Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 12, 2010.

Update #15

The books are ordered! (And a surprise!)


I've got a screenshot to share with you guys: It's the thumbnail from my Lulu order form for the final printed copies of Andrew vs. The Collective. I finally finished off the formatting this weekend and, both eyes squeezed tightly shut, pressed the order button.

Now I've got a secret to share with you guys: It's the number of books I ordered. 100 copies of The Collective and 100 copies of Andrew vs. The Collective. Wait, what? The same number of both? Well, when I did my cost modeling for the project way back in January I had assumed I would just have enough money to give copies of the short stories book to the highest-contributing backers. But, much to my surprise, a little surplus appeared on my spreadsheet. Which means: everybody gets a physical copy of Andrew vs. The Collective!

So I'm awaiting the shipment and then your copies will go out after that. For Bay Area residents, I'll probably be arranging a drinks-and-distribution event if you want to obtain your books in person. Details to come.

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      Creator Jeremy Brooks on April 14, 2010

      Cool! Looking forward to the event!

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      Creator Michele Bell on April 13, 2010

      I think it is worth the drive to pick mine up....more details please!
      Also, will you be running another batch? I was hoping to buy some as Christmas presents.
      And, to echo Dan below, I too am having withdrawals, I am craving Pizza in Kathmandu.

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      Creator Dan Levine on April 13, 2010

      Thanks for the update! I must admit, I'm having Andrew vs The Collective withdrawal. I find myself walking around the street as Friday noon approaches giving people sentences or settings and expecting them to entertain me with clever tales.

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      Creator Nichole Owens on April 12, 2010

      Say whhhaaaa!!! Awesome! I'll be bouncing around my mailbox soon.

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    ENEMY: You get to submit a character. Give me a name and as much or as little of a description as you want. (You can have some fun with this one: Your friends or family, historical figures, even yourself!) // You'll receive: Emails and PDFs and the signed copy of The Collective.

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    NEMESIS: You get to submit a setting in which some of the action has to take place. As with the character you can give me as much or as little as you want. // You'll receive: Everything above AND (here's the big one) a signed printed book of the six stories making up Andrew vs. The Collective! I'm not planning on making this one available for sale - so this will be a very rare commodity (that you helped to write!).

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