REA Thanksgiving

As we stuff our faces and reflect on the times when it was easy to meet up with friends and family to break bread, one of the few gifts of 2020 is remarkable clarity when it comes to thankfulness.

Stylized image of an American Thanksgiving table with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and bread.

This website is a ridiculous pipe dream that just keeps becoming more and more real by the month.

So many people contribute to Room Escape Artist in so many ways and we’re continually adjusting to recognize the ways that so many people give to us, so that we can keep trying to feed this community.

Over the weekend we launched a new Contributor’s page that contains headshots and bios for all of the folks who actively work on REA & RECON. We’re in awe of the people with whom we’ve been able to collaborate. I encourage you to give their bios a read. Our community is amazing.

We are continually thankful for the incredible folks who contribute to us via Patreon. We’ve met many of you in person already, and look forward to meeting the rest of you in a healthier world.

Thank you

Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Bronna Butler
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Daniel Kolb
Darren Miller
David Longley
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Game On
Greg Marinelli
Jim of PARADOXsquared
John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal

Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Joseph Messteri
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Kurt Leinbach
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Beverly
Matt Keyser
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Rebecca Horste

Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Seth Wolfson
Stephanie McNeill
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd Geldon
Todd McClary
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
YouEscape

If you’d like to join this wonderful group of people, you can back us on Patreon right here.

On Livestreaming After Our First Room Escapes Since March

It’s finally happening. We’re N95ing up to play our first two real-life room escapes since the first week of March.

The location has been specifically selected and we are taking a few extra precautions.

  • What games are we playing?
  • How are we going about this?
  • How will it go?

Find out at our post-play livestream on Sunday, November 8th. This will be an exclusive conversation with our Patreon supporters (at any backer level) as we try to get more creative with the ways that we reward them for helping to fund the growth and sustainability of Room Escape Artist.

A microhone resting on a mixing board.

Details

Date: Sunday, November 8th

Time: 5:00PM Eastern Time

Access: Patreon supporters will receive the link through Patreon

Topics: We’ll be discussing the games that we played that day as well as our thoughts and observations on the current state of the industry. We will of course have a live Q&A where we chat about whatever our supporters have on their minds.

Welcome

Welcome to our new backers: Angie Meyers, Bronna Butler, and Farand Pawlak. We’re thrilled to have your support.

And thank you to everyone who continues to help us each month:

Adwords Blackhat
Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Bronna Butler
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Darren Miller
David Longley
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Game On
Greg Marinelli
Greg Schneider
Jim of PARADOXsquared

John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal
Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Joseph Messteri
Josh Kendrick
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Keyser
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Rebecca Horste

Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Seth Wolfson
Stephanie McNeill
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd
Todd McClary
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
YouEscape

Thank you!

To The People Who Enable All This Madness

Room Escape Artist has a long and distinguished history of being bad at business. We have always been slow to ask for money or charge for much of anything… but almost two years ago we launched a Patreon because enough of our readers told us we that were silly for not having done so already. And we are so thankful to you for persuading us.

This month we triggered the $1,000 per month goal that we had created (and then forgot about) when we formed the Patreon:

“When we reach our goal of $1,000 per month, we will share the names of all our backers in at least one blog post a month to thank you publicly for your generous support.”

REA $1,000 Per Month Goal
Lisa & David dressed for a night out, in front of Zoom.
(The only time we dressed up nicely in 2020)

Lisa and I were so pleasantly surprised to hit this goal, especially in the current economy. We’ve had a lot of supporters have to withdraw because their finances couldn’t justify it this year, and we totally understand that. And at the same time, we’ve been amazed that we have picked up much more support than we lost.

Each and every supporter means so much to us. I’ve long wanted to make REA my job, and these folks are helping me inch my way there, step by step by step. We do this because we love it. But, in truth, the folks who help us financially do so much to take the pressure off – whether it is directly through Patreon, by attending our Escape Immerse Explore Tours (both 2020 tours were postponed to 2021 – details will be available soon) or Virtual Escape Jams (the RECON Virtual Escape Jam was a success and we have another one coming soon!), or by supporting indirectly by clicking into Amazon through any of the links on REA.

We’re working on a dream here, and we have so much appreciation for the people who are helping us make that a reality:

Adwords Blackhat
Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Darren Miller
David Longley
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Eric Mittler
Game On
Greg Marinelli
Greg Schneider
Jim of PARADOXsquared
John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal
Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Joseph Messteri
Josh Kendrick
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Keyser
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Rebecca Horste
Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Seth Wolfson
Stephanie McNeill
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd
Todd McClary
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
YouEscape

Thank you!