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Collecting the first five chapters of the Lady Sabre steampunk-adventure webcomic by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.
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The Launch Party Update (or So Close You Can Taste It)

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

We come to the end of our long silence, with apologies for the same.

These past several weeks have been a waiting game, final checks on all the bells and whistles, negotiating the last remaining problems and outstanding issues on those things that were not The Books, but were rather everything else - patches, triptychs, keychains, paper dolls, and all the rest.

According to the printer, the books will arrive some time next week. Our first priority will be a quality and quantity check, and then we'll move forward with the personalizations, inscriptions, remarquing, etc, with the goal of beginning to ship out the books to you in April.


We'll be holding a launch party at Bridge City Comics in Portland, Oregon, on April 5th, from 5pm until 8pm. "We," in this instance, means Rick, Eric, and myself (Greg) -- we'll all be on hand at the store. If you are a backer and want to pick up your book in person, maybe hang out and chat for a while or simply point and stare, you are cordially -- even eagerly -- invited to come and do so.

So, launch party, Bridge City Comics, April 5th, 5 to 8 pm. We would love to meet you, we would love to hand you your books in person, and we think it'll be a heck of a lot of fun.

Bridge City Poster!
Bridge City Poster!

As an aside, if you do plan on attending the event AND are a backer who wants to pick up your books, please send us a message here on Kickstarter so we'll have an idea of how many to bring.

Depending on our final inventory count, and presuming that we've enough extra to justify it, we may have additional copies for sale, prices TBD.


Rick, Eric, and I will be at Planet Comicon this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Well, Eric won't be there Sunday, but Rick and I will. We will not have books to sell, but we should have our first bounds on display if you want to take a look at them in person.

March 28th, 29th, and 30th is Emerald City Comicon, and Rick and I will both be attending. Again, we'll have first bounds on display, but at this point I do not think we will have copies for sale.

And now... back to finishing dotting 'i's and crossing 't's!

Hold fast!


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    1. Nicole Vieau on

      Will we be able to pick up our books at ECCC?

    2. Terence Anthony on

      Very cool news. I'm also looking forward to saying hey to you guys at ECCC later this month!

    3. Brad Barnes on

      CONGRATULATIONS! Lady Sabre continues to add engaging characters and deliver intriguing narratives, which is why I am proud, proud, proud to have backed you lads on Kickstarter! Hold fast!

    4. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22

      Thanks for the update! Unfortunately, all those venues are way too far for me.
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    5. Link W Herrman on

      I was sooooo hoping it would be Planet Comicon, so I could attend the launch.

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      Haviva Avirom on

      I will be there!

    7. Moneypenny on

      I will try to astral project to the release party - If I can, I'll knock a bunch of things over so you know it's me! If I can't, well ...have a great time!

    8. Ronnie M on

      Getting closer... Thanks for the update.