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This project was successfully funded on August 15, 2011.
We've got some pens!
We’ve got pens! 310 pens !
This is less than we were expecting today, but better fewer good quality pens, than getting extra ones that we would need to reject.
Considering everything so far, this is a HUGE and promising start.
Next steps …
This weekend our fabricators are coming to NYC so we can all go through a sampling of these pens together. We will be taking measurements, and doing quality control tests so that we can make sure that we are all on the same page for ongoing quality control.
Speeding things up
Our next challenge is ramping up production. Up until this point, we haven’t put pressure on the time issue because our number 1 priority is quality. We are going to have a conversation this weekend with our fabricators about how we can start to speed things along.
We are going to be shipping pens in order of when you placed your pledge. Yes, this will take time. Yes, you are the most patient peeps in the world! We are all hoping that this will start to move faster.The Survey
We are going to be sending out a survey to collect your shipping address very soon. We have to send all of the surveys in one shot. So please try your best to give us an address that isn’t going to change too soon.The partay!
We are going to have a little brunch next weekend at our studio in Greenpoint. You are all invited! Hopefully we will have a chance to meet a bunch of you who are in the area and we can say a big THANK YOU in person.
Where : 1205 Manhattan Ave. Suite 214 Brooklyn, NY
When : Sunday, November 5 from 11AM-2PM (we'll be hanging out for the afternoon)
EDIT: Sunday, February 5 from 11AM-2PM
We obviously won’t have all the pens at that time, but if you were one of the first 310 to have pledged. You can pick your pen up in person. Otherwise we will ship it to you.
Please RSVP to this party in the survey so we know how much food items we need.
Yes, there will be food items!
How do I know if I’m in the first 310?
Great question! If you ordered a pen in the first day and a half of the campaign, you are in the first 310.
Tea with backers
For those of you who pledged for this reward, we will be having tea with backers in person or on Skype.
Here is a link to sign up for tea: http://doodle.com/teawithbackers
You are welcome to come to our studio or we can meet you if you are in NYC. If it is skype, please put your skype name in your time slot!Drawings
If you got one of these, you are in for a treat. (or at least we think so.) More on that in the survey.
Ok that was a lot of logistical info. Thank you everyone. Thank you if you are awake. You look nice in those jammies.