We have all physical rewards (except art prints) sorted, signed, numbered, prepped, and ready to go to Penny Arcade for shipping. So we're beginning that process today. We hope to be done with sending out the physical rewards within three weeks. It's a massive job, but our friends at Penny Arcade are more than up to the task.
Importantly, we are no longer accepting address changes. We are presuming that the address you've given us most recently is where you want your rewards sent.
Once we're done with physical rewards, we'll turn our attention to digital rewards and PDFs. Both the soundtrack and the ebook are in process of being built, but we'll hopefully have more info about them in the next couple weeks.
Meantime, I'd like to tell you about some events we're hosting or visiting.
We have over 200 backers in the Seattle area, so we're hosting three events to get them their orders. They are at:
- AFK Elixirs & Eatery (3750 E Valley Rd, Renton), Tuesday, July 8, 6-9 pm
- Card Kingdom (5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle), Wednesday, July 9, 6-9 pm
- Uncle's Games (15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue), Thursday, July 10, 6-9 pm
If you're in that group, you'll get an email from us right away asking you to RSVP. Or you can click on this link to RSVP right now. If you don't, we'll assume you're not coming and will send out your order with the normal batches. These are public events, so please feel free to bring people who you think would be interested in our little book.
Los Angeles perfume launch
Folks who've been waiting for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Gatekeeper perfume are in for a treat: We're launching the perfume at the BPAL Will Call at Dark Delicacies (3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank) on Saturday, July 12, 4-7 pm. You will be able to pick up a bottle there. If you can't make it, don't fret! The perfume will be orderable on the BPAL site shortly thereafter.
Other events and new purchases
The Maze of Games team will be at these events in July:
- The National Puzzlers' League con in Portland, Maine, July 17-20.
- San Diego Comic-Con in San Diego, July 24-27.
- ARGFest in Portland, Oregon, July 29-August 1.
We're not sure yet whether we'll have books at those events. Once we have at least most of the physical orders shipped, we will be making hardbacks available for new purchases on the Penny Arcade site. We'll make an announcement when that goes live.
A preview of our next campaign
And now that we're beginning the shipping process, we have an exciting announcement. Later this month (not next month, as this video we shot in June suggests), we're going to make The Maze of Games available in a very different format. Take a look and see if you like this.
More info on that cool thing soon. For now, lots and lots of boxes. Thanks, as always, for supporting The Maze of Games.
Mike and the Sharks