New video: Celebrity Family Feud from San Japan

Featuring Team Four Star versus Anime Voice Actors!

Thanks to Leslie for the edit and to you guys for the funding!


Good news on the video front

Thought I’d pop in and give you an update on video.

Over the last couple weeks I’ve put together an editing team that have agreed to work on my Youtube videos going forward. When I can, I will still edit video myself, but this way I can ensure that you guys will get to see more videos more quickly. My most recent upload, Farkle from Anime-Zap!, was edited by Kidd and Annie of Vitamin H, one part of my editing team.

I am paying these editors to do the videos, so as a result, I’m going to have to increase the ask for each video so that I can feel good with what I’m paying. Each of my editors understands that I’m not making a ton of money, and they’re not expecting to make a ton of money from me. But I want to make sure that they get paid for their work.

So as a result, after the current videos in Next Uploads get funded, the new threshold for video will be $80-$200, with 75% of that going to the editor. The first video that will be put in this queue will be the Kami-Con Celebrity Family Feud, and that will be a $200 video, because I want to make sure that the editor gets a decent paycheck for what will likely me my most-viewed video of all time.

I should be able to get two Patreon videos up each month, so even during months when not a lot of other videos get funded, you should at least see twice as much from me on Youtube as you’re seeing now.

Thanks as always for your support.


January update

Been a little while since my last one of these, but figured I’d give you the scoop on how I’m looking so far in the “make or break” year.

Based on my annual goals for this year, after January I am about 6.5% down from my target for income from convention appearances. February will push that number well into the positive, but with only the one booking in March I look to finish Q1 down by about 16%. The part-time job covered about half of that, but that ended last week.

I had great tables at both Anime-Zap! and Kami-Con, so at the moment I’m a robust 300% over the target I’d set for both conventions combined. If this trend continues any slack from missed bookings can be made up here.

Patreon is a bit down from where I need it to be, but it looks like I’ve managed to hire some editors to pick up the slack, so if everything goes according to plan I should get a second video up each month from Patreon, which will get the number up to the target. Right now I’m about 5% down from where I want to be.

Between contributions and software sales, in January I was 46% down from what I was hoping to bring in. I potentially have at least one client interested in picking up some software this week, however, so February looks like it’s already on the right track.

Putting everything together, based on what I was hoping to make in January from Greggo’s Game Shows, I am currently 10% up on the annual goal. This month I have three conventions and a trip to West Virginia to make moving arrangements, so there’s not going to be a lot of between-time to do a lot of legwork, but with my newly-hired editors I should hopefully be able to do a little more with video than I’ve been doing recently.

Finally, some good news and bad news on the convention front: Last week I signed a contract for a convention I haven’t been to for a little while. I should be able to announce it soon. The bad news: I won’t be back at Anime Blues Con this year, as the staff have decided to take a year off from me. Hopefully I’ll be able to return in 2019 if the stars align.

That was the month of January! Today I get on a plane to Jersey for Wicked Faire. Hope to see some of you there!