Spools of rules


Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | 01:54 PM | by
I have been instructed to inform you that pre-orders for the Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series Season One DVDs will begin tomorrow (Thursday). The standard edition DVD will be $19.99 and the 2-Disc Collector's Edition will be $29.99. Previous subscribers to the series online (anyone who at any point had a one year subscription, or any monthly subscribers that spent more than $15 total) will be receiving an email tomorrow that includes a link and a coupon code for 50% off either version.

The 2-Disc Collector's Edition will be fairly limited in nature, it seems. Not limited like the Limited Edition Hardcover books, where it's "we have X number of books, everyone scramble to get one!", but more like a "if you don't pre-order one, you're pretty much out of luck" kind of limited.

I'll post again tomorrow when the pre-order page goes live. And also when I have a definitive date for when pre-orders will close.

UPS screwed me over yesterday with my Paper Mario fix. Some bungle at the sorting facility and my overnight shipping turned into 2-day shipping. But I'm expecting it to arrive today, so I'll drop some acid and enjoy the game as it was obviously meant to be played. I kid, I kid.

DVD pre-sales are a go-go

Thursday, April 12, 2007 | 01:36 PM | by
You can head on over to the spiffy new Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series splash page (hit F5 if you don't see it right away). There you'll be presented with the links for buying the DVDs of Season One.

If you were a yearly subscriber at any point, or a monthly subscriber for more than $15, but you didn't get your 50% off coupon code via email, you can go to this page and use your login information to retrieve your coupon.

You can pay via Visa, Mastercard, Paypal (which accepts some other credit cards I believe... just click the "Don't Have a Paypal Account?" link when you get to their page), and money orders.

The regular DVD will include all 12 "writer's-cut" episodes of Season One, along with episode commentary by writer/creator Tim Buckley (me!) and English subtitles/closed captions for the hearing impaired.

The Collector's Edition comes with a second disc which we're packing full of bonus features. Wallpapers, comics, a twelve-page preview of Analog and D+Pad issue one, the scripts for each episode, some sneak peeks at the storyboards and character model-sheets and concept sketches and more. The second disc will also include a video featurette which includes a bunch of footage of "behind-the-scenes" stuff filmed over the last few years. Lots of clips of my panels, answering fan questions and more. So far the video is over a half an hour long, and I'm still adding more footage.

The Collector's Edition is limited to pre-orders. If you want one, pre-order it, because it won't be regularly available later.

Pre-sales will be open until May 4th.

Additionally, anyone who orders (Standard or Collector's Edition DVD) between now and April 20th will receive a limited CAD sketch card packaged with their DVD.

Good stuff, eh?