Why? Because today is the day we close books on the finances for issue 1.1. We’ve sold quite a few magazines (but not nearly all of them) and have received some generous donations. But all the money we’ve raised still only accounts for a little under half of the cost of our print run.
As we knew from the beginning of this project, if sales and donations didn’t do the job, we’d have to do it ourselves. That’s why, this afternoon, that’s what we’re going to do.
If you’ve been thinking about donating or buying a copy of 1.1, today’s the day. Your donation helps us spread around the costs and ensures that, when the time comes to print 1.2, we won’t be too grumpy and broke to do it.