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webmaster
05-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Hi guys,

I find myself in possession of 55 (only *55*!!!) limited edition Gotmead t-shirts that were supposed to be for the May ComicCon in Charlotte, NC. Unfortunately, my partner, Peter Vinton (http://www.petervintonjr.com), the designer of the Gotmead meadwench and viking (who was the artist in residence) was unable to attend due to a death in his family, so we cancelled our trip to the convention.

These shirts are white, heavy quality name-brand pre-shrunk cotton t-shirts, in sizes ranging from adult SM to adult XL, and are $20 each. They are *not* Cafepress shirts, but digitally printed into the shirt, and will wear and wash very well.

They have the viking in his full glory, with gotmead.com around the outer edge of the knotwork on the left side, and www.petervintonjr.com (the artist) around the right outer edge. Underneath in large letters it says 'Got Mead?' and under that 'It's what's for breakfast!'


http://www.gotmead.com/images/viking-shirt-con-sm.jpg
You can also view the huge version here (http://www.gotmead.com/images/viking-shirt-con.jpg).

So if you've been hankering for some Gotmead gear (or need to get a gift for someone who *might* be hankering), here is your chance to take advantage of my misfortune, and get yourself a shirt that isn't being sold anywhere else but right here. When they run out there won't be any more, possibly ever.

Payment of $20/shirt can be made to gotmead@gotmead.com via Paypal, or mailed to me at my snail mail address (please email me for the address). Shipping will be $4.00 for USPS Priority mail. (NOTE (UPDATE): Shipping a flat rate envelope is $4.80 (I'll eat the .80, since I didn't check this before posting), and I can jam one shirt into the envelope. More than 1 shirt (up to say, 10 shirts, shipping will be between $6 and $16, depending on the number of shirts and where they have to go (based on USPS Priority mail shipping charts)). International folks, email me, and we'll figure out shipping. Please check with me on size(s) that you want, as I've only got 10-15 of each size, so I don't want you to put up cash if I've run out of your size.


Thanks as always for your kind support, all profits from the site go primarily to support the site or secondly to feed the programmer (ok, and buy the occasional gallon of honey for meadmaking).

Vicky - busily collecting many cool references to drinking vessels throughout history for your pleasure while out on a recon mission on Google for a client

TheBruce
05-12-2008, 09:47 PM
I'm in for 1 size XL shirt. :icon_thumleft:

I've been noted to say "Time for breakfast..." more than a few times in reference to a bottle of mead to start a day at the Ren Faire.

Launcelot
05-12-2008, 10:47 PM
My order is off...

Paid for and everything.

woot, 2 ordered, one for me and one for my Brew buddy.

--L

UDV
05-13-2008, 12:35 AM
If there are any large, I'll take one. :P

webmaster
05-13-2008, 08:49 AM
Yep, there is a large available. Right now I have 10 SM, 15 M, 15 L and 13 XL available.

Thanks to Launce for being so fast out of the gate on getting his!!! You guys are da bomb.

webmaster
05-13-2008, 08:51 AM
By the way, guys, don't forget to put your address in the Paypal orders. Can't ship if I don't have addies!!!

Bruce, got yours. Get me a snail mail addy to send to. Current stock: 10 SM, 15 M 15 L, 12 XL.

Vicky - running out to get Priority mail boxes to ship in.....

Summersolstice
05-13-2008, 09:31 AM
Hi Vicky- I'd like one too. I sent you a PM.

wayneb
05-13-2008, 10:32 AM
Vicky, look for my order -- I'll send it via Paypal shortly....

webmaster
05-13-2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks Wayne!!!

OK, current stock: 10 SM, 15 MD 15 LG, 11 XL

webmaster
05-13-2008, 11:08 AM
Launce, Bruce and Wayne, your shirts are packaged and labeled, and I'll drop them at the post office this afternoon. Summersolstice, I've pulled your XL shirt for you.

Current stock: 10 SM, 15 MD, 15 LG, 10 XL

wolf_tracker
05-13-2008, 03:48 PM
:wave:

payment sent for 1 XL

:cheers:

wolf

webmaster
05-13-2008, 06:15 PM
Thanks Wolf!! I'll get it shipped in the morning.

OK, current stock: 10 SM, 15 M, 15 LG, 9 XL

storm1969
05-17-2008, 12:47 PM
I just Paypal'd you for one XL!


Thanks,
Brian

sandman
05-17-2008, 03:45 PM
Ahh well... only sizes for small people. Being 6'4" and 280 does tend to have it's disadvantages at times. :(
I'm a 2XL on a good day and potentially a 3XL depending on the length.

Armyeric
05-17-2008, 04:40 PM
I sent a PM but I will ask here for perhapse a faster reply:

Is the total price $24.00 (Shirt and shipping)?

Thanks,
Armyeric

Launcelot
05-17-2008, 05:53 PM
Vicky...

Please lay aside a Medium for me. I will shoot ya payment when I get home tonight!

--L

webmaster
05-17-2008, 06:24 PM
You got it, Launce. I'll pull it and pack it now. Just got home from my daughters' horse show myself.

Vicky



Vicky...

Please lay aside a Medium for me. I will shoot ya payment when I get home tonight!

--L

wolf_tracker
05-17-2008, 07:13 PM
:wave:

any chance what so ever in getting larger shirts??

:cheers:

wolf

Armyeric
05-17-2008, 07:28 PM
PayPal sent for an XL shirt...WOOT!

webmaster
05-17-2008, 08:11 PM
:wave:

any chance what so ever in getting larger shirts??

:cheers:

wolf


Yeah, I can get 2XL and 3XL. Since I'd be placing a smaller order, my cost would be higher, but I can sell them for $25.00 apiece.

Shipping-wise, if I can find a big enough envelope (Priority Mail flat rate envelopes won't hold a 2x/3x, the 1x just *barely* fits), shipping would be $4.80. If I have to do a box, it will be somewhere between $5 and $8 (once you get out of the envelope, the price is either $9.80 for a flat rate box, or weight-based, which starts at $4.80 and goes up depending on weight and distance shipped). Or, if you don't mind waiting, I can ship it Parcel Post for around $4.50.

Launcelot
05-17-2008, 08:14 PM
Just a perspective...

I just wore my XL to the office yesterday.

I am 6'4, 274 (yay for weight loss) and built like a linebacker (IE, large chest/arms. Thick legged etc) and it fit me great.

I don't have much of a gut though, so if you are carrying the middle aged guy spare tire it might look a bit funky.

But overall it was great, everyone who saw it loved it.

--L

webmaster
05-17-2008, 08:22 PM
Launce, Armyeric & Brian, yours are packed and will go out with Monday's mail.

OK, you folks that want 2XL and 3XL, I need headcounts and sizes so I know how many to order....To get the price I quoted above, I need to order at least 20 shirts.

Edit: These shirts run large. I have a 42in bust and broad shoulders, and usually have to wear large t-shirts. A medium in these fits me fine, and I can just about wear a small, if I don't mind it tight. (stop that snickering. I can hear you)

Anyway, they run large. The large would fit my 6'2, 240lb husband, and he *does* have a gut.

Here, maybe this will help:

Measurement of shirt, armpit-armpit, laid flat (not stretched) - double this for chest size of shirt

Small: 18 inches
Medium: 20 inches
Large: 22 inches
X-Large: 23.5 inches

wolf_tracker
05-17-2008, 08:34 PM
:wave:

i will let u no after my 1x gets here...

it appears the p.o. sent it to the wrong place

hope it gets here monday :sad5:

but we will see...
:cheers:

wolf

webmaster
05-17-2008, 08:43 PM
:wave:

i will let u no after my 1x gets here...

it appears the p.o. sent it to the wrong place

hope it gets here monday :sad5:

but we will see...
:cheers:

wolf



::sigh:: Damn post office. I just double-checked my electronic label record, and I got the addy right....lemme know if it doesn't get there soon, Wolf.....

wayneb
05-17-2008, 11:42 PM
FYI - My shirt arrived yesterday. XL is the perfect size for me, at 215 lbs and 6' 2". Thanks again, Vicky!!

webmaster
05-18-2008, 05:50 AM
You're welcome, Wayne! Thanks for buying it!

wolf_tracker
05-19-2008, 03:54 PM
:wave:

Got the shirt today Vickie,

I have one of those belly's

The 1x fits tight... any shrinking at all would make it ... just not right...

if we get enough shirts for a 2x order ... pls put me in for 1 two x

thanks
:cheers:

wolf

Armyeric
05-23-2008, 01:17 AM
Got my shirt today! My wife beat me to the mailbox and opened my package. :( I was a bit worried that she would get mad at me for spending MY money...but she found it ammusing and didn't complain. I wonder if she will get pissed when my $175 heater sheild shows up on the door step in a few days?

At any rate, I love the shirt and will be sure to wear it at the next Brewers Guild meeting.

Thanks!
Armyeric

deenis
05-23-2008, 05:46 AM
Hi Vickie. I just put my order in for a medium. It might be too big but we will see. I am still working on my mead belly. Let me know if you don't get the order. Thanks!!!!!

Launcelot
05-23-2008, 06:29 PM
And Shirt #3 showed up, thanks Vicky you made one of the ladies at my office very happY (Her husband brews beer and she loved the shirt when I wore it)

--L

webmaster
05-23-2008, 08:26 PM
Dennis and Summersolstice, your shirts are on the way.

Launce, glad she liked the shirt!! It was sweet of you to get it for her.

Down to about 40 shirts from 55.......soon as I recoup my investment in these, I'll order some 2XL and 3XL shirts for those what wants them.

storm1969
05-23-2008, 08:56 PM
I've got mine. I will be wearing and advertising mine tomorrow at a Sci-Fi convention.

webmaster
05-23-2008, 10:11 PM
Cool. These were originally destined for a ComicsCon, but Pete Vinton (see his ads here in the forum), the artist for Gotmead, had a death in the family and couldn't make it so we cancelled.

Have fun at the con! Is it themed or general? I remember the 1981 MiniCon in Minneapolis/St. Paul where I met Spider Robinson and Larry Niven and got to share elevators with Thranx and elves, and see many bunny fur babes....LOL

Funny stories there....I was waiting in line to meet Larry Niven at his book signing, and when I got to the table, here's this man looking tired and worn out, and pretty much done with googlie-eyed fans. So I hand him my books to be signed, and there is this dog-eared, torn, faded, pages-falling-out copy of 'Lucifer's Hammer' that had been read so many times we broke it, basically. He looks at this pretty much destroyed book, then at me like I just dropped his baby. I, feeling about 2 inches tall, squeak out, "We *really* like it, Mr. Niven." He gets this big, s**t-eating grin on his face, and signs it with a flourish, and after that is much more animated at the signing table.

Then, later on, having missed Spider Robinsons' signing (my very *favorite* author, right up there with Robert Heinlein), I'm moping about the huckster room, looking to see if I've missed any Spider books, still toting around my pile of his books that I'd brought with me to have signed. And there, browsing quietly in a corner, is my idol, Spider himself!!! Not wanting to be pushy, when the guy was obviously having some personal book-buying time, I sort of peered in his direction to see what *he* was considering reading, on the logic that if he liked it, I would too. He noticed me (and my pile of books that *all* said 'Spider Robinson' on the spine) and said, "I didn't see you at the signing". I said, "No Spider, I wasn't able to get in" (the room had been packed, and I wasn't early enough), "but that's OK. I'm tickled to meet you and just wanted to tell you that your books have really had a big impact on the way I see the world. Thanks so much for the entertainment and all the food for thought!". So he says, "Hand 'em over, I'll sign them for you", and I said, "No, I don't want to bother you, but I'm really glad I got the chance to meet you." Of course, being the great guy he is, he insisted, and all my Spider books are signed, including the first editions I have of the Stardance books.

The funniest thing we saw there was when we were waiting for the elevator, and the door opens, and here's this guy, hanging upside down from the ceiling of the car, next to a keg (which was right-side-up), with a beer (also rightside up) in his hand. The door opens, and he holds out this beer, and says 'Want a beer?'. We just sort of stood there and said, 'Noo, I think we'll wait, but thanks.' That was about five minutes *after* we'd ridden in another elevator car with a chick dressed as a Thranx....it is *very* odd to be that close to a 6-foot cockroach.......

deenis
05-29-2008, 09:37 PM
Got my shirt. Very fast! Thank you. Just to note: A medium fits me perfectly, 140 lbs., 5'10". No mead belly...yet.

webmaster
05-29-2008, 11:13 PM
You're quite welcome! Glad it fits.

Those of you who want larger sizes, can you speak up and give me a count? I already did a boo-boo by ordering too many small/med, instead of XXL and such, so I'd like to get it right this time...

Launcelot
05-30-2008, 08:37 PM
Spider is a good guy.

I had a back and forth with him just before he MC'd the RAH's 100th Bday celebration.

Long story short, I was very very impressed with him, I posted my review of "the last Heinlein book never written" and it was rather flattering of spider's unique spin to a RAH story.

It got slaughtered in the press, but not by me. It was rather nice though to have a conversation about an author I have loved so well with an author I love so well ::grins::

--L

webmaster
05-30-2008, 08:56 PM
Yeah, Spider is a good guy. There isn't a hoity-toity bone in his whole body. He is the most approachable famous-type person I've had the pleasure of meeting. I only wish I could meet him again now, since I'm no longer the over-awed, saucer-eyed fan-girl that I was when I met him when I was 19.....

I'll tell you, if you like his stories, the Audible.com unabridged recordings of his books are *fantastic*.