Response to questions about shipping dates and Frankenspiel launch party cost
We’ve got two topics we wanted to clear up with you. And although we value your individual messages, we are receiving lots of them every day so we hope we can respond to most of them here, collectively, to save time and allow us to spend more time on getting the FS-X finished.
Which leads us onto our first topic:
We are still unable to give a precise date, but we are now only a few days away from being able to do so. We have been doing intensive testing of the electronics circuits to ensure no repeat of overheating occurs, and that your FS-Xs encounter no long term reliability problems. These tests are going well and are almost complete.
We can’t say enough that we regret the delay. We hope that you understand saying sorry now, and incurring the displeasure of some of you, is preferable to shipping early and then having to say sorry to all of you if things go wrong.
We've written some detail on this before, but, once we get the green light, the FS-X is pretty fast to get produced. In fact, it will take about a week to get all the FS-Xs assembled and packed.
Shipping to the main bulk shipping destinations should take another week or so.
Launch Party cost
There have been a couple of comments about the cost of the launch party. First of all, no funding came from backers. We were on a tight budget, so we made sure the evening actually cost very little.
How could we do this? Although your entries were free, tickets were sold to the non-backer public. We also partnered with 4 companies on who all shared in the cost of the launch party, including the sponsors (Hornsby’s Cider), the venue (Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes) and 2 promoters (Rock N Roll Circus & Breakout Bands). It was a really fun, new experience for us and one that we’re excited to progress with in the future which we intend to continue to keep costs at a minimal with the help of the right partners.
The launch party did however enable us to meet some very interesting people who have great ideas for the future of Frankenspiel and it also gave us the opportunity to receive some invaluable feedback from you, the backers.
Look out for a blog post coming soon about our plans for other (music) events once the FS-X is shipping.
Again, we are confident to provide you with shipping dates this week, and we are sorry for the delay.
All the best,
The Frankenspiel Team