Flamingo Rampant 2019: Discovery!

Created by S. Bear Bergman

LGBT2Q+, feminist, multi-ethnic children's books back for another season!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Fulfilment (should now be) complete!
2 months ago – Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 10:24:48 PM

Dearest darlingest flamingo backers,

Good news: fulfillment of books should now be complete. If you backed the Kickstarter and you filled in your Backerkit survey, you should now have Flamingo Rampant books in your hot little hands. We sincerely hope you are enjoying them. Digital rewards (audiobook and coloring pages) will be sent in about two weeks, once the audio comes back from editing.

Bad news: it has become clear that somewhere in the Canadian shipping process, about 3 pages of labels did not merge to print. This seems to have affected ~36 backers, but sadly we have no way to tell which of you are still waiting from our end. If you live in Canada (or the EU) and have already written to report not receiving your books, we have packed them up for you and they will go out tomorrow morning. If you don't have your books yet, and you DID fill in your survey, please send an email to info@flamingorampant.com and let us know. We're so very sorry for this.

Troubleshooting: are you unsure about whether you filled in your survey? We've re-sent ALL unfilled surveys today for people expecting books. Search your spam folder for "BackerKit" and you'll see it there.

Other news: We're running a sale through the end of the year, which will give you a free book with an order of three books or more. Please use the code ONEMORE on the website when you order and the price of one book will be deducted automagically.

Thanks so much for taking this wild journey into liberatory children's literature with us! Stay tuned until next time!

love and flamingos,

Bear

Surveys are on the way! Books are at the printer! Exclamation point!
8 months ago – Tue, Jul 02, 2019 at 07:49:00 PM

Dearest darlingest flamingos,

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. THIS IS HOW WE KNOW WHERE TO SEND YOUR BOOKS. Please respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email! 

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https:///flamingo2019.backerkit.com. 

If you used Facebook to log into Kickstarter, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. 

You read the whole update! Good work. Here's a little treat: the final covers of our new 2019 books!

I'm so excited to show you what we made!

love and flamingos,

Bear

artwork!
11 months ago – Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:55:31 PM

Hello, fabulous Flamingo backers! Just a note to let you know that work is blazing along on your new, Flamingo Rampant books. All the stories are FINISHED and illustrators are busy, sketching and thumbnailing and making gorgeous things. Here are a few samples:

an image of Uranus from The Great Space Adventure
an image of Uranus from The Great Space Adventure
cover in progress from It's A Wild Word, illustrated by KD Diamond
cover in progress from It's A Wild Word, illustrated by KD Diamond
characters from Bridge of Flowers, illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
characters from Bridge of Flowers, illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
Pua, Hinalei and cousins from Colors of Aloha, illustrated by Jessica Keaolani Bogac-Moore
Pua, Hinalei and cousins from Colors of Aloha, illustrated by Jessica Keaolani Bogac-Moore

We'll be back with more beautiful things, updates, and progress reports as the books continue to progress, but we wanted to share some of the exciting early pieces that we're swooning over here at FR headquarters. Thanks so much for embarking on this work with us!

love and flamingos,

Bear Bergman

WE DID IT! 18 HOURS TO JOIN US!
about 1 year ago – Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 07:23:37 PM

Thanks to all 958 of you beauties, we have made (and passed) our goal! Even as we speak, writers are sharpening their pencils and artists are mixing their paints, getting ready to make amazing books for the 2019 season. We will celebrate LGBT2Q families and communities, adventuresome spirits and kids who do their very best, the wisdom of nature and our own good instincts.

It's now less than a day until this Kickstarter closes (18 hours, really) and if you've been meaning to get around to it the time is now! Early support is the most valuable to any endeavor, and we'd love to have you join us.

Thanks, friends. We're so excited to show you what's in store.

Friends, we need you now.
about 1 year ago – Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 02:44:09 AM

We NEED 200 more people to pre-order a set of books and support us in building a just, loving, inclusive future for all humans. We need queer and trans kids to feel affirmed, loved, and valid. We need the cis and straight kids who will experience these books to see and enjoy celebratory images and stories of our families so they don’t grow up to do violence against those queer and trans kids. We need all the kids who get bullied and harassed for being “different” to see themselves in the kind and brilliant light of our authors and illustrators, beautiful and perfect. We need to turn the grief of invisibility into the love of celebration. The time is now. We can't make the books this world needs without you. We have ONE WEEK to find these customers or the books don’t get made. 

I know you know these people. They're our straight allies, our affirming medical providers, our friends from college, our siblings-in-law, the parents of the children we're wild aunties and sparkly uncles to. Please, join us now. Please take a moment and email five friends: tell them about us. Tell them how your kids, siblings, students, grandkids feel when they read our books. Tell them what it would mean to YOU to live in a world where children could grow up feeling seen, and loved, and free.