October Isle is creating Point Mystic & other stories
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Welcome to October Isle: Creators of Point Mystic and other stories


Who are you?

October Isle is a creative group founded by Christopher Reynaga and Marguerite Croft. Under this banner, we create podcasts, books and other creative projects.

In 2016, we created our first project, the independent audio drama Point Mystic with our son Fox. What started as a little show for our family to tell magical and frightening stories to each other became an Audioverse award winner and multiple award finalist featured on sites like Vox, The Mary Sue, and The Bello Collective. Even more important, it's growing into a community of fans, writers, musicians and artists inspired to build community and make art together. A community that you can be a part of.

What is Point Mystic?

Point Mystic presents itself as a long-running radio show exploring stories behind the magic, mystery and the unexplained. A journalistic “This American Life” or “Radiolab” investigating the supernatural. However… this is not the whole story.

Point Mystic is also a hidden point not found on any map. It is a legendary place where a supernatural lighthouse watches over the treacherous shores of all other worlds. Point Mystic is the community that is called to this place -- a community who watches over and protects each other. Together, through these stories of magic, mystery and the unexplained, we will come to discover the secret of Point Mystic.

The world of Point Mystic touches all other worlds through its doors, and while the story and characters of Point Mystic are original, we've also gotten to interview and walk through the doorways of some of our favorite creators and their stories. Authors like Joe Hill, Steven Brust, Skyler White, and Maggie Stiefvater.

You can subscribe and check out the show here at our community homepage: http://www.pointmystic.org

Why make a Patreon?

We created October Isle so we could tell our own and share other artists’ stories through a variety of mediums, including podcasts, books, and other creative storytelling forms. When you join us and become a patron, that money will directly fund our creative projects (including exciting new stories within the Point Mystic universe). Point Mystic alone costs thousands of dollars a year to produce and distribute. Your support will help us cover production costs (studio time, web hosting, podcast hosting, etc.), pay our wonderful cast and crew, and provide opportunities for other artists making cool things to share their work with the world, especially creators like ourselves who are people of color, queer, and of other marginalized groups.

We could not make this show without the support of our community, and we are so grateful to you for being a part of it. Join us, and take the journey to Point Mystic and beyond.

What People are Saying about Point Mystic:

Point Mystic is endlessly spine-tingling. It’s Welcome to Night Vale by way of NPR”
– Aja Romano, Vox.com

Point Mystic. It’s a perfect blend of magical and creepy… It’s one of my favorite podcast discoveries this year.”
– Paul Bea, Co-Creator of The Black Tapes & Creator of The Big Loop

"I'm super-excited to fall into season 2 of  @PointMystic !!!"
– Julia Morizowa, Dr Bright on The Bright Sessions

Point. Mystic. Is. So. Good. It’s like a cross between Night Vale, Lore, and LifeAfter. It’s stunning.”
– Joe Love, Advantage
Tiers
A Part of the Community (One of Us!)
$1 or more per month

You followed the signs, you made it to Point Mystic, and are welcomed by all of us! 


  • Access to our the Mystic community email and patron-only feed. 
  • Access to our community Discord.
  • We'll follow you on Twitter and Instagram (make sure to have your social media accounts on your Patreon profile so we can follow you).
  • You are a member of the town! (Your name, or the name of someone you love, proudly listed on the PointMystic.org/Community/ page written on the base of the lighthouse.
Includes Discord rewards
Stage Front at Spider's (Early Content)
$5 or more per month

Pull up a front row seat before the main stage at The Spider's Jig, our town pub, where we gather and raise a glass to another evening of great entertainment.  


All the above rewards plus:

  • Receive early access to our episodes one week before the public.
  • Join everyone in our special "Spiders Jig" chat room on Discord where we hold live listening parties for all of our episodes. 
Includes Discord rewards
A Home by the Sea (Exclusive Content)
$7 or more per month

Whether you choose an artist cottage nestled among the beach dunes, your own little storefront downtown by Waterfront Park, or one of the grand old Victorians up on Wildwood Road, you have truly found your home here.  


All of the above rewards plus:

  • Gain access to exclusive Point Mystic episodes and short stories focused on the characters, their lives and relationships that tie in deeply with the story and the mytharc.
  • Gain access to full-length interviews with our featured episodes guests, such as Joe Hill, Martha Quinn, Steven Brust, Skyler White, and Maggie Stiefvater.
  • Gain access to blooper reels from our favorite episodes and episode arcs. 
  • Gain access to deleted scenes and bonus material.
  • Gain access to annotated scripts containing notes, commentary, and Point Mystic lore and clues not found in the audio.
Includes Discord rewards
The Artist Salon at Calliope's Cafe
$12 or more per month

For only the price of a few lattes, join us in the Cloud Parlor of Calliope's Cafe for our Artist Salon -- our regular web chats for creativity, writing, art, and life. Plus we'll all spend time creating and working on our art together. If you are inspired by creating in a community space, come join us!   


All of the above rewards plus:

  • Join our "Artist Salon at Calliope's" live web gatherings for artists, writers, and other creators working on all kinds of art. We meet at least monthly.
  • Other writers, musicians, artists, and podcast creators occasionally drop into our salons to share their voices and wisdom.
  • Gain back-stage access and the behind-the-scenes insight on writing, creating audio dramas, directing, podcasting, and the making of Point Mystic, .  
  • Gain access to exclusive Artist Salon video, voice, and chat channels, plus join everyone in our Calliope's Creative chat-room on Discord where we chat about creating art and share challenges and triumphs together. 
Includes Discord rewards
Called by the Lighthouse (Tuckerization)
$25 or more per month

You didn't just find your way to the town, you were called for a purpose. After just six months of becoming part of our community, you (or the name of someone you love) will be mentioned as part of the story in an upcoming episode of the show. You'll receive a message from us personally to thank you and let you know about the release. 


All of the above rewards plus:

  • Your name (or the name of someone you love) mentioned as part of the Point Mystic storyline. 
  • A big thank you in the credits of the episode where your name, or your friend's name, appears. 
  • Every 12 months you remain in the tier, your name will be invoked in an episode and your involvement in the story will grow. 
Includes Discord rewards
A Door to Your World (Your Own Story)
$100 or more per month

Everyone in the community has a story of who they are and what they have discovered. This is yours. 


After just six months of becoming part of our community, we’ll write you a piece of flash fiction and name one of the characters in it after you or someone you love. You'll get to inspire what the story is about, what your character does, and who on the show you want to interact with. It's your story! 


All of the major reward tiers 1-4!  plus:

  • Your own Point Mystic Story! You can choose if it's exclusively for you or your loved one's eyes alone, or if you would like it shared with the community.
  • Every 12 months you remain in the tier, you will receive a new chapter to your story, and your involvement in the world of Point Mystic will grow. 
Includes Discord rewards
A Door to All Worlds (Episode Prompt)
$500 or more per month

Want us to investigate a particular haunted house, search for Bigfoot, or unveil an alien conspiracy? Delve deeper into a specific mystery of our town? Focus on a particular character? Prompt an episode of the show! After just six months of becoming part of our community, join our paranormal investigative team and pitch your ideas! 


All the major reward tiers 1-4 plus:

  •  You will get to pitch several prompts for what one of our main episodes will be about. We'll choose one and integrate it into the main storyline of Point Mystic.   
  • Listed as producer on the episode credits.
  • Every season you remain in the tier, you can pitch and produce a new episode! 
Includes Discord rewards
Dangerous Artifacts
$1,000 or more per month

You've done it. Yearly you or someone you love will receive an actual one-of-a-kind supernatural item or haunted antique from our investigations into magic, mystery, and the unexplained along with a card with instructions for what and what not to do*. 


*not responsible for poltergeist activity, magical doorways, or random acts of faerie. 


All the reward tiers - like, ALL of them. Plus:

  • Listed as an executive producer on all episode credits during your curation.
  • Every 12 months you remain in the tier, you will receive a supernatural artifact. 
  • Our deepest gratitude. Thank you!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
8 of 33 patrons

The first 33 Point Mystic community members are the original explorers who discovered Point Mystic.

When we reach this goal, we will have a big party and Q & A session online with our originating members.
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Welcome to October Isle: Creators of Point Mystic and other stories


Who are you?

October Isle is a creative group founded by Christopher Reynaga and Marguerite Croft. Under this banner, we create podcasts, books and other creative projects.

In 2016, we created our first project, the independent audio drama Point Mystic with our son Fox. What started as a little show for our family to tell magical and frightening stories to each other became an Audioverse award winner and multiple award finalist featured on sites like Vox, The Mary Sue, and The Bello Collective. Even more important, it's growing into a community of fans, writers, musicians and artists inspired to build community and make art together. A community that you can be a part of.

What is Point Mystic?

Point Mystic presents itself as a long-running radio show exploring stories behind the magic, mystery and the unexplained. A journalistic “This American Life” or “Radiolab” investigating the supernatural. However… this is not the whole story.

Point Mystic is also a hidden point not found on any map. It is a legendary place where a supernatural lighthouse watches over the treacherous shores of all other worlds. Point Mystic is the community that is called to this place -- a community who watches over and protects each other. Together, through these stories of magic, mystery and the unexplained, we will come to discover the secret of Point Mystic.

The world of Point Mystic touches all other worlds through its doors, and while the story and characters of Point Mystic are original, we've also gotten to interview and walk through the doorways of some of our favorite creators and their stories. Authors like Joe Hill, Steven Brust, Skyler White, and Maggie Stiefvater.

You can subscribe and check out the show here at our community homepage: http://www.pointmystic.org

Why make a Patreon?

We created October Isle so we could tell our own and share other artists’ stories through a variety of mediums, including podcasts, books, and other creative storytelling forms. When you join us and become a patron, that money will directly fund our creative projects (including exciting new stories within the Point Mystic universe). Point Mystic alone costs thousands of dollars a year to produce and distribute. Your support will help us cover production costs (studio time, web hosting, podcast hosting, etc.), pay our wonderful cast and crew, and provide opportunities for other artists making cool things to share their work with the world, especially creators like ourselves who are people of color, queer, and of other marginalized groups.

We could not make this show without the support of our community, and we are so grateful to you for being a part of it. Join us, and take the journey to Point Mystic and beyond.

What People are Saying about Point Mystic:

Point Mystic is endlessly spine-tingling. It’s Welcome to Night Vale by way of NPR”
– Aja Romano, Vox.com

Point Mystic. It’s a perfect blend of magical and creepy… It’s one of my favorite podcast discoveries this year.”
– Paul Bea, Co-Creator of The Black Tapes & Creator of The Big Loop

"I'm super-excited to fall into season 2 of  @PointMystic !!!"
– Julia Morizowa, Dr Bright on The Bright Sessions

Point. Mystic. Is. So. Good. It’s like a cross between Night Vale, Lore, and LifeAfter. It’s stunning.”
– Joe Love, Advantage

Recent posts by October Isle

Tiers
A Part of the Community (One of Us!)
$1 or more per month

You followed the signs, you made it to Point Mystic, and are welcomed by all of us! 


  • Access to our the Mystic community email and patron-only feed. 
  • Access to our community Discord.
  • We'll follow you on Twitter and Instagram (make sure to have your social media accounts on your Patreon profile so we can follow you).
  • You are a member of the town! (Your name, or the name of someone you love, proudly listed on the PointMystic.org/Community/ page written on the base of the lighthouse.
Includes Discord rewards
Stage Front at Spider's (Early Content)
$5 or more per month

Pull up a front row seat before the main stage at The Spider's Jig, our town pub, where we gather and raise a glass to another evening of great entertainment.  


All the above rewards plus:

  • Receive early access to our episodes one week before the public.
  • Join everyone in our special "Spiders Jig" chat room on Discord where we hold live listening parties for all of our episodes. 
Includes Discord rewards
A Home by the Sea (Exclusive Content)
$7 or more per month

Whether you choose an artist cottage nestled among the beach dunes, your own little storefront downtown by Waterfront Park, or one of the grand old Victorians up on Wildwood Road, you have truly found your home here.  


All of the above rewards plus:

  • Gain access to exclusive Point Mystic episodes and short stories focused on the characters, their lives and relationships that tie in deeply with the story and the mytharc.
  • Gain access to full-length interviews with our featured episodes guests, such as Joe Hill, Martha Quinn, Steven Brust, Skyler White, and Maggie Stiefvater.
  • Gain access to blooper reels from our favorite episodes and episode arcs. 
  • Gain access to deleted scenes and bonus material.
  • Gain access to annotated scripts containing notes, commentary, and Point Mystic lore and clues not found in the audio.
Includes Discord rewards
The Artist Salon at Calliope's Cafe
$12 or more per month

For only the price of a few lattes, join us in the Cloud Parlor of Calliope's Cafe for our Artist Salon -- our regular web chats for creativity, writing, art, and life. Plus we'll all spend time creating and working on our art together. If you are inspired by creating in a community space, come join us!   


All of the above rewards plus:

  • Join our "Artist Salon at Calliope's" live web gatherings for artists, writers, and other creators working on all kinds of art. We meet at least monthly.
  • Other writers, musicians, artists, and podcast creators occasionally drop into our salons to share their voices and wisdom.
  • Gain back-stage access and the behind-the-scenes insight on writing, creating audio dramas, directing, podcasting, and the making of Point Mystic, .  
  • Gain access to exclusive Artist Salon video, voice, and chat channels, plus join everyone in our Calliope's Creative chat-room on Discord where we chat about creating art and share challenges and triumphs together. 
Includes Discord rewards
Called by the Lighthouse (Tuckerization)
$25 or more per month

You didn't just find your way to the town, you were called for a purpose. After just six months of becoming part of our community, you (or the name of someone you love) will be mentioned as part of the story in an upcoming episode of the show. You'll receive a message from us personally to thank you and let you know about the release. 


All of the above rewards plus:

  • Your name (or the name of someone you love) mentioned as part of the Point Mystic storyline. 
  • A big thank you in the credits of the episode where your name, or your friend's name, appears. 
  • Every 12 months you remain in the tier, your name will be invoked in an episode and your involvement in the story will grow. 
Includes Discord rewards
A Door to Your World (Your Own Story)
$100 or more per month

Everyone in the community has a story of who they are and what they have discovered. This is yours. 


After just six months of becoming part of our community, we’ll write you a piece of flash fiction and name one of the characters in it after you or someone you love. You'll get to inspire what the story is about, what your character does, and who on the show you want to interact with. It's your story! 


All of the major reward tiers 1-4!  plus:

  • Your own Point Mystic Story! You can choose if it's exclusively for you or your loved one's eyes alone, or if you would like it shared with the community.
  • Every 12 months you remain in the tier, you will receive a new chapter to your story, and your involvement in the world of Point Mystic will grow. 
Includes Discord rewards
A Door to All Worlds (Episode Prompt)
$500 or more per month

Want us to investigate a particular haunted house, search for Bigfoot, or unveil an alien conspiracy? Delve deeper into a specific mystery of our town? Focus on a particular character? Prompt an episode of the show! After just six months of becoming part of our community, join our paranormal investigative team and pitch your ideas! 


All the major reward tiers 1-4 plus:

  •  You will get to pitch several prompts for what one of our main episodes will be about. We'll choose one and integrate it into the main storyline of Point Mystic.   
  • Listed as producer on the episode credits.
  • Every season you remain in the tier, you can pitch and produce a new episode! 
Includes Discord rewards
Dangerous Artifacts
$1,000 or more per month

You've done it. Yearly you or someone you love will receive an actual one-of-a-kind supernatural item or haunted antique from our investigations into magic, mystery, and the unexplained along with a card with instructions for what and what not to do*. 


*not responsible for poltergeist activity, magical doorways, or random acts of faerie. 


All the reward tiers - like, ALL of them. Plus:

  • Listed as an executive producer on all episode credits during your curation.
  • Every 12 months you remain in the tier, you will receive a supernatural artifact. 
  • Our deepest gratitude. Thank you!
Includes Discord rewards