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Be part of our community's inaugural tabletop gaming convention located right here in the Heartland!
Be part of our community's inaugural tabletop gaming convention located right here in the Heartland!
Be part of our community's inaugural tabletop gaming convention located right here in the Heartland!
78 backers pledged $6,807 to help bring this project to life.

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TsunamiCon 2014 Wichita's Premier Tabletop Gaming Convention

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LET'S BRING MIKEY MASON TO TSUNAMICON!

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November 7th, 8th and 9th at the Hotel At Old Town in Wichita

For more than 10 years, the Prismatic Tsunami community for Tabletop RPG enthusiasts has encouraged gamers to expand their participation in the hobby and connect with fellow hobbyists. In recent years, we've set our sights on the gaming community in and around the great city of Wichita, running local gamedays and sponsoring charity events, promoting tabletop gaming, and spreading out to embrace the global community through online publications, gaming podcasts, and social media. Now we're taking our devotion to the next logical level... a major gaming convention located right here in the heartland.

Wichita has cons. We have scifi cons, anime cons, steampunk cons, comic book cons... the list goes on. But no gaming cons. We envision a convention capable of entertaining as many gamers as our surrounding environs can throw at us, with big rooms for tabletop games - board games, card games, miniatures, and RPGs - and organized tournaments for CCGs and minis, LARPs!, specially organized RPG events, a dealer hall/artist alley, cosplaying contests, panels, live media coverage, a VIG lounge, plenty of swag and prizes, and even some live entertainment!

Our team encompasses decades of experience in running live gaming events and includes a staff of experienced gamers and game masters of every ilk. We will offer preregistration for numerous games and plenty of open gaming opportunities. Attendees can get in on some old school RPG action or sit down and try something new. We also have access to a sizable library of hobby games and knowledgeable folk to help you get started.

Hotel At Old Town
Hotel At Old Town

Wichita is a beautiful city with much to offer congoers from outside the area. TsunamiCon 2014 will be held at the Hotel At Old Town in the heart of Wichita's entertainment district, with over 50 shops, restaurants, theatres and nightspots in the surrounding area. Attendees will have access to special room rates at the hotel, as well as some exciting opportunities to participate in organized con-related events right there in the historic Old Town district (pub crawl, anyone!?).  And the hotel has FREE parking for attendees in an attached parking garage.

We have the entire convention center for the weekend, around 10,000 square feet that can be broken up to meet our needs. And we want YOU to help us determine how we're going to use it. The bigger the project gets, the bigger and better the con.

Several big gaming companies and area businesses are chipping in with great gaming support, events, and prizes. Gaming events will include a sanctioned Magic tournament, Prismatic Tsunami's convention-spanning Zombie Dice tourney, some organized LARPs, a Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures tournament, some D&D Fifth Edition organized play, Pathfinder Society, and more!  Prize and event supporters include:

Black Blade Publishing
Days of Wonder
DGS Games
Dicepouch.com
Hero Complex Games and Entertainment
Lone Wolf Development
Mana Vault Casual Gaming and Collectibles
Pinnacle Entertainment
Post World Games
Reaper Miniatures
Steve Jackson Games
The Burrow: Gifts For Geeks
Wizards of the Coast

Learn more at our website: http://www.tsunamicon.org
Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tsunamiconwichita

Volunteers and Game Masters

The Volunteer and Game Master reward levels are for attendees committed to provided the two vital services that make our convention possible.  Volunteers pledging at this level must sign up for eight (8) hours of volunteer service spread out over the convention, to be employed as needed (registration, checking badges, helping with special events, running errands, handing out swag, assisting Game Masters, and so forth).  You are responsible for reviewing our volunteer policies and submitting an application to volunteer at the event no later than October 1st.  Failure to register as a volunteer will require you to pay the difference at will-call to acquire your badge.

Game Masters pledging at this level must register to run at least eight (8) hours of gaming (two 4-hour slots with at least 6 seats at the table). Preregistration will be available soon on the TsunamiCon website. Game Masters are encouraged to promote their games on social media to elicit registration, but you are not penalized for failing to fill the seats at your tables.  Failure to register your games by October 31st will require you to pay the difference at will-call to acquire your badge.

V-I-Gs (Very Important Gamers)

Our rewards include two V-I-G levels available to gamers looking to milk the most out of their con experience.  Both levels provide you with swag bags stuffed with all the convention swag mentioned in the lower levels - such as custom dice, TsunamiCon tee-shirts, and custom leather key fobs - as well as any other custom gifts we introduce to help support the convention.  You also get exclusive access to our V-I-G lounge, where you can relax, graze from the free snacks and beverages provided only to V-I-Gs, and otherwise spend a little time recouping or visiting with other V-I-Gs and convention guests.

Gold Level V-I-Gs also gain access to an exclusive gaming event featuring an adventure written and published by Prismatic Tsunami Publishing explicitly for the con.  You will also receive signed copies of the adventure and an invitation to a private dinner on Sunday evening with TsunamiCon organizers and guests and the cast of Metagamers Anonymous.

Add-ons are available by adding the appropriate amount to your pledge. Note that you are better served by selected The Real Deal pledge level if you simply want to add even a set of dice to your 3-Day Pass.  Whatever your pledge, simply add the following amount to your pledge for each additional item.

   $15: Add a custom set of TsunamiCon dice to your pledge.
   $20: Add a TsunamiCon tee-shirt to your pledge.
   $35: Add an additional 3-Day Pass.
 $120: Add a four-pack of 3-Day Passes.

Note that the reward levels for dice and shirts include the costs of shipping if you are not attending the convention.  Otherwise, these rewards will be held for you at will-call.

***LEVEL UNLOCKED!!***  PRIZE DRAWINGS ($5800): When we reach this goal, we will give away a card game or board game each week starting in September and leading up to the convention, then we will continue to hold prize drawings for games during the three days of the event. 

***LEVEL UNLOCKED!!*** COSPLAY CASH ($6200):  When we reach this goal, we'll beef up the costume contest and add at least $300 in cash prize

CUSTOM BADGES ($6600):  When we reach this goal, every backer will have a custom Kickstarter badge with his or her name or handle printed on it.  You will be recognized at a glance as the people responsible for making this convention a reality.

MIKEY MASON ($7200): When we reach this goal, we will invite renowned musical geek comedy genius Mikey Mason to spend the weekend with us, with two performances during the convention... and we might even get him to run some games!  Learn more about Mikey at his website and check out his amazing talent on his YouTube channel.

POSTWORLD PINTO ($8400): When we reach this goal, famed game designer and legend in his own mind jim pinto of Post World Games will make the harrowing trip from the Pacific Northwest to come showcase some of his amazing original games and gaming products, run some panels, and generally be a great guy for three ridiculously long days.

Risks and challenges

This is a first-year convention, and we will undoubtedly encounter numerous challenges while setting up and organizing the event, from sudden shifts in contributor availability to last-minute schedule changes to unforeseen complications in getting the materials ready in time.

Despite being a first-year convention, our staff has a lot of experience handling gaming events and larger events of various types. Additionally, a small army of volunteers stand ready to make this convention a success. We will be vigilant, and we will adapt, and we will endeavor to keep our backers and registered attendees informed of any complications that may affect their convention experience.

We are building several new relationships with vendors and manufacturers, and we will similarly be vigilant should those relationships prove unsuccessful and require us to change our plans mid-stream. This could be anything from a manufacturing delay to a problem at the printers. We are endeavoring to establish back-up plans to ensure a surer path to success.

With your support, we WILL make TsunamiCon 2014 a reality.

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    HERALD - You have our eternal gratitude as a convention supporter, and your name will appear with special thanks on the TsunamiCon website.

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    ACOLYTE - You'll receive a custom set of four convention-exclusive six-sided dice, each emblazoned with the Tsunami wave emblem for extraordinary luck.

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    ARMSMAN - Show your support for the convention with a TsunamiCon T-shirt, bearing the logo, the date of the convention, and sponsors.

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    GAME MASTER - For GMs who preregister at least 8 hours of gaming (minimum 6 players per game), this is your 3-day event pass, which will be held at will-call. You get access to all non-exclusive convention events. You are also eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention. (See description for more information.)

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    VOLUNTEER - For volunteers who sign up for at least 8 hours of volunteering at the event, this is your 3-day event pass, which will be held at will-call. You get access to all non-exclusive convention events. You are also eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention. (See description for more information.)

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    EARLY BIRD GAMER - This is your 3-day event pass, which will be held at will-call. You get access to all non-exclusive convention events. You are also eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention.

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    GAMER - This is your 3-day event pass, which will be held at will-call. You get access to all non-exclusive convention events. You are also eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention.

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    THE REAL DEAL - You get the 3-day pass, the T-shirt, and the custom set of dice. Easily the best bang for your buck if you're into convention swag. Huzzah!

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    SILVER V.I.G. - You get the 3-day pass, the T-shirt, the custom set of dice, a hand-made leather keychain bearing the TsunamiCon logo, a special swag bag, and access to the VIG lounge. You will also receive special recognition in the program.

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    ADVERTISER - You will get a quarter-page advertisement in the program and a link on our website. Ideal for sponsors who cannot make it to the convention but would like to advertise their service to our attendees.

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    SILVER V.I.G. PLUS - Everything in the silver V.I.G. package PLUS a PDF product from Post World Games selected by Jim Pinto!

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    ARTIST - A 4' x 5' space in the dealer hall, table provided, with a 3-day pass and website promotion.

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    GOLD V.I.G. - As the silver level VIG package, plus access to an exclusive tabletop gaming event run by TsunamiCon GMs, a signed copy of the con-exclusive adventure published for the event, and an invitation to a post-convention dinner with convention organizers and the cast of Metagamers Anonymous.

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    ADVENTURERS - A party pack of four 3-day passes. Bring your friends! Bring your gaming group! Bring your family! You get access to all non-exclusive convention events. You are also eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention.

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    VENDOR - An 8' x 10' vendor space in the dealer hall, tables provided, with two 3-day passes and website promotion.

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    PROMOTIONAL PARTNER - As the vendor level, and you will be identified as a convention sponsor with links and logos on the website and half-page advertisements in the program.

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    CORPORATE SPONSOR - As the vendor, and you will be identified as a sponsor on the website, T-shirt, and banners at the event, and in any media advertising. Includes a full-page advertisement in the program and advertising in the community periodical and on the Metagamers Anonymous RPG podcast.

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