This might be our final reminder about our semi-devious plans to get some revenue to send John to some conventions. John’s got plans to take part in CONvergence and Windycon this year, but we think it would be great if he could also go to Wiscon, Chicon 7 (Worldcon), and World Fantasy. Big aspirations, true, but we think they’re worthwhile.
Asking for money outright makes us a little uncomfortable (we’ll take donations if you’re inclined; there’s a donation button at the top right of the page), so we’d like to make it worth your while, too. As we’ve mentioned before, we’re running a contest where every purchase or donation made through April 1 will be entered into a drawing to win some fabulous prizes.
The prizes include copies of Happily Ever After (John’s reprint anthology of fairy tale retellings); t-shirts; Electric Velocipede back issues; grab bags of ARCs (lots of cool stuff from Subterranean Press and other publishers); John’s editorial services; and whatever else our devious minds can think of. You can also donate convention memberships directly if you’re so inclined.
We’ll be drawing winners on Monday, April 2. Obviously, if you bought a shirt, you won’t win a shirt (unless you want a second one), if you bought back issues, you won’t win back issues (again, unless that’s what you want), etc.
What’s behind all this? We feel that in 2011 we didn’t get ourselves out in front of people. If we’re not out there talking about Electric Velocipede, who is? Getting to conventions was really tough for John in 2011 between starting a new job and moving. This year is better, but we still need a little financial boost to get things moving.
If we can get out to conventions and other places (and John in particular as he’s our biggest proponent), we can talk to people about Electric Velocipede and that’s a good thing.
If you’ve got questions, just ask!