13 hours left to back Issue Three!
Just a quick reminder that today is the final day of the Kickstarter for Issue Three, if you are interested. We still need to raise $2,700, and there... Read more
The Issue Three Kickstarter ends Monday!
Hey everyone! The Kickstarter for Issue Threeis in its final four days. We're still a long way from our goal, at $2,518 of $6,500, or 38%. This is a... Read more
A promise to Canada is fulfilled
I did it. I ate the poutine last week.
Here is the video.
(By way of an update, the Issue Three Kickstarter is doing well. Circling in on 25%... Read more
Issue Three Kickstarter launches! (Plus poutine update)
Hey all. The Kickstarter for Issue Three is approved and launched! Please check it out and spread the word! Thank you!
Also, we are going out tonight to try poutine to... Read more
The Issue Three Kickstarter launches Monday!
The Kickstarter for our third issue will be launching on Monday! It will be similar to our earlier Kickstarters, with all the rewards serving as preorders for electronic or print... Read more
Less than 12 hours left to submit a story to Fireside
If you spent the weekend polishing a story, or if you've been sitting on something, now is the time to send it in!
One week left to submit short stories
Just a reminder that if you want to submit a short story to Fireside, submissions close at the end of the day next Monday, Sept. 3.
And the magazines are shipped!
Issue Two and the other rewards are out the door! We got everything packed, stamped, and mailed today. Please let us know if you don't receive your copies in a... Read more
PDFs and eBooks will be sent out Thursday!
Hey everyone! We're going to be sending out the electronic copies of Issue Two on Thursday. They will be coming from a service called YouSendIt, which will give you a... Read more
Issue Two unboxed
Hey everyone! The magazines arrived Friday. We're going to get them into envelopes tomorrow and into the mail on Tuesday! Here's a peek at the cover. (You'll have to wait... Read more
Issue Two is printed!
I just got word that Issue Two is printed and boxed and ready to be shipped to me! This should mean that we can get everyone's rewards in the mail by the... Read more
Issue Two is off to the printer
Issue Two is done! We are sending it to the printer this afternoon, which we hope means we will have it sent out in mid-August, along with the... Read more
Result of the Challenge to Canada
You may recall that as part of our drive for Issue Two, I said I would eat poutine on video if we raised $1,000 from Canadians.
Well, the numbers are... Read more
And we're full up on submission readers
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help us read submissions next month. We had a great response and now have plenty of readers. If we have need of more, we'll... Read more
Issue Two is humming along!
Hey everyone! I was asked today for an update on Issue Two, and I realized that out of an abundance of wanting to not bombard people with email I haven't... Read more
We're looking for help reading submissions next month
Fireside is going to be open for short-story submissions for four weeks starting August 6, and we're expecting to be getting a LOT of stories. We need some help sorting... Read more
Trying to gauge the Challenge to Canada
Hey everyone! The Kickstarter is almost done. I haven't heard from any Canadians for a while now, and the Challenge to Canada (click for full details if this is new to... Read more
WE DID IT!!!!!!!! (Man do I love typing those words)
While I slept, the Kickstarter hit the goal! We now stand at $6,037 with 250 backers. Thank you so much to each of you who pledged and helped spread the... Read more
Reward price drop
Looking at which rewards people have gone for and which have gone untouched, the signed story or comic script manuscript for $250 kind of stood out. We think maybe we... Read more
5 questions with Galen Dara
Here is the final interview with our contributors, with cover artist Galen Dara. (And you can still get yourself drawn into an illustration by Galen, or get a sketch of... Read more
Why Fireside, and stories, are important to me
As we head toward the end of the campaign (we’re at 87% with 36 hours to go!), I wanted to talk a little about why Fireside is important to me.... Read more
And the Lightning challenge has closed
Two coasters went, and now we are just $43 away from $5,000! Thanks!
Lightning challenge: Get a bonus reward with a pledge or pledge increase of $30
We're doing a quick lightning challenge to boost us toward $5,000. The next 3 pledges or pledge increases of at least $30 by 7 p.m. Eastern time will get a... Read more
Less than 3 days to go!
So when a Kickstarter gets down to the final three days, it switches the countdown from days to hours, and things get exciting!
As I write this, there are just... Read more
New rewards: Autographed novels from Damien Walters Grintalis and Stephen Blackmoore
We've added two new rewards: Autographed copies of novels by Issue Two contributors -- Ink by Damien Walters Grintalis and City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore. For $50, you get... Read more
5 questions with Steve Walker (plus a sneak peak at the Issue Two comic)
Why do you think storytelling is important?
You know I thought this would be an easy question to answer, but I've been drawing all day and as soon as I... Read more
5 questions with Damien Walters Grintalis
Hello everyone! We pushed through to $4,101 overnight, which means we have just $1,899 to go to publish Issue Two with 5 1/2 days to go! Thanks for helping this... Read more
5 questions with Stephen Blackmoore
This is it folks. We're in the final week. We hit $3,850 last night, which is just over 64%. We'll get over the final hump by word of mouth, so... Read more
Canada challenge: $232 so far
Since yesterday, several backers have acknowledged their Canadianness, giving us a confirmed $232 so far. That's almost a quarter of the way to meeting the Challenge to Canada. (This has me worried.... Read more
5 questions with Kat Howard
Hello everyone! We hit 62% of our goal to publish Issue Two and also reached 150 backers this morning, as we begin the final week of this Kickstarter. The campaign... Read more
A challenge to Canada
About a month ago on Twitter, under my guise as @talkwordy, I announced that I wanted to run for president on a platform of invading Canada on account of the... Read more
5 questions with Jake Kerr
Hey everyone! We've pushed through to 60% funding for Issue Two, with eight and a half days left in the Kickstarter. Thanks to all the backers, new and old, for... Read more
New reward: Print version of Issue One
I was going through my stuff from putting together Issue One, and I realized we have a few dozen extra copies of the print version. So I wanted to offer... Read more
Out of thin air
Hey everyone! We are circling in on the halfway point in our shorter-that-usual Kickstarter campaign, and we're already at $3,336, just over 56% of the goal to publish Issue Two and 30%... Read more
Update, and getting Issue One as a reward
Hey everyone! Today is the end of our first week of this campaign, and we are at $2,771, which is 46% of our goal to publish Issue Two! And just... Read more
Almost to 40%, and a Father's Day gift reward idea
Hey everyone! We're four days into the Kickstarter, and we're just $45 away from $2,400, which is 40% of our goal to publish Issue Two. (And 22% of the total... Read more
Wow. An awesome first day
I'm going to try to go easier on the updates than I did on our first Kickstarter, but we had to say thank you to everyone who helped... Read more