Girl Genius: the Exorcism Engines February 2023 update
about 1 month ago
– Fri, Feb 17, 2023 at 04:49:55 PM
Hello again, everyone!
Not much to report, I’m packing and shipping things. It’s going slower than I’d like because once again I’m having to do it all in house. Postage went up again and the money pool simply won’t cover having someone else do the work. I hate it, but I also hate having to charge you guys as much as I do for shipping. It’s already horrible and people complain, but in most cases it doesn’t actually cover the whole price, and I don’t have any left over for hired help.
I back a lot of crowdfund-y projects, and I notice that a lot of us wind up having to post things like "I’m sorry I haven’t posted an update in a while, there isn’t much to say right now, things are just chugging along as usual." I guess it’s nice to know I’m not alone, but it also tells me to just post anyway. I already know that, but it’s good to be reminded. So yes, I’m working on it!
All the original art pages are now on their way to their destinations. I’m now doing pick and pack with books. Fun times! I’ll post again soon when I have more to say.
One last thing, Chris (who helps with the emails) tells me that some folks are asking about when the next crowdfunding campaign will be. That’s very sweet and I actually appreciate it a lot because sometimes I feel like everyone MUST be fed up with me by this time. The answer is I don’t know yet, I hate to launch a new one when I’m still packing up the old one. I would like to do a pins and pointies campaign soon but I don’t quite know when that could be. I’ll let you know!
Girl Genius: the Exorcism Engines January 2023 update
about 2 months ago
– Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 06:45:18 PM
Well. Despite my earlier optimism, I am now officially behind. I am so sorry about this, I hope you’ll all forgive me for the delay. I thought I had everything for the Envelopes of Madness and it turned out I had made a mistake and didn’t have it all, and then some things happened, and I’m only now starting to get things out the door. I kept putting off the January update hoping that at any minute I’d have more to say, but today’s the last day of the month and I don’t have much to add to that, so I’m just posting to let you know I’m still alive and working on shipping. I’ll make sure to post again with a better update early in February to let you know how things are going at that point. Happy Year of the Rabbit everyone, I hope it’ll be a great one for everybody!
Thank you all for your patience and support!
December Girl Genius Update! Happy New Year!
3 months ago
– Sat, Dec 24, 2022 at 11:11:00 PM
Hello everyone! I'm sorry this update is later than usual, it's been a busy month and the time slipped away. It's Christmas eve here and I've got a lot going on, but right now I'm taking the chance to sit down for a minute.
Packing is going slowly at the moment but will really kick into gear in January, so we're still on our stated schedule, even though I would have liked to have shipped sooner. When the currently running story of the dragon Franz and his adventurer friends is finished, I'll add a PDF of that to your PDF pile as thanks for your patience. (And now I'd better make a note of that so I don't forget.) It turns out it's going to be its own book, so that's a fun surprise, even to us.
The USPS has raised the domestic rates significantly over the winter holiday season, so I'm getting the thousands of packages that need to go out prepped to ship right after the rates are lowered to a mere expensive rather than horrific. To our Canadian and overseas backers, those rates don't affect your packages, the rates for those are ridiculous all year round. We're constantly having to tell people "Yes, they really do charge us that much and often more. No, we are not making money on shipping charges." We understand that the shipping charges are awful. We do appreciate so much the people who want to support us, we love you for it, but all the support doesn't have to be from crowdfunding and we understand if people don't want that level of expense! Just reading our work and telling your friends about it is a kind of support we love, it really helps us out so much. Spreading the word that we even exist is still one of our greatest challenges, partially because just making the comic and getting the books printed already takes up so much of our time. Advertising? What's that?
I hope you all have a wonderful end of the year, whatever you're up to! I'll get the January update going earlier, and I hope I'll have a lot more to say.
Happy New Year, everyone!
November 2022 Update: We're almost set to begin shipping!
4 months ago
– Mon, Nov 07, 2022 at 01:05:15 AM
Well! The printer has turned the books around much more quickly than we expected! Sharp-eyed backers will remember that our stated shipping date is January 2023, and although I beg you all to NOT count on getting your rewards in time for the various Winter holidays, we expect to begin shipping sometime next week—much earlier than we’d planned! We are still putting together the Envelopes of Madness but there are plenty of packages that we can now begin to ship that don’t need the EoM.
I’ll be locking down the addresses group by group, over time, WITH EMAIL NOTICE. This means that before I ship your reward you’ll get an email notification and a couple of days for that one last chance to review and update your shipping address. These notices won’t go out all at once, I’ll lock addresses by small package groups as we pack and ship. Until your address is locked you can always change it bylogging in to BackerKit with the email address you used for the Kickstarter campaign. Here’s the link: https://girlgenius20.backerkit.com/BackerKit
Our BackerKit preorder store remains open for the time being, as does the preorder store for Rain Games’ Girl Genius video game for Steam and the Nintendo Switch.
And now, I’m off to work on getting you all your books!
Thank you so much—
Actually, you can still update your shipping address directly in Backerkit!
5 months ago
– Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 06:34:17 AM
I've just looked again at BackerKit and realized that I can still let everyone just log in and update their addresses themselves. I feel silly. You'll need to log in with the address you used to backed the campaign. Here’s the link: https://girlgenius20.backerkit.com/
The "contacting us" methods listed in the previous update also work just fine, and I'm busy making the changes for those of you who have already written in. Thank you all for your quick responses, and for double-checking when you're not sure! We very very much appreciate it. I'm sending a confirmation reply to let you know I've made the changes, so you know your email wasn't lost.
When I do go to fully lock the addresses, all our backers will get a warning email in case a last-minute change is needed.