As of today, we are no longer able to sell our white Adama for President T shirts. Apparently Zazzle has chosen to interpret copyright and other law so narrowly, they have decided to take down our white Adama shirt, even though we do not really violate any laws. It’s a satirical piece, if anything we’re mimicking the Obama Campaign’s logo more than anything else, and Zazzle had no problem with this issue before. But now they’re screwing us over – again.
If you were thinking of buying something, anything, go now and buy it before they figure out the rest of the stuff is still up there today!
It’s really annoying though, to see so many fan shirts at Zazzle that mention “Adama”, “Roslin”, “Cylons” and the like and THEY don’t get taken down, but Zazzle’s CSR droids felt the need to screw us over for making a fan shirt. It’s as if we’re being singled out for being popular.
Here’s the text of their form letter. If you don’t like what they’re doing, why not send them a note and tell them why this is a terrible, and misguided, decision?
Your Zazzle Product
Support (Darrin) – 08/12/2008 11:14 AM
Thank you for your interest in Zazzle.com, and thank you for publishing products on Zazzle. Unfortunately, it appears that your product, “New Adama ’08 Tshirt Design – June 2008”, is in violation of Zazzle’s Copyright policies. Specifically, your product has violated in the intellectual property rights of Universal.
We will be removing this product from the Zazzle galleries shortly.
A detailed description of Zazzle’s content policies is available at http://zazzle.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/zazzle.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=143
We are always trying to improve our process. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Some Friday fun for all of you Colonial patriots out there….remember if you buy a shirt or sticker or download our poster art, take a picture and send it in! or post it on Flickr!
We’re in San Diego for Nerdvana (aka The San Diego Comic Con) and there’s so much going on. We got into town this evening via train, and will be helping cover the Con’s BSG related activities at the following locations:
My VOX Blog (a roundup of my twitter entries at 4pm every day)
Twitter (if you HAVE to have it live)
and on Flickr – check out this Flickr badge to go to my set on Flickr!
Well it’s only one week until the San Diego Comic-Con, where I’ll be attending not just as an “Adama ’08” supporter, but I’ll also be helping cover the Con for our good friends at Galactica Sitrep as well, with a focus on covering the BSG panel discussion and of course any random encounters with our heroes.
If you’re going, why not buy a shirt or a sticker to wear at the Con, and be part of the Adama bandwagon?
Just in time for summer, we have, by popular demand, a women’s tank top version of our shirt…check it out!
And let us know if you’re attending the San Diego Comic-Con this year -we’ll be there, camped in the BSG panel line…
Allow me to break character for a moment and share some fun news: last week I made up a care package of Adama for President shirts and stickers and, with a little help from ProgGrrl at Galactica SitRep made arrangements to ship directly to the studio in Vancouver, where they’re filming the last episodes, ever, this week.
I also shipped some stuff to Logan, who attended the LA Times screening at the Arclight yesterday.
Normally, I would not nerd out like this, but strange things can happen when fans start talking. Hopefully, the cast will enjoy the care package and maybe we’ll see a few pics with the cast and our apparel and stickers!
Hey, it could happen!
UPDATE: This morning I received the following message at Facebook:
Kelli sent you a message.
Subject: Adama ’08 shirt
“I just thought you’d like to know that I work on Battlestar and this morning at breakfast Jamie Bamber was wearing the Adama ’08 shirt. So I guess your care package is being enjoyed!”
The Colonial patriots over at Galactica Sitrep alerted us to this Adama Oracle, where you can “ask” Admiral Adama a question on any topic, and he’ll answer.
Definitely easier than trying to ask “real” candidates a question, and way more entertaining than the Magic 8-Ball! Check it out!
I went ahead and made a Facebook group so if you’re on Facebook, join the group and tell your friends!
We may have some more items, including hats and stickers soon! Stay tuned!
Today we’re rolling out two new products – a new shirt and a new bumper sticker – which include Version 2.0 of our Adama for President logo!
Go to our Zazzle online store and order one today!
Special thanks go to the talented designer who helped me convert the Obama logos – Ellen Sherrod of San Francisco, CA! Thanks for the help, Ellen!
As you know, you can either download this small file for your very own copy of our Adama for President Poster, or buy a copy via ImageKind.
Now, we’re asking people who do print up a pic, as this Flickr user did here, to take a picture of where you’ve posted your Adama for President poster and either send it to us here at the blog or post it to Flickr and add the tag “adamaforpresident.org” (all one word).
If you see other blogs or websites that feature our poster design, let us know and we’ll link to ’em! We’ve already made our presence known at the University of Michigan campus – let’s see where else these end up!