Some Important Information about the Months to Come
Thanks again for making the campaign such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!
While the Kickstarter campaign itself is over, we still have a journey together ahead of us. Here’s what you should expect going forward.
This Evening and the Next Few Days
Running Kickstarter campaigns is rewarding on many levels, and we have greatly enjoyed interacting with you through these updates, the comments, social media, and so on. But it’s also a brutally hectic challenge to administer it all. So we’re going to take the foot off the gas for a while. We’re around if you need us, but don’t be concerned if you don’t get a response to a question or comment right away. Work on our rewards will be going on into 2019, and there isn’t anything that can’t wait for a few days. But don’t worry—we WILL get back to you.
The Next Few Weeks
Kickstarter began collecting pledges the moment the campaign closed. But it takes Kickstarter a full two weeks to release those funds, along with the data on our backers.
In the meantime, we will get BackerKit fully set up so we can open it when we have that data. BackerKit is a third-party platform that lets you confirm all the information we need to fulfill your pledge. If there are add-ons you’ve missed, or if you decide to increase your reward level, you can do that through BackerKit as well. You’ll be notified when we open BackerKit.
NOTE: Signing into BackerKit is vital to getting your rewards. Kickstarter does NOT provide us with the information we need to fulfill your rewards; we HAVE to gather it from you after the campaign. If you don’t respond to your BackerKit survey, we can’t send you any rewards!
The Next Few Months
Once you’ve done your BackerKit survey, we won’t need anything else from you to start fulfilling rewards. We’ll be busy crafting the products and rewards that you will be receiving next year and beyond. BEE MAIL! rewards will start going out in July and run into 2019. It’s Raining Cats and Dinosaurs! will also be a 2019 product. In the meantime, we’ll be working hard on the reprint and cloth map.
If at any point during this period you don't hear from us for a while, please, do not panic—we've delivered hundreds of rewards on time in the past, and we'll be working diligently on yours. But at the same time, please pay attention when you do get communications from us. Our emails and Kickstarter updates include critical information about your rewards.
When Your Rewards Ship
Every time a reward is ready for you, we’ll contact you again by email to begin the fulfillment process. Generally, we’ll direct you to the MCG shop, where you’ll log in, “buy” the product (for free with a coupon, because you’ve already paid for it through Kickstarter), and check out. This is an important part of the process because it ensures we have accurate delivery information for every item we send out. (With over 1,000 backers getting rewards, it's amazing how many people will change their address over the fulfillment period.) If you're an overseas backer or want to upgrade shipping, you'll pay for it at that time. Make sure you're paying attention to communications from us—don't let our updates or emails go to your spam folder, or otherwise ignore them, because if you do you could miss out on some of your rewards.
Thank you all for your support, and for keep introducing No Thank You, Evil! to creative, adventurous kids and their families!
—Charles and the whole team at MCG