A small change from yesterday's news post... I will NOT be in Victoria BC this weekend after all. I was supposed to leave early tomorrow morning, but I am feeling ill, and now I've made it worse by hunting all over the house for my passport. It has vanished from the safe place the passports are kept, and hidden goodness knows where. So I am staying home and going to bed, where I will sulk. I am sorry to miss this one, lots of my friends are going and it looks like it will be a lot of fun. If I'm lucky, they'll do it again next year. I'm sorry to have messed this one up, everybody!
OTHER CURRENT NEWS: (Carried over from previous posts, lest it be missed...)
Sketch Pre-order Offer Ends Soon:
You can now pre-order Volumes Nine (HC&SC) and Three (SC reprint) at our new online store: airshipstore.com At the moment, the only pre-order available is the premium package that comes with an original sketch bookplate, but that offer will END on May 19. At that point, you will still be able to pre-order books, but not with the sketch bookplate.
Book Releases and Pre-ordering:
As of May 18, Book 3 has been printed and binding has begun. Book Nine is at the printer, through the approval process, and near the printing stage. We expect both book shipments to turn up on our doorstep while we're at the World Steam Expo in Dearborn Michigan. (Around the end of May.)
Corset Inspector Badge Now Available:
Cheyenne's new design is now available as a beautiful metal badge! Avilable at: airshipstore.com
Phil and Kaja will be at the World Steam Expo:
As guests, this time! May 28-31in Dearborn Michigan. Please come and see us!
Book Release Schedule Altered:
Because of the recent setbacks we've been having, we're once again behind on our production schedule. (Big surprise there...) The color edition of Volume One will be delayed, probably until early Summer. We've moved Volume Nine up to take its place, and we're currently looking at late May for its arrival in the Studio. Volume Three, in all its reprinted glory, will be arriving at the same time. (At which point we'll have to turn around and ship it all out... always a jolly time, I assure you.)
Girl Genius Nominated for a Hugo:
Girl Genius Volume Nine: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm has been nominated for a 2010 Hugo award in the category of Best Graphic Story for 2009. We're so happy to be considered again.
We are finally updating our social networking sites...
So you can now find "Girl Genius Webcomic" and "Kaja & Phil Foglio" on Facebook; "girlgenius" and "Othar" on Twitter; "girlgeniuscomic" "studiofoglio" and "kajafoglio" on LiveJournal; and "girlgeniuscomic" at deviantART. Whew.
The Top Web Comics Vote Button
A surprising number of readers have noticed that I removed the TWC vote button from the bottom of the site menu. Thank you for caring, and for voting for us! We really do appreciate it.
The thing is: I let the vote incentives slide a shockingly long time ago, and the whole thing was looking pretty abandoned. I decided that it would be best to just cut it off until I can deal with it properly again. I will post the button later when I have a good pile of vote incentives lined up, and then I'll make a big announcement about it and we'll see if we can't get back up there into the top ten. The fact that so many of you have been voting for us even when we didn't have the incentives up means a lot to us. We were still high on the list, even without incentives or any promotion of the voting beyond the lost little button on the navigation menu. That's pretty amazing!
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