Now that we've reached our funding goal, we have just hours left to power through our remaining stretch goals!
And remember... you can always help us out by picking up extra swag today! Just add the appropriate value to your pledge!
TsunamiCon 2017 is returning October 6th, 7th and 8th to the Wichita Scottish Rite in downtown Wichita. We are excited to be bringing you our fourth annual large-scale tabletop gaming convention in America's heartland, once again at the historic Wichita Scottish Rite! We have a huge space for gaming and our marketplace, with access to additional rooms throughout the building. And we want YOU to join us for three fantastic days of tabletop goodness and related geekery. We building on three years of outstanding convention gaming, and we hope to make this year’s con experience the best ever.
We're in a better position than ever before, with the devoted partnership of an amazing venue and an evergrowing community of friends and gamers ready to rock and roll. This year, we need considerably less cash up front, which permits to set more reasonable goals and offer some cool stretch goals that we're sure to reach before it's over. As always, we have some cool rewards lined up for backers. As a backer you get:
- Badge prices available only to Kickstarter backers.
- Access to all non-exclusive convention events.
- Premium access to exclusive events presented during this campaign.
- Eligibility for prize drawings up to and during the event.
- Great prices on TsunamiCon merchandise.
TsunamiCon attendees can enjoy a number of gaming opportunities and related geekery throughout the weekend!
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!
This year we have a lot of rewards to choose from, so here's a handy reference guide to help find the item you're looking for. Be sure to scroll down and take a look at the add-ons, as well, if you'd like to add additional badges or merchandise to your pledge.
Volunteers and Game Masters
We offer three reward levels specifically for Game Masters and volunteers designed for attendees committed to providing the two vital services that make our convention possible. Each reward level requires a certain level of commitment to working the convention as a volunteer or scheduling and running games over the course of the weekend.
Volunteers are expected to review our policies and complete the volunteer application, indicating your preferences and availability, no later that October 1st. Volunteers will be employed as needed (registration, checking badges, helping with special events, running errands, handing out swag, assisting Game Masters, and so forth). Failure to register as a volunteer will require you to pay the difference at will-call to acquire your badge. We also know that plans and schedules can change, and we will work with you as much as possible to fit your needs.
Game Masters are expected to schedule games and events for participants to enjoy at the convention. Registration is now open, and we prefer that Game Masters try to list their events by the end of August to provide ample opportunity for signup. GMs 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 September 29th will require you to pay the difference at will-call to acquire your badge.
Find more information at TsunamiCon.org/VIG.
The following reward levels for vendors are available for TsunamiCon 2017. Space is limited! Vendors are encouraged to review our policies and submit a vendor application as soon as possible. Applications will be approved following the close of the campaign, and you will be provided a discount code for the features you have purchased and the option to add additional features and select your space in the Marketplace.
The following Add-Ons are available exclusively to backers who select one of these packages and add the additional amount to your pledge:
Advertisement ($55): Add a quarter-page advertisement in our beautiful full-color program booklet to your Vendor or Artisan package.
Additional Badge ($20): For each additional weekend pass, add $20 to your pledge. Vendor passes provide full access to the convention and all non-exclusive events, but are not eligible for some prize drawings and giveaways.
Add-ons are available by adding the appropriate amount to your pledge. In addition to the merchandise listed above:
- Any backer at the $60 KNIGHT reward level can add a second KNIGHT reward by adding $40 to your pledge.
- Any backer at the $75 SILVER VIG reward level can add a second SILVER VIG ticket by adding $50 to your pledge.
- ANY backer may add the ADVENTURERS reward level of four 3-day passes by adding $120 to your pledge.
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 fourth annual event and associated Kickstarter campaign, and we will undoubtedly encounter numerous challenges while setting up and organizing the convention, from sudden shifts in contributor availability to last-minute schedule changes to unforeseen complications in getting the materials ready in time. We've learned a lot with each passing year, 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 2017 bigger and better than ever!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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