Fly, My Pretties!
The Standard Edition Sketch Card Sets are shipping. Right now. Here's the shipping schedule:
- 1st wave domestic shipments: Wednesday, Sept 3rd.
- 2nd wave domestic shipments: Thursday, Sept 4th.
- International shipments:... Read more
In the Cards
A round-up of the few products left to ship -
Collector's Edition Books
Jeff's status update on the CEs -
"Last domestic copies of the CEs shipped out during the... Read more
A Fulfillment Update
Collector's Editions Questions
Common questions we're seeing regarding Collector's Edition (CE) Books —
- Did my CE ship?
- If so is there tracking / do you have my tracking number?
- Is... Read more
May We Present...
The Numbered Collector's Edition!
The books themselves were printed months ago but the slipcases have been a veritable thorn in Jeff's side. However! Jeff has received final samples... Read more
For all those still waiting for the Numbered Collector's Editions, pull up a chair, here's an update—
We're in this together. I've nothing to gain by delaying this... Read more
Hard and Fast
A really quick update this time...
Hardcovers are shipping! Here's a few right here -
And here is a quick close up -
The Numbered Collector's Edition is still printing, and... Read more
Hot Off The Press
It feels good to finally write that...
In late December, Jeff was sent preview copies of the softcover for his approval. The full run of softcovers is now off... Read more
Let's get straight to it. Here's Jeff with the news you didn't want to hear. -
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make up enough time for me to say that... Read more
A Very Short Update About Address Changes
Next week we'll have to send the book's printer the finalized list of shipping addresses, so...
The cut-off for sending us shipping address changes is 11pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday,... Read more
November is here and the book is at the printers! But what does that really mean? Over to Jeff for all the details -
The entirety of the text... Read more
Playmat Problems - What You Need To Know
There has been a shipping error with the first wave of playmats shipped to addresses within the U.S. Order numbers for each playmat were flipped so unless you ordered an... Read more
First Out the Door
The playmats began shipping today. U.S. packages are going out first, then international.
That's it for now. Figured you'd want to know!
But because I hate leaving you without a... Read more
Slow But Steady
Well, we've hit October and you're still waiting for your goodies. Here's the latest on where we're at -
A major milestone was reached on Thursday when the... Read more
The Updates Update
We have a variety of updates for you today. First up is the book, and a letter from publisher and project lead, Jeff A. Menges -
Here we... Read more
Silence is Golden. Except on the Internet
It’s been three months since our last update. Why so long? Well, there’s not been much to share. The last few months have just been the hard graft of getting... Read more
Adding It All Up
By now you should have received the email letting you know we have a survey for you.
If you didn't get that email, check your spam folder. Failing that,... Read more
April? There was an April?!
Here's a rundown on where we're at and why it's been so quiet...
We're obviously behind on these. Unfortunately the delay in receiving all the necessary data from Kickstarter... Read more
The Last Few Hours
Amazing how quickly it's all flown by, and how busy a single month could be. So, some final reminders...
When the Kickstarter closes at 7:15 pm PDT (10:15 pm... Read more
Art Update: Double Trouble
In our final art update of the campaign, we leave you with the looming shadows of foreboding, mixed with a dash of chaos, disorder and general destruction. Hey, what do... Read more
As we mentioned previously, the playmat is a work in progress. We've listened to feedback and taken some more time with the design. We're keeping the essential concept - especially... Read more
Art Update: Double Time
As we're into the last two days of the campaign, we're going to make this and the last art update double the length!
Today's four-pack of art comes courtesy of... Read more
Payments & Playmats
A Quick Word on Payments
This Kickstarter campaigns wraps in just a couple of days, and when it does Amazon payments will charge you.
Please take a moment to check... Read more
Art Update: Contrasting Elves, Dwarves... and Styles
In current interpretations of fantasy worlds, elves and dwarves are commonly shown as having significant stylistic contrasts, whether it be blues & green hues vs reds & browns, or intricate... Read more
Collector's Edition Sketch Cards: Your Very Last Chance
To find out what time this will be for your part of the world, check here - http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
New stock will appear in the $160 and $220tiers. It is... Read more
PSA: All About Add-Ons
Oh, yeah... that 400 count stack of printed sketch cards?
Yup, still available as an add-on. We mention this because:
1) It seems The Gatheringbrought a lot of new... Read more
Two Flavors of Artist Announcements
Newly confirmed for The Gathering -
We are thrilled (and, OMG, relieved) to welcome one of the original powerhouse artists of Alpha. Anson's... Read more
Sketch Cards - Bigger than Elvis(h)
We were taken completely by surprise by the popularity of the Collector's Edition Sketch Cards. After the original batch ran out within the first couple of days, we returned to... Read more
Art Update - The Blackest of (K)nights
For today's update we're going to dip into that old black magic when Jeff A. Menges revisits one of his most important Alpha cards and NeneThomas takes another look at... Read more
Sketch Cards: Collector's and Standard
Collector's Edition Sketch Cards
The penultimate batch of rewards including sketch cards will be released on...
This one's better for those of you in the U.S. (or similar) time zones... Read more
Art Update: Books & Dice... is it game night already?
Today we bring you a little magic and a lot of dragon courtesy of pieces from Ed Beard Jr. and Michael Kimble!
Ed Beard Jr. - A Good Book (Acrylic... Read more
Collector's Edition Sketch Cards: Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!
The next batch of rewards that include Collector's Edition Sketch Cards will be released on Thursday!
This may be your last chance! And be quick, the last batch sold out... Read more
Artists, Unlocks & A Few Extras
Stretch Goal: $72,000 Unlocked! We're rounding up those wallpapers now. We'll get the link to you this week.
Next up, at $85,000 you'll get the first four cards of the... Read more
Art Update: Beauty and the Beast
Today's art update brings a little bit of what we love about The Gathering; contrasts! This time courtesy of Sandra Everingham and Ron Spencer!
Sandra Everingham - Symbiosis (Digital)
"Dark... Read more
New Stock of Collector's Edition Sketch Card Rewards
Not the catchiest of titles, but it's clear what we're gonna be talking about...
After some cajoling, needling, and various other forms of pressure (not including thumb screws as we... Read more
Heaven & Hell
Today's art update brings us two out of this world pieces from Doug Shuler and Heather Hudson!
Serra Ascendant (Digital)
"Of all the cards I've illustrated over the last 20... Read more
Stretches & Sketches
We hit $60,000 and raised The Gathering's page count to 96. Thanks, everyone!
Let's get to what you've been waiting for; the new stretch goals.
At $72,000you'll be... Read more
Emerald City Comicon - High Attendance, Low Bandwidth
We'd hoped to be making a series of updates from ECCC this weekend but the tens of thousands (no kidding) of people in attendance mean that the signal from our... Read more
Art Update 1 – Highborn and Lowborn
This is where we start an ongoing series of updates revealing more of the art from The Gathering. Whenever possible, the artists themselves will be talking about their work... Read more
Take a Deep Breath...
I've been informed that the foil stamping is not for the softcover (apparently it's not the best mix) so that stretch goal is just for the hardcover and the numbered... Read more
Thoroughly Funded. Time to Stretch
Thank you to all the backers who got The Gathering fully funded in 21 hours and 30 minutes. Amazing!
We're getting a lot of questions about buying extra books, or... Read more