dancing in unusual places!on September 3, 2010
only about twelve hours on kickstarter and we have over 10% of our goal.
thank you so much for linking this event to your facebook and to your friends.
remember that if we are successful with this campaign all the $$ goes directly to artists.
it doesn't go to company overhead or rental or insurance or red tape
it goes to the people making the work we want to see.
we think that's really important and we are glad you do too.
looks like it was a good time!on September 3, 2010
The show was a huge success! And so was the benefit raffle to raise money for the Slideluck Youth Initiative. The 2011 season is going to be even better!
Thank you so much for the love, support and encouragement.
Below is press from the event. Thank you Kickstarter supporters!
There's more to come....
Hi everyone. We are so very close as the final days draw closer. I am so blessed to have so many of you that believe in this project as much as we do. I hope you are enjoying the updates. Today I'm posting a piece of animation I did some time ago of our books main character Yin. This was a very short clip to see how my character could move around. I hope to eventually animate the story from the book, so this was a great exercise. Feel free to leave comments. I also urge you to pass on the link to others. This book would be a great gift to encourage those little ones who've just gone back to school.
I've also added a pic of 2 more original sketches that are rewarded to those who have donated $60 or more.
I took my typewriter to the repairman today. I like the guys who work at this place, even though they did try to up-sale me today.
Apparently, a little part that controls the clicks of my scroller decided to give out, while I was typing. That should be no problem to fix, they said. They're doing that, replacing the ribbon and giving it a nice clean for just under $100. (They tried to get me to go further and get my typewriter acid washed – not like with jeans – which would admittedly make my little guy shiny and ready for the ball. As part of the acid wash deal, they would also replace the rubber roller, which would actually be really nice. But that, for $150 more? No thanks.)
They took me around the shop and showed me some typewriters they had been working on. There is a difference with the acid wash for sure, but, eh, right now, I just need the darned thing to work.
Anyway, it should all be done in about a week. Then we're back in business. Hooray!
The two photos below:
1) one repairman giving my typewriter a basic physical
2) another typewriter goes in for the works
We've been working hard to get everything ready: printing prints, painting paintings, signing records, and personalizing thank you notes.
We stopped by the Polyvinyl office before our show in Champaign-Urbana last night and dropped off everything because the Polyvinyl crew volunteered to mail it all out for us while we are gone on tour.
Hope to see you on the road!
sock party!on September 2, 2010
Hey Rock’n Socks!
Well it has been an absolutely incredible and hectic month for us here at Socks Inc.
On Aug. 6th the money from the Kickstarter was secured by Mr. Barnsworth into the huge underground vaults beneath the toy factory. (Thanks once again for your help!) Since that time we here at Socks Inc. have been creating and devising new and fun ways to open up and explore the Socks, Inc. universe.
Just as we were getting geared up we received an invitation to participate in the 2010 01SJ Biennel Festival in San Jose, Ca. from Sept. 17th - 19th. 2010. If your in the area feel free to come on down and take part in our Sock Party! on Friday night the 17th! It’s gonna be a blast!
We also got invited to create a museum installation as part of the Learn To Play exhibit at the Euphrat Museam of Art in Cupertino, CA. From the beginning of October until December there is going to be a specially designed interactive Socks Inc. game exhibit that patrons of the museum can play!
We are so excited about these opportunities but none of that could compare to the feeling we had a few days ago when we heard that Socks, Inc. was selected as a finalist at IndieCade: The International Festival of Independent Games in Los Angeles, CA. Holy Cow!!! We are truly honored! So if you’re in LA from Oct. 7th-10th come on down and say hey to us at IndieCade... you might even find a game waiting for you... hmmmm :)
And yes we hear you asking as well, “But when is the game going to be ready for us to play out here in the interwebs??” Well kiddies all I can say for now is that there are some incredible things coming your way! With your Kickstarter help we have brought in some more designers to create some absolutely CRAZY levels for you to play and a storyline that will have you laughing and crying into your socks. The Beta should be coming sometime soon, hopefully. Keep checkin’ your emails!
Until then you can check out the new temporary Socks, Inc. site with some pics from our past event at ARGfest 2010 a new video TOO!!
Thank you all again so much!
To our esteemed backers:
Not to be missed: Some great Jazz + our Executive Director, Dantes Rameau, on Jazz 91.9 WCLK tonight! Dantes will be chatting with popular jazz radio host Riva Blue about The Atlanta Music Project and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program. Catch Dantes’ appearance tonight around 7:25 PM on Jazz 91.9 WCLK or the simulcast on CAU-TV 23 (for Comcast subscribers in Atlanta).
Atlanta Music Project Team
The show will be at the Metropolitan Pavillion this year (http://www.metropolitanevents.com/secondfloor.htm)
I am showing with other eco-ethos designers as well. I invite you to check out the www.thegreenshows.com website to check them out.
Also here is a picture of the space at the Metropolitan Pavillion where my show will be at! I saw it for the first time today, this is so exciting!
I will post an update of what we decided on for hair an make up soon. It is all coming together beautifully.
Thanks a bunch for all the support so far! Please continue to spread the word - we have one week left!
Below are a few pictures from Hanh's birthday belly dance show last week. You can see more at http://www.facebook.com/album.php... .