Parties, PDFs, remixes and more
This is my penultimate Kickstarter update! It begins with one bit of housekeeping. Most of you have gotten your books by now, but:
1. There are still a few backers who haven't entered their address. It's still not too late to do so if you'd like your book(s). At this point, you should probably email it to me directly: robinsloan at robinsloan dot com.
2. There are a few people who did enter their address, but who haven't received their book(s). If that's you, and you haven't sent me an email about it yet, please do so! Except for the most far-flung locales, all books should have arrived by now, so if you haven't gotten yours, I'll send another one.
Okay, now the fun stuff.
The annual meeting of the Committee to Find and Rescue Annabel Scheme (a.k.a. the book's launch party) happened here in San Francisco just before Christmas. It looked like this:
When you arrived at the party, you were presented with a piece of evidence from Scheme’s collection. They were all dated and tagged in ziploc bags; they were all very strange. Your mission: come up with the story behind the evidence! There was a Narrative Evidence Research Database collection station set up, off to one side of the party, to capture these stories. Here’s just a taste of what people recorded.
In concert with all this, I released the digital version of the book for all to read. Please, share this with friends who you think might be interested! And if you're a patron-level backer or higher, tell 'em to look for your name in the acknowledgements. There's a version for reading on the screen and a version that's good for printing on 8.5" × 11" paper, too.
Here's the important part!
This week I launched the Remix Fund for Annabel Scheme—the Creative Commons catalyst idea that we talked about back in October. My deepest hope is that one of you will have a remix idea that we can fund; please, don't be shy about pitching one. Or if you have a friend who you can enlist, that's wonderful, too.
The next update is going to the last one, at least for a long while. (Obviously if Annabel Scheme gets made into a movie, I'll let you know.) It will include directions on how to vote for the remix project of your choice, info on what I'm working on next, and some final reflections.
Most of you reading this have the book in your hands, and many of you have read it, too. I hope you enjoy it. It's just remarkable that we went from vague idea to printed book (and beyond) in about 90 days.
Happy New Year!