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It is still in the works, Nick. There is a (very long, but not very polished) draft of the main narrative portion completed, but I'd estimate 200 hours of my own time might yet need to be spent just to have the audio done. I wouldn't expect to have that kind of time window until the current book of Erfworld is complete, so this is now looking like a 2018 thing.
As always, a refund for the DVD reward portion of your pledge is on offer. if you don't care to wait. (I would understand that completely.) Just email Linda at the gobwinknob@gmail account and we'll make arrangements. But it is still an important part of Erfworld's future to have this video treatment of Book 1 completed, and it will be done eventually.
It has been a couple more years. Has this project been forgotten or is it still in the works?
@Nick We remain optimistic for completing a video treatment of Book 1 by Christmas, although there's no chance we'll be able to get DVD/Blu-rays of that made and shipped this year. We've been working behind the scenes on the massive amount of reworked material necessary to do all these hours of video. That's been going on since fall. It still has quite a ways to go, but we'll be able to bring in some help with the video parts once that's completed. This is still a very big part of growing Erfworld's audience and community, so it's definitely going to happen. It's just slow because has to remain a third tier priority behind creating Book 3 (#1) and the website/community/enterprise development stuff like the redesign and mobile site and Hamstard, etc. My real hope is to have video comics beginning to go up on the 10 year anniversary, which would be December 7. Keep your fingers crossed.
It has been a few years. The most recent update was from October and optimistically put some form of motion comic as coming along by this Christmas. Any news on that front? Has the timetable shifted?
Like Elyse, I have the opposite problem. I got two pink stripey dwagon plushies, but no armored plushie. Also the package said 3 (THREE) plushies, but there were no Hamstard in the package (I was one of the people who sent an extra donation to help with shipping.
Hardcover is pretty amazing though :).
You accidentally sent me two red dwagon plushies. Should I send the extra back to you or someone who hasn't received their plushie?
Just got my hardcover book and plushies! Really impressed with the quality of the hardcover.
@Christopher We do still have a lot of donor rewards to send out. I'm preparing a backers-only update to send out shortly that'll talk about where things stand right now.
Any update on the status of hardcover books? Seems like some people started receiving them in December, and I still have not seen anything.
Alaska?? Brrrr... I'd've gone with a Red. Just sayin'.
Howdy, just realized it's been awhile and I haven't received my pink dwagon yet up here in Alaska. Just checking to see if I should start worrying. :)
I just received the second package with the rest of the items. Two packages must mean that you will have 2 different delivery days. I love the hamstard beanie, it makes me laugh.
My order was a KS order so a few hardcovers went out.
You guys who received the book and nothing else yet, any chance those were store orders? We rushed those out first because there was a chance of making it there for Christmas. Kickstarter orders with hardcovers we'll be doing next week.
I also just received my hardcover today. Like Alix nothing else has arrived yet. The hardcover looks amazing though.
I just received my hardcover today, beautiful, by the way. I am worried that I have yet to receive any of the other items that I should have (Stupid meal, T-shirt, 3 beanies) will these be arriving later? Or is there a chance I may have been overlooked? Just wondering.
The pink dwagon arrived just today. ;)
Greetings form Austria!
Just got the pink dwagon plush! It's a bit smaller than I pictured, but cute nontheless.
Please pass on condolences and general warm thoughts Xin's way.
Sure, hardcover books are being printed now overseas. The proof copy looks and feels amazing. In the next day or two, I will be doing a new video, just to show that off and the proof example of the Hamstard beanies, the shirts, stickers, and the new dragon color we're adding to the store.
Hardcover books take a long time to ship and produce, though. So we won't have them in our hands until the end of November. We'll make sure that all the orders go out in time to arrive in the weeks before Christmas.
Yeah, me too. I'd love to get my hands on the Hardcover version :) Pretty please ;)
Any update on the Hardcopy books please?
Took my shirt on its maiden voyage. Unfortunately I tuck IN my t-shirts, and I didn't realize that that would COMPLETELY cover all the crap golems until I got home. (Before she smacks me, my girlfriend did, indeed, try to warn me.)
Just received my Stupid Meal here in Poland - took 'em a while, but finally it's here. I love the sticker set, it's just great - you almost don't want to stick them on anything so they'll last longer, but that's not an option of course :) . Cheers Rob, Xin, thanks for all of your hard work!
Crap Golems ahoy!!!! Thank you, Rob and Xin, for the wonderful shirt! The stickers are so cool, I don't wanna peel 'em off! And the art on the not-one-but-TWO rectangles of gratitude is brilliant!
Just got my 'Stupid Meal' yesterday! The stickers were a lot nicer (and more humorous) than I had expected, and well worth the wait. You might want to have a word with whoever was printing them though, since they took so long.
They're paid for and being made, leaving the factory soon. Boat will take them here by the end of the month and we'll ship them out soon after we get them. Thanks for your continued patience.
It's me again! Any further news on the plushies? Hate to be a pest about this.
@Rob: Oh, YOU have all my patience. No wonder I've run out... (Seriously, I'm happy to wait.)
@John They're all in envelopes awaiting labels postage. People who got Stupid Meal only, those will be shipped this week. Thanks for your patience.
Okay; it's been over a month since my last post.
When will the stickers be ready for shipment? I'm still waiting for my Stupid Meal package.
I have read this ebook, and I am enlightened. Given the number of times I've re-read the early archive, it was kinda jarring to run into something I hadn't read.
Thanks, Rob! That link worked and I've got the book on my Kindle now. It looks great, except it can't be zoomed either with double-tap or pinching. I don't know how much extra effort it is to get that enabled, but it would be great if the Kindle file could allow that.
@Richard - You need to download and install the Kindle Previewer to convert to mobi. Or better yet the epublisher will provide Rob with an actual Kindle file that does not require users to go through extra steps.
@Richard, not real sure because I don't have one. But our epublisher says to look at this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html…
@jon Please write to us at email@example.com and we'll put you on the list of address changes
Stupid question: I added on to my backer level to get the pink dwagon. I am actually moving, where can I go to update a shipping address?
I dragged and dropped the Kindle fire epub file onto my Kindle fire in the "Books" folder, but it doesn't show up when I try to view it. Do I have to do something special to import it?
I do not believe they have DRM and you can make as many copies as you like for your personal use.
Rob, do the .epub ebook versions (for ipad and kindle fire) have DRM? Could I read them in a Sony Reader or the epub reader in my Android tablet?
We'll have 'em up soon. Maybe today if all goes well. Hahaha yeah great to see you and all other bearded GenCon attendees. :)
...best laid plans... Was wonderful to see you at the Con tho! You'll obviously remember me. I'm the guy with the long hair and the van dyke beard! B-)
@Robert We have just been testing the ebooks across various devices and platforms and we're working on a secure way to get your choice of formats to all the backers. I am hoping we can do this in the next few days, before Gencon.
Has anybody received their ebook yet?
(Also, Hi Sean! Lookin' sharp!)
So, speculation on the statue?
Excellent question. Depends on how he's doing things. He's probably organizing by pledge level. (Unless the printer is also doing shipping, in which case all bets are off.)
Books are coming in!? Awesome! It means progress. I pledged for just the 'Stupid Meal.' Anybody getting those in yet?
only the second kickstarted I'VE BACKED where...
Quite welcome. This is only the second kickstarter where physical rewards are coming out in full swing, so I'm making assumptions. But generally if you're looking for crowd funding, you try to make the most use out of what you receive. One way to do that is shipping one package per backer, only, if possible. If you take that for granted, then this is EXACTLY the sort of thing that Rob would want to be spammed about, I believe.
Thanks, Mayor. I guess I figured Kickstarter would work like Twitter, so that if I posted publicly, and someone answered, no one would have to spam Rob ;-)
William: Rob noted that the Pink Dwagon Plushies are several weeks out yet. The sent the contract on July 5th, and the turn-around is 4 - 5 weeks, typically. I would, in your place, be a bit surprised that your book came before the plushie, since either that means that you'll be getting two packages (costing Rob more for shipping) or there's been some confusion on your reward. If you are concerned about that, I think clicking the "send message" link above is the most appropriate way to make sure that you're down for a pink dwagon.