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WAYS OF WIND AND WATER !!! - Eric's House Of Ego
August 29th, 2012
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WAYS OF WIND AND WATER !!!
Ok, here's the deal. We have CDs. Just got them. We don't have everything signed yet, but we're plugging away at it (we have to track everyone down and make them sign over a 100 CDs). We will get them signed and out the door with everything else as soon as possible.

Chicon starts tomorrow. Yes, Ropers will have our CDs. If you are a KS donor and want yours, you will need to track me down before Opening Ceremonies. I will only be there for that and am leaving right after. If you want it signed by everyone, I'm afraid that you'll have to wait, because, as I said, we haven't been able to get everyone to sign all the CDs yet.

I feel kind of a bit of rat for this, I wanted the Kickstarter folks to get their CDs first, but we can't not have the CDs at Worldcon. If they had shown up a week earlier … or a week later.

Also, I don't have the bonus CDs duplicated yet, so if you are owed a bonus CD, I probably won't have it (unless I can get some done today before I leave).

AHHHHHHH.

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From:dement1a
Date:August 29th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
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You do what you need to do and your supporters should understand.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:August 29th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
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I already have one person who thinks it's a terrible idea. I'm so torn on this.
From:hms42
Date:August 29th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
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If I catch you at con, I will my copy then. Not critical and it just becomes two less items to carry home.
From:hms42
Date:August 29th, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Get my copy.... Sorry abouit the bad phrasing from the airport.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:August 29th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Are you running sound for Opening Ceremonies?
From:hms42
Date:August 30th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
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No, I will be at the filk sound. If I can get to opening ceremonies, I will do so. If not, the Cd will be at home when I get back next week.
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From:blackpaladin
Date:August 29th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
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I just don't get this "I Kickstarted it, so I HAVE TO HAVE IT FIRST!!!!" mentality. First of all -- and I know, I'm deluding myself, but let me have this delusion -- I would hope that we would have gotten past this "pay money to be one of the cool kids" idea, at least in this hobby that we love.

Second, I for one didn't KS to get the album first; I KS'ed to get the album period. Without the pre-funding, you guys wouldn't have been able to do the album at all. And not having the album available for sale at WorldCon would just be stupid.

I don't know who is giving you crap about this, but if they're reading this: Get the hell off of your high horse and remember that this is supposed to be fun. Dumbass.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:August 29th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
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It's over on FB, she has valid points, I can't disagree with any of them. So be nice.
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From:zelda888
Date:August 29th, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
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I am trying to be nice: That person may have *a* point, but is missing *the* point: We want you to succeed! And having your album at WorldCon is part of that success, which I am psyched to see happen and tickled to have been part of. That I am getting my own copy elsewhere, elsewhen-- so not the point.

Do Not Apologize for doing the thing we were trying to make it possible for you to do.
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From:rileybear67
Date:August 29th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
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I have read her points on FB and do not agree with her.
Yes, the KS donors gave you the funding you needed to get the album made, but the people who buy it afterwards are no less supporting than the KS donors.

You are letting people know that you have the CD's and that they are being signed and you will get them out ASAP. I'm guessing that the ones at WorldCon are not going to be signed, so... big deal, the KS donors get their SIGNED CD's a little after WorldCon. The perk is still there, it's not like she isn't getting what she wanted out of this.

People (and I know I am guilty of this) can feel WAY too entitled sometimes. A good does of reality would do anyone some good.

Just my double penny...
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From:braider
Date:August 29th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
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*wave* I'm the one from Facebook.

Oddly enough, I am not even a Kickstarter for this CD - I'm warning what happened in a similar situation with another CD. I would rather not see Eric garner the same ill feeling as the other person did. Now, I will say that there are some marked differences:

- Eric has not been posting about his Kickstarter every day til people felt like they had to donate just to get him to stop posting about it.
- Eric will not be waiting a full month after making the CD available to the masses to get around to mailing the CDs to the Kickstarters.

However, I do stand by the fact that one of the joys and delights of being a Kickstarter supporter is getting first crack at the CDs, or at least a digital download thereof.
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From:rileybear67
Date:August 29th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
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*smiles*
Sorry you had a bad experience. And thanks for clearing up your points.

I do think it's nice to get perks like first crack, but I don't ever count on it.
*waves back*
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From:peteralway
Date:August 29th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
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As a kickstarter, I hereby and officially register my lack of annoyance at not getting the CD before people at Worldcon.

And if that'es too many negatives to parse, it's all good, as far as I'm concerned.
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