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Avalon Production Update: 6 April 2020

Your semi-regular update on all things Avalon: Web of Magic.

Good News, Everyone!

Voyager.world’s Instagram account is back. Which is why some of the broken Instagram links from previous updates work again.

Unfortunately, all their posts after October 2018 are gone. That means that most of the concept art of the mages that was posted last year aren’t there anymore.

Now that they’re back, we can presumably ask them about any updates on the Avalon animated series and future books. So, fans … ask away.

Avalon: Web of Magic Book Club

An update from our friends at Jewel Riders Archive:

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As part of Jewel Riders’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, we wanted to give a little love to Avalon: Web of Magic, the twelve book middle-grade fantasy series (very loosely) based on ✨Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders✨. In March, May, and July, we’ll be discussing the one each of three books on the #podcast, with special guest host and Avalon expert extraordinaire Jacquesworth from our sister site The Avalon Archive! We hope you read along with us and join the discussion!

Use those Christmas gift cards to pick up your copy of the first three #books 📚 Finish the first book before March to be caught up for the first #bookpodcast.

Avalon: Web of Magic Book Club Podcast!

Some exciting news from our friends at Jewel Riders Archive:

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Hey Jewel Fans!

2020 is the twenty-fifth Anniversary of Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, and we have some great stuff planned for this year.

As part of Jewel Riders’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, we wanted to give a little love to Avalon: Web of Magic, the twelve book middle-grade fantasy series (very loosely) based on Jewel Riders. In March, May, and July, we’ll be discussing one each of three books on the podcast, with special guest host and Avalon expert extraordinaire Jacquesworth from our sister site The Avalon Archive! We hope you read along with us and join the discussion!

Read the complete blog at The Jewel Riders Archive!

Listen to me discuss Avalon: Web of Magic with the guys from the Jewel Riders Archive starting in March!

Avalon Production Update: 16 September 2019

Your semi-regular update on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

Strange Things Are Afoot:

Some rather disappointing events happened over the weekend.

  • The voyager.world Instagram account is no more. If you were wondering why most of the links to Instagram updates and comments have suddenly vanished, now you know. I have saved all images related to the Avalon animated series, and all quotes regarding series production are still kept in previous production updates. Links sourcing the quotes will be preserved for archival purposes.
  • Mind’s Eye Entertainment has taken down the concept art for the mages from their website. Only the Ravenswood Manor concept art and the series poster remain. Unless told otherwise, I will continue to host the concept art here and on Tumblr.

As always, if you want to send me any Avalon news, you can use the handy Contact the Archive link above.

Avalon Production Update: 9 September 2019

Your semi-regular update on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From Mind’s Eye Entertainment:

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A New Production Partner Appears!

Mechanic Animation, a New Zealand animation studio, is now involved with the Avalon: Web of Magic series. They helped create some animated series for Marvel (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and Avengers Assemble, to name a few).

If you want to see more of Mechanic Animation’s work, check out their official website.

Avalon Production Update: 15 April 2019

Your semi-regular update on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From the voyager.world Instagram:

News Gleaned from Instagram Comments:

  • Re: demographics: lots of partners on board to satisfy- mandate is go younger but keep the edge- we’ll get it right
  • Re: evolution of Adriane’s character design: depends where she is on her character arc- in the beginning def more reserved- once Kara enters her life, she does try some new things
  • Re: demographics and character design: getting the girls’ age right for our key demo (7-10) is the biggest challenge – and there’s lots of cooks in the kitchen which is normal with so many different partners so it’s going to be a balance – this is the best so far.
  • Re: animation: CGI but we want more of an anime look with shading rather than full 3D like Trollhunter or Spy Kids
  • Re: demographics: that’s the sweet spot for licensing which is how investors make their money back – however the show will appeal to a much wider age range like the Disney / Pixar films do
  • Re: broadcasting: we don’t have a US broadcaster yet – once we have an episode or 2 finished we will shop it – this way they know exactly what they are getting- production start is looking like July- finishing in 2020 / 2021 – sounds like a long time but this will look more like a movie than a tv series – the good news is once the pipeline is up and running we can move right into season 2 for faster turnaround
  • Re: production and character designs: we’re very close, hang in there. We doing some redesigns on characters as well — will have some new pics soon
  • Re: broadcasting: TBD – we will start production then sell the package of 13 it to pone of the streamers like Netflix or amazon