22-Dec-2018 (Sat) Wherein our Patreon subscribers can now get in free!

We're trying something new, as a thank you to our awesome Patreon sponsors: we're now offering membership cards! If you kick in $15 or more per month, you get in free. Here are the options:

THE GREEN CARD -- $15 or more month.

Entitles the card holder to:
  • Free admission for 2 to any event before 10pm.
  • Skip to the front of the line (all night).

THE BLUE CARD -- $30 or more per month.

Entitles the card holder to:
  • Free admission for 2 to any event, all night.
  • Skip to the front of the line.

THE GOLD CARD -- $60 or more month.

Entitles the card holder to:
  • Free admission for 2 to any event, all night.
  • Includes 2 drink tickets.
  • Skip to the front of the line.

THE BLACK CARD -- $200 or more month.

Entitles the card holder to:
  • Free admission for 4 to any event, all night.
  • Includes 4 drink tickets.
  • $50 off purchase of any VIP table.
  • Skip to the front of the line.

The fine print, for all cards:

  • Cards are non-transferrable: you must be present.
  • Standing room only (general admission, not reserved seating).
  • Charity events and private parties are excluded.

So head on over to our Patreon and sign up!

The cards are valid for as long as you continue to be a monthly contributor at that level.

Many of you are already eligible for a card if you've been contributing $15 or more per month, but you may need to also go and select the proper "tier" to get the card. Patreon doesn't automatically subscribe you to newly-added benefits.

It was very difficult to decide on the pricing for these; too high and nobody will be interested in them, but too low and we might end up losing money on the deal. But since the nature of Patreon makes them be essentially a monthly subscription, we can change the pricing or benefits down the road if necessary. ("Winging it" being a time-honored DNA tradition.)

I just ordered a credit card printer, so hopefully we'll be mailing out the first batch of cards before the new year!

By the way, if have any experience with a card embosser that has Mac drivers, let me know. I'd love to figure out a way for the names on the cards to have raised letters, but right now that doesn't seem practical.

Also, I tried to think of more clever names for the four card levels, but I didn't come up with anything good. Any suggestions? (Adenine and the other nucleobases have already been considered and rejected.)

17 Responses:

  1. Paul N says:


    (I think I like the black/bronze/silver/gold better, though.)

  2. Aaron says:

    Psychoactive Card
    Radioactive Card
    Mutagenic Card
    Transgenic Card
    Transubstantiation Card
    Multiverse Card

  3. Louis says:

    Codon/exon/gene/chromosome would seem to be a fun quadruplet.

    • Bob says:

      I like the hierarchicalness to it, but maybe some catchier names:

      base pairnot a really catchy, but it's a nice mnemonic (base level for a pair of people)




  4. nooj says:

    You could also put a random admonition on them!

    The old standbys are good:


    but then there's also


  5. andrew says:

    This is awesome. Thank you! It will definitely encourage me to do TWO IMPORTANT THINGS:

    1. raise my Patreon contribution
    2. get off my ass and come to more shows

  6. Carlos says:

    Surely the top-tier card should be coloured DNA-dayglo-green rather than gold...


  7. Jieves says:

    Surely they should be terminal colors? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monochrome_monitor
    P1 Green
    P3 Amber
    P4 White
    Etc. etc.

  8. Adam says:

    Well, this did cause me to immediately increase my Patreon donation...

    My only useful comment is that Black is the best color for a card, but the cheapest one to get...

  9. jwz says:

    FWIW, I changed the card colors levels -- this was based mostly on discovering what the actual color fidelity of my new card printer is...

  10. Gina says:

    Hey, the last two times I tried to order from dna pizza (via post mates), I was told dna pizza was closed. Tonight was the second time. Just letting you know in case there is some kind of communication mixup.

    • jwz says:

      Ugh. Thanks for the heads up.

      Postmates is a nightmare. They just randomly decide to take us offline without any notification, constantly.

      Pretty much every delivery service is as awful as every other one. There's no way to win.

  11. How about unblocking people on twitter for money? Of course, you can reblock them the moment they make it clear why you did it in the first place. Many years ago, I think I probably said something unhelpful/snarky to you, and got blocked. Now I can't even follow you (muted would be fine, I don't feel a need to get your attention). $20 and I'd do it in a heartbeat, $200, I don't care that much. $50, I'd have to think about it, but I probably would eventually.

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