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Kerry Cassidy 11-18-2008 09:19 PM

Our Move to Subscription Format for the Forums
 
We are working on converting the Project Avalon Forum into a subscription-based membership. Subscribed members will be able to take part in online discussions and debate, and will have a range of other benefits.

As with all our work, the forum will continue to be fully accessible on a read-only basis for those who prefer not to subscribe. It's one of our core principles that this information should be freely available to all.

This transition will go into effect in about a week. The membership fee we prefer (and which is needed for us to remain viable) is $5 per month. But there will be an option for people to choose to pay less ($1 per month) if they have low incomes or feel for any other reason that the cost is beyond their means.

We will also be making additional facilities available, such as regular online teleconferences on various subjects of interest, as well as small, private conferences with some of our witnesses.

In addition, we're writing The Book of Camelot, to be available soon as an e-book as well as in print. This is a massive work - which may be of quite some interest - and already runs to some 1500 pages in draft form.

The problem we're addressing is how best to fund Project Camelot. Project Avalon costs almost nothing to host compared with the running costs of the entire Camelot enterprise, which continues to expand in scope and potential.

After self-financing for two and a half years, and despite a number of very generous donations from people supporting our work, we are now running out of money and must find some viable and fair way of keeping afloat. Lots of people do not realize that we have no independent financial support, and have gone way out on very thin ice in order to do our work - all of which has been made freely available since Project Camelot's inception.

Camelot's research will always remain free on the web - because no-one can own this important information, that belongs to all of humanity. That is our firm position and will never change.

Additional merchandising such as Project Camelot and Project Avalon tee-shirts and DVDs will also be available in the coming days.

Best wishes,

Kerry


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