever period of time help to provide a roof for local and refugee individuals and/or families. Yet it is so much more than a place to stay. It is a sort of non-institutional and intergenerational university which delivers enchantment to all in attendance and manifests sustainable futures. Beings from throughout the pluriverse come to give, receive & interact with the greatest works of theater & alternate reality games ever known. Exact geographic coordinates are still undetermined and this could potentially exist anywhere.

Get involved:

Peace, Love & Blessings, Epiphany Yates & Jeruviel Stardust

NOTE ON DELIVERABLES & PERKS: We can only guarantee prompt delivery of perks to contributors if our stretch goal is met. Without full funding of this project delays of final delivery dates for board game copies may occur. IMMW activities & campus, source code release of game prototype, & family show are the only guaranteed deliverables with our minimum goal of $5,000. Also, the complete establishment of Dragon Egg Inn as a “brick & mortar” location is a future phase of this work not directly covered by this grant.

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Intergalactic Virtual Encounters Weaving Paths of Mutual Care

The purpose is to help cultivate non-institutionalized and decentralized spaces for sharing on important topics related to life on earth. The exact benefits are unknown in advance but we are told they are immense.

Are you be interested at any point in joining the new moon/full moon virtual gatherings we are holding every ~2 weeks through the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder? We would love to feature *you* as a speaker on any topic of your choosing. We don’t have any sort of funds for honorarium and can only offer it as a platform for whatever your current focus is and we can promote whatever you want promoted in general through IMMW.info.
They usually take place beginning at 6pm Pacific time (18:00) on the eve of each full moon and new moon. We are also open to scheduling a separate time/date if you are interested but none of those dates work. Consider this an invitation to a virtual panel organized by the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic and Wonder. You could be a solo speaker, one of multiple panelists, or a co-organizer of a more entirely horizontal discussion depending on what you want to focus on and how you want to present it. Just be sure to check immw.info/about to be sure that it is a good fit for the space.
The chats take place via Discord and have voice and written chat capabilities with multiple rooms inside of our channel to facilitate central discussion and space for smaller group discussions apart. Discord is available on iPhone, Android, Mac, Linux, and Windows and is totally free to use. RSVP on Doodle. Our channel is located HERE. The initial discussions over the coming moon cycles will go far in shaping the trajectory of the IMMW and thus its interventions on the third planet.
If you might be down please just state what you would like to focus on and what date(s) and times work for you. The purpose of this is to help cultivate non-institutionalized and decentralized spaces for sharing on important topics related to life on earth. The exact benefits are unknown in advance but we are told they are immense.
We graciously await your response.
Jeruviel Stardust
(on behalf of IMMWE)

Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic and Wonder: Earth Portal Opens 25 May 2017

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Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic and Wonder: Earth Portal Opens 25 May 2017

A portal will open with the new moon on 25 May 2017 according to one calendar of what you call “Earth.” That portal will be accessible at www.immw.info and allow for an unprecedented degree and form of collaboration and creativity for Life on the third planet in your time.
Registration opens
// May. 25, 2017
A portal will open with the new moon on 25 May 2017 according to one calendar of what you call “Earth.” That portal will be accessible at www.IMMW.info and allow for an unprecedented degree and form of collaboration and creativity for Life on the third planet in your time.
Want company as you register? Just curious? Join the jam on Discord for our first (un)conference call and chat by using the following link on any device and installing the app (free) if necessary: tinyurl.com/immwchat
Channel chatter get’s live beginning 25 May 2017 @ 12:44 PM Pacific Time and stays live as long as the party lasts. A steward of the IMMW will be present in the channel at least until 9:33 PM PST.

Utopian Visioning, Community Building, & Radical Hospitality

Virtual get together on the eves of two epic eclipses on August 6th and 20th, 2017!

The dual focus of this month’s gatherings will be:

-Autonomous healthcare/medicine, energy, food, housing, & water!

-Financing our day to day survival and creative works amid crisis & collapse***

[View as PDF or ODT]

On August 6th and 20th, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm Pacific, add to our virtual gathering voice and chat discussion weaving worlds of mutual care. As always, our encounters are happening on the eve of the full moon and new moon. This month is special because we have a lunar eclipse on August 7th and a solar eclipse on the 21st.

The dual focus of this month’s gatherings will be:

-Autonomous healthcare/medicine, energy, food, housing, & water!

-Financing our day to day survival and creative works amid crisis & collapse***

 

Our general theme is quite broad as the purpose of these encounters is to hold space for organizing against extinction and collective suicide on earth. Whether we consider ourselves activists and organizers or just “everyday people,” there is so much complexity that goes into our daily existence and how we plan for and walk into the future(s). This is a chance to criss cross and map flight paths and attempt to get an idea of and begin sketching, painting, sculpting, writing and acting “the bigger picture.” The details of what we end up focusing on and what comes of these gatherings is entirely dependent on who shows up and what we decide to focus on.

Everyone with good intent and commitment to creating a hospitable earth for all is welcome. Trolls will be summarily booted and banned.

For details on how to attend and to RSVP, see immwe.org/encounters

You may also contact the facilitator Jeruviel Stardust by writing contact@immwe.org

***We are also interested in opening a very particular discussion space regarding collective responses to Patreon’s recent removal from their platform of the anarchist news clearinghouse It’s Going Down and more generally creating alternatives to for-profit financing of decolonizing and liberatory projects and the day to day livelihood of artists and caregivers.***

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Call for Contributions: Beyond the Crisis

This is a great opportunity to get (y)our post-apocalyptic visions of the world(s) out there. Check it out and share with other dreamers throughout the pluriverse!

Institute for Anarchist Studies

Rapid policy changes, funding shifts and cuts, spikes in hate crimes, inflammatory rhetoric, corrupt democratic processes, and international etiquette blunders characterize the current political situation in the United States.  Since the new regime assumed power, the immediate dangers to people of color, immigrants, queer folks, and the poor have escalated. We respond with the urgency of firefighters, racing from hot spot to hot spot, putting out flames where they threaten to consume our communities. We remain on constant high alert to respond to the next hate crime, the next anti-immigrant raid, the next attack on the planet.

IMG_2657 (Roger Peet, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative)

In these moments of urgency, it can feel as if we will never be able to do enough—as if our long-term campaigns are too slow to develop, our reach too short.  How do we respond? Does this cycle require us to drop everything in order to react? Must we…

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IMMW UnConference

Would you be interested at any point in joining the new moon/full moon (un)conference call/chat’s we are holding every ~2 weeks through the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder? We would love to feature you as a speaker on any topic of your choosing. We don’t have any sort of funds for honorarium and can only offer it as a platform for whatever your current focus is and we can promote whatever you want promoted in general through IMMW.info. If you are potentially interested you can see all of the dates and times for these virtual gatherings on the events page of the website or by following the Doodle link at the bottom of the landing page (of IMMW.info … click the bright pìnk “RSVP HERE” and you will see the dates). They usually take place beginning at 6pm PST on the eve of each full moon and new moon. We are also open to scheduling a separate time/date if you are interested but none of those dates work. Consider this an invitation to a virtual panel organized by the Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic and Wonder. You could be a solo speaker, one of multiple panelists, or a co-organizer of a more entirely horizontal discussion depending on what you want to focus on and how you want to present it.
The chats take place via Discord and have voice and written chat capabilities with multiple rooms inside of our channel to facilitate central discussion, lobby, space with room for smaller group discussions apart. Discord is available on iPhone, Android, Mac, Linux, and Windows and is totally free to use. RSVP on Doodle. Our channel is located HERE. The initial discussions over the coming moon cycles will go far in shaping the trajectory of the IMMW and thus its interventions on the third planet.
If you might be down please just say what you would like to focus on and what date(s) and times work for you. The purpose of this is to help cultivate non-institutionalized and decentralized spaces for sharing on important topics related to life on earth. The exact benefits are unknown in advance but we are told they are immense.
We graciously await your attendance.

  • Facebook event page here

Jeruviel Stardust
(on behalf of IMMWE)
IMMW.info