Save SpaceQuest.Net! - FUNDED!! (GoFundMe)

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Save SpaceQuest.Net! - FUNDED!! (GoFundMe)

Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:18 am

Troels Pleimert (the Space Quest Historian) and I have started a campaign to raise funds to buy the SpaceQuest.Net domain from Frans, the original owner, complete with his new website design to preserve it in the hands of SQ fans. We've been talking to Frans and he shares our desire to see it in the hands of fans. We've already raised over half of the asking price Frans quoted us from our own pockets and we're just looking to secure the remaining amount from any of the nice SQ, Sierra, or just plain adventure game fans out there to get us to the finishing line! We also have a hosting partner all lined up as well (also a hardcore SQ fan). But all the information is in the link below. Anything helps! As the info says, there aren't really any pledge rewards for this campaign but, if you like, we're going to make a new section on the site to house a list in honour of the donors who helped fund this venture in preserving one of the longest running web icons of Space Quest fandom.

If you've got any questions that we haven't answered in the FAQ on the campaign page, just post 'em.

http://gofundme.com/spacequestnet
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Post by JasefWisener » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:48 am

This is an amazing idea. I'm strapped for cash until I get paid at the end of the week, but I'll try to remember to drop a bit to this. SQ.net was one of the first ways I ever connected to the Sierra fanbase when I was a kid, and I really hope this all works out.
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Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:35 am

Well, that was fast! In about 2.5hrs we managed to surpass the goal! Thank you so much for your intent to donate, Jasef, it is much appreciated but we've closed the donations now seeing as we have more than we need and don't want to take more than that. :) I'll update everyone on the process and progress of securing the purchase and relaunching the website!
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Re: Save SpaceQuest.Net! - FUNDED!! (GoFundMe)

Post by Qbix » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:50 pm

Good news!

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