The Drabblecast Reborn

Created by Norm Sherman

The Drabblecast is excited to be back in business providing Strange Stories by Strange Authors, to Strange Listeners, Such As Yourself! It's not too late to pick up some awesome Drabblecast swag to make your life even weirder and more fulfilled! And remember, with each purchase, your helping support your favorite podcast!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

The Island of Misfit Mugs
11 days ago – Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 03:35:01 PM

Ok, so quick follow up to that last update---

By popular demand, you can now acquire one of the maddening misfit mugs mentioned in the previous update added to your DrabblePackage for a one time $5.00 donation to the ol' Dcast through our standard donation portal here:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=kK4gqWGTRMJg2sv97reMYgDDMTIh4zl8xl49meEdnQjS_5WeLdTyxT0f9pNr4A8gWI2ID0&country.x=US&locale.x=US

Let us know your Kickstarter ID name in the transaction notes and we'll have no problem tracking it to ya and including it in your order.

Thanks all!

Norm

Update on Shipping your Goodies
12 days ago – Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 12:26:15 AM

Hey everybody! 

Hope you've been enjoying our relaunch!  We've got a killer Tim Pratt Holiday story we commissioned coming up, be on the look out!

So we've been busy-as-hell bees over here designing, illustrating and proofing print anthologies and parasitic children's books, getting every detail right on tshirt designs and sizes, engraving tentacle sculptures, and the list goes on. With over 700 backers and preorder folks, it's been quite the undertaking!  But damn, I'll tell you this-- the stuff that we do have in finally looks AMAZING!

But not everything is done yet, we hit a couple snafu's.  For one, the mug company screwed up our order and we received 288 misfit mugs without our full design or nifty logo on it, only the same insanity-inspiring phrase:"I Take My Coffee Black as the Void" on all sides!  Quite maddening, Lovecraft would be proud. 

We get it.  We get how you take your coffee.
We get it. We get how you take your coffee.

They are shipping us corrected mugs free of charge, but it's one of the things that will wind up pushing us back a little, because ideally we want to be shipping everybody one single box full of all their perfectly awesome, perfectly-packed Drabblegoodies, rather than sending hundreds of Drabbledonians around the world several various packages ad hoc as they come in finished to us.

.So here's the current updated schedule.

You'll be getting all digital content this month, in the next couple weeks. Those of you that pledged at the $500 level or higher will be getting your Mystery Holiday Gift Bags by Dec. 14th.

Everything else will be delayed until January and we expect you to be getting your complete and awesome boxes o' Drabblestuff sometime the week of Jan 15th or earlier. Tentacle Sculptures will be coming in a separate package around the same time.

Now, I know a lot of you are probably like, "No biggie Norm, I can't wait!"

But it's maybe possible that some of you might be bummed out because you were counting on some of this DrabbleSchwag to give out as Holiday gifts.   Krampus knows the last thing I want is 13 Yule Lads hunting me down in late December and putting potatoes in my shoes cuz I ruined your Christmas.  If you fall into this category and find yourself either super bummed or potentially pondering bloody vengeance upon me, shoot me an email and let me know your situation.  I can work things out case by case with you if you were banking on kechains, stickers, pins, cd's, or megabeast deathmatch cards under that ol' tannenbaum by the 25th. 

The rest of y'all, my apologies for the delay, we're close to having everything out to you, just need a couple more weeks of patience.  Meanwhile, keep your eyes peeled for an email with some amazing exclusive digital content comin' your way in the next couple weeks!

Yours in Weirdness,

Norm

Get to them Surveys folks!
25 days ago – Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 11:08:10 PM

Hey everybody!

Hope you're enjoying the new episodes of Drabblecast brought back THANKS TO YOU!

I've been chatting and calling with folks all day about cool plans for the future, the growth and excitement doesn't end here for sure.

BUT-- for some of you we still need you to fill out your surveys so we can get everything from your t shirt sizes, to your correct name spelling as thanks on our website, to your correct shipping address!  You've all gotten resent emails asking for you to fill out the survey, please take a minute and fill those out-- we are currently trying to negotiate our order totals. 

Also, the Drabblecast Preorder Store there will have a couple unique things there at check out that maybe you'll want to get in on that weren't available in the Kickstarter. 

New pins, stickers, and my personal favorite, a leather embossed Drabblecast keychain with a USB that has ALL of our episodes preloaded up on it!

Thank you all for your support, it's amazing being back in the game and producing episodes each week for you!  If you haven't filled out your surveys, please get on it and get your stuff ASAP!

In Weirdness,

Norm

Thank you + Next Steps!
about 1 month ago – Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 10:44:29 PM

Hey all!

Thank you SO MUCH for helping the Drabblecast be reborn! We can't wait to get you your stuff! A few things need to happen before we can kick off production and fulfillment. Here's a quick rundown:

We have to collect a few pieces of information based upon your pledge levels (such as who gets the Digital Hugs and what size t-shirts you want) and where we need to ship them.

We’ll be sending out a BackerKit survey to collect this information very soon, so keep your eyes peeled. The invitation email will contain a link to your personal survey-- it's important to submit your responses as quickly as you can since we need this information to process your rewards.

If you need to change your survey responses, purchase add-on items, or update your shipping information, you can click the link in your survey email again or request your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page.

If you prefer, you can contact me directly at editor@drabblecast.org and give me your information, but answering your survey will help us get your rewards out to you faster.

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey link will be sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact me.

Again, thanks for all your support everyone. We can’t wait to send get all the Drabblecast goodies into your hands and ears!

Yours in weirdness, Uncle Norm

Norm

And So It Ends, and the Drabblecast is Reborn...
about 2 months ago – Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:52:27 PM

Hey Drabbledonians,

So. 

We wrapped up our Kickstarter tonight, 158% funded with $54,726 as our total.  THANKS TO YOU! 

~You brought the Drabblecast back.

~You brought our discussion forums back.

~You allowed us to start start paying artists and growing our Drabblecast Art program.

~You launched the Drabblecast DIrector's Cut Special's with author commentary as a regular thing now!

~You brought back "Drabbleclassics."

~You started an excited new 13th Month themed month of commissioned stories that Defies all Physics and Spacetime!

~And you secured a new epic Connor Choadswoth cryptozoological adventure in early 2019.

Oh, and you also are going to be getting a lot of cool shit in your emails and mailboxes.

YOU did this folks.  You went above and beyond for us and we're going to do the same in return for you.  Here's to big things ahead! Eternal thanks to those who helped make this possible on the inside throughout the whole thing.  Jen Fisher, Kyle Sellers, Bo Kaier, Derek Bledsoe, Melissa Harvey, Jason Smith, Tom Baker, Declan Keane. 

Until soon folks, this is Norm Sherman.  reminding you-- (to quote my favorite children's book, "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry):

"If some one loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars. He can say to himself, 'Somewhere, my flower is there . . "