Bollocks to Kickstarter
I backed a Richard Cheese autobiography (I *was* a big fan at the time) and paid for a physical copy to be shipped once produced.
The 'project' has been funded for three years now, the publication date is over two and a half years late, and keeps getting put back for any number of reasons.
Mark Davies (aka Richard Cheese) has been very public about the medical bills he's racked up over the past couple of years, so has likely pissed the money away on that.
He now uses the list of backers as a glorified mailing list, shilling his concerts, CDs tshirts etc, but never letting people know when they can expect the book.
He refuses to answer queries on the comments of his kickstarter page, telling people to email him directly (therefore keeping any answer private), and then emails those who leaves comments telling them to delete their comments.
When, he threw his toys out the pram, cancelled my pledge, refunded my money and emailed me telling me to never contact him again.
Mark Davies cashed out over $21k for a book that will never see the light of day, but Kickstarter didn't give the first fuck about the possible fraud, and sent me a copy/paste reply which didn't answer any other the questions/concerns I put to them...basically, they got their cut, so fuck off.