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If you’re like many people, you may not have heard much about Kickstarter before discovering Imaginary Friends Books. Right now, you may even be deciding whether or not to back our campaign and just what that means. So, we thought it would be helpful if we answered* some of the most frequently asked questions.

How do I back Imaginary Friends on Kickstarter?

Go to our Kickstarter campaign page, look for a green button that says “Back This Project”. Click on the button and follow the prompts.

How do I pledge?

Once you’ve selected “Back this Project” and are on the next page (or screen) scroll down to review the pledge amounts, accompanying rewards and delivery dates. Choose your pledge amount and select a reward by clicking on the appropriate radio button. Then, enter your payment information to complete the checkout process.

When is my card charged?

If this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:48 a.m. EDT, along with all the other backers of this project.

So I’m only charged if funding succeeds?

Yes! That’s part of what makes Kickstarter special. If a project isn’t successfully funded, no one pays anything.

What can others see about my pledge?

The project will be added to the list of backings on your profile page, but the amount you pledge and the reward you choose, will not be made public. So, other than Evan Jones and Stitch Media, your pledge and reward are private. They need to receive your pledge and reward information so that they can contact you for shipping details.

What if I want to change my pledge?

You can change or cancel your pledge anytime before Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:48 a.m. EDT.

Assuming Imaginary Friends is funded, how do I get my reward?

When your Imaginary Friends reward is ready, Evan Jones and Stitch Media will send you a survey by email requesting any information needed to deliver your reward (e.g. mailing address, T-shirt size, etc.).

When will I receive my reward?

When you select your pledge and reward amount, you will also see an estimated delivery date. That’s the date we expect to ship your reward.

Where do you ship?

If you back us, will send your Imaginary Friends reward anywhere in the world.

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If you have a question about our Kickstarter campaign that we haven’t answered, please ask it in the comments and we’ll be sure to answer.

*Some answers adapted from Kickstarter.


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Are you still looking for the perfect Father’s Day card for your child to give their amazing dad this Father’s Day? Well, you don’t need to look any further because we’re offering five fabulous Father’s Day cards that you can download for free!

Simply select one or more of the following Father’s Day cards below, featuring some of our favourite Imaginary Friends Books characters. Click the card you want to view and a PDF version will open, print it and fold it. Voilà, you’re latest mission is complete.

Imaginary Friends Father’s Day Card 1

Imaginary Friends Father’s Day Card 2

Imaginary Friends Father’s Day Card 3

Imaginary Friends Father’s Day Card 4

Imaginary Friends Father’s Day Card 5

For more information on Imaginary Friends Books and how you can become a part of our community, please visit Kickstarter or download a FREE sample kit.

What’s your favourite story time memory with your dad? Share it with us in the comments.


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Capes in the Family cover

We have TEN days left in our campaign and we’re going to hit 200 backers any day now.

To boost awareness and understanding, we’ve been working overtime to create a FREE sample of our first book, Capes in the Family by Gregg Taylor and Remie Geoffroi. The sample kit includes the first two chapters with a scavenger hunt in between, we hope you – and the children in your life – agree it’s lots of fun!

Download the free sample!

Remember this is still in beta (or alpha, as the Imaginary Friends team likes to say) so it may not be perfect just yet – it’s impossible to test on 200 different computers/tablets/phones without a lot of help – and we want to make sure it’s perfect for the official release in the fall.

Please, please, please get in touch with us with your questions, thoughts and/or reactions by leaving a comment. We truly value your opinion and will reply.

We hope you’ll enjoy a little taste of Capes in the Family and join our community on Kickstarter!


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 Characters from Capes in the Family Celebrating
We’re over the hump! Halfway there, yay!

The past few days have been huge.

Last Thursday morning Evan was featured on CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning with Wei Chen. Have a listen at the 42:35 minute mark. Along with some new published reviews and your help, we’re halfway to our goal. It’s cause for celebration and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!

We’ve got 12 days left to make our goal and we’ve got to keep pushing ahead, so we could really use your help. Do you realize that if you talked to ONE person about Imaginary Friends this week, we’d get there in no time?!

If you have any questions about Imaginary Friends books or you’ve spoken with friends or family and they have questions, please ask them in the comment section or check the FAQs on the bottom of our Kickstarter campaign page where they’re constantly being updated.


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Thanks to each of our backers, we’ve reached a major milestone – Over 250 books in Rewards!

This is incredible to know so many families are going to share Adventures together. Even more incredibly, Kickstarter tells us that 10% of all people who play the video end up as backers! That’s an unbelievable rate of support and one of the major reasons we were selected as their Staff Pick. All we need to do now is to spread the message to families who want to join in the fun!

We wanted to share some images from our prototype Adventures to get you excited about what’s in store. Here’s a first glimpse at some of the characters you’ll be meeting soon!

Circus of Mirrors

magical circusOur heroes – Sofia & Max listen to the magical circus on the other side of the mirror

IFBooksTwo of the delightful characters at the Circus of Mirrors – The Strong Woman & The Bearded Man

IFBooksAn interactive activity to explore the Magician’s tent and find a way to unlock its secrets!

Capes in the Family

Imaginary Friends ExposionOne of our heroes Nick panics as the supercomputer Unimind goes haywire…

Imaginary Friends SupervilliansThe Home for Retired Superheroes (and Supervillians) – they are retired after all!

Imaginary Friends
Sample images from… well we don’t want to spoil the surprise!

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 Flying robots – what else?

Another book I love…

Anyone living in the Northeast might remember the Blackout of 2003 – I’m very fortunate that my memories are fond ones of a life that slowed down on hot summer evenings. If you’d like to reminisce about how kids can play together in unexpected moments, I can’t recommend this book enough:

Another Book I Love
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n the tree house by Andrew Larson & Dušan Petričić

Looking forward to sharing more soon! What other sneak peeks would you like to see?


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Imaginary Friends Adventure Kit

When getting ready to share Imaginary Friends with the world, the team got together and tried anticipating every question someone might ask. The FAQ list was prepared and between our website and Kickstarter page, the team thought all bases were covered. But like any new product, it’s a learning curve and there are questions we didn’t anticipate.

For those of you wondering if Imaginary Friends books and activities can be played more than once, “Yes, they can!”

Each activity between book chapters can be replayed. The first time the child ‘wins’ it will trigger the next part of the storyline but if he/she wants to play it again, it will work for repeated play. Some of the activities require setup like the ‘Hot/Cold Game’ but you can go back and edit locations or data to add variety to replay.

Several more questions came up during week one. Perhaps you’ve been wondering some of the same things yourself. Evan provides answers for you in these brief videos:

How much work is Imaginary Friends for parents?

What’s the perfect age for a child using Imaginary Friends?

How will Imaginary Friends work EXACTLY?

How long is one Adventure Kit experience?

Have any burning questions about Imaginary Friends or our Kickstarter Campaign? Please ask them in the comments.

 


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Join the celebration and get a free Imaginary Friends Birthday Adventure Kit - Happy Birthday Evan

Today’s Evan’s birthday and the team behind Imaginary Friends is celebrating with a free bonus gift for you and your child!

Become a backer of our Kickstarter Campaign and receive an added bonus at the end of the campaign: an Imaginary Friends Birthday Adventure Kit

What you’ll get:

  • A special story with two chapters – one for the night before and one for the night of your child’s birthday
  • An online game to be played in between the two chapters
  • A party game designed for 4-10 players, including written instructions and diagrams of how to play
  • You’ll receive a link allowing you to download the story, party game and instructions at the end of the campaign

Who is eligible?

  • All existing backers and all new backers who make a pledge. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET (Monday, June 1.)

For as little as $5, you can get in on all the fun and make your child’s next birthday that much more awesome. Please help make Evan’s birthday awesome today too.

Happy Birthday, Evan!


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Imagine if your child opened a book and was suddenly whisked on a roller coaster of an adventure that was all around them and popped up in unexpected places.

Imaginary Friends is a cool and inventive collection of interactive books for eight to 12 year olds that take children on exciting missions while their parents play along behind the scenes.

“We make reading spill off the page and into amazing adventures that feature all the things kids love to do everyday,” says Evan Jones, creator of Imaginary Friends. “And we need your help to become one of our advisors and take us to the next level.”
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Imaginary Friends is a collection of interactive books that come to life with a little help from grownups. The child becomes part of the story as you help create the treasure hunts, digital clues, and cute coincidences that bring the story to life.