Phil is at the Phoenix Comicon! Booth 742!

We had a wonderful time at Balticon last weekend, and now, this weekend, Phil is at the Phoenix Comicon: booth 742.

For all you large hams out there, Phil will be leading a Girl Genius Radio Theater performance on Saturday at 12:45 in West 212 A&B. He needs actors, including someone to take my usual role as Agatha, since I’m not even in the state. If you want to get on stage and read a part, please talk to him at the booth (742) and see what he’s up to.

Phil is also doing a panel on Saturday 10:30, in room 121 N. The topic is: “how to excite your fan base,” and really, we should be in the audience for that one, rather than on the actual panel, since we’re always wondering how to amuse you all properly, and always rather feel like we’re not quite doing it right…heh.

So, please visit Phil if you’re at the con, and have a lovely weekend, wherever you are!

–Kaja

Tak: a beautiful game by James Ernest for Patrick Rothfuss

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Here we see illustrious fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss and James Ernest, noted game designer, playing Tak in our living room. Tak is a game played in the Kingkiller Chronicle, and James has made it real. The Kickstarter campaign is going on for another week, and it’s doing spectacularly well, so hooray!

It’s a lovely game, simple to learn and fun to play. Also, the Kickstarter is offering some lovely heirloom boards.

As for our own Kickstarter, we’ve finally got the last of the data, and are nearly finished getting it all set up properly in the pledge manager (which isn’t yet open, don’t worry.) I have some things to do for the book printer today, so the pledge manager may not open for another couple of days, but we’re definitely getting there. I’ll be posting an update on the Kickstarter page itself when it’s time.

–Kaja

 

It’s Free Comic Book Day!

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A day when you can walk into any comic book store in this great land of ours and get free comics, a concept that sounds amazing when you’re ten, and only gets better the older you get.

Today I will be doing my part by signing at Arcane Comics’ new location. Yes, they’ve moved. Come in and check it out! And I’ll be there from Noon to 2, and I will cheerfully sign whatever you bring.

Their new location is:  15002 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA  98133.  (206) 781-4875.  (http://www.arcanecomicbooks.com/index.php)

What A Week

We just finished our Kickstarter, which went very well, thank you, and we are recovering from Emerald City Comic Con, which was also a great success, but was quite draining.

ECCC (as we in The Biz, call it) was huge, but it felt a bit more relaxed, as they expanded it to four days. To the astonishment of all the dealers I talked to, sales were quite healthy on Thursday, yet did not appear to cannibalize sales from the other days. Sweet. We got to perform the Girl Genius Radio Plays, where we had an exemplary cast this time out. Our thanks, again to everyone who showed up. We’ll be back next year!

I was interviewed a couple of times, the first by a podcast called Digital & Dice. Here it is (http://www.digitalanddice.com/). I did a signing at Steve Jackson Games’s booth in support of Munchkin: Steampunk. A fine game that should be mandatory in schools.

We also wrapped up our Kickstarter. Another emotionally wrought experience, but since we funded in four days, it was a different kind of wrought. Now the grinding, soul-crushing work of actually creating all the extras we promised, as well as the book itself, begins. Luckily for me, that’s all stuff Kaja does. But my job is to make sure that she’s supplied with salt, sugar, caffeine, and chocolate,  (the 4 creative food groups) and to put a pillow under her head when she falls asleep, so she doesn’t damage her keyboard.

The Library Hunter Patch and Pin Designs!

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I did it! So pleased with myself am I! I was afraid I wouldn’t get these done before the Girl Genius: City of Lightning Kickstarter campaign ends this Tuesday the 12th, but I did! Woo and also Hoo!

I still have several other tasks associated with the Kickstarter, but for now, I can go get food, play the Kitty Paw game my daughter bought at ECCC, and breathe for a while. At least until Phil gets home to do his pass on the comic page that goes up tonight…after which I have to finish that. It’s a full life…