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Help make our community's sophomore tabletop gaming event bigger and better than ever, located right here in the Heartland!
Help make our community's sophomore tabletop gaming event bigger and better than ever, located right here in the Heartland!
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In 2014, the Prismatic Tsunami gaming community launched our very first tabletop gaming convention in the great city of Wichita. TsunamiCon is the city’s only major gaming con, with lots of room for tabletop games - board games, card games, miniatures, and RPGs - organized tournaments, LARPs!, exclusive RPG events, a dealer hall, cosplay contest, panels, a VIG lounge, plenty of swag and prizes, and fantastic live entertainment, including the return of our MC’s, Beard and Bean, and the musical genius of comedy rock star Mikey Mason!

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 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. It’s a great event for novice gamers and old veterans alike!

TsunamiCon 2015 will be held October 23rd, 24th and 25th at the Wichita Holiday Inn, surrounded by great restaurants and plenty of shopping opportunities, including the city’s largest shopping mall. Attendees will have access to special room rates at the hotel, as well as some exciting opportunities to participate in organized con-related events (pub crawl, anyone!?). 

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 the con. We learned a lot from our first-year event, and we intend to build on our success and make this year’s con experience even better.

Several big gaming companies and area businesses are chipping in with great gaming support, events, and prizes. Gaming events will include a sanctioned Magic: The Gathering tournament, Prismatic Tsunami's convention-spanning Zombie Dice tourney, some organized LARPs, a Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures tournament, D&D Adventure League, Warmachine/Hordes, Warhammer, Infinity and more! Prize and event supporters include: 

     Black Blade Publishing
     Cardboard Carnage
     Cheapass Games 
     DGS Games 
     Dicepouch.com
     Eagle and Gryphon Games
     Flying Buffalo
     Hero Complex Games and Entertainment 
     Lone Wolf Development 
     Mantic Games
     Pinnacle Entertainment Group
     Post World Games 
     Tabletop Heroes of Wichita
     The Burrow: Gifts For Geeks 
     Wizards Asylum
     Wizards of the Coast 

Learn more at our website: http://www.tsunamicon.org 

Volunteers and Game Masters

The Volunteer and Game Master reward levels are for attendees committed to providing 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 16th will require you to pay the difference at will-call to acquire your badge. 

Our TsunamiCon VIG Lounge is a luxury suite with an amazing view!
Our TsunamiCon VIG Lounge is a luxury suite with an amazing view!

The VIG GOLD PLUS reward level includes access to a an exclusive game of Furry Ninja Pirate Victoriana Steampunk Space Opera... with Robots and Magic run by Mikey Mason.  He assures us that it is freakin' hilarious.  'Nuff said.

The following Vendor Packages are available.  For the Merchant or Sponsor level package, simply pledge as a Vendor and add the listed value to your pledge.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities for features and events, visit our website!

Add-ons are available by adding the appropriate amount to your pledge. Note that you are better served by selecting 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. 
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. 

Risks and challenges

This is our sophomore effort, 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. We learned a lot from last year's effort, however, and our staff has considerable 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 2015 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 this year’s commemorative convention-exclusive dice, 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 40 player-hours, see description), 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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    BANNERMAN - Two gaming tables in the Great Hall will be adorned with signage pronouncing your business or organization as a proud TsunamiCon sponsor for all to bear witness!

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

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    GOLD V.I.G. PLUS - As the gold level VIG package, plus access to an exclusive tabletop RPG run by special guest Comedy Rockstar Mikey Mason!

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    VENDOR - An 8' x 10' vendor space in the dealer hall, tables provided, with two 3-day passes, website promotion, and sponsorship mentions on the Prismatic Tsunami family of podcasts.

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    GUILDSMAN - For your gaming club or organization, pool your resources and pick up 10 weekend passes for a great price. Each participant gets access to all non-exclusive convention events. You are also eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention. We'll even throw in some TsunamiCon swag for you to distribute to one of your members as you see fit.

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    PROMOTIONAL PARTNER - As the vendor level, plus the Promotional Partner advertising package (see description), links and logos on the website, and a ½-page advertisement 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 any associated media promotion, plus the Corporate Sponsor advertising package (see description), links and logos on the website, and a full-page advertisement in the program.

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