Grifball is the world's greatest sports-game-within-a-first-person-shooter, originally created by Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns, and played in Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4. The Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) is the official Rooster Teeth convention in Austin, Texas. It's a match made in heaven!
At RTX 2013, GrifballHub would like to rent a booth on the convention floor to act as Grifball Central for the event. The booth will be right alongside other gaming booths, such as Halo 4 and Rooster Teeth. For three days we will have Grifball experts on hand to answer any and all questions. We will have Grifball tips and tricks available to help you win your next match. We will have league signup information, so you can continue to get your Grif on once you leave RTX. And we will have free Grifball swag to give away, such as Grifball wristbands, buttons, and lanyards.
With thousands of attendees eager to learn more about the Sport of the Future, RTX might a well be billed as GrifCon 2013. We want to ensure that the people have everything they need to smash, stab, kill, and blow up Grif! Over and over again!
For us to rent, staff, and supply a booth on the convention floor, we are raising $1600. This will allow us to purchase:
- A Grifball booth on the show floor.
- 500 GrifballHub wristbands, buttons, and lanyards.
- 2 high-quality banners for the booth.
- Grifball information pamphlets.
If we raise more than $1600, we will have additional swag available at the booth, including GrifballHub sport sweatbands, water bottles, t-shirts, and more! We might also be able to set up a Grifball station at the booth where attendees can play a few quick rounds!
We have hit our original goal of $1600! Check out our new stretch goals!
To help us reach our goal, we are giving out many rewards for every Grifballer:
For a $1.00 donation, we will tweet a heart-felt thank you from our @GrifballHub twitter account.
For just a dollar more, we will tweet your praises and say that "@YOU is the best Grifballer of all time!" from our account! It's totally true because you're awesome!
For $5.00, you will receive a tweet with your praise and access to GrifballHub's exclusive donor forum! The donor forum has additional information and contests, and donors receive early access to GrifballHub creations, such as our famous Grifball highlight reels! You will also receive a tag above your avatar on our forums, telling everyone that you supported our Kickstarter!
For only $20, you'll receive the above perks plus your gamertag will be included in the credits of our RTX Grifball highlight reel, which will be shown at our RTX 2013 Grifball panel! You will also receive a special shout-out on the Grifball Hubcast, our weekly Grifball-themed podcast!
For $35, you will receive all of the above, plus your gamertag will be included on a special "Sponsored By" banner at our RTX booth! Every RTX attendee that stops by the booth will see your name and know that you were responsible for bringing the Sport of the Future to the show floor!
At an even $50, you will receive all of the above -- the Twitter and Hubcast shout-outs, donor forum access, credit in the RTX highlight reel and on the "Sponsored By" booth banner -- plus exclusive access to our special RTX 2013 photo and video blog! We'll take photos, shoot video, and write special blog posts just for you during the RTX weekend to bring you the first-person view of all the Grifball action.
At $75 you get the RTX Grifball experience. You get everything above -- the shout-outs, the credits, the exclusive access to our RTX 2013 Grifball photo and video blog -- plus all of our RTX 2013 swag, mailed to your front door! At the very least you will receive our wristband, button, and lanyard. If we have more swag, we will ship you anything that we order at least 100 copies of. The package could include a Grifball water bottle, sweatband, t-shirt, or more!
For a $100 donation, you will receive all of the above, including the RTX 2013 swag bag. You'll also receive a special guest appearance on the Grifball Hubcast, our weekly Grifball podcast! Sit down with Goosechecka and the rest of the GrifballHub crew as we chat about the week in Grifball and anything else that comes to mind. The Hubcast is recorded over Skype and live-streamed every Thursday evening at 10:00PM Eastern. If you can't make the Hubcast, or if you'd rather not participate, we can also arrange for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Goosechecka, recorded on Skype, that will be released on our front page and over our Podcast channel!
For $125, you'll receive all the rewards from the $75 level and below. You'll also receive a unique picture of your Grifball team or your Spartan, digitally delivered and drawn by GrifballHub's comic artist RallyFox!
For $150, you'll receive all the rewards from the $75 level and below. You'll also be invited to be a guest commentator on Wednesday Night Grifbrawl, our weekly live-streamed Grifball show! Join Grifball experts Goosechecka and Texorcist as you watch a live Grifball game from the above-court broadcasting booth and give your two cents about the action below to the audience at home! Wednesday Night Grifbrawl is one of the largest weekly live-streamed Halo events, and you'll have a front row seat! This prize would require you have an Xbox 360, Halo 4, an Xbox Live gold account, and access to Skype.
For $200, you'll receive all the rewards from the $75 level and below. We will also create a unique, 18"x24" Grifball poster that includes your Spartan or your Grifball team! The poster will be printed and delivered to you, and will be suitable for framing! We will also send you the digital image of the poster, in case you would like to order more for your teammates.
For $250, you'll be the ultimate Grifball fan. You'll receive all the rewards from the $75 level and below. You will also get the ultimate treat: Your own unique Grifball court, named after you and built by master forger runNOKYARDrun! NOKYARD has forged countless Grifball maps over the years, including the classic Halo 3 Foundry court, Bloody Grifball in Reach, and every single Halo 4 court in Grifball matchmaking. NOKYARD's court will be built to the standard size and will be suitable for use in both pick-up games and league matches. It will also be considered for possible future inclusion in the Grifball matchmaking hopper!
If we reach $2000, we will include free orange GrifballHub cinch bags at the booth. We will also include them (for free!) in the "swag reward" for anyone who pledged $75 or more.
We will also throw in this custom-made Halo 4 Grifball Boxart, printed and ready to go! This boxart is perfect to put on your Halo 4 gamecase to show off how you play Halo!
Everyone who pledged $75 or more will receive the printed boxart with their swag, delivered right to their door. Everyone who pledged $5 or more will receive a link to a digital version of the boxart!
If we reach $2400, we will include these awesome "Keep Calm and Hammer On" t-shirts! We will have 50 to give away at RTX, and they will be included in the "swag reward" for anyone who pledged $75 or more!
The digital file for the t-shirt logo will be available to anyone who donates $5 or more, so you can use it on your own Grifball items!
If we reach $4400, we will have the grand-kahuna of Grifball rewards: We will DOUBLE our RTX booth space and include PLAYABLE GRIFBALL STATIONS at the booth! This means that every RTX attendee can walk up and play Grifball right on site, whenever they want during the convention! If the show-floor is open, Grifball will be happening! And this is in addition to any Grifball action that will take place on the e-Sports arena stage during the weekend!
We can have 4v4 Grifball matches for prizes or bragging rights. You can play against the pros. You can play with the pros! Booth staff can show you the coolest tips and tricks to ensure that you will walk away from RTX an awesome Grifballer!
If you would like to see us bring RTX the best Grifball experience ever, and truly turn RTX 2013 in Grif-Con, please donate! Any amount, even $1, $2, or $5, is helpful. If you have already donated, please do what you can to spread the word to your fellow Grifball fans. Tell your friends and family. Share this on Facebook. Tweet about it. Send it to your Xbox Live friends.
Help us make the Grifball experience at RTX 2013 even awesomer!
Risks and challenges
Although we have had a presence at many gaming conventions in the past, including every PAX and PAX East since 2010 and RTX 2012, this would be our first time renting and staffing a booth on the convention floor. It's a huge step forward for Grifball and we are very excited to tackle that challenge!
We also have experience with producing, ordering, and shipping GrifballHub swag, but our adventures at RTX 2013 might include more swag than we've ever had before. We usually have 200 wristbands and buttons on hand for conventions, but if we had a booth we would aim for 500 or more.
Finally, distributing prizes, both digital and tangible, can be a big undertaking. Fortunately, GrifballHub's content manager Goosechecka has plenty of experience! She has posted more than 2,000 Grifball-related articles and our major weekly productions (Wednesday Night Grifbrawl and the Grifball Hubcast) each have long, unbroken streaks of success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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