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Full steam ahead! Iliad House releases a preview!

Iliad House Partners,  

Another a quick note in case you haven't yet seen the launch of our new Kickstarter campaign for the Iliad House pilot series. Please be sure to transfer your pledge over to the new Kickstarter campaign as soon as possible. We've had a fantastic first day so far, and want to keep the momentum going! Strong openings really help expand the reach of Iliad House, as popular projects are given higher placement within Kickstarter, so please match (or increase) your previous pledge!  While you are there make sure to check out the preview clip at below the video.

In addition, we have new press about Iliad House that just came out.  Patrick Henry College Communications has released an excellent piece on how the program became possible and why it is needed today. Click here to read! Thanks again for all of your support, and keep spreading the word about Iliad House!  

Yours in adventure!  

Joel Grewe  

Iliad House Producer and Voice Actor

All Aboard: The new Iliad House Kickstarter is now live!

Dear ILIAD HOUSE Partners,

Just wanted to send you a quick heads up that our new Kickstarter campaign for the pilot series of ILIAD HOUSE just kicked off! We need your help! Please transfer your initial pledge to back the project to the new Kickstarter campaign as soon as possible! We are hoping to have two really strong opening days to couple with the new World Magazine article about us. Check out our new Kickstarter video and watch it through the end for a preview clip of ILIAD HOUSE, spread the word about the series, and thank you once again for your generous support!  

Yours in adventure!  

Joel Grewe  

Iliad House Producer and Voice Actor

New Kickstarter Campaign Comming!

Dear Iliad House friends and fans,

It's Wednesday, but Thursday's coming!

Tomorrow we are launching the new, streamlined Iliad House campaign. Your enthusiastic and support and unflagging encouragement are carrying us forward--together we can make this dream a reality!

Our new goal is to raise $15,000 for the production of the pilot series. (Of course, the more money we raise above that, the more programs we can produce!)

Are you ready? We can't do it without you!

The faster pledges come in, the more momentum the project will build and the more attention it will receive. So please be ready to pledge and let all your friends, relatives, neighbors (even the random man-on-the-street--we're not picky!) know that now is the time join the Iliad House funding party! 

Get set--tomorrow's coming!

Iliad House's next step

Dear ILIAD HOUSE Supporters, Fans, and Friends,

By now, you have probably heard from Kickstarter that our initial Iliad House campaign was not successful. But though we are disappointed that we did not reach our goal this time around, we have only just begun!

Raising funds is seldom easy; in fact, it can be downright difficult. But, we are taking what we have learned from our first Kickstarter campaign and using it to revise our goals and plans, and re-tool our campaign to reflect those changes.

Because Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing proposition, since we did not meet our goal, we collect nothing, and you all keep the funds you have pledged. Now that our initial campaign is done, we will almost immediately start up a new one, with the new fundraising goal of only $15,000. We will use those funds to produce the pilot series of at least four episodes, and build the basic infrastructure to bring the series to you, and distribute it to the larger radio and audio drama fan base.

The new campaign will also include a stretch goal of $25,000, which, if and when it is met, we will use to produce more episodes and strengthen our infrastructure. We were very near $25,000 in pledges in our first campaign, so we believe that with your help, these goals are definitely reachable. And, of course, the more money we collect, the more episodes of ILIAD HOUSE we can bring to you.

But, we cannot do anything without the help of our great partners! And the very best form that help can take is for you to remake your pledges of financial support for ILIAD HOUSE in our new campaign—in its first week, if possible—and then, of course, keep spreading the word about the series to friends, family, and everyone you know.

We also realize that unless the Lord builds a house, those who build it labor in vain. So, as always, we dedicate the series and the funds raised for it to His great and more than able care, and trust that He will provide the increase.

If you have any questions about our ideas or plans for the future, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to be completely open with you, our partners in this endeavor, as we work to bring ILIAD HOUSE to life!

Thank you so much for your continued support and friendship,  

The ILIAD HOUSE Production Team

Exciting Special Iliad House Announcement

Dear Iliad House Supporters, Fans, and Friends,

Your enthusiasm and eager support for Iliad House, and your fantastic response to our Kickstarter video, our series descriptions, and to the idea of the series in general have been so encouraging! We have become more and more excited as the days have passed and we have made new friends, rekindled and strengthened old friendships, and gained wonderful partners in helping to make the series a reality! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support!

However, as we’ve watched the numbers on the Kickstarter page go up (sometimes very rapidly), we’ve also come to the realization that they aren’t moving fast enough. Many of you, we’re sure, have had the same thought, which is why your support has had even more meaning for us.

Unfortunately, we must face the hard truth that we will most probably not meet our goal of $100,000 by August 31 (barring a miracle, and, of course, nothing is impossible with God!). That goal was admittedly ambitious, as were our plans for the funds, which included not only providing you with almost 20 episodes of the series, but also building an infrastructure so that we could manufacture and deliver multiple and on-going episodes of Iliad House.

We do not believe that our inability to hit our target goal has anything to do with the perception of the series. Almost all of our feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We know that there is a huge radio and audio drama fan base (the best fans in the world!) that is more than willing to support a program like Iliad House. For instance, fans of Adventures in Odyssey alone have purchased more than 25 million products from the series over its almost 26 year existence. Unfortunately, we simply haven’t able to reach that fan base within the time frame of our Kickstarter campaign.

Be assured, though: we are more committed than ever to bringing Iliad House to you! Raising funds is seldom easy; in fact, it can be downright difficult. But as a wise man once said, it is supposed to be difficult—anything worth doing will be difficult! The “difficult” is what makes it great! You all are the most important part of that greatness, and we are asking that you continue to share your greatness with us. 

To that end, we are taking what we have learned from our current Kickstarter campaign and using it to revise our goals and plans, and re-tool our campaign to reflect those lessons. As you know, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing proposition, which means that if we do not meet our goal, we collect nothing, and you keep the funds you pledged. 

So, when our current campaign ends, we will almost immediately start up a new one, with the new fundraising goal of only $15,000. 

We will use those funds to produce the pilot series of four to six episodes, and build the basic infrastructure mentioned above to bring the series to you, and distribute it to the larger radio and audio drama fan base. The new campaign will also include a stretch goal of $25,000, which, if and when it is met, we will use to produce more episodes and strengthen our infrastructure. We are very near $25,000 in pledges in our current campaign, so we believe that with your help, these goals are definitely reachable. And, of course, the more money we raise, the more episodes of Iliad House we can bring to you.

But as we have said many times through this initial campaign, we cannot do anything without the help of our great partners! And the very best form that help can take is for you to remake your pledges of financial support for Iliad House in our new campaign—in its first week, if possible—and then, of course, keep spreading the word about the series to friends, family, and everyone you know. 

We also realize that unless the Lord builds a house, those who build it labor in vain. So, as always, we dedicate the series and the funds raised for it to His great and more than able care, and trust that He will provide the increase.

If you have any questions about our ideas or plans for the future, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to be completely open with you, our partners in this endeavor, as we work to bring Iliad House to life! 

Thank you so much for your continued support and friendship,

Phil Lollar, Joel Grewe, Suzanne Stephens, Jeremiah Lorrig, Daniel Noa, Peter Forbes, Abigail Cosette, Ian Raid, and Megan Hendrix

The Iliad House Production Team