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Jon Hare paid a visit to ROM HQ yesterday to sign and dedicate our Personalised Editions. They've now been lovingly hand-wrapped in their named and numbered jackets, and are taking the postal superhighway to your homes. They should begin to arrive in the UK early next week, Europe towards the end of next week, and International locations shortly after. (PS. You'll find your name in glorious print on page 339).
To everyone who's been receiving their copies this week, I wanted to thank you for all of the lovely and overwhelming feedback. You've made me an emotional wreck (in a good way). I hope you're all enjoying the book, and as always, I'd love to hear any thoughts or comments (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The copies still in transit are currently making their way through the postal services of many of the world's finest towns and cities, so you should start receiving them in the coming days.
Finally, I'm very excited to announce our very first Read-Only Memory event! For the first time in a long time, we're bringing the Sensible team together in one room. Jon Hare, Chris Chapman, Stoo Cambridge and Stuart Campbell will be joined by our very own Gary Penn, and an assortment of industry friends and journalists.
Our Sensible evening will take place at Loading Bar in Soho, London on October 23 from 6pm. It'll mainly consist of chatting, drinking and playing Sensigames. Jon and the team will also be on hand to sign copies, so we really hope you can join us!
To RSVP, you can register right now on our Eventbrite page: https://asensibleevening.eventbrite.co.uk/.
I hope to see you there to celebrate our first book launch!
Just a short and simple update this Friday lunchtime, but one that will hopefully raise both pulses and eyebrows... The books are here, and shipping has begun!
Backers in the UK should begin to receive their books over the next 1-3 days while European/International backers can expect to wait for 5 to 10 working days (at the most) for their copy to arrive.
Each book comes shrink-wrapped and with a Sensible Software 1986–1999 postcard, as promised way back when the campaign began. The perfect way to save your place in our 340 page epic.
The Personalised Edition books will be shipped in the coming days as we work through them with Jon Hare, who will be signing and dedicating each copy before they are individually wrapped - swaddled, if you will - in a textured, personalised jacket, complete with edition number and pithy Sensi-phrase.
I hope this makes for exciting pre-weekend news! It's been pretty much exactly a year since our Kickstarter campaign ended and despite not leaving the house for about 10 out of those 12 months, it's been the most rewarding project I've ever worked on. Thank you to you all for your patience and support - I really do hope you enjoy your Sensi-tome.
I'll be in touch again to ensure everyone has got their copies safely and also to let you know about our launch party! Later this month we'll be packing as many Sensible book contributors as we can under one roof for your enjoyment. Expect full details in the next few days...
A very quick update for you today comprising a close-up look at your soon-to-arrive 'slab o' Sensi'. I have just received the unbound pages from the printer and I couldn't resist taking a few shots to share with you, especially given my utter failure to take any decent pictures at the printer itself. I was a bit wobbly with excitement to be fair...
Anyway, I've tried not to give too much away, but hopefully this reveals enough to get you all hot and bothered about what is to come. I hope you enjoy pouring over the shots while the books are being finished off...
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THE VINYL EP EDITION: All previous rewards plus a numbered, heavyweight 12" record including the songs "Goalscoringsuperstarhero" from Sensible Soccer and "War" and "Narcissus (The Hill Theme)" from Cannon Fodder, signed by Jon Hare. (UK shipping is free. Please add $4 for Europe and $10 for Worldwide)Estimated delivery:
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