I’ve added a shop to the website. It’s a new system that I’ve not used before so if you find some glitches I apologise. Please let me know if you have any problems when using the shop so that I can fix them straight away. If you’d like to order anything in larger quanities please contact me in advance.
The first shipment of the coins designed by James Ewing for Ren have arrived! They look amazing and we are really pleased with them.
For those who didn’t order any as Add Ons during the Kickstarter campaign we will be setting up an online shop so you will be able to get some soon.
Today the Ren Boar coins were ordered. I’m so excited to see the finished bronze coins in about 6 weeks apparently
It’s been over two weeks since the amazing last day of the Ren campaign and they’ve flown by! The Kickstarter money has transferred into the bank account and things have been moving along nicely here. We’ve had a lot of people getting in touch interested in getting involved and we’re going to be adding some new crew members to the team very soon.
There are still a large number of our last day backers who have not had their special shout out on Twitter but I will continue to send out these twitter thank yous until they are all done.
Last week Chris and I got the opportunity to meet up with one of our Kickstarter backers who had come over to the UK from the States for work. Ray Stephenson was the 10th person to back the project during our live launch broadcast! As Chris and I were close by we managed to meet up with Ray in a lovely pub garden for a drink and a chat.
It was great to meet up with one of our backers and a shame we’re not able to do it with everyone. However, if you’re in the UK and do want to meet us then this weekend, 7 & 8th September we’ll be at Debden House in Epping Forest for a bit of a Gathering. The event is a Born of Hope and Hunt for Gollum reunion with friends and fans and, well anyone really. Check out the facebook event page for more details.
The Kickstarter has finished successfully!
We’re half way through so we’ve added some ADD ONS to the Kickstarter Campaign!
Remember you do not have to be in the UK to pledge and although the campaign is in British Pounds you can contribute in any currency.
We have created a Ren coin!
This is the first in what we hope will be a whole set currently being designed. They are going to be used in the show but we are including them here in the campaign so that you can own them too! These will be proper metal coins. I’m just confirming the details with a manufactuer but I’m hoping for 3D embossed, bronze plated and antique finish. They will be about 2mm thick and 30mm in diameter.
These are not just a great keep sake though. They are also great props for live action role players or gamers who want to use coins in their tabletop games. The dragon side is ringed by a new alphabet of ruins while the boar side says “Courage” and “Boar”
All HARD COPY PACKAGE backers and above will automatically get two of the new Ren coins. For everyone else, or those who want more, you can add coins to your current package as below.
£5.00 (around $8) Two coins
£10.00 (around $15) Five coins
£15.00 (around $23) Six coins & leather draw string pouch
£5.00 Ren Soundtrack Download
£10.00 Ren Soundtrack CD
£15.00 Ren Season One Special Kickstarter Edition DVD, Signed
£25.00 Ren Season One making of photobook, Signed
FOR HARD COPY PACKAGE BACKERS AND ABOVE
£10.00 Upgrade the Ren Season One DVD to a Blu-ray
If you would like to support Ren and get these great extras just head over to the Kickstarter page.
We’ve just changed the Ren Kickstarter main image! I love it! Could this be Ren?
Hot off the presses. Here’s a new piece of concept art by Max von Vier.
We have 30 days to reach £35,000! Let’s do this!
We got off to a fantastic start! What a night!
To launch the Kickstarter for Ren with a bit of a bang, myself and a few friends from the Born of Hope days, Christopher Dane, Howard Corlett and Danny George, spent 4 hours on the evening of Saturday 20th July broadcasting live to the internet. It was a great night which included a Born of Hope screening and commentary, your questions answered and some live music by Jon Glew who performed an acoustic version of the BoH song Bloodline of the Kings.
As well as reminiscing about BoH we also talked about Ren and some of our ideas for the series. I also linked up live via skype to James Ewing, from Ewing Workshop, who’s on board Ren as a production designer and is developing some great ideas for the key props needed for the series. Our live link up had technical difficulties so I’m sorting out an special video focusing entirely on James’ work. This will be an update video on the Kickstarter page so stay turned.
The evening was a great success and by the end of the night we were already 5% funded! Thank you to all of you who backed the project. We still have a long way to go but together we can make this happen!
If you missed our live show don’t panic you can watch it all below.
Only hours away from our LIVE Launch Event! 8pm UK time