I'm sorry! Apparently, Volume One is NOT done Shipping:
We had thought that all the pre-ordered GG Volume Ones would be shipped not long after I left for Australia, but it turns out that there was a LOT of it, and our intrepid helpers are STILL working on the pile. They're getting near the bottom of the pile, but work continues. Argh. I will keep everyone posted on the progress. I do apologize for the misinformation, (especially to my e-mail helpers, who are NOT especially happy with me right now...)
Volumes Three and Nine Releases:
Volumes Three and Nine are here, and all the pre-ordered books have now shipped. If your order does not arrive in a reasonable amount of time, please let us know. Things do occasionally go missing in the mail...
Girl Genius Won the Hugo!:
If there is anything that could make us like Australia even more than we already do, it's that at Aussiecon 4, Girl Genius Volume Nine: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm was awarded the 2010 Hugo award in the category of Best Graphic Story for 2009! I don't think it's possible to express how happy this makes us. Also, although any Hugo is, of course, beautiful (when it's yours); we are now proud to have two of the most beauiful trophies in the history of the award.
OTHER CURRENT NEWS: (Carried over from previous posts, lest it be missed...)
A Question of Login:
Some of our loyal readers have reported a problem logging in to our online store to check on old orders. That is, they can't. Here is why: A while back, our old online store caught fire and burned to the ground. We wound up making a brand new store with a new company and server and everything. We had good paper records of all of the orders, so we didn't lose any, but we were not able to salvage the accounts that customers had set up on the old store. So if you go to our new store and try to log in with your old information, it just won't work. You can set up a new account for future use, but if you have a question about an older order, you may need to write to us at our customerserviceATstudiofoglioDOTcom address for assistance. We are very sorry for the inconvenience!
The Corset Inspector Pin and Friends:
We have had many questions about Cheyenne's popular "Corset Inspector" pin. The answer is yes, we will indeed be making more. They are due to hit the Studio even before Phil and I return from Australia, and should be available again in early September. We will also be making more trilobite pins, as well as some new designs, with any luck in time for the Holidays.
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!
My personal LiveJournal, which I sometimes even update, can be found here.