The Campaign Salute
There has arisen some confusion of late as to how these Kickstarters were run. Let me say that these campaigns were in no-way affiliated or administered by Axanar or... Read more
New Kickstarter Goes Live!
Here is the link to the new Kickstarter:
I hope to see all of you there!
New Kickstarter Launch Date!
After discussing the upcoming month with my editor, we’ve decided that the new Kickstarter should be rolled-out this weekend. We’ve got a few small details to take care, but we’ll... Read more
As I wind down the Romulan War campaign, I’ve been asked more than a few times what my next Kickstarter would consist of. Logistically (and mentally) I’ve discovered... Read more
As many of you know, I was invited down to Phoenix last weekend by Alec Peters of Axanar. Going down there, I met John Theisen, the original author of... Read more
New Book Available
The Four Years War, Volume 4, Axanar Edition, is now available in PDF format. Sorry it took so long to get it formatted. The changes between this and the... Read more
Text Files Released
I've released the DocX (MS Word) versions of the Four Years War novels. They can be found here:
I've heard from a few fans that wanted to add... Read more
Ferengi Rule of Aquisition #57: Good customers are as rare as latinum. Treasure them.
Well said! In honor of the 57th rule, all orders in the online store... Read more
Romulan War Series of Books
By popular demand, I've placed the Romulan War books in the online store for pre-sale. They are scheduled to be released in Spring/Summer of 2016.
You can also purchase... Read more
One last sale...
I've boxed up the final packages from the original Four Years War campaign and guess what? I've got extras! I was able to construct 5pledge packages containing... Read more
Email down...will be back online Monday.
Both email and the servers are offline while they are moved to a new location. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Again, if you... Read more
Digital Novels Available to the Public
As promised, I've released the digital copies of the Four Years War to the general public! Now everyone has a chance to experience the adventure.
Shipping... Read more
Update on Perk Shipping
The last of the Volume 4 hardcovers came in on Friday! That means everything is now ready to ship out to all of the backers. I hope you're... Read more
Online Store Closing Out Sale
The online store will be officially closing at the end of the Romulan War kickstarter campaign. My intention is to part with as much merchandise as possible before... Read more
Shipping Update, Axanar, and the Romulan War
The first shipment of Volume 4 came in yesterday. It looks amazing! I'm still waiting on the rest of the hardback versions to come in, but... Read more
Volume 4 and a new Kickstarter campaign!
The Four Years War
Volume 4has been sent to the printer and should be in the mail in the next week or so. As soon as it... Read more
By popular demand, I've released two retroactive Four Years War pledge packages for those who want to get in on the action.
The first is an all digital... Read more
Volume 3 is back from a beta and sent to the editor, and Volume 4 is back from the editor for the 1st of 2 rounds of corrections by me... Read more
I'll be on vacation over the next week. That's means I'll be doing two things: getting perks ready to ship and working on my house (we're... Read more
Incoming subspace communication...
I'm still putting out feelers for the next Kickstarter campaign which will get the Romulan War series produced. I wanted to let everyone know that... Read more
Updates and Free Wallpapers
I'm still in the process of getting perks in the mail, namely the protective sleeves for the maps that will be shipped to everyone who backed with... Read more
About Characters and Names
As for who's names will and wont appear in the novels:
1. Per the campaign, only backers of Executive Officer and above levels will absolutely have their names in... Read more
Please use the link below to access the character spreadsheet. This is a list of all of the characters that have appeared up to Book 4, Chapter 17.... Read more
Here are the nearly finalized covers for the pocket paperback editions. The design is a serious nod to the Pocket Book published novels of the 80's, which I... Read more
Getting There Fast
Book 1 is now done. I'm in the market for two beta readers who are willing to go the extra mile to make sure the rest of the... Read more
Book Updates and the Ships Store
Greetings! Hope you have super holiday season. Welcome to 2015: The Year Perks are Shipped!
Here are the latest updates:
The Four Years War
Book 1 went back... Read more
Final Update of the Year
As we are quickly approach Christmas, I will not be posting any more updates until after the 1st of the year. I'll be on partial-vacation, but still working... Read more
As of today, 111 backers have all of their perks assembled and ready to go. That means that (where applicable) they have orders, blueprints, diplomas (with graduation dates... Read more
Perk Update for Backers
I just wanted to give everyone an update as to exactly what perks they should be expecting next year. This will help you understand everything that I’m working... Read more
We've Teamed Up!
I'm VERY please to announce that I've officially partnered with Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas.
During the entire month of... Read more
Patches are in!
The 7 patches for the campaign are in, and they look amazing! While no picture can do them adequate justice, I'm posting one anyway:
Remember, allbackers are... Read more
Fit to Print
Just putting out the bi-monthly update:
Perks: The patches and posters (maps) should arrive this week. That will mark the end of items needing to be shipped to... Read more
Federation Character Races
Apologies! I thought I'd put this in the FAQ, when in fact I'd put it in an update. The list of available races (according to the Star Trek RPG by... Read more
Still a Few Spots Open
For those who still want to contribute and be a part of the story, you can now purchase the "unclaimed" perk levels from the now completed Kickstater. There were only... Read more
Well, after 60 long days, the campaign has reached it's conclusion. The final few hours has been an amazing roller coaster, thanks to a huge help from Alec Peters and... Read more
Are we going to break $10,000???
2 hours... $169 to go...
Who's going to put us over the top? A special gift awaits the lucky backer!
22 Hours Until We Boldly Go...
With only 22 hours left, I'm putting out one final update... and one final challenge!
This morning, the distributor for our campaigns patches fell through. Not to worry, backers! I've... Read more
72 Hours to go...
Here's a little update on what's going on, and how things are going to proceed:
Last week:Chapters 14 and 15 were written for Book 3. I'd planned on writing... Read more
With only 6 days left, the end of the campaign is on the horizon! Please make sure to get the word out to everyone. Let's make this final... Read more
The end is near!
We're down to single digits! Only 9 days left in the campaign, and the response so far has been more than I could have ever dreamed possible. Everyone... Read more
Two new backer levels added:
General, Imperial Klingon Marines
Admiral, Imperial Klingon Navy
Name that starship!
As a reminder... anyone who has pledged at the Captain level or above can choose their own ship. See Update#18 for all the details. You can contact me at Stephen@StephenFender.com... Read more
We're getting close!
Rewrites for the Four Years War, Book 2, are now done. I submitted them to my editor this morning. 27 backers have found their way into this novel, and that's... Read more
New Storefront Opened
Please use the following URL to purchase any add ons to your existing Kickstarter donation.
Adding the money to your existing donation inside Kickstarter is confusing the... Read more
Buying Extra Swag
I've added a link to the Four Years War web shop on my official website. You can find it on the "Buying Copies" page at the top.
I'll... Read more
The rewrites for the Four Years War, Book 1, are complete. I've got 15 backers in the first novel, but I may include a few more before I... Read more
Backer Levels Opened...
I'll start off by saying "I'm going back on something I said in a previous update."
As it turns out, I have some incredibly awesome backers out there, and I... Read more
I need your names...
I need everyone to provide me their names in the following format:
1. How you would like it to appear in the acknowledgment section.
2. How you would... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 Unlocked - New Stretch Added!
We're now over 500% funded!
Way to go everyone!I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this project. From the emails I'm getting from the backers,... Read more
Let The War Begin...
Yesterday marked "Day One" of production for the new novels. I'm already up to chapter 6 of book 1, and several backers names and vessel choices are already... Read more
Of all the souls I have encountered...his was the most human.
Every backer that has a role in the novels is entitled to choosing their own race (with the exception of Klingon levels, of course). The list of avalable races is... Read more
Calling All Captains!
First: I have opened up 25 more spots on the Captain level ($50)
Secondly: For those who have already pledged at that level, I know who you are.
I... Read more
All hands, prepare to get underway!
All I ask is for is a tall ship...
Attention doners, the time is near. I'll be starting the rewrites of the first three Four Years War novels this weekend... Read more
New Pledge Levels Added!
New levels added for $250 and $350, as well as an exclusive $500 level!
NOTE: Selection of these new levels will supersede any previous level you've chosen. Depending on how... Read more
New Stretch Goal: $6,000
Stretch Goal #4: $6,000
Now that we’ve pummeled Stretch Goal #3, it’s time to raise the bar. Once we pass the $6,000 mark, everyone who has donated more than $25.00... Read more
Stretch Goal Perks: UNLOCKED!
We past the $3,600 mark a few hours ago! This is becoming a wild ride.
The perks for the $4,800 stretch goal have been posted. But, in addition to them,... Read more
New Stretch Goal Released!
Greetings! With only $49.00 to go until we reach the $3,600 goal, I've posted what will be available once we get to $4,800.
Stretch Goal #3: $4,800
Once we reach... Read more
Update to Federation President Backer Level
I've decided to make the Federation President-level just a little more enticing (and enjoyable).
The backer who chooses this level will also receive 4 custom 10" x 16" full-color hex... Read more
Purchase Add-Ons have been added!
Purchase Add-ons are used so that you can receive additional perks. The price for shipping the items has been included. The available add-ons are listed below:
One set of pocket-sized... Read more
New Pledge Level Added
Federation President $400:You are in control of the destiny of billions! All 4 of your novels will be autographed US Trade (6"x9") dust jacketed hardcovers, with an entire page... Read more
$2,400 Stretch Goal Passed! New Perks Unlocked! New Goal Defined!
Stretch Goal #1: $2,400.00 UNLOCKED!
Now that we've surpasses the stretch goal, here are the upgraded perks:
All levelswill receive, in addition to the 3rd Fleet patch, the patch... Read more
Palm Leaf of Axanar - Update 2
For those who have upgraded to the Palm Leaf level (or accepting it), be advised that you are going to be a regular officer on-board the USS Republic. You need... Read more
Palm Leaf of Axanar
So, FASA has 3 different encounters listed with regards to Axanar. The first two are battles, which were fought within a short time of each other at the beginning of... Read more
Ship Classes and Associated Names
Below is a link to the spreadsheet that contains the classes and vessels that can be chosen if your perk level denotes it.
Federation Races and A New Perk Unlocked for Executive Officer level
Choose your species
Below is the list of races that were members of the Federation during the Four Years War. You can do a web search to find out more... Read more
$2,400 Stretch Goal
Once again, here are the upgraded perks once we get to the $2,400 Stretch Goal:
Lieutenant Commander-level and above will have their novels upgraded from pocket-sized to US Trade... Read more
Funding Report and Stretch Goal
As of 6:00am PST, the Four Years War project is fully funded! Thank you to everyone who's supported my thus far. I'm looking forward to delivering you the very best... Read more
Free 1900 x 1080 px Wallpaper and new perk!
For all Command Staff pledges and above, you will now receive a behind the scenes research document that contains all the ships, characters, fleets, and damage tables I... Read more
New Perk Unlocked! New Backer level added!
We're very nearly there! To celebrate passing the 3/4 mark, I'd like to announce that the patch of the 3rd Fleet has been unlocked! This is the first in a... Read more