So the hammer has dropped and we didn't reach the goal, but we're not ready to give up just yet. We're going to take a week or two, let the dust settle, and do a full internal post-mortem on the campaign. We definitely learned a lot of valuable lessons for next time, not to mention made some new print contacts that will enable us to start with a much lower goal. After the post-mortem we're scheduled to sit down with Tribute and go over our options. If there's a way to make this happen, we will find it.
And, wow, I can't tell you how honored I am by the great support we got from the CAG community. I'm looking over the final metrics right now and CAG was the third biggest contributor from a website overall! Seriously, you guys rock and remind me why I've been coming here for years. Before I get too mushy, just want to send a big thanks to CheapyD again for giving me permission to create this thread in first place.
The full final update is up here if you didn't look at the backer email already. Best believe if there's a new development I'm coming straight to CAG with the 411 after sending a notice to backers.