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.
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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