Anniversary Announcement Wrap-Up
  

It’s been a whirlwind week as we’ve celebrated one year as Easy Allies with our concert, mega-stream, meetups and more. We’ve crossed 100,000 subscribers on YouTube and 6000 patrons, surging to over $43,000 in monthly pledges.

If you missed the concert, you can find it in full or as individual segments here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwa6fmqvU-4EWjUwDqBJeA8vp-KN0pbrz

Meanwhile, the entirety of our 12-hour livestream can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX7CQOTnV_M0DLQL2MZatcRbEhFCaj2Ty

We’ve also made a number of announcements regarding our Patreon and future plans.

New $40,000 goal: We’ve realized that Story Time with the Allies may not make the most sense for a new show as we’re constantly telling our stories in other forms. Instead, if we maintain our $40,000 level at the end of the month, we’ll be producing two new podcasts – a bi-weekly Nintendo podcast hosted by Michael Damiani (with early access for $1 patrons) and The Easy Allies Movie Podcast which will come out once per month, hosted by Ian Hinck. Learn more about the movie podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/announcing-easy-8544046

New $7 film club tier: This gets you early access to the Easy Allies Movie Podcast, Ian and Huber’s favorite movie lists, questions and comments to be included on the podcast, and early discussion of the current month’s topic.

Zelda Talk: Damiani has been doing this bi-weekly show for a few weeks now. At times it will be discussion based, other times it will feature more produced segments. Patrons at $1 and above will get early access. See the playlist for the episodes so far https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwa6fmqvU-4HJnaqvB2MKYe7Wgqfr1F0S 

Blood Pact tier change: The Blood Pact tier has moved down from $75 to $60 in order to recruit some fresh blood and keep the conversation flowing. Join up to help select our monthly game and participate in the discussion.

The Souls Retrospective: Written by Bradley Ellis and Edited by Brandon Jones, our latest Retrospective will delve into the worlds of Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and the story behind their development. Look for it to premiere in the Summer of 2017. Watch the trailer now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DPnK5LQ1AE 

Don’t Skip: We can only review so much, but there are many more games we’d like to cover. Don’t Skip gives us a chance to highlight more games both new and old, hopefully allowing you to discover some titles you may have otherwise missed. Catch the premiere episode on Hollow Knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmMe71-EGtk 

That’s it for now. Thank you to everyone, whether you’ve come to Los Angeles this week, watched the entire 12 hour stream, upped your pledges, or you’re just now catching up. Year One has been an incredible ride, and we’re excited for Year Two!

-Bloodworth

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