The big bossman said it was time for an update, so–even though there isn’t any big, pressing news to impart–here you go!
Greetings from Fulfillment Central, donors!
Just a quick note to keep everyone abreast of where things stand in the area of fulfillment for the AXANAR fundraising campaigns.
ARES DIGITAL (for all donors)
We’re pleased to announce that our groundbreaking, proprietary digital delivery-and-donor account maintenance system—known as Ares Digital—is getting closer to being fully functional!
Terry McIntosh, our resident technology expert and creator of the Ares Digital platform, has been trying to fit in work on the mammoth system (which currently holds information for more than 12,000 donors, from three different funding campaigns as well as non-campaign contributions) around his paying jobs, so work has, unfortunately, been slower than anticipated. But, Terry says the end (at least, for this stage of development) is now in sight… which means soon all donors will be able to log into their personal accounts, make changes to their email and/or shipping addresses, keep track of what rewards they’ll eventually be getting from the campaigns to which they have donated, and access any digital rewards due them, as such become available.
AXANAR Kickstarter (2014)
As we’ve been saying for quite some time, we will begin the massive task of shipping out the tens of thousands of patches from the AXANAR Kickstarter (from August 2014) once Ares Digital is functional. Please note that the patches are the only thing which will be shipping out, as nothing else has been made, yet (and technically, most of the other rewards can’t be created until the movie has been completed!). The remaining rewards due (according to each donor’s contribution level) will ship out in their entirety (which will also save considerably on the exorbitant rates charged by the post office for shipping), after AXANAR, the movie, is finished.
So, again… now is the right time to make sure you’ve updated your AD account with your current shipping information. (We will ship the patches to whatever is on file as your “ship to” address, so it is up to you to make sure you don’t miss out!)
AXANAR Indiegogo (2015)
Once we’ve taken care of the patches from the AXANAR Kickstarter, we should be able to start working on getting the patches from the AXANAR Indiegogo campaign out, as well.
As with the rewards from the earlier Kickstarter campaign, the bulk of the rewards from the Indiegogo fundraiser will not ship until after AXANAR has been completed (again, because they have not yet been created, and in fact most of them cannot be until after production on the movie has been completed).
(Please note that this exact communique will also be posted in the funding campaigns and sent out as an email update, so if you’ve already read it here, you’ll be able to ignore the others…)
Until next time, gang…