To my Epic Mario supporters,
Wow, what a tremendous week for Epic Mario. We (my fantastic contributors and I) started last tuesday with a $100 contribution right off the bat. At weeks end the project now has just over $4500 in funding which is about 17% of the goal. I also got a shout out from LEGO Master Nathan Sawaya.
The project has been getting a lot of press this week and there is more to come. There was an article about the project in the Willamette Week followed by a blog post on PC World. These were followed up by posts on Engaget, PC Advisor, Joystiq, Boing Boing, Kotaku, Wired, Game Informer, Geek.com, and The Daily What. If you have seen this posted on other blogs or sites, please let me know. I also just completed an itnterview for On The Level Gaming and I am doing another interview with Those Guys tomorrow.
I also want share my appreciation for those of you who have reached out to me with offers of help and support for getting my foundation started regardless of the outcome of this project.
Thank you again to all my supporters out there and keep on getting the word out. I hope that in the week two recap, we will be over 50% funded and have more blogs/articles to share.
I recently did an interview with the Willamette Week. Here is a link to the article about my project.
My appologies to anyone whose name got cut in the final version of the article. The full version of the interview is listed below.
Penelope Bass: What do you do when you’re not building things with LEGO bricks?
“The basic game play of Mario Bros and LEGO is the same – it’s all about leveling up. Can I advance Mario and his brother Luigi through the sewers of New York? Can I make my next LEGO model bigger, taller, better? In addition, Mario and LEGO are both classic retro games that harken us back to our childhood. It will be interesting to see if Zachary Pollock can level-up and blend the two fan favorites.” – Nathan Sawaya, artist and founder of brickartist.com
Thanks again to everyone who contiues to support the project!
I want to give a quick thanks to Bill Ward who made sure that my use of the LEGO® trademark fell within the comapny guidelines. It was a fantastic bit of information and I will be sure to keep within those guidelines going forward.
The site has been up for about 12 hours now and I have just under $500 donations, including one $100 and one $250! A very special thanks to everyone who has donated. I am in the midst of emailing a blurb about the project to LUGs in every state so hopefully the contributions will start to ramp up tomorrow.
If anyone has a fantastic blog they would like to see the project featured on, please let me know so I can reach out to them.
Cats and kitttens, boys and girls, children of all ages, I am thrilled to announce that I have just launched my kickstarter site called Epic Mario. I need to raise just over $26,000 and have only 30 days to do it. I need your help. Please donate! Every dollar helps, and by all means, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your friends neighbors and and your neighbors fri…ends. Please blog it, tweet it, tumbl it, and sing it to the mountains! This is a tremendous project and your support is the key to its success.
Here is a link to the project. Please Donate!