Second ever fan convention for the television show Community. Completely fan-organized. Not affiliated in any way with Sony or NBC.
CommuniCon is a fan-organized and fan-run convention focused on the television show, Community. The purpose of the convention is to celebrate the show, meet other fans, and meet and thank some of the actors, writers, producers, and crew members that put it all together for us. It is not sponsored by or associated in any way with NBC, Sony, or any of their associated companies or affiliates.
Because Community's enthusiastic and dedicated fan base lives all over the world, we know that the vast majority won't be able to attend the convention. To honor the inclusive spirit of the show and those that create it, we'll be documenting the convention so that everyone can experience it on some level. Our wonderful videographers and filmmakers will be shooting footage through the weekend, capturing the events themselves, as well as the reactions and thoughts of fans, writers, actors, and crew members, and creating a documentary about the convention. Our goal is to complete the documentary within about 4 months after the convention.
The first ever CommuniCon took place February 9-10, 2013 at Los Angeles City College, and included a writers’ panel moderated by Meg Masters of TV Line, a supporting actors’ panel moderated by Eric Goldman of IGN TV, a trivia contest moderated by Danielle Turchiano of The Examiner, fan testimonials, a panel about the Six Seasons and a Movie art show put on by PixelDrip Gallery, a costume contest, and a presentation and Q&A session by creator Dan Harmon. Yvette Nicole Brown and Gillian Jacobs also stopped by to talk to fans. There was fan art and merchandise available to peruse and purchase.
This project is for the follow up: CommuniCon 2, which will be held in Los Angeles on October 19-20, 2013 at Embassy Suites Glendale.
Funds raised will go toward paying for the venue for two days, the production of the film documenting the event, the odds and ends that go into putting on the event (like printing and copying costs for badges, etc), and the creation and shipping of the Kickstarter rewards. The fundraising goal will cover the bare minimum. Any additional funds will go towards making the event and the documentary as great as they can be.
PLEASE NOTE: NONE OF THE REWARD LEVELS INCLUDES AIRFARE, ACCOMMODATIONS, OR ANYTHING ELSE NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN THE REWARD LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS.
The schedule is still in the works, but the plan is to put on at least as great of a show as last time, and hopefully better! For reference, the full schedule from the first CommuniCon is available here: http://communicon.tumblr.com/post/41375369298/communicon-schedule.
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A venue has already been secured, so once this project is funded, there is basically no risk that the convention will not go forward. Likewise, we have volunteers lined up to film at the convention and put together the documentary after the fact.
The only real risk is that your personal favorite cast member or writer or producer may not be able to attend the convention. Appearances and participation by producers, actors, writers, and crew members are, of course, subject to their availability. So, there's always a chance that those people will be unable to attend or might have to cancel at the last minute. However, we had several fantastic writers, actors, and producers (including Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Charley Koontz, among many others) in attendance at the first CommuniCon in February 2013. I can't yet guarantee that all of them will be attending again, but I can say that many have already expressed interest and/or availability.
Having successfully done this event once before, I feel confident that CommuniCon 2 will be a great success, regardless of any obstacles that come up. With all of your help, it will be bigger and better than the first!
Briefly, yes. Once the Kickstarter campaign has ended, and I have a list of all backers, I'll be sending out a survey to get the names of the people who should go on the Guest List for the convention. Even after that, if you later decide to "sell" or transfer your spot to someone else, you can just email me to let me know, and I'll update the Guest List.
However, if you're only selling/transferring a spot to the convention, and not any other rewards, please don't do so for more than $40. If I find out you're trying to gouge someone, I reserve the right to refuse to change the Guest List.
Yes some of it. If you attend the convention, you should be able to pick up your CommuniCon merchandise rewards (e.g. t-shirts, buttons) there. The documentary DVDs obviously won't be ready until after that, so those will be mailed to you when they're done.
Probably so. Please stay tuned.
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HUZZAH! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Personalized thank you on twitter (or tumblr or facebook or other social network of your choice) + Official CommuniCon buttonEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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COOL, COOL, COOL! Same as $10 + Official CommuniCon T-shirtEstimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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HOT, HOT, HOT! Same as $10 + DVD copy of CommuniCon 2 documentary (Please note: This does not include an Official CommuniCon T-shirt. It is an alternative to that.)Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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PEOPLE'S CHAMPION! Same as $10 + Official CommuniCon T-shirt + DVD copy of CommuniCon 2 documentary. (PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO COMMUNICON)Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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AWW, THAT'S NICE! OTP OF HUMAN BEINGS! Admission for two people to CommuniCon 2, held October 19-20, 2013 in Los Angeles. Please note: This particular level does not include any of the other rewards listed below. THIS IS THE ONLY REWARD LEVEL THAT COMES WITH ADMISSION FOR TWO PEOPLE. EVERY OTHER REWARD LEVEL AT $40 AT MORE ONLY COMES WITH ADMISSION FOR ONE.Estimated delivery:
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POP! POP! Same as $50 (Admission for one + Official CommuniCon T-shirt) + Your name listed under Special Thanks in the CommuniCon 2 documentary + DVD copy of CommuniCon 2 documentary + personalized thank you note from a writer or cast member (writers/cast members TBD) PLEASE NOTE: THIS ONLY INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR ONEEstimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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YOU JUST MADE US SO HAPPY WE PEED A LITTLE! Same as $100 level + Guaranteed seat in first or second row for one panel of your choosing (you can bring a friend who's at the Convention to sit in the front with you, but your friend must have his or her own admission) + Extra Special Limited Edition T-shirt (only approximately 25 of the Limited Edition T-shirts will be made). PLEASE NOTE: THIS ONLY INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR ONEEstimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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YOU ARE A MOST PRECIOUS BLUEBERRY! Your name listed under Special Thanks in the CommuniCon 2 documentary + DVD copy of CommuniCon 2 documentary + Official CommuniCon T-shirt + Extra Special Limited Edition T-shirt (only approximately 25 of the Limited Edition T-shirts will be made) + We will send you an item signed by as many writers, producers, and cast members as possible. The item is TBD, but we will work with you to choose something you'd like to have signed. (PLEASE NOTE: This award level does not include admission to the convention. It's intended for people who are unable to attend but want cool stuff.)Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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YOU'RE THE CENTER SLICE OF A CHEESE PIZZA (THAT DOESN’T BURN THE ROOF OF THE WORLD’S MOUTH) Same as $250, but you get a guaranteed front row seat for ALL panels (you can bring a friend who's at the Convention to sit in the front with you, but your friend must have his or her own admission) + you get to hang out in the green room, which is otherwise just for people who work on the show. PLEASE NOTE: THIS ONLY INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR ONEEstimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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YOU ARE BATMAN NOW. Same as $500 level + You get to co-moderate a panel! (The panel you will co-moderate is TBD) PLEASE NOTE: THIS ONLY INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR ONEEstimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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