Final Patron Voting Results and Pledge Manager Update
Things are coming along nicely here at Team Artana as we start moving forward now that the Kickstarter has ended. This update has news about the final patron voting and also some info about timing of the pledge manager invites.
Final Patron Vote
The final regular Patron voted in by the backers during the campaign was Eunice Newton Foote by a landslide! Eunice joins Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sir George Stokes, Mary Anning, Michael Faraday, and The Lord Kelvin as the six backer-selected Patrons.
We're entirely delighted that you chose Eunice. As we mentioned when we introduced her, she was so unknown that we were unable to find a likeness of her in the archive despite her amazing contributions. We're still looking everywhere, but if we don't find one we're going to reach back out to the backers to discuss art options for her Patron card. We think this could present a beautiful opportunity to honor Eunice and also be reflective about the many women overlooked by history simply due to their gender. We wanted to let you know now to start thinking about it since we've already consulted with experts without success and it's starting to look like we may need to consider this alternative. We'll let you know more in a future update.
We're still working on setting up the pledge manager to collect addresses for fulfillment and also let you select any add-ons you wish to get along with your copies of Lovelace & Babbage. We expect to finish later this month and we'll send out an update at that time with all the details.
That's all for now. We'll be at BGGCON next week and will have some late prototypes of Lovelace & Babbage to demo so stop by our booth if you're in Dallas!
Thank you, as always, for your support.