To our wonderful backers,
We are trilled to be a of the "Next Great Filmmaker" contest with the Berkshire International Film Festival where the film will be playing at the end of May. You can watch the film at this link now (it is the last one on the page) and please vote so we can win. The contest will be live for 30 days so feel free to share it with your friends. I still hope to tour this year with the film in theaters, its always better on the big screen but for now you can watch it on your screen so click full screen and HD for the best experience.
Enjoy and make sure you vote and share. (I also loved the film 'The River' which was in our category at TriBeCa but I'm not going to tell you who to vote for :)
Our premiere at TriBeCa was pretty spectacular and the crowds laughed a lot. Thank you to the many of you who were able to make it, we definitely had the biggest cheering crowd in the theater. People were so happy to see a Palestine that they are not use to seeing on this side of the world, so thank you for helping to make this film happen. I think what we created together was pretty special and I hope many people around the world will get to see it. I was also a guest at the Chicago Palestine Film Festival last week where we screened the film and the community there loved it. I hope you do too.
So many people put their heart into making this film happen and I believe the audiences can see the film was made with love.
Always grateful to you, the ones that made it all possible.
-To those of you who donated $100 or more I will send you the link to download the film for your own collection after the contest ends.
(Photo by Nick Ramirez: Among the men in the Q and A)
Hey, everyone! Thanks so much for all the support for the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel Kickstarter -- y'all are blowing our minds every day.
Just wanted to remind you about the NYC signing/mini-show with "Code Monkey Save World" masterminds Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak at Bergen Street Comics, 7 pm, Wednesday, May 1, 470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 718-230-5600 (2/3 to Bergen Street), www.bergenstreetcomics.com.
Here's an added incentive: if you're one of our backers and you come to the Bergen Street Comics event in person, we'll give you a FREE "CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD" BUTTON!
(We'll send out a "Backers Only" update tomorrow with an exclusive, never-before-revealed Code Monkey image that you can print or show us on your phone at the event to prove you're a backer. AND YOU'LL GET A BUTTON! Maybe even two!)
Can't wait! It's going to be a great event. Jonathan will sing. Greg will give away some copies of his graphic novel "Vision Machine." And free "Code Monkey Save World" stickers, too!
Oh, and we're less than $2000 away from hitting the $200,000 stretch goal that will send Jonathan into the studio to record a NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM of the songs that inspired the graphic novel! Please feel free to spread the word or upgrade your level to put us over the top (lots of new rewards in there, by the way -- including big posters and challenge coins)!
Many thanks, as always, and see you at Bergen Street!
One of the wonderful things about Roll For It! (in addition to being so much fun) is it’s very portable. In fact ever since I introduced it to my family the game goes with us everywhere… and I mean everywhere; out to dinner, visits with friends and family, doctors’ offices... on and on and on. The reality is my family won’t let me leave the house without it.
My oldest daughter Nicki has an auto-immune disease called ITP and is required to go to Seattle’s Children’s Hospital once a month (That’s a long story, but know that Seattle’s Children’s Hospital is incredible and Nicki is living a “Normal” life according to most standards.) Anyways, Nicki and I were at the hospital last Friday playing Roll For It! in Starbucks and later in the doctor’s office waiting on lab reports. That’s when we started talking about how cool it really was that we could take Roll For It! with us everywhere.
The conversation lead into stories about “Flat Stanley”, a paper doll that has traveled the world; and we thought why not Pip? What an AWESOME idea! So we came up with a program “Pip will Travel!”.
Here’s how it’ll work:
Send me an eMail to Ray@CallipeGames.com about why Pip want’s to visit you and your family in your neighborhood. We’ll pick from the best stories and send the Pip version of Roll For It! to those locations. The families selected to participate agree to take care of Pip for 3 to 4 days. In that time you’ll be playing the game and taking Pip to your favorite places… Hopefully, some national land marks and parks will be in the mix. You’ll need to photograph your journey, make a journal entry into Pip’s travel log, send me (Uncle Ray) an email with the photo’s took and a typed version of the journal entry.
By requesting to participate in the “Pip will Travel” promotion you are agreeing to do the tasks above. You are also authorizing Calliope Games to utilize the images in our marketing material including, but not limited to, Kickstarter Updates, Facebook, Twitter and the Calliope website. We would also ask that you post the images to your own social media outlets, but it’s not required. There is no costs to you… not even shipping; Uncle Ray will take care of those expenses, but you’ll need pack Pip up (the game) and drop him off at your local post office within 4 days of receiving him.
If you’d like Pip to visit you, send that email off today. Time is of the essence! Just so you know, Pip just toured Seattle and left for both Kansas and Illinois yesterday. I’ll make the Seattle post tomorrow. Fun!
Here's Pip out and about last Saturday night:
Have a GREAT day!
Thank you everyone for your donations and support throughout this process... I'll be getting ahold of everybody that donated in a few days to get addresses and all the whatnots I'll need to ship the records out once they've been pressed and whatnots... I'm a very happy man this mornin' and I'm excited to finish this record so that it can be layed in wax for all to hear... or for some to hear. Thanks again. -Lee
The books are in and we are thrilled with the outcome. The final product is awesome ( in our opinion ) and we can't wait to get it in your hands. We spent the weekend boxing up as many as we could and shipping will happen this week. If you want to stay up to date with us more - please "like" our facebook page as we will be updating that with consistent information.
Again - PLEASE let us know if your shipping address has changed as this is pretty vital information for us.
Ness and the Love Letters Team
Our standalone score-chaser - Strike Suit Infinity - is OUT NOW. Requiring all your dogfighting skill and strategic muster, Infinity tasks you with surviving as long as you're able whilst seeing how high you can place on the leaderboards.
If you're a Kickstarter backer, check your emails; we've just sent out 2 discount coupons to your Kickstarter email address - entitling you to 25% off the game. If you pledged for the Lifetime DLC, you'll receive a code for the game, too. If this hasn't come through -- shoot me a message on here and I'll dig it out manually for you.
You'll find the launch trailer for the game below...
Hello Here Now Community,
Kendyl and Alexa are going to be meeting up in New York Next week to participate in the New Museums 4 day event "Ideas City". On Saturday May 4th they will be speaking on a panel, hosted by mILES (made in the lower east side), about the creation and funding process of our project Here Now.
Under the theme "Untapped Capital", miLES is curating 4 locations to showcase creative uses of untapped resources. "Storefront for starter projects" will showcase emerging projects that were initiated by tapping funds from the public. Curated with Kickstarter, miLES invited participants to share their funding experience through panel discussions on three evenings. The projects will be on display at the storefront on May 4th throughout the day.
We are so excited to be working with mILES and the New Museum. It feels great to be expanding our presence and community in NY as we continue to seek out space and develop this project in preparation for the fall.
If you're in NY and would like to attend the event you can register here. It's only $5.
To learn more about mILES and the New Museums "Ideas City" check out the links below.
I just finished making the “thank you mural” at the huzi studio! The names of all the backers are on here, try to find yours! I must say, this is a very nice addition to our somewhat plain white walls. I also wanted to give all of you a sneak peak of some upcoming products in the huzi collection. Enjoy!
To open our second week, we have a brief clip from the film touching on the story of Orion - a masked Elvis impersonator with an identity crisis, who met a sticky end.
We hope you enjoy, and please share among your friends. We want them to come here: http://kck.st/15nxUmv
We're just shy of £10,000, which marks a third of the way. There's still some distance left to cover and it would be great if we could hit the halfway mark - £15,000 - by the end of the week... but we need your help!
Don't forget our rewards for your generosity - there are still a few original vinyl albums on offer for those who donate £100 or more (brought down from £250), and plenty more.