Ronin Warriors Fanzine Project Update: April 2018 - Issue 4: Shooting for the Moon, but probably going to hit the stars

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Anubis's Insignia

Ronin Warriors
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers

30th Anniversary
Fanzine Project

April 2018 Newsletter - Issue 4

Ryo's Insignia

Hello Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden Samurai Trooper fans!

Here's what's happening with our zine:

  1. Delivery Delay.
  2. How's It Looking.
  3. What's Next (and price estimate).
Seiji's Insignia

1. Devliery Delay

It was planned that the digital file would be made available for download along with instructions for how to purchase the book through an online printer on . Unfortunately I didn't think to add the shipping time to the printer's production time.

What this means is: unless I could pay an exorbitant amount for faster shipping (which I can't since I spent my budget on the local printer for the test prints), a hard-copy proof of the zine won't be in my hands until some time after the 30th. While this delay doesn't necessarily affect my ability to upload the digital file, it could affect what everyone else receives, which is a risk I'm not willing to take.

The work that everyone has put in to making this zine deserves to be produced and delivered at its best. So in order to accomplish that, I will be withholding the file and instructions until I receive the physical copy from the on-demand book-printer, which is estimated to be .

Shin's Insignia

2. How's It Looking

Onto the good news: the printouts from my local printer look really good! Here's a preview!

Zine Page Proofs

And for everyone who submitted work to the zine, feel free to post your stuff online wherever you'd like! If you add a little shoutout to our project site or tumblr page, I would super appreciate it!

Shuu's Insignia

3. What's Next?

Well, we're in the waiting game now. I'm really hoping the printer and USPS will surprise me with an early delivery, but for now, patience.

But while we wait, I can give a preview for the cost of the zine! I ordered two versions, one premium and one economy.

  • Premium: $24.80 including tax and economy shipping cost in the US
    • $19.59, plus $1.22 tax, plus $3.99 shipping.
  • Economy: $19.07 including tax and economy shipping cost in the US
    • $14.19, plus $0.89 tax, plus $3.99 shipping.

So depending on which version looks better, those are the expected prices; however, taxes and shipping costs may vary.

Touma's Insignia

In summary:

  • Digital file release date is estimated to be .
  • Participants: feel free to post your work online (it'd be super appreciated if you could add a shoutout to the project website or tumblr).
  • Keep your fingers crossed that the physical zine will arrive soon!

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©2018 Emily Wing