Saturday, March 16, 2013

And as for the other anthology...

This signal-boosted from Bryan Thomas Schmidt...

You Guys Are Awesome! Every Kickstarter showrunner that I have spoken with plans for it. Cancelled pledges. It's so part and parcel of fundraising that you budget for it as a matter of course.

But not Raygun Chronicles. Every single pledge funded. We are at 100%. Which means we are over budget enough to add some extra content, so that's what I've been working on. Thank you so much, awesome backers!

The first piece is free. Mike Resnick was so impressed with the way funding came in at the last minute that he donated a second Catastrophe Baker story free. If you're familiar with his Catastrophe Baker stories from Ray Gun Revival and other venues, you know how funny and fun they are, so this brings us to 24 stories, instead of 23.

But that's not all. I'm working on another couple surprises as well which I hope to announce next week!

In addition, Paul is hard at work on the color artwork and we'll have that by June 1st.

Meanwhile, Camille and I are finalizing contract drafts for the writers and myself and I'll be rereading and editing stories this coming week. The headliners are hard at work but I have two of the originals in already as well.

And we're also prepping t-shirt and bookmark designs as well. So things are moving. Expect surveys by Tuesday in your inboxes.

Meanwhile, we're planning the launch party November 8-10 at OryCon. The official release date for the anthology is November 12, so this is an early bird thing. Books to backers will probably ship out just before this. But if you're a backer and can make Portland, myself, Camille, Jordan, and some of the writers will be there, and we'll have the list, so if you identify yourself, we'll have some extra swag just for you!

That's it for now, but thanks for your patience and awesomeness! I'll be in touch soon!

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