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For years coblins have been invading Con on the Cob in various forms. This year we want to a real one!


What's a Coblin?

That's a very good question. I'm glad you asked. I can tell you are an incredibly intelligent and remarkably handsome person. Coblins, to put it bluntly, are these big anthropomorphic ears of corn-like beings who have been invading Con on the Cob for years (more on CotC later). They've taken many forms: drawings, t shirts, stickers, buttons, miniatures, sculptures, woven hats, teddy bears, game characters, objects of ridicule, and heroic statements about the power of fun and the futility of disharmony (or whatever). Anyway, coblins have been depicted in many ways and they've been a part of our lives (whether we know it or not) for a long time. They've evolved over the years from, among other things, a lowly onsite-book cover enhancer and t-shirt embellisher to a professionally sculpted miniature, a playable character species in the Low Life RPG, and a large wooden standee with a hole in it's face so you can pretend you're him. The one form we've always wanted to see, but have never had the funds to accomplish, is that of a full-scale, three dimensional interactive, life-like, honest-to-goodness (or badness, if you prefer) coblin. I'm speaking, of course, about a professionally crafted coblin mascot costume. It's time to bring coblins to life and I need your help to make it happen.



Why $4000?

This coblin will be awesome. He'll make appearances at Con on the Cob and other cons and happenings, shaking hands with politicians, eating babies, I mean kissing babies, getting his picture taken with you, and doing the things coblins do. He may even do Bar Mitzvahs...

I've done some research and $4000 is the rock bottom price where these things begin. Depending on the amount we raise, he might have an articulated mouth, blinking eyes, sound effects, internal fans so I don't sweat to death, a change of clothes, and any other snazzinesses we can afford. Each embellishment costs money, and we'd love to have this guy be as amazing as possible, so please consider a generous donation. We have some great rewards to offer. Beg, beg, beg...

What is Con on the Cob?
Con on the Cob is a Four-Day celebration of Games, Art, Freaks, and Fun. It's the most fun thing ever, guaranteed. We do it every fall in Hudson, Ohio and peeps come from all over the country (and other parts of the world) to get in on the fun. Get your shiny wazoo on over to www.cononthecob.com to find out more.

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    Nibblet - Your name will be listed in the onsite book at Con on the Cob 2012 and on the Con on the Cob website as a coblin benefactor. We'll take a group photo of all the benefactors along with the coblin at Con on the Cob 2012.

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    Advanced Nibblet - You'll get all the snazziness of being a Nibblet AND you'll get a nice shiny new limited edition coblin sticker.

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    Semi-Super Advanced Nibblet - You get the props and the sticker AND an 8x10 glossy, signed photo print of the coblin we create.

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    Super Advanced Nibblet - You'll get the rewards of an Advanced Nibblet AND you'll also get a custom designed, limited edition, t shirt designed by award-wining illustrator Andy Hopp and only available to the peeps who back this project.

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    Kernel - In addition to the rewards of the Super Advanced Nibblet, you'll nab a 4-Day Adult Badge to Con on the Cob 2012.

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    Major Kernel - You get the props, the glossy, the sticker, the coblin shirt, the 4-Day Adult Registration Badge, AND an official Con on the Cob 2012 t shirt AND a copy of the Coblin Chaos card game by Mutha Oith Creations.

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    Undecorated Kernel - You get a full color drawing of yourself as a coblin, or of yourself being somehow egregiously violated by a coblin, but you don't get all that other jazz.

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    Lieutenant Kernel - You get all the stuff a Major Kernel gets AND you also get a full color drawing of yourself as a coblin, or of yourself being somehow egregiously violated by a coblin, scribbled by Andy Hopp.

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    Cob Boss - You get all the perks of a lieutenant kernel AND you get two hotel nights at the Clarion hotel during Con on the Cob 2012. I may even sneak in and protect you as you sleep.

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    King Cob - It's kind of like being a Cob Boss, but you get FOUR nights in the hotel and I will draw a picture of you and your friends participating in the activity of your choice with a bunch of coblins (or as a bunch of coblins if you prefer)).

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    Emporer of the Cob - You're just like a Cob Boss, but even cooler. You get everything he or she gets, but you get FOUR night in the hotel AND the dubious yet honorable designation of Con on the Cob 2012 Attendee Guest of Honor and all the attendant perks and privileges. We'll throw a party in your honor, put a full page ad espousing your virtues in the onsite book, and generally involve you in the convention in as many ways as we can conjure. Come on, it'll be fun.

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    Elder Cob - You get all the stuff we just talked about AND I will erect a shrine to you in my backyard and form a cult devoted to worshipping you and whatever mad schemes you devise. There will be a worship service at Con on the Cob 2012 in your honor.

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