Weregeek is a comic strip that has been running online since 2006. At its heart, it's a comic about geeks and geek culture, highlighting the power of imagination, as one seemingly "normal" guy called Mark learns to love all things nerdy. Roleplaying games, LARP, anime, cosplay, miniatures battles and many other forms of geekdom are explored in great detail... for the uninitiated, here's a glimpse of what you might find in this book:
Why would you want to buy this book? Well, even though the comic strips are posted online at weregeek.com, there's a TON of extra content packed into this book that ISN'T available on the website! There's production artwork, big splash images, author commentary, never-before-seen extra strips, and an exclusive 8-page story in the back of the book about the group's high school days!
Book 5 Details at a glance:
- 104 pages, full color art throughout
- Durable gloss cover, perfect bound
- Format: 10" x 8.5"
- Over 12 pages of extra content - artist commentary, extra strips, and splash art galore!
- "Weregeek High" - A story exclusive to this book about the gang's high school days!
What YOU get out of this:
Our last pre-order (run through IndieGoGo) was a HUGE success! We not only met our goal of $5,000, but more than DOUBLED it, ending the campaign at over $11,000!! Because we hit a number of stretch goals, all of our backers ended up getting a TON of extras - an exclusive print of the entire cast, a D&D monster print, personalized & hand written thank-you cards, and a downloadable 8-page PDF comic!
We have some great rewards planned for this campaign as well - both as regular Backer rewards, and as added bonuses later on in the campaign! In addition to pre-orders of the book itself, we're offering a LOT of cool incentives to entice you to jump on our book-printing bandwagon! All backers will receive a special all-new 2-page Weregeek PDF comic, exclusive only to backers! All backers will all receive a set of computer wallpapers and an advance PDF copy of the book! In addition, you can add additional copies of ANY of our books to your order for a super-low cost, exclusive to this pre-order campaign!
Then there's the really exciting stuff: Weregeek swag, including d20 jewelry and D&D fridge poetry, custom sketches, original artwork used in producing the book, one-of-a-kind Weregeek sculptures... check out the images below for some examples!
If that weren't enough, there's the REALLY exclusive stuff... want me to NPC at your next game? I'll do it! Want me to RUN you a game over Skype? That's also something I can do! Get your gaming group to pool your money and get a wonderful one-shot gaming experience, plus original artwork to commemorate the experience! And if you want a combination of things that doesn't appear in any one perk, you can always adjust your pledge accordingly and let me know what extra stuff you want to get!!
So, to summarize:
- You'll get access to a downloadable PDF of the book earlier than anyone else!
- You'll get a signed copy of the book!
- You'll get reduced prices on exclusive Weregeek merchandise and additional books!
- You'll get a bunch of extras added to your pledge as the campaign takes off and stretch goals are met!
Where the funds will go:
The print cost (including shipping from China) for Book 5 will be between $4400-$4600. Plus I need to pay brokerage fees for customs, and pay to have it transported from the port in Vancouver to my storage facility. On top of that, I will also have to cover taxes on all money earned, as well as Kickstarter & Amazon fees. Then there's the shipping! The final estimated cost for all of this is around $8000, which is the goal I've set... if we break that goal, additional funds will go to pay for additional shipping, fees and materials costs, and whatever's left over will be re-invested in our business, because we hope to bring you some REALLY exciting new products in 2013! If we hit some of our stretch goals, we'll reveal a lot of our plans to you, our backers!! How's THAT for exciting??
Shipping for U.S. supporters has been included in the price of each perk. For non-US supporters, a small additional charge is listed below the perk to help cover the extra costs. Please make sure to include this cost in your contribution, or your order can't be shipped to you! Don't worry though, I'll be in contact with you if there's any kind of problem with your order.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can't contribute any money (and believe me, I know what it's like to be broke! Games ain't cheap!), the best way you can help us out is by spreading the word about this campaign. Tweet about it, post about it on Facebook, mention it to your gaming group or at the local gaming store... Every little bit helps!!
Risks and challenges
The risks are minimal. I have a very good printer lined up who has done excellent work on my past books, and since I've printed with them before, I can assure you that their quality is top-notch! I've also handled all the fulfilment and shipping on my last book, and feel confident that I can get everyone their order on time and packed with plenty of extras. :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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