Post Thanksgiving, the Kaleidocast Producers are Back to Work
Hello Kaleidocast Backers!
Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday, I certainly did. But now we're back and the Kaleidocast producers, Brad, Jess, Marcy, Sam, and I are hard at work.
Our labor requires...refreshments.
The other producers and I are in the process of writing the Kaleidocast metas. These are the mini radio dramas set in our meta Brooklyn. Its the metas that bind together all the other stories into a single season-long narrative arch. We expect everything to be done and for us to start releasing episodes in early 2018.
The rewards are coming along faster now. Jennifer Chu has finished all the chibi for the author stickers. Check out the sample!
A couple minor edits need to be made (like including Zig-Zag on his thunder cloud), but they should be in your hands in the next three weeks. Jen is now at work on the chibi for the Basher Provosts, backers who special ordered their own chibi during the campaign.
Our exquisite corps story "It Began in Red Hook," is nearing completion as well. We've got just one more piece to be written by non-other than Cat Valente! Once it's all put together, the digital copy will be released. Among other things, it will include a version of the story formatted for you to try and guess which of the contributing authors wrote which piece.
Behind the Scenes with the Writer: Mike Allen & Blessed Days
I wrote "The Blessed Days" as an attempt to process through metaphor the distressed emotional state I experienced as a journalist while covering the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and later, the Virginia Tech massacre. Writing about the people affected by those senseless, cruel tragedies required me to keep a mental space separated by professionalism from my personal shock and horror -- which remained to leave a deep stain, a sense of the entire world poisoned, long after my tasks were finished.
All that said, the story has humble origins, sparked from an offhand comment made by a friend about how the word "bless" originally meant "to mark with blood." From that starting point, the story has molted through many shapes, and continued to evolve even after its first publication. I'm especially grateful to Thomas Ligotti, who suggestions provided the final touches. I'm also grateful to the folks at Kaleidocast, for granting this story a fresh incarnation.
Thank you again for your continued support and patience.
- Cameron Roberson