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A huge thank you to everyone who made the Pink Eyes printing possible!

I'm new to this, what's up?
Welcome to the Fallout Equestria Print Project website & forums!

Right now we do not have any active projects. But be sure to check back here every so often; this is where we post updates including any new printing announcements.

You might want to look into changedetection.com or If This Then That which should email you when new posts on the website pop up. Or if you're savvy you can use the site's RSS feed.

For more information about the books, please read the FAQ.


Moving Forward
We no longer have Pink Eyes books available for sale via the signup & reserve lists. I'll probably bring a couple copies with me to cons if you can catch me there, and we may have some available nearer December depending on what comes up. But for now expect things to be a little quieter around here.

Cons!
I and a few of the other team members will be at Trotcon in Columbus Ohio, and BronyCon in Baltimore Maryland. No panel or anything planned, but if you can find us say hi!



As always if you have any questions or concerns, check out the FAQ, or feel free to email us at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com
Posted by zemming at Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:51 pm Comments (0)
Good news everyone!

For the main list:
All the books were mailed out this Saturday the 9th. Tracking numbers were sent via mailchimp. If you don't see yours, double check your spam folder.

For the reserve list:
Invoices were sent to everyone who signed up before 2300 (EST) May 8th. If you paid, your books will be mailed out this Monday the 11th. Tracking numbers were sent via mailchimp. If you don't see yours, double check your spam folder.

If you just found out about the project or if you did not pay your first invoice and still would like a chance to purchase the books, the reserve list technically is still open. Nothing will be processed until early June, but you can sign up here: http://goo.gl/WOUL6y

Moving Forward:
We'll be hosting a panel at MidWest Brony Fest in Kansas City!
Many thanks to Tenebarius, our Head of Editing, for organizing it. If you're at MWBF, look up "From Pixels to Print" in the con schedule, stop by and say hi.

I (zemming) will be out of town till early June.
This means most operations will be on standby until then. I'll turn on the auto-responder for the FOEPrintProject@gmail.com account tomorrow; I can't promise a response, but the other team members will still be checking the account if you just need something straightforward. And I personally can be reached at zemming@zemming.org (but really most stuff should be sent to the project account, not straight to me).

Edit: Invoices were sent out on Sunday June 7th to everyone who signed up on the reserve list before 1600 EST. If you received an invoice, please pay it before it is due on the 13th. We'll ship the books out as a batch shortly thereafter. If we still have books left over we'll continue to send invoices to the reserve list.

Edit 2: The last batch of invoices were sent off June 14th, and are due the 20th. They will be shipped off as time allows. We've reached the bottom of the reserve list. As such, the reserve list is now closed and we'll get an updated post up here soon.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, check out the FAQ, or feel free to email us at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com
I'm new to this, what's up?
To learn more about the project, what's going on and what we're doing, you should read the the FAQ, which goes over the details.

In short, signups for the printing of FoE Pink Eyes are closed, but we have some extra books available for sale. If you are interested read below and please sign up on the reserve list: http://goo.gl/WOUL6y

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Good news! The books arrived from our manufacture! Check out the pictures: http://imgur.com/a/FAPGh

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We're working on packing them all up and shipping them out. Hopefully that won't take too long, but we'll have a better estimate once things get moving.

We'll post an update once they ship out with more details about tracking numbers and whatnot.


What about the reserve list?
We have enough extra books for everyone who signed up on the reserve list before today plus some, and we'll begin sending out invoices shortly. Reserve list books will be $29.99 USD, plus shipping ($5 US, $21 Canada, $25 everywhere else).

Invoices will be due by the end of the day (EDT) Saturday May 9th.
I'm new to this, what's up?
To learn more about the project, what's going on and what we're doing, you should read the the FAQ, which goes over the details.

In short, signups for the printing of FoE Pink Eyes are closed, but we may have extra books available for sale near the end of the project.
If you are interested please sign up on the reserve list: http://goo.gl/WOUL6y


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Couple quick updates:

The books are almost done printing, and we should have them the first/second week of May. We'll begin shipping the books out as soon as we get them. Just check back here every so often since we'll post updates as things move along.

Once we know exactly how many extra books we have, we'll begin sending invoices to the reserve list. We'll post more info later.

An email was sent out to everyone with the address we have on file for you. If your address is incorrect, please email us your corrected address before April 30th, 11:59 EDT. After April 30th, we can no longer guarantee address connections.


As always if you have any questions or concerns, check out the FAQ, or feel free to email us at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com
Hope everyone had a wonderful April 1st! :raritywink:
I'm new to this, what's up?
To learn more about the project, what's going on and what we're doing, you should read the the FAQ, which goes over the details.

In short, signups for the printing of FoE Pink Eyes are closed, but we may have extra books available for sale near the end of the project.
If you are interested please sign up on the reserve list: http://goo.gl/WOUL6y


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Hey everyone,
Good News! We received the book proof, and it looks friggin amazing!

It has been signed off on, and we're moving forward with production. The current estimated completion date for the books is about 5-6 weeks away, so we're on track to start shipping the first or second week of May.


Regarding the reserve list:
After production is complete and we know how many extra books we actually have, we will begin sending out invoices to the reserve list.

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If you have any questions or concerns, check out the FAQ, or feel free to email us at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com
I'm new to this, what's up?
To learn more about the project, what's going on and what we're doing, you should read the the FAQ, which goes over the details.

In short, signups for the printing of FoE Pink Eyes are closed, but we may have extra books available for sale near the end of the project.
If you are interested please sign up on the reserve list: http://goo.gl/WOUL6y


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Just a quick update for you guys, so it doesn't get lost as an edit in the other post.

As of March 15th 1800 UTC all 62 unpaid invoices have been deleted. If you click your invoice and get a 404 page, it's because you missed the deadline. Sorry.

Right now we're working on buttoning the last few things up. Expect a more thorough update in the next few days.

Edit: Still holding off on that more thorough update for a few more days. All the book files have passed pre-flight and are currently in the process of being placed into production. We should have our actual production schedule and our proofs early next week. Probably by the 25th. :twilightsmile:
I'm new to this, what's up?
To learn more about the project, what's going on and what we're doing, you should read the the FAQ, which goes over the details.

In short, signups for the printing of FoE Pink Eyes are closed, but we may have extra books available for sale near the end of the project.
If you are interested please fill out the reserve sign up form: http://goo.gl/WOUL6y


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Heads up everyone! We'll be sending out invoices very soon! We'll also send out an email before the invoices that goes over everything here since not everyone checks the website.
Once all the invoices are sent, we'll update this post. If you don't see an invoice after we say they've been sent, please check your spam folder.

EDIT 1: As of March 4th 0525 UTC all invoices have been sent out. If you don't see yours, please check your spam folder.


Now, onto all the gritty details. This is going to be a long one, so you might want to get a sandwich, a soda, and your favorite brushable pony.

Please read this whole post as it covers what's going on and our timeline, stuff I'm sure you'll want to know.


All prices are in USD.
The books are $19.99 each.
For one book, shipping will be:
US: $5 (Shipping for 2 sets is $7)
Canada: $21
Everywhere else is pretty much all $25. Though we'll charge based on each country, which might be a bit different.

Total cost for US will be $24.99
Canada $40.99
International should be around $44.99.

The rest of this is just to clarify a couple of things about how everything is going to go down from here. Especially with one of the main questions we keep getting about this, so let's start clearing everything up, shall we?

When are the books going to be shipped to you?

That, my friend, depends entirely on you and your fellow signers and how fast we're able to get all the payments in. Simply put, we do not have the books on hand to be able to ship them out as soon as we get the costs covered to make and ship them. We're not Discord. We can't just snap our clawed fingers and magically have a brand new copy of Fallout Equestria ready and waiting for you.

It would be nice if we could do that. It would also be nice to make it rain chocolate, but the real world doesn't work like that.

The printing itself is going to take 5 to 6 weeks. Please note that this is not after the initial quote is given, and we send the printer the final files. Life, unfortunately, does not work like that.

Printing of the books will start only after the printer has received the cleared payment.

Those two points cannot be stressed enough. Printing the books will take 5 to 6 weeks and will only start after the printer has received the cleared payment.

So, when are the books going to be shipped to you? The books will be shipped out to everyone who has signed approximately 7 to 8 weeks after all payments have been collected from every signer.

That is of course, assuming that nothing goes wrong during that time frame. If something does, you will be notified immediately that the schedule has been changed.

How soon will the printer get the payment?

The short answer: as soon as possible.

The long answer: that depends on how fast we receive all the payments. Ideally, we would love to send in the payment no more than one week after sending out all the invoices. Will that work? Discord only knows, but I would like to think so.

When are the payment due?

Realistically, we would like to have payment due upon receipt of the invoice. However, we know that isn't going to happen for everyone. Unexpected expenses come up; payday isn't until next week; etc. We understand that money is trouble. However, we also need you signers to understand that the speed at which this project moves is based entirely on how quickly we get the total payment amount in.

So this is how it is going to work.

For those backers on the main list, payment is due March 14th.

If after the 14th payment has not been received, your invoice will be canceled and you will be removed from the signup list.

For those backers who get moved from the reserve list to the main list after the initial invoices go out, payment is due one week after the send date of the invoice.

Again, if payment hasn't been received after the week has passed, your invoice will be canceled and you will be removed from the list.

As to what would happen at that point? We would keep going through the waitlist until all orders had been filled and paid for. If we somehow go through the entire waitlist and still haven't filled the entire order, we have a contingency for that.

What is the contingency plan if the order is not filled?

That will be revealed if, and if only if, there becomes a need for it.

How will I know that my order is ready to ship?

We will regularly post updates on the homepage, and we will send a mass email when all the books ship.
If you live in the US, you will receive a USPS tracking number. Outside of the US tracking will not be possible for single book orders. It's a trade off of saving money by using flat rate shipping. Regardless, we'll make sure you know when your order has been shipped.

I've moved or am in the process of moving, or will expect to have moved by the time comes for shipping. Are you guys going to be able handle a change in address?

The answer to this question is yes. However, we must be informed about the address change ASAP otherwise your books will be sent to the address we have listed in our database.
We are not mindreaders, nor are we clairvoyant. If you move, you have to give us a heads up, otherwise your book will be sent to your previous address. If you're unsure what address we have on file, it will be listed on your online invoice.


That's all to report for now. As always, we'll post regular updates here. You should definitely check back every so often to stay up to date.

If you have any quesnios or concerns, check out the FAQ, or feel free to email us at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com
Thank you everyone who signed up! In total you guys signed up for over 800 books!

Right now the puzzle is coming together. We're wrapping up the editing and formatting, getting the invoicing systems up and running, and we'll be able to get our quotes in the next few days. Our timeline does depend on some things outside our control, but we should be able to send out invoices within a week or two. Overall we're right on track.

We'll post another update as soon as we have all the info we need to start sending out invoices, so stay tuned :twilightsmile:


I'm new to this, what's up?
To learn more about the project, what's going on and what we're doing, you should read the the FAQ, which goes over the details.

In short, signups for the printing of FoE Pink Eyes are closed, but we may have extra books available for sale near the end of the project.
If you are interested please fill out the reserve sign up form: here
I'm new to this, what's up?
You'll want to read the signup post, two below this one. Direct Link

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Hello fillies and gentlecolts!

Are you an aspiring writer or editor looking to broaden your horizons?

Have you ever wanted to lend a hand working on one of your favorite Fallout: Equestria Fanfictions?

Well now is your chance!

We are looking for those willing and able to join our editing team for Fallout Equestria Pink Eyes.

Feel up to the challenge? Shoot us an e-mail at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com detailing any past editing or writing experience you've had.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tenebarius
Head of Editing
I'm new to this, what's up?
You'll want to read the post below this one. Direct Link

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Holy crap guys.
Since signups opened we've had over 550 people sign up, for over 600 books! I want to thank you guys for absolutely shattering our original goal and expectations!

Because of your overwhelming support which makes this project possible, I'm excited to announce Chapter Art for Pink Eyes!

Our wonderful artist Hobbes has been working on some crazy awesome chapter art. You'll see all of them in the finished book, but here's a few teasers :twilightsmile:

Chapter 1:
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Chapter 2:
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Chapter 3:
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Hey everyone!
It is my pleasure to announce that we will be printing Mimezinga's Fallout Equestria Pink Eyes!

One of the main five Fallout stories, Pink Eyes tells the story of the filly Puppysmiles as she journeys through the ravaged wasteland, 200 years after the bombs fell, in search for her mother. Throughout her journey, Puppy brings a touch of innocence to all the ponies rebuilding and scavenging in the hostile wasteland.

This project is supported entirely by Fallout fans (that's you!), so the process is a bit different than what you might be used to. Put simply, everyone signs up first, we then request quotes for all the books needed, and we divide the total across everyone who signed up. Next we'll send out invoices and after everyone pays we can start printing books. A few weeks later when they're all finished, we pack them up and ship them out to everyone!

If you have any questions about the project, you should check out the FAQ, which goes into a bit more detail than this post. Or feel free to send us an email at FoEPrintProject@gmail.com.

The books themselves will be dark green hardcovers with a foil-stamped title and spine. They'll be printed on 5.25"x8" paper and should look right at home on your bookshelf especially next to the larger FoE books.

As for the cost, our estimates are based off around 500 people signing up, but the final cost will likely change a little bit depending on how many people actually sign up.

Each book will be about $25 USD
Shipping will be about $6 for the US, $20 USD for Canada, and about $25 USD for everywhere else.

To be clear, you do not need to pay until we send out invoices shortly after signups close. (Though you really should have the money set aside anyway :twilightsmile: )

So without further ado, go ahead and signup at http://goo.gl/L6OWcq


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, post 'em here, hop onto the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. I personally can be reached at zemming@zemming.org (but really, most stuff should be sent to the project email, not straight to me).
Thanks for everyone's support of the project! This wouldn't have happened without you :twilightsmile:


If you've come here looking for the Fallout: Equestria books, I'm sorry, but the books were a limited run printing. Unfortunately we literally do not have any more. Similarly, we can no longer provide support for prior orders.

What about a third printing?
Sorry, we do not have plans for a third printing right now. I'm not saying one won't happen, it's just not happening right now.

I would definitely recommend checking back here every so often. If we pursue another printing, this website is where we'll post announcements. You might also want to look into changedetection.com or If This Then That which should email you when new stuff on the website pops up. Or if you're savvy you can use the site's RSS feed.


For more information about the books, check out the FAQ

Cheers!
The Fallout Equestria Print Project team
Hey again everyone, just a couple quick updates for all y'all.

It's been about 4 months since the last books were shipped out to those who preordered. At this point we no longer can provide support for those orders.


This also means we have the extremely limited number of sets from the reserve for sale

EDIT: All Gone! I'll get another post up soon to clear things up when people come to the site. In the meantime, for more information, read the FAQ.

As always if you have any questions, feel free to post them here or send us an email at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com :twilightsmile:
Many people lamented the death of the second printing when it fell though last year and spoke of rising up to the challenge themselves. On February 18, 2014 I joined the IRC and the team started this project with a simple spreadsheet called "To Be Done."

On March 17, 2014, we publicly announced our work on the project after almost six months of complete silence on the website. We knew there was still a long road ahead, but we made enough progress in our month of working to know for sure this second printing was going to happen.

Now, less than six months after the revival of this project, I feel it's time to call it an astonishing success. We've shipped over 2400 books to 34 different countries all around the world. What started as a small project in 2012 printing just 350 book sets, evolved into one of the largest endeavors in the fandom thanks to the direction of the new project team.
Ultimately though, this would not have been possible without the generous support of everyone who signed up. Thank you.


So what happens now?

I need to get my thermal printer fixed so the couple international orders that needed address corrections and any future orders can be shipped out.

We'll start sending out invoices to people who signed up on the waitlist. Each set will be $80, plus shipping and the payment processor's fee.

Eventually I'll update the FAQ to the correct tenses and amend some small stuff.


What about a third printing?

Right now there realistically is not enough interest for a reprint of Fallout: Equestria to be feasible. If you missed out, I am truly sorry. We did what we could to reach a wide audience, but unfortunately it's impossible to reach everyone.

What about Project Horizons, Pink Eyes, et cetera?

As the school year starts up again for many members of the project team, it becomes increasingly difficult to find the time necessary to run a project of this scale. Ultimately until there is a public announcement, I'm not going to speculate on future printings.

We always post here when major events take place. So I would still recommend regularly checking back. If you're savvy, the RSS feed will be the easiest way to stay up to date.


As always, feel free to post on the forums or email us at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com if you have any questions. If needed, I personally can be reached at zemming@zemming.org (but really, most stuff should be sent to the project email, not straight to me).
Other than that, if you want to hang out and chat, feel free to swing by the #FalloutEquestriaBook IRC channel.
Hey everyone!
In case you haven't been following the BronyCon 2014 Meetup Thread, We have a good amount of people on the forums who want to meet up. So if you're going to bronycon:

We'll be meeting at Five Guys at 6pm on Thursday

I'll probably hang out in the Charles Street Lobby of the BCC, then start walking at 1800. It's only like 5 minutes away, so it should work out fine.

If you can make it, we'd love to see you there! Feel free to post in this thread so we know who all to look for :twilightsmile:


I will also have sets of FoE for private sale at Bronycon.

Each set will be $80 USDCash Only. There is a very limited number available, and they are non-reservable.

To elaborate on private sale, I am not a vendor and cannot sell on the Baltimore Convention Center grounds. Any transaction will have to take place somewhere else (such as the Hilton, or Five Guys).


Edit: Because I will be at Bronycon, any pending shipments (you know who you are), will not be sent out until I return.

Edit 2: Bronycon was awesome! If you've never been to a con before, I would highly recommend it. I need to go through the backlog of emails and whatnot and should have most outstanding things taken care by Thursday the 7th.
Also, here's a picture of the awesome security mascot plushie I picked up :3

If you want to get ahold of anyone on the project team, feel free to post any questions here, email us at FOEPrintProject@gmail.com, or chat with us over in the IRC Channel. If needed, I can personally be reached at zemming@zemming.org (but really, most stuff should be sent to the project email, not straight to me).
Hey Everyone!
Here's what's going on with everything.
Long story short, we ended up processing the international orders ourselves. So DDBProductions and I met up and got those all taken care of. We have a scheduled USPS pickup today (July 28th). Allegedly they'll try to pick them up on their normal route, but it's literally over a half-ton of books. I spoke with USPS on Saturday, and they said we'd be fine and they'll figure it out. So :pipshrug:

I will probably send out a mass email to all the international people once USPS actually picks them up.

Edit 2014-07-28T14:45-0400: USPS came by and picked them all up. So everything is en route. And I'll send out those emails tonight.


Sorry about the slow response time to emails and whatnot. I've been a bit focused on taking care of the international orders. I'm pretty sure we're all caught up now though.

Regarding Canadian orders: I'm waiting on a response from our distributor about those. I really would've expected tracking to work since it's been 7 days since they shipped. But I'm honestly not sure what's going on.
Hey Everyone!
The US and Canadian orders have been shipped out as of Monday! WOO!! :pinkiebounce:

I sent a mass email to everyone in the US and Canada with your tracking numbers.

If you're Canadian, I'm told your tracking number won't show anything until your books actually reach Canada and are handled by Canada Post. So don't worry that it says your number isn't in their system.

For all the international orders, we should be able to have them out before the end of July, but I'm still not comfortable pinpointing a exact date right now. We're working on it though :twilightsmile:

Edit:
If your address in the first email is wrong, check the second email.
If the address in the second email is wrong, check the first email.


For people with multiple address lines, the second email should display it correctly.
For people with one address line, the address in the second email has a random line with an apostrophe in in since I forced it to show the fields. Don't worry about it, that's not actually on your box. Like I said, the first email should show it correctly.

Also somewhere along the line I accidentally dropped the leading zeros from zip codes that had them. That just affects the email system, not what's on your box. All US orders have the full 9 digit zip codes in the master list.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, post 'em here, hop onto the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. I personally can be reached at zemming@zemming.org (but really, most stuff should be sent to the project email, not straight to me).
Hey everyone!
Unfortunately me being on vacation caused some of the business side of things to move slower than they should've. Plus I think our timeline is quicker than our distributor expected, which I think caught them off guard.

What's that mean for you? Not too much. We're just looking at a Friday ship date instead of Wednesday. Sorry about the delay. We're doing what we can to make sure our distributor can start shipping books as soon as possible. If I get new information, I'll let you know.

Also, Washington DC was fantastic. If you've never been there, I would highly recommend it. I'm back home for the night and will be heading to Northern Michigan / Mackinaw for the next couple days. So again, my responses may be a bit slower than usual.

Thanks for being patient with us! We're almost there :twilightsmile:


Edit:
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So, US orders will be going out Monday. We're still not positive on how this affects the timeline for international orders. We should be able to have them out before the end of July, but until everything is solid, I don't want to post dates that may change.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, post 'em here, hop onto the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. I personally can be reached at zemming@zemming.org (but really, most stuff should be sent to the project email, not straight to me).
Hey Everyone!
Good news! The books are all printed and were shipped to our distributor in Chicago. They will start processing and shipping the books mid next week. So all US orders should be shipped out by the 16th. International orders will be processed as a separate batch. I don't have a solid timeline on those, but the plan is to have them shipped out around the 23rd.

Now since I'm sure you're all curious about how they look, I swung through Chicago on Thursday the 3rd and brought some back with me. Check 'em out.

What's this!? Dust Jackets? We figured you would all like dust jackets included, and thankfully it worked out. Be sure to thank WhatPayne & Dragmaister for their hard work getting the dust jackets done in the nick of time. For more info and alternative dust jackets made by the wonderful L9OBL, check out the Dust Jacket (Second Printing) thread.

Also, I will be in DC the 9th through the 17th. So I may be a bit slow to respond to things.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, post 'em here, hop onto the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. I personally can be reached at zemming@zemming.org (but really, most stuff should be sent to the project email, not straight to me).


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