Jason Denzel & Dragonmount

Jason Denzel & Dragonmount

are creating Wheel of Time and other fantasy content

26

patrons

$234

per month

Hello,

My name is Jason Denzel and I'm a writer and the founder / webmaster of Dragonmount.com, a Wheel of Time fan community based around Robert Jordan's epic fantasy novels. For over 20 years I've maintained and self-hosted this large website, which has received considerable traffic and attention. The entire venture has been either self-funded personally by me, or with the help of revenue from banner ads, an online shop, or, on rare occasions, direct donations from fans. A significant portion of my personal book sales from my own series has gone directly into maintaining the website. I'm happy to have done this because Dragonmount is, and will forever be, important to me and a significant number of fans.

Prepping for the Future

With the announcement of the forthcoming Wheel of Time TV series, my volunteer staff and I are expecting a significant increase in traffic to the Dragonmount website. We would like to not only be ready for that flood of traffic, but also be able to proactively offer an exciting range of new or resurrected features for fans to enjoy. This patreon fundraiser will be the primary method for funding those ventures. 

Here's a list of some of our goals:

  1. Bring back the 4th Age podcast, which will focus primarily on the Wheel of Time TV show. (To be launched around the same time as the show)
  2. Increase our social media presence where we frequently share facts, info, art, history, commentary, quizzes, and speculation every single day of the year on our website and across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We've already begun this process, but plan to increase it, along with Patreon-Only content. 
  3. Host bi-monthly, live online Discord chats with notable fans, artists, or writers from the book and TV shows.
  4. Host an annual, live online Discord chat with Brandon Sanderson, the writer who completed the Wheel of Time book series. 
  5. Re-create our monthly email newsletter in order to stay in touch with WoT fans. 
  6. Create a regular blog series focused on the TV show, to be launched around the time of the show airs.
  7. Possibly create a video blog series related to the TV show.
  8. Possibly create a fan-maintained wiki focused on the TV show. 
  9. Create concise, downloadable summaries and recaps of each book in the series, and each season of the show.
  10. Provide an ad-free experience on the DM website to all Patreon backers. 
  11. Keep our server hardware up-to-date and modern.

Also...

In addition to increasing my ability to create and manage Wheel of Time content, this Patreon will enable me to focus more on my own original fiction. By funding DM and our coverage of the WoT TV show, it will allow me to delegate more tasks, and spend more time writing my own stories. I'll make a heavy effort to share my progress and some exclusive content with patreon backers. 

I've been doing this for over 20 years, and it's time to level up once more. Your contribution will go a long way towards making that happen. Thanks for your consideration!
Tiers
Dedicated
$1 or more per month

Thanks for your contribution! Your contribution will get you:

  • An ad-free experience on Dragonmount.com.
  • A prominent badge for your DM user account for as long as you're one of our monthly supporters. 
  • A digital copy of Finding Robert Jordan, a magical-realism short story written by Jason Denzel set in the mid-90's about a teenager who goes to the acclaimed fantasy author's house to interview him.
Dragonsworn
$5 or more per month

Exclusive content begins here! At this tier, you'll receive:

  • The ad-free experience on DM.
  • The prominent supporter badge on DM.
  • A digital copy of Finding Robert Jordan, a magical-realism short story written by Jason Denzel set in the mid-90's about a teenager who goes to the acclaimed fantasy author's house to interview him.
  • In addition, you'll gain access to special, Patreon-only Wheel of Time content such as images, history, and insight into the series that you can't get anywhere else. 
Heron-Marked
$10 or more per month

You're an amazing individual! In exchange for your generous monthly contribution, you'll get:

  • The ad-free experience on DM.
  • The prominent supporter badge on DM.
  • A digital copy of Finding Robert Jordan, a magical-realism short story written by Jason Denzel set in the mid-90's about a teenager who goes to the acclaimed fantasy author's house to interview him.
  • Access to Patreon-Only Wheel of Time history & insight.
  • The ability to listen into the live recording sessions for the 4th Age podcast.
  • Access to occasional bonus content or outtakes from the show.
  • And you'll also be invited to our exclusive live Discord chat every 2 months where you can talk to a variety of special guests from the WoT franchise and community. 
Servant of All
$25 or more per month

We love you and your passion for the Wheel of Time! At this tier, you'll receive all the previous rewards, and also receive an invitation to our annual live online chat with Brandon Sanderson (in December of every year). This is a great chance to chat with Brandon in a small group about his writing and process. 

The Chosen
$50 or more per month

For the most generous and ambitious of donors, you'll receive:

  • All the previous rewards, and we'll add you to the Sponsors page on Dragonmount.com, along with an image, a link, and a 150-word message of your choice to promote your business, book, show, or whatever. (We reserve the right to decline sponsors for any reason). With our increased traffic and attention, this will be a great way to put a spotlight on your personal ventures.  
  • And finally, each December, I'll mail you a hand-written thank you note to help you understand how much we all value your generous contribution. 
Goals
$234 of $300 per month
At this monthly amount, we'll launch a written blog series providing regular, in-depth coverage of the Wheel of Time TV show.
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Hello,

My name is Jason Denzel and I'm a writer and the founder / webmaster of Dragonmount.com, a Wheel of Time fan community based around Robert Jordan's epic fantasy novels. For over 20 years I've maintained and self-hosted this large website, which has received considerable traffic and attention. The entire venture has been either self-funded personally by me, or with the help of revenue from banner ads, an online shop, or, on rare occasions, direct donations from fans. A significant portion of my personal book sales from my own series has gone directly into maintaining the website. I'm happy to have done this because Dragonmount is, and will forever be, important to me and a significant number of fans.

Prepping for the Future

With the announcement of the forthcoming Wheel of Time TV series, my volunteer staff and I are expecting a significant increase in traffic to the Dragonmount website. We would like to not only be ready for that flood of traffic, but also be able to proactively offer an exciting range of new or resurrected features for fans to enjoy. This patreon fundraiser will be the primary method for funding those ventures. 

Here's a list of some of our goals:

  1. Bring back the 4th Age podcast, which will focus primarily on the Wheel of Time TV show. (To be launched around the same time as the show)
  2. Increase our social media presence where we frequently share facts, info, art, history, commentary, quizzes, and speculation every single day of the year on our website and across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We've already begun this process, but plan to increase it, along with Patreon-Only content. 
  3. Host bi-monthly, live online Discord chats with notable fans, artists, or writers from the book and TV shows.
  4. Host an annual, live online Discord chat with Brandon Sanderson, the writer who completed the Wheel of Time book series. 
  5. Re-create our monthly email newsletter in order to stay in touch with WoT fans. 
  6. Create a regular blog series focused on the TV show, to be launched around the time of the show airs.
  7. Possibly create a video blog series related to the TV show.
  8. Possibly create a fan-maintained wiki focused on the TV show. 
  9. Create concise, downloadable summaries and recaps of each book in the series, and each season of the show.
  10. Provide an ad-free experience on the DM website to all Patreon backers. 
  11. Keep our server hardware up-to-date and modern.

Also...

In addition to increasing my ability to create and manage Wheel of Time content, this Patreon will enable me to focus more on my own original fiction. By funding DM and our coverage of the WoT TV show, it will allow me to delegate more tasks, and spend more time writing my own stories. I'll make a heavy effort to share my progress and some exclusive content with patreon backers. 

I've been doing this for over 20 years, and it's time to level up once more. Your contribution will go a long way towards making that happen. Thanks for your consideration!

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Tiers
Dedicated
$1 or more per month

Thanks for your contribution! Your contribution will get you:

  • An ad-free experience on Dragonmount.com.
  • A prominent badge for your DM user account for as long as you're one of our monthly supporters. 
  • A digital copy of Finding Robert Jordan, a magical-realism short story written by Jason Denzel set in the mid-90's about a teenager who goes to the acclaimed fantasy author's house to interview him.
Dragonsworn
$5 or more per month

Exclusive content begins here! At this tier, you'll receive:

  • The ad-free experience on DM.
  • The prominent supporter badge on DM.
  • A digital copy of Finding Robert Jordan, a magical-realism short story written by Jason Denzel set in the mid-90's about a teenager who goes to the acclaimed fantasy author's house to interview him.
  • In addition, you'll gain access to special, Patreon-only Wheel of Time content such as images, history, and insight into the series that you can't get anywhere else. 
Heron-Marked
$10 or more per month

You're an amazing individual! In exchange for your generous monthly contribution, you'll get:

  • The ad-free experience on DM.
  • The prominent supporter badge on DM.
  • A digital copy of Finding Robert Jordan, a magical-realism short story written by Jason Denzel set in the mid-90's about a teenager who goes to the acclaimed fantasy author's house to interview him.
  • Access to Patreon-Only Wheel of Time history & insight.
  • The ability to listen into the live recording sessions for the 4th Age podcast.
  • Access to occasional bonus content or outtakes from the show.
  • And you'll also be invited to our exclusive live Discord chat every 2 months where you can talk to a variety of special guests from the WoT franchise and community. 
Servant of All
$25 or more per month

We love you and your passion for the Wheel of Time! At this tier, you'll receive all the previous rewards, and also receive an invitation to our annual live online chat with Brandon Sanderson (in December of every year). This is a great chance to chat with Brandon in a small group about his writing and process. 

The Chosen
$50 or more per month

For the most generous and ambitious of donors, you'll receive:

  • All the previous rewards, and we'll add you to the Sponsors page on Dragonmount.com, along with an image, a link, and a 150-word message of your choice to promote your business, book, show, or whatever. (We reserve the right to decline sponsors for any reason). With our increased traffic and attention, this will be a great way to put a spotlight on your personal ventures.  
  • And finally, each December, I'll mail you a hand-written thank you note to help you understand how much we all value your generous contribution.