FULFILLMENT UPDATE time, everyone!
PRELUDE to AXANAR donors… Everything is still right on track with the PRELUDE DVDs and Blu-rays (which are the only remaining portion of the rewards kits that I’m waiting for, to be able to ship ’em out). All of the content is at the printer in a queue of other orders, so right now you can think of us as a jet circling the airport, in a holding pattern with a bunch of other planes, waiting on the “all-clear” before we’re allowed to land. 🙂
(And YES, if you’re wondering… the excitement is KILLING us, around here!! The discs are going to be BEYOND amazing.)
As for all of our AXANAR campaign donors… We don’t want you to feel left out, so we’ve got some good news for you, too… we’re about to begin shipping out the one item from that campaign that we’ll be able to do in advance: the patches!! (No, we weren’t going to ship anything out separately– and it WILL cost us more money that now won’t go toward the production, and WILL be a lot of extra work–but we’re honestly trying our hardest to make everyone happy.)
Please note, however, AXANAR campaign donors… shipping of the REMAINDER of your perks kits remains the same as reported many, many times previously: the kits can only be shipped–in their entirety!–once AXANAR, the feature film, is completed, which will be NEXT YEAR (2016). Why? Because most of the perks from the AXANAR campaign are dependent upon content from the finished work, in order to be produced. (Makes sense, yes? 🙂 )
So, what’s the bottom line? A LOT of shipping–right in the middle of convention season (which is when we kick advertising-and-promoting the AXANAR project into high gear), as well as the pre-production we’re heavy into here at the studio, AND all of the other, regular day-to-day stuff that goes on. I’ll be utilizing volunteer help, whenever possible, for the massive upcoming shipments (and by “massive”, I mean more than 10,000 envelopes, packages, etc., all passing over my desk in one huge, ungainly bunch), but no matter how you cut it, it’s a MAJOR undertaking, so please bear with us; your patience will be MUCH appreciated. 🙂
Happy Trekking, everyone!