Last Day for the Pre-Order Promotional Rate

Posted: December 31st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: production | No Comments »

Today (December 31st) is the last day I’m selling pre-orders at $30. They’ll go up to $40 and will stay that way for a long time to come. If you thought you’d do it and then forgot to do the process at a later date, this is your time to do it. Otherwise, feel free to wait until I’ve put up more details about the production.

The pre-ordering was an amazing success – over 400 copies have pre-sold, which is an amazing amount of interest and trust in the final product. I’m working most of my waking hours now to pay back that interest and trust with a good project. Thanks again!

General Call for Interactive Fiction for DVD

Posted: December 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: production | 1 Comment »

I made plans of this sort about a year ago, but then production got delayed – and since now production is on a locked-on-iron-rails track heading towards intense reality, I wanted to throw out a general offer/call.

Basically, if you created some interactive fiction or text adventure, and are comfortable with it being on the DVD-ROM section of GET LAMP, then I’ll happily discuss putting it there with you.

A number of people agreed to this and were interested in it, but I intend to re-connect with them over the next few weeks to get approval again. So, if you want to join these folks and bring your creation to a somewhat different audience, I’m all for helping that happen for you.

Contact me at jason at textfiles dot com. I suggest an informative subject line. Thanks!

PAX East Selling Quickly: Cheaper Tickets End Soon

Posted: December 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: production | No Comments »

With the caveat that I really have no inside knowledge of the ticketing procedure or numbers, I note that on the Penny Arcade site there’s this entry where it is stated that PAX East is looking to be huge and may have to cap numbers. As far as I know from conversations, this would put attendance in the 30,000 mark or greater. If you were considering whether to go because of my film, or if my film was a factor in your decision, I figured you should be aware of this. I know it’s crazy to buy tickets to an event 3 months out, but there’s a bonus in this case: they have an “early bird” special where you can buy a two or three day pass at reduced rates. That promotion ends on December 31st, just like mine does.

I intend to have the DVD going out just before PAX, so you will still get the film if you buy it – you do not have to go to PAX. But I also didn’t want to mention this event and talk about preparations for it, and not warn people it might sell out. PAX events are truly crazy, and they are very popular.

Pre-Orders Going Well;Production Continues

Posted: December 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Interactive Fiction, production | 3 Comments »

Just wanted to stop in and say that the pre-ordering promotion has been going very well, with hundreds of pre-orders from folks. I am grateful and appreciative. Right now, the duplication costs are basically paid for, although I intend to make the package more deluxe and this will increase costs a tad – it’s about putting out the best package possible, to reward people for still buying a package in the digital age.

I’ve been working basically non-stop on editing the movie, on getting additional “assets” into the mix, and generally putting stuff together. It’s a lot of work, but it’s really worth it, and I really do love this subject – combing through hours of people discussing interactive fiction and text adventures has been a real treat.

More meaty updates will come after the first of the year – right now it’s literally 12-20 hours a day of editing. There’s not much to say about that for the moment, other than the aforementioned fact that I find it really fun.

Keep spreading the word on pre-orders! Like I said, the price goes to the expected $40 on January 1st.

GET LAMP Premiere at PAX East

Posted: December 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: production | 4 Comments »


GET LAMP will have its world premiere at the PAX EAST convention in Boston, Massachusetts.

PAX is the Penny Arcade Expo, a convention that sprang from the gaming webcomic Penny Arcade and has grown into its own thing, encompassing all manner of amazing events and attendance. We’re talking tens of thousands of attendees at this event, which is held in Seattle, Washington. A couple years back they decided they needed an east coast version, and PAX East was born.

Besides the premiere of the film at this event, I’ll be hosting a GET LAMP Panel and will be hanging out with many folks from the film who will be in attendance.

PAX East will be held March 26-28 at the Hynes convention center in the heart of Boston.

More details will be forthcoming.

Get Lamp Pre-Ordering Now Open, with Special Discount

Posted: December 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: production | 13 Comments »

Here’s the big news: GET LAMP is going to be released in March of 2010.

Right now I’m focusing on editing, features, and packaging for what will be a 2-DVD set. I expect there will be a digital release and other formats as well, but I have no details on that at this time. In fact, there are many, many more details to come. The main reason I’m mentioning this at all right now is I am extending a special offer to “the fans”, as it were.

The documentary 2-DVD set will be $40. This I already know.

If you pre-order it now, however, it will cost you $30, a 25% discount.

The page for pre-ordering does not have much information on the packaging, what’s in it, what the whole thing is about. This is intentional; partially because some information is in flux, and partially because this offer is for the people who have been supporting me and helping me over the past few years. For these folks, they intend to buy it basically sight unseen; they just want the word. Well, here’s the word. And that’s why the discount is there.

I’m closing up the discounted price at the end of December. After that, it goes to $40 as I put up screenshots, packaging shots as they become available, and other information.

So if you were waiting for your chance, my wonderful friends and supporters, this is the time to pre-order.

Thank you.

A Quick Introduction by J. Robinson Wheeler

Posted: December 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Interactive Fiction | 1 Comment »

Big news is coming up, but before then, enjoy this speech from J. Robinson Wheeler.