14 awesome sci-fi rewards you can earn on Kickstarter right now

Kickstarter isn't just about helping creators make cool stuff. It's also about the swag you can get for your trouble.

Sure, you can go the cheap route and chip in $25 in exchange for a copy of the book or album or film or game that you backed, and that's great, but what if you'd like to drop some serious coin in exchange for some serious prizes? If you've got enough money to burn to help a Kickstarter creator make their dream a reality in a big way, they're willing to give you some really cool stuff. With that in mind, we combed Kickstarter for current sci-fi, fantasy and horror projects of all stripes that offer the coolest rewards in exchange for your big pledges. We found awesome original art, game design opportunities, chances to appear in films and more, and you can check them all out below. 

Note: We've also recorded how many days each project has left in its funding cycle as of Friday, July 26, so keep that in mind if you're reading this at a later date. Some of these only have a few days left, and the biggest rewards are the most limited, so if you're really interested, it's better to get to the project sooner rather than later.

 

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    Alice: Otherlands (9 Days to Go): If you're a big fan of game designer American McGee and his games Alice and Alice: Madness Returns, you're in luck. Contribute enough to this animated film project ($5,000) and you'll get a private screening of the work and dinner with McGee himself, plus a host of other goodies.

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    Amiculus: A Secret History (27 Days to Go): Chip in anywhere from $250 to $500 to this comics project documenting what really happened when Rome fell, and you'll get custom art by Iron Man and Jonah Hex artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo. If you go as high as $350, you can even appear as a character in the book. 

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    Broodhollow Book 1: Curious Little Thing (18 Days to Go): Pledge $350 to this project to print book one of the webcomic Broodhollow, and a character will spend part of the comic talking about whatever you choose. Pledge $500 and creator Kris Straub will draw you in Broodhollow style being menaced by a monster. Pledge $1,000 and you get to be a minor character in book two of the story. Pledge $6,666 (get it?) and a character based on you will play a major role in book three (only one person gets that honor, though). 

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    Comics Are Everywhere (22 Days to Go): If you contribute anywhere from $125 to $2,000 to this documentary about independent comics creators, you'll not only get goodies related to the film, but also some sort of comics-related swag, including (among other rewards) signed books by the likes of Mike Mignola and Frank Miller. 

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    Daily Science Fiction Fall 2013 (21 Days to Go): Pledge $75-$100 to this effort to let Daily Science Fiction keep paying writers for their short fiction and you can get a story critique from a participating professional author of your choosing. Each author's only doing one critique, though, so claim yours while you can. 

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    Dwarf Corp (28 Days to Go): There are a number of nice rewards for supporting this "lighthearted simulation game," but if you're willing to cough up $10,000, you can become the game's deity. The dwarves will even sing songs about you. There's only one God in this world, though, so only one person can claim the reward.

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    Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs (23 Days to Go): If you're willing to contribute $10,000 to this film directed by Oscar-winning effects designer Tom Woodruff Jr. (Death Becomes Her, The X-Files, Alien 3), you can choose from several options, including taking home a mask from the set or even appearing on screen as a demon with full creature effects. 

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    Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (22 Days to Go): If you contribute as little as $8 to this documentary about legendary cartoonist Gahan Wilson, you get some fun Wilson-themed stuff, but if you're willing to go all the way up to $7,500, you can get original art from the master himself. 

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    Iron Empires: Void (25 Days to Go): Christopher Moeller is finally bringing back his acclaimed Iron Empires sci-fi comic, and he's got some cool rewards for people who are into his art. For $100 you get a pen and ink sketch inside a copy of the book, for $200 you get a separate pencil sketch, for $500 you get a 90-minute painting lesson from Moeller, for $1,000 you get an original page of art from the comic, and for $2,000 you get your own Moeller painting. 

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    Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan (15 Days to Go): Pledge anywhere from $125 to $5,000 to support this Star Wars fan film and get your pick of a number of props, masks, helmets and models from the set. 

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    Shadow of the Eternals (28 Days to Go): If you're willing to pledge $2,000 to this game, described as the "spiritual successor" to the acclaimed surival horror game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, you actually get to add your own content to the game and get credited as an associate designer. 

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    Space: 1889 (29 Days to Go): If you're willing to pledge a little more than $500 to this revival of the classic steampunk sci-fi role-playing game, you'll get the chance to design your own character archetype for inclusion in a Space: 1889 book, plus some original artwork. 

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Blood Brothers (28 Days to Go): This TMNT fan film is offering all kinds of cool stuff from the flick if you're willing to spend somewhere between $250 and $10,000. At the low end of that is a Casey Jones mask, at the high end is Krang model, and in between are things like Shredder masks and busts of Bebop and Rocksteady. 

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    World War Kaiju (16 Days to Go): This graphic novel about, you guessed it, a war against Kaiju, comes with a number of cool art rewards, with sketches beginning at $125 and original paintings for $1,000, all by artist Patrick McEvoy, whose work includes Fantasy Flight Games' Arkham Horror board game. And for $200, you can get drawn into the book.

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