A quick update on my fundraising

So, maybe you’re wondering “Is Matthew going to Miami next year?” and the answer is a hesitant “Yes…” in that I’ve secured 56% of my necessary funding with just over three weeks to go.

Well, “secured” is not the best term, in that the PledgeMe campaign is an all-or-nothing kind of deal: if I don’t get over NZ$2500, then I get nothing at all. So, whilst I only need to get the remaining 44%, if I fail to get that, then Miami will have to do without me.

Which is, I will freely admit, an attempt (albeit a clumsy one) to encourage you to donate to my campaign. To that end I’ve secured1 more copies of “The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories”, which you can snag if you pledge above a certain level.

And if books aren’t your thing, there’s a boardgame (seriously, it’s called “Conspiracy Bingo!”), posters and a whole raft of other exciting prizes for the pledger who wants to give a little.

So, how about it?


  1. “Secured”, once again, is no the best term: I’ve managed to source some copies at cost, which I’m allowed to offer as rewards. Academic books aren’t cheap, unfortunately.

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.