This time of year I’d usually be getting ready to travel to Warpcon. Sadly, this year, I won’t be there. Actually, though I’ll miss my pals, Cork’s English Market, and the best fish and chips this side of Master’s, it’s OK. I’m tired, the last couple of months have been tough, and it’ll be nice spending a bit […]
As the swag for the 2015 Insane Charity Bike ride was ridiculously slow in getting to people (completely my fault, for reasons I’ve touched on here before), I wanted to double-down, and make sure the swag for the 2016 event got out faster than ever before.
And it looks like it’s on track to do just that!
The Army of Dorkness buttons and the Cloisonné pins are done, and with Fulfillment Gurus David now. The Munchkin Charity postcards are done, printed, and just waiting to be signed…and then I send those off to David, as well:
The last bit-o-swag is the Pat Rothfuss limerick mini-print, and that should go to press this week:
(Pat’s limerick will go on the obvious black space. Want to know what it is? Well, you shoulda backed the bike ride! KIDDING! There’ll still be a chance for you to see it – the uncolored version of the mini-print will go in the brand-new charity coloring book, which you can get by backing next year’s ride!)
Anyway, once the mini-prints come back from the printer, they go on to Pat to be signed, then I sign them, and then the 2016 swag is DONE!
Thank you all again for making the 2016 Insane Charity Bike Ride the most successful yet! And if production stays on target, it’ll be the quickest we’ve ever gotten swag pout to backers!
It’s an understatement to say I’m ridiculously grateful for the many, many folks who are generous with their time and donations, helping make my now-annual Insane Charity Bike Ride meet its fundraising goals. Prime example – Neil Gaiman wrote an utterly delightful limerick, just for supporters. Last year I illustrated it, and backers received it as a mini-print. Here it is, […]
I’m packing for Gen Con, and guess what’s going with me? ALL THE 2015 BIKE THE BARNS SWAG, to be handed off to David Michael, Fulfillment Guru of the Gods (and of me). It took a lot longer getting the swag out for last year’s ride than I’d hoped. Also, it’s pushed back fundraising for […]
The Last Insane Charity Bike Ride Update: Tour De Duck 2014 – IT’S BIKE TIME! OK, guys – with four days to go until my 60-mile charity bike ride, we blew past $10,000 raised! This is, to put it bluntly, stupefying. And there’s still time for you to make a donation/pledge! The Bike the Barns ride raises critical […]
LET’S BUILD WORLDS! Pat Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders charity push for 2014 is in its final days, so I wanted to call attention to a few things you, my dear readers (BLESS YOU ALL – both of you!) might grok. There are three really cool Munchkin items up at the charity’s auction site, as well as a […]
Sweet Charity! Let’s talk charity, today. My basic belief is you can never do enough – but my limited organization skills seems to set their own goal posts. Fortunately, I have many kind and generous readers, who make up for it. So here are some quick updates on the various things I’ve been up to, that […]