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The 8th annual gaming convention hosted by the Fear the Boot Podcast.
The 8th annual gaming convention hosted by the Fear the Boot Podcast.
107 backers pledged $10,165 to help bring this project to life.

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Where:

Maryland Heights Community Center

2344 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

When:

June 12-13, 2015

Fear the Con is an annual tabletop gaming convention hosted by the roleplaying game podcast Fear the Boot.  Over the years it has hosted Panels, Meet & Greets, performances by comedian Mikey Mason, game shows, and most importantly six gaming slots of 4 hours each spread over two days.  Fear the Con needs you to become a reality this year.  If you help us reach our goal the convention will happen and be open for everyone.  No cost at the door for entrance.  If we don't reach our goal Fear the Con 8 will not happen. 

Fear the Con is a gaming experience like no other. It is a welcoming community open to gamers of all types.  This year it's up to you to help make it happen.

For seven years it has been the gathering place for a community of gamers from around the world to come together for two days of gaming.  This year will be the final Fear the Con in it's current incarnation and we want it to be the biggest and best con yet.  With that in mind we have come to Kickstarter to fund the convention instead of selling individual tickets like we have in the past.  We don't want any potential attendee to be left out because they can't afford the ticket.

 What makes Fear the Con stand out compared to other conventions?

  • Food orders taken and delivered to your table
  • A strong focus on the actual gaming with very little distraction
  • A variety of games being run with some GMs running a different system in every slot.
  • A board game lending library

 The goal for this kickstarter is what is required to run the convention itself based on previous years expenses.  There are many features we would like to bring to the con that will only be accomplished by stretch goals.

  • $10,000  World Wide Wing Night on Thursday before the convention.  This is a social gathering with food provided.
  • $11,000  TBA when previous goal is met
  • $12,000 TBA when previous goal is met


 

Risks and challenges

Fear the Boot has hosted Fear the Con 7 years in a row. This is a well established process and there is very few challenges to come from organizing the convention itself. An unexpectedly high number of attendees or not meeting our goals are the only known risks to the project.

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    BOOTER

    You have our unending gratitude for supporting us in this endeavor.

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    You have our unending gratitude for supporting us in this endeavor and a thank you on the blog.

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    The Non-Attendee pack.

    This backer level will get you a collection of pictures, videos, and recorded messages that will be made at the convention. These will be sent in digital format after the convention.

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    Fear the Con Backer

    A custom title of "Fear the Con Backer" on the Fear the Boot forums.

    All lower tier rewards.

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    Chad's VIP Culinary Gaming Package
    (Please see Kickstarter update "Major Update" for all the details)

    1. You will have a player seat in Chad's backer only game BECAUSE REASONS!
    2. During this game Chad will feed you! It might be stew, chili (real chili with beans!), pulled pork sandwiches, or possibly something else and all the sides and fixins. Chad will make enough food to feed all of the backers of this package so expect food made in bulk (stews or the like) but the main dish will be all fresh food that is handmade by Chad himself. Backers will be given a survey before the con to vote on what Chad will make for them. If you have dietary requirements reach out to Chad on the forums so he can try and accommodate your needs to the best of his abilities.
    3. Signed and printed copies of Morning Skye Studio's:

    L.U.C.I.D. - A role playing game about entering someones dreams and stealing their thoughts.

    and

    Silent Memories - The Ennie Award winning role playing game about finding out who you are before you die.

    4. The recipe for the main course that Chad will make.

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    Fear the Con Reader pack

    All lower tier rewards. A digital copy of the Fear the Boot published short story Anthology Sojourn volume 1.

    Audio recordings read by the authors of the host written stories in Sojourn Volume 1.

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    Fear the Boot Podcast rewards

    Bonus episode of the podcast released only to Kickstarter Backers.

    Custom forum title of "Fear the Con Sponsor" on the Fear the Boot Forums.

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    Fear the Con Read and Listen pack

    All lower tier rewards. A digital copy of the Fear the Boot published short story Anthology Sojourn volume 1.

    Audio recordings read by the authors of the host written stories in Sojourn Volume 1.

    Bonus episode of the podcast released only to Kickstarter Backers.

    Custom forum title of "Fear the Con Sponsor" on the Fear the Boot Forums.

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    Fear the Con VIP Package: John

    1. John runs a game of your choosing at FTC, you have all power over slot admissions and the subject/system of the game as long as he know the system and it's not offensive. Non-gaming-universal supplies must be provided by winner if necessary.

    2. John plays the NPC of your choice in your game in another slot, or in your online game (one game of approximately con slot length)

    3. 5 signed copies of Bloodmoon Goblins. Fun for the whole group.

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    Fear the Con VIP Package: Chris

    1. Guaranteed spot in one of Chris's games at FTC
    2. Chris will use the person's name or favorite PC name as a character in an upcoming story, including input on story arc for said character, subject to mutual agreement
    3. One pan of Carmelitas all to yourself.

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    Fear the Con VIP Package: Wayne

    1. A Bard's Bard short story written exclusively for the kickstarter.
    2. A collection of memoir type stories many of which are awkward that are all true

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    Fear the Con VIP Package: Dan

    1. A Gnarl short story written just for the Kickstarter Backers.
    2. Fear the Boot Bonus Episode: Capital Ship Danecture
    3. Gnarl Drawz. Gnarl will draw you a picture of your character, party, or whatever they like. The art will be horrible in quality and potentially offensive.

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    Fear the Con VIP Exclusive package: Wayne
    1. All rewards in the Wayne VIP package
    2. 1 guaranteed spot in a game run by Wayne at Fear the Con.
    3. 1 soap baby personally carved just for you.
    4. 1 custom small to medium crocheted item made by Wayne's wife Sara.

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    Mikey Mason VIP Con Tier

    1) Mikey will run a game in the setting of your choice at FTC 8
    2) You will be guaranteed a seat in the game
    3) You will receive personalized, signed copies of each of Mikey's CDs (Impotent Nerd Rage, Barbarian Jetpack, Dangerous Gifts, and dodecahedron. Also, if there's a new disc out by then, you'll get that one, too. And if Mikey records his live set from FTC8, you'll get that one, too.)
    4) Furthermore, I will call my 9 yr. old child by your name for 24 hours. I will send him to school in a shirt that reads, "My daddy leased the rights to my name in order to secure backing for an album. Today my name is

    " You will receive video evidence of this. This is the shirt from the Impotent Nerd Rage Kickstarter. It was very big on him, then, and still fits.
    5) Mikey will lead a very loud, very alcoholic toast in your honor on the convention floor. This will be no ordinary toast. It will be epic, and sing your praises.

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    Mikey Mason VIP Fan Tier
    1) You can pick 5 of Mikey's songs at his show for Fear the Con 8. He will play these songs and dedicate them to whomever you choose.
    2) You will join Mikey as a guest for an after-hours recording of his podcast
    3) You will receive personalized, signed copies of each of Mikey's CDs (Impotent Nerd Rage, Barbarian Jetpack, Dangerous Gifts, and dodecahedron. Also, if there's a new disc out by then, you'll get that one, too. And if Mikey records his live set from FTC8, you'll get that one, too.)
    4) Furthermore, I will call my 9 yr. old child by your name for 24 hours. I will send him to school in a shirt that reads, "My daddy leased the rights to my name in order to secure backing for an album. Today my name is

    " You will receive video evidence of this. This is the shirt from the Impotent Nerd Rage Kickstarter. It was very big on him, then, and still fits.
    5) Mikey will lead a very loud, very alcoholic toast in your honor at his Fear the Con 8 show. This will be no ordinary toast. It will be epic, and sing your praises.

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    Fear the Con VIP Exclusive package: Dan
    1. All rewards in the Dan VIP package.
    2. 1 guaranteed spot in a game run by Dan at Fear the Con.

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    Fear the Boot Ultimate Gamer Pack
    1. Digital copy of Bloodmoon Goblins
    2. A oneshot actual play composed of all Fear the Boot hosts.
    3. All rewards from the Base Wayne and Dan VIP packs.
    4. All rewards from "Fear the Boot Podcast rewards" backer level
    5. All rewards from "Fear the Con Reader pack" backer level.

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    Fear the Boot Super Ultimate Gamer Pack
    1. Digital copy of Bloodmoon Goblins
    2. A oneshot actual play composed of all Fear the Boot hosts.
    3. All rewards from the Base Wayne and Dan VIP packs.
    4. All rewards from "Fear the Boot Podcast rewards" backer level
    5. All rewards from "Fear the Con Reader pack" backer level.
    6. Skype game with atleast 2 hosts

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Funding period

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