Let's Keep This Party Going!
3 days ago
– Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:16:42 AM
Jonathan and I are back from Trivia Nationals, and we've now received the campaign funds from Kickstarter, so our pace is starting to pick back up again here in calendar-land (certain things could not happen until after all that sweet sweet calendar money made its way to our bank account). What's that mean, exactly?
First off, backer surveys will start going out in the next day or two. These will be emailed to you, coming from Backerkit, so please don't be confused or worried. It's really us! At this point, you'll have the chance to confirm your address, and, if you want, add more funds to order more calendars. Don't know where you'll be living in November? No worries! You can update that info later.
It also means that it's just about time for us to get our files finalized and ready to go to print! This is probably the most nerve-wracking part of the whole thing for me, where I worry that the second I hit "confirm order," I'll notice an obvious typo on page one. (Which is not actually a realistic worry, as it has been meticulously proofread by multiple parties [my husband Matt and Katie Cauley].)
In the meantime, we also have a preorder store open for those that missed out on the Kickstarter! If you know someone that wanted to buy a calendar but missed the campaign window, be sure to send them to http://www.triviacalendar.net, which now redirects to the preorder page.
Katie (and Jonathan)
Success! Now, what's next?
23 days ago
– Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 05:33:28 AM
We did it! Thank you to all the backers for helping us make this a success. We're so excited to see our idea become a real tangible object that will be going out to all of you.
So, what happens now?
Now we really kick things into gear on our end! The calendar content is already written and laid out - we're just tweaking a few design elements based on the sample we received, and having it proofread to make sure the content is both well-written AND typo-free.
All Kickstarter backers will be receiving a survey link (via Backerkit) in the next week or two, which you'll use to confirm your shipping information. You'll also have the ability to purchase more calendars if you've decided you'd like more.
We'll also be setting up a pre-order store through Backerkit, which will provide a second chance for anyone who missed the Kickstarter window. This will be open through the middle of August.
And then, once pre-orders have closed and we've received our funds from Kickstarter, we'll be making The Big Order from our manufacturer in China. At that point, it will just be a matter of waiting for the calendars to be printed, shipped, and then distributed by our fulfillment partners. Then, in November, your calendars should start making their way to your homes!
Our aim is to be completely transparent and upfront with you. So if anything changes with our timeline, we'll keep you posted.
Oh also, Trivia Nationals!
Jonathan and I (Katie) will be at Trivia Nationals in Las Vegas in August. If you're also going, be sure to say hi! Trivial Warfare will be hosting several events. And if you see me (Katie), let me know that you backed the Kickstarter, and I'll hook you up with some Inkling swag!
Thanks again for all the support so far! 2020 is looking great already!
Katie & Jonathan
We got our sample!
26 days ago
– Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 10:01:14 PM
Our sample calendar came in from our printer today. Get a first peek at what our calendars look like as I unbox it in this video!
We only have three days left in the Kickstarter. So if you haven't got in yet, now is the time to do it! Let's finish BIG!
Now we've gone and done it! (Reach our goal, that is!)
29 days ago
– Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 03:06:42 PM
We're thrilled to announce that as of a few days ago...
We've reached our funding goal!
Thank you to all of our backers so far. We, quite literally, could not be doing this without you. So next year, when you read each day's questions, go ahead and feel a little proud of the fact that you are part of the reason the calendar exists.
We have just under a week left in the campaign. So if you haven't gotten in yet, there is still time! Or if you've decided you want to upgrade to higher backer tier, that's an option as well!
Again, thank you so so so much for all the pledges so far. We're excited to see our project coming together!
-Katie and Jonathan-
P.S. We recently sent off our files to get a sample calendar printed. We'll be posting a video of it when we have it our hands in a week or two!
We're almost there!
about 1 month ago
– Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 09:54:59 PM
We're getting close! As of this moment we're at 82% of our goal with 10 days remaining. I don't know about you, but we could use a breather. Let's get this thing knocked out with a few days to spare, what do you say?
Seriously though, thanks so much to all of you for your help so far. This doesn't happen without you and with your help we can get over the top. Let's make it a point to share this campaign with our friends and in our various communities over the next couple of days to help us put it over the top.
Jonathan & Katie