Our Interview with the Associated Press

Associated Press Photo taken at NYCC

Associated Press Photo taken at NYCC

When you are in the midst of the intense and crazed days of a Kickstarter, where your wrists and fingers hurt from all of the computer time spent emailing and well, begging, for some attention, you dream of being a Staff Pick. And you dream that the Associated Press will notice you and interview you. Right? These things did not happen simultaneously but THEY HAPPENED. A few months after our Kickstarter successfully funded, we were getting ready for New York Comic Con. We have our Con*Quest Adventure Journals to take for the first time, so awesome new accessories that our manufacturer pulled off at the last minute and a LOT OF Kickstarter backers who were picking up their journals at the show.

Out of the blue, Joseph Pisani, Big Story business reporter, contacted me to talk about being chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. Then there was this whole thing where a photographer came to our booth at New York Comic Con and took some pictures on the one day I was manning the booth solo. And today the story came out! So here it is, in all it’s fantastic glory.

Associated Press Big Story article: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/15899c51c5614b32ae026c381cea7bbb/kickstarter-everyone-wants-be-staff-pick

Successful Kickstarter, Show Schedule and Pre-Orders

Thank you!

Successful Kickstarter

First we just want to say THANK YOU to all of the amazing backers of our successful Kickstarter campaign! We are so very grateful for all of the support, sharing, and general awesome response that we received. What a wild ride it was! There were so many lessons that we learned through the process: how effective videos can be, how we need to continue reaching out to people and networking, how important it is to keep getting the journal in reviewers’ hands and how effective con email blasts are at marketing the journal. But most of all we learned that people love the journal and that has made us more excited than ever to continue building this business and adding new accessories and versions to grow it further. Keep watching the site as we add those accessories and more on our Get It page.

Shows and Pre Orders

We are getting ready for our big show push, shipping out journals and working with our manufacturer to get as many delivered to us as possible in time for Gen Con and Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. We also have a large number of pre-orders for New York Comic Con in October and are super excited for that show as well! Here’s a rundown of our upcoming events:

Gen Con: August 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center

Pre-order journals here for $5 off before the show!

We’re in our One Less Nemesis booth #1954, pre-orders can be picked up at the show

Wizard World Chicago: August 21-24 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

Pre-order journals here for $5 off before the show!

We’re in our One Less Nemesis booth #1954, pre-orders can be picked up at the show

New York Comic Con: October 9-12 at Javits Center in NYC

Pre-order journals here for $5 off before the show!

We’re in booth #2770, pre-orders can be picked up at the show

 

We will be adding more shows to the fall schedule as we work through the next few weeks and get a feel for inventory and what shows we can get to! Please comment if you have questions and keep checking back with us!

Thank you!

Kickin’ it with a Kickstarter Campaign!

Today marks a big event in the young history of our journals: we launched our Kickstarter campaign today! What is Kickstarter you might ask? It’s the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. With that said, we’re ready to move our journal business to the next level so we have inventory for the remaining 2014 cons we will be vending at plus online inventory as well.

We can use any and all support to keep this business going. We believe in it, we love it and we can’t wait to share it with all con-goers! Take a look at our campaign and share, support, like, tweet…whatever you can do, we appreciate!

 

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