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Your Help is Needed to Support Hidden Frontier Productions!

Hi folks, this is Rick Pike. In response to many requests I wanted to provide you with details on how you can help support the production costs of the various Hidden Frontier Productions with a small contribution to help defray some of the costs of making this new and original series.

Hidden Frontier, Odyssey, Helena Chronicles, Federation One, Henglaar, M.D., and others are considered fanfilms. They build on the broadcast Star Trek television and movie franchise. Because Paramount/CBS owns the copyright to those shows, fanfilms have to honor that copyright by not making any profits from using their characters, stories, logos, etc.

Rob Caves and his Hidden Frontier Productions have been doing this for over 9 years, and they have always honored that unwritten rule of not generating any profits. When they need equipment, or supplies, or materials necessary to bring us shows of such quality, the money comes directly out of the pockets of these volunteers for things such as lighting, props, makeup, fabric, costumes, software, recording media, cameras and lenses, horghans, red goo, shellfish, and other things, it all adds up. Fast. It takes a lot of red goo to keep a Grand Majan satisfied these days! There are lots of additional things we'd like to be able to do... but as you know, everything costs money.

Cash Donations (Check or Money Order)

So here's where we can help them out and do a good thing. And for me, and maybe you, it's my small way of giving back for all the great enjoyment I've gotten from them and their shows. We can provide donations to Rob Caves and his productions to be used for necessary items.

For those in the United States, you can mail a check or money order donation directly to:

Hidden Frontier Productions Donations
c/o Rick Pike
P.O. Box 343
Cobb Island, MD 20625-0343
USA

(make it payable to: *Rob Caves* and include a slip of paper with your real name, e-mail, and forum name).

And if you are not in the U.S. but would like to use a check, cheque, or foreign currency money order for a donation, contact Rick Pike and he can make arrangements with other HF fans around the world to help convert the money and get it into the donation pool.
(Contact: e-mail to: rpike@hiddenfrontier.com)

PayPal, Debit Card, and Credit Card Donations

Rick has set up a special account on Paypal for donations to Hidden Frontier. We 've used this method very successfully in the past to accept donations from fans from around the world. This made it possible for us to purchase needed equipment and supplies for our other shows. And fans commented that it was the easiest method for them.

You can make a donation, of any amount, in any currency from $1 to $5, $25, or even $1,000,000 (don't we wish!!).

It is paid online to Rick's special Paypal account using your own Paypal account transfer, or anyone anywhere in the world can simply go to the Paypal page and send money from a credit card or debit card. If you currently maintain a US Dollar balance in your existing Paypal account, please donate in US Dollars if possible to avoid the currency conversion fees. However, we appreciate donations in any currency.

Here is how it works (it's simple and secure)

You can use your debit card, credit card or Paypal account to send a donation from this button.:
Or simply go to the Paypal secure website at anytime with your browser at: https://www.paypal.com and follow these instructions :

1. Click on the SEND MONEY link or tab
2. TO: HF.DONATIONS@GMAIL.COM
3. TYPE: * Service/Other
4. FROM: Your contact information
5. AMOUNT: Your donation (it will probably display in your local currency)
6. In the notes box, please provide your real name (as you wish me to convey it), your HF Forum Name, and a valid E-mail address.

Also, unless you tell me differently, I will post your name and forum name on our "thank you" page. (Rick can also make arrangements if you'd prefer to donate anonymously -- just contact him in advance or include a note).

And that's all there is to it!

Donate Green: Recycle those Gift Cards!

For those in the U.S. who might be a little short on cash, but who have some gift cards to places like Target, Wal-Mart, HomeDepot, or other large stores where the production might be able to purchase supplies and materials, consider sending them in to the following address (along with your name, e-mail, and forum name).

Hidden Frontier Productions Donations
c/o Rick Pike
P.O. Box 343
Cobb Island, MD 20625-0343
USA

I know that Rob and the rest of the folks who give so much of their time to make these shows and this website happen will appreciate any donation you can make... and it's a way we can give back a little to them.

So please help out if you can.

To recognize those generous fans who have provided donations and other support for the HFP shows, we'll be adding your name to the "Hidden Frontier Honor Roll of Donors" (and check out upcoming end credits, too).

Hopefully that covers everything you might need to know. If not, contact Rick Pike by e-mail at: rpike@hiddenfrontier.com with any questions about how you can help out the productions.

Thank you for helping us to continue telling these exiting and unique stories from the Hidden Frontier universe!

Rick Pike
for Rob Caves and Hidden Frontier Productions

Honor Roll of Donors: http://www.hiddenfrontier.com/donations/donors.php
Donations Contact: rpike@hiddenfrontier.com
Hidden Frontier Productions website: http://www.hiddenfrontier.com
Frontier Guard website: http://www.frontier-guard.com
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