12 hours left on Year Two and almost there!
The Kickstarter to launch Fireside into the future has just 12 hours left. We've been flying since yesterday and are down to needing just a little over $4,000.... Read more
Just 4 days to the end of the Year Two Kickstarter
Hey all! I just wanted to send out a note to let you know that if you were interested in the Kickstarter to fund a full year of Fireside as a... Read more
Fireside: Year Two | Kickstarter is live!
This is it. The big reveal. We are aiming high: if our Kickstarter succeeds, we'll be relaunching on July 1 as a monthly website and ebook, each with two pieces... Read more
Whoops, chat tonight is at 9 EST not 8
Quick correction: The Twitter chat I mentioned in Monday's update is at 9pm EST tonight, not 8.
I'll be hosting a roundtable discussion on Bryan Thomas Schmidt's Science Fiction and... Read more
The future of Fireside will be revealed in one week
Hey everyone, I'm happy to finally announce that we have a definitive date for the Kickstarter to put Fireside on a better footing: Feb. 4, one week from today. ... Read more
Issue Three ebooks up for sale, plus we're on Goodreads now
It took us longer than we wanted it to due to some technical difficulties we were having, but Issue Three ebooks are now up for sale on Amazon, Barnes and... Read more
Issue Three is in the mail! Wheeee!
Hey everyone! The print copies of Issue Three have been released into the wild! There will be a slight delay for people getting autographed copies, as the magazines have to... Read more
Issue 3 has arrived!
The boxes of magazines just landed! We'll be shipping them out to everyone on Monday! Wheeee!
Issue Three status update
We'd been hoping to have Issue Three in hand by now, but due to holiday-related delays with printing and shipping we won't be getting them until probably the... Read more
Also, eBook back issues
During the Kickstarter, we said anyone who pledged at $9 or more could get copies of the Issue One and Two eBooks if you don't have them already. I am... Read more
Off to the printer!
Hey everyone! We just shipped Issue Three to the printer! The stories, comic, and art are all great! We're excited to have it out to you! Exclamation point!
As a little tease,... Read more
Things are humming along with Issue Three. Everything is in; the stories are terrific, the comic is creepy cool, and the art is really bringing everything to life.... Read more
OH. MY. GOD.
WE DID IT. We hit the goal with literally 12 seconds left, and ended up $175 over our goal! We pulled in $1000 in the last 10 minutes, and $3,055... Read more
$2,000 to go in 8 hours and reward price drops
We've raised $854 in the past six hours, which puts us at just a hair under $4,500. It's a steep climb with less than 8 hours to go, but we... Read more
Want to see (and maybe buy) some artwork from the Issue Three comic?
Christine Larsen, who is illustrating the comic written by Rachel Deering for Issue Three, just sent along copies of the five pages of original artwork from the comic she is offering as... Read more
The final push. 13 hours left
This is it. The last day of the Kickstarter for Issue Three of Fireside. We need to raise $2,700 by the end of the day today.
Here is a quick... Read more
30 hours left, under $3,000 to go
Tomorrow is shaping up to be a nail-biter. We are at 54% funding ($3,530) with 30 hours left, meaning we need just under $3,000 to publish Issue Three. I'm going... Read more
Very good day! $3,000 to go by Monday
We picked up 22 new backers and nearly $1,000 yesterday, putting us at $3,422. So we need another $3,000 and change in the next 61 hours to make Issue Three... Read more
Kickstarter fatigue and Fireside's plans for the future
We always suspected we would hit a wall of Kickstarter fatigue doing Fireside this way, raising funds for four issues a year, one at a time. Even before we launched... Read more
A note about back issues and the $9 reward
Hey everyone! We've hit 151 backers and $2,450. We're still a long way from our goal of $6,500 and we have to hit that by the end of the day... Read more
Four questions with Daniel Abraham
We've been posting Q&A's with out contributors. Here is Daniel Abraham, who will be writing a short story for Issue Three:
Why are stories important, and what compels you to... Read more
66% to go in 6 days!
Hey everyone! Just got back from a long weekend visiting family, and we're now in the final week of the Kickstarter. We're up to $2,156. That leaves 66% of our... Read more
Four questions with Lisa Grabenstetter
Here's our next Q&A, with Lisa Grabenstetter, our cover artist and interior illustrator.
Visual art can be a form of storytelling. What's important to you when you are trying to... Read more
The Wendig bounce
Hey everyone! Yesterday Chuck Wendig, who wrote for Issue One, shared his blog with Fireside, and I wrote a piece about some of the thinking about how we put together... Read more
Four questions with Lucas J.W. Johnson
Today we have our Q&A with Lucas J.W. Johnson, who is one of the eight writers we found during our open submissions window in August.
Why are stories important, and... Read more
Update and more Issue One stories
Hey everyone! We're closing in on being 25% funded (just $90 to $1,625 as of this writing). If you have a chance to send out a tweet or other message... Read more
Four questions with Rachel Deering
Hey everyone! We've wrapped up our first week at 84 backers and $1,502! This is great! Thanks to all of you who have supported us, and please keep spreading the word.... Read more
During our Kickstarter for Issue Three, we decided we wanted to share our stories from Issue One for free up on our website over the next week or so. First... Read more