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Monday, September 17, 2012

A giant maze, Braddock Hospital documentary and more

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

It's Localism time again: Let's look at a few locally-based crowdfunding projects that are currently underway.

Launched today, and of interest to comic-art types: Toonseum found Joe Wos is going for a Guinness world record drawing the world's largest maze. Where do you come in? Wos is looking to take the (30-foot-long) maze on tour, and also publish a book of mazes. He's raising funds on Indie Go Go; contribute and be part of a record! It's easier than running faster than Usain Bolt!

For fans of Braddock, and of access to health facilities, you can help legendary Braddock filmmaker Tony Buba finish We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital, a documentary chronicling protests against the closing of the hospital there. With 27 days to go, that project is about a third of the way there, on Kickstarter.

The Second Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair is scheduled to go off next weekend either way, but is currently funding in hopes of making the event sustainable and reduce out-of-pocket expenses.

And these people want to raise $25,000 to get a bunch of scientists together right before the end of the Mayan calendar, I guess in order to try to save the world, then they want to have a Rusted Root concert.

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