Creating a fest for Breaking Bad fans from around the globe to come together in Albuquerque! Come Break Bad! Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 7, 2014.
About this project
Albuquerque Breaking Bad Fan Fest!
A Breaking Bad Fan Fest for Fans by Fans!
Miguel S. Jaramillo and Jennie L. Rexer
Come make your pilgrimage to Albuquerque--the home of Breaking Bad!
Be a founder of the first Breaking Bad Fan Fest, yo!
WHAT IS THE ALBUQUERQUE BREAKING BAD FAN FEST? Albuquerque is where Breaking Bad was filmed, and thousands of fans from all over the world have made their pilgrimage to Albuquerque to tour filming locations and meet other fans.
Breaking Bad fans need a Fan Fest! In the home of Breaking Bad--Albuquerque!
What better time for fans to come together in beautiful Albuquerque, with its iconic landmarks, desert peaks, and blue skies? Tour the filming locations. Wait for the Disappearer at the Dam. You will be immersed in the Breaking Bad world as you meet others from around the country and around the globe who share your passion.
YOU are the most important part of establishing this great fan-driven Breaking Bad event. Be a fan that helps make this fest happen! We need Breaking Bad fans support to do this! Kickstarter is "all-or-nothing", meaning that if we don't make our goal, you the backer are not charged. So you can be reassured you're not wasting money on an event that won't happen. But do you really want to live in a world without a Breaking Bad Fan Fest?
The first Albuquerque Breaking Bad Fan Fest will be held the weekend of Nov. 7th - 8th, 2014. There will be a ton of great events for fans to participate in including a trivia contest, tours, a costume contest, panel discussion, and a VIP after-party. There will be lots of chances to see surprise Breaking Bad cast and crew members at the various happenings throughout the weekend!
Breaking Bad Fan Fest is more than just a festival, yo. It’s a chance for Breaking Bad fans to make their pilgrimage to Albuquerque, see the filming sites, meet Breaking Bad cast, and meet other fans from all over the world. Its an opportunity to geek out together. Its a chance to have an awesome experience, and to know that you are part of a larger community of Breaking Bad fandom.
FEST EVENTS SCHEDULE
Friday Nov. 7th, 2014 6pm-8pm
Think you know a lot about Breaking Bad? Come match your wits with the best. On the evening of Nov. 7th there will be a Breaking Bad trivia contest hosted byGeeks Who Drink at a local venue, the ArtBar.
The members of the winning team will receive BACK STAGE PASSES and FRONT ROW seating for the panel discussion on Saturday Nov. 8th, followed by entrance to the awesome fully-catered VIP AFTER-PARTY at Casa Esencia, where you will be able to hang with us and the cast members. And a swag bag full of SWAG, yo!
Saturday Nov. 8th 2014--
Panel Discussion with Breaking Bad cast and Bald Move! The main event occurs Saturday Nov. 8th evening at the beautiful Kiva Auditorium in the ACC. There will be a panel discussion with Steven Michael Quezada, Jeremiah Bitsui, and other Breaking Bad cast, moderated by Jim and A.Ron of Bald Move. All VIP pass holders will enjoy premium seating to this awesome event.
VIP After-party! Wanna hang with Breaking Bad cast members? All VIP pass holders will have admission to an exclusive after-party following the panel discussion where they will be able to MEET-AND-GREET BREAKING BAD CAST and other special guests. We have all kinds of surprises in store for the fest VIP party!
The party will be held at the stunning Casa Esencia, an Albuquerque landmark since 1738. This is the same location where the Breaking Bad Final 8 wrap party was held, and the menu will be the same as that offered at the wrap party, with a variety of Breaking Bad inspired food and beverages!
Tours! On Saturday, beginning at 9am, there will be 2-hour coach bus tours of Breaking Bad locations, with pick up from and return to the Albuquerque Convention Center (ACC). After the kickstarter is successful, we will be offering different touring times throughout the Saturday of the fest. Backers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for these tours!
Costume Contest! On Saturday afternoon (approximately 4pm) at the Albuquerque Convention Center (ACC) there will be a free costume contest judged by cosplay model Kirika Yashida, as well as other cool guest judges. The costume contest is free to both observers and contestants, but the number will be limited. Kickstarter pass holders automatically receive admission to the costume contest, and advance notification of when contestant registration opens.
Costume contest winners will receive BACK STAGE PASSES and FRONT ROW seating for the panel discussion on Saturday Nov. 8th, followed by entrance to the awesome fully-catered VIP AFTER-PARTY at Casa Esencia, where you will be able to hang with us and the cast members. And a swag bag full of SWAG, yo!
FAT STACKS OF REWARDS
Check out our rewards! We've got passes to events, posters, and t-shirts!
PASSES! You can buy regular admission passes for just $35. There are also three different levels of VIP rewards where you can meet-and-greet Breaking Bad cast members. VIP rewards start at $400, and are limited in number.
You can also buy packs of six tickets to the trivia contest for $48--just $6 per ticket.
POSTCARDS, POSTERS, T-SHIRTS! For $10 we will send you a postcard with the official festival design and a personal thank you from Miguel and Jennie, the fest founders.
You can get a official 8"x10" Fest poster for $25, and an 18"x24" poster for $50.
Official Fest T-shirts are $30.
EXCLUSIVE LUKAS STOBIE PRINTS: We are especially excited to offer a truly unique reward by artist Lukas Stobie. Lukas Stobie is an Australian Graphic Artist based in Japan, known for his creative fandom designs including Super Breaking Bad, which was released in May 2013 at Design Festa and featured 98 characters from Breaking Bad. Exclusively for the 2014 Breaking Bad Fan Fest, the artist has created a brand new design, Super Breaking Bad II, featuring an updated Breaking Bad World depicting various cook sites. Lukas Stobie prints are $75 for a small print, and $100 for a large print.
You can even get a personalized Lukas Stobie giclee print where he will include the backers image in the design! This is a truly unique custom reward. It would also make a great surprise for the Braking Bad fan in your life. Imaging their surprise when they find their image among all the other Braking Bad characters. Custom Lukas Stobie prints are $250, and are limited to 50.
We need your support to make this happen! Fan-based crowdfunding is a great way to ensure the fan fest stays in the hands of fans.
As you know, Kickstarter is “all or nothing,” meaning we need to make our $35K goal, or you the backer are not charged, and the first Albuquerque Breaking Bad Fan Fest never gets off the ground. You're charged only if we make our goal. Once we make our goal, any additional funding we receive will be used to make this an even better fest for fans, such as being able to bring more Breaking Bad cast members to the fest!
HOW WILL WE USE THE FUNDS?
Kickstarter funds will be used to pay for event venues, costs associated with hosting trivia and costume contests, Nov. 7th dinner, celebrity appearances, travel and accommodations, the catered after-party, coach tour busses, rewards and fulfillment, promotions, taxes and other associated fees. We also believe in “keeping it local,” and wherever possible we are utilizing local Albuquerque businesses. We will not spend funds on payroll or crazy stuff like a fleet of Azteks. We’re fans ourselves, and we’re in the fest business, not the empire business.
We're obsessed with Breaking Bad! And we're huge fans, just like you.
In addition to his numerous other fan related projects, Miguel has significant experience producing Breaking Bad fan events in Albuquerque. He created a series of watch parties for the final 8 episodes, in collaboration with Yelp, which were held at a variety of venues all over Albuquerque. Many of these featured guest appearances by Breaking Bad cast members. The finale watch party at Hotel Albuquerque was attended by over 900 people.
Jennie loves Breaking Bad and has made pilgrimages to Albuquerque many times to tour Breaking Bad filming locations. She was inspired by all of the other Breaking Bad fans and Breaking Bad tourists she met in Albuquerque to suggest producing a Fan Fest to Miguel. She has 12-years experience bringing in speakers and producing symposiums in her professional field.
Miguel and Jennie have founded a limited liability corporation, 99.1% Productions, with the specific goal of creating the first Breaking Bad Fan Fest by fans for fans. Our office is located in the historic Sunshine Building in beautiful downtown Albuquerque.
A fan-based Breaking Bad fest is our dream. We thank you for backing us and becoming a founder of this amazing event.
Check out our full bio if you want more info!
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Facebook: Breaking Bad Fest
Twitter: Breaking Bad Fest #ABQBrBaFe #BrBaFe
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You are the most important part of the Breaking Bad Fan Fest. Without you there won’t be a Breaking Bad Fan Fest. Thank you!
We would like to thank the following:
Special thanks to--
Tami Abts, Camarae M Baca, Andrew Bickerton, Jeremiah Bitsui, Shayne Bowman, Christopher Cavaness, Steven Emmons, Matt Griste, Jake Larntz, Dave Layman, Michelle Luna, Steven J, Tom Peterson, Glen Politte, Steven Michael Quezada, Noelle Raemer, Jared Rayborn, Jordan Reimann, Bern Rexer, Trace Rucarean, Frank Sandoval, Jackie Sandoval, Mariah Sandoval, Courtney Sebastion, Evan Sperling, Studiont Films, Billy Tapia, Angelica Vigil, Jeremy Weatherby, The Bald Move Crew Jim & A.Ron, and The Catalyst Club.
Risks and challenges
As for all events with invited celebrities, there is a risk that unforeseen circumstances will lead to guests cancelling. We do not anticipate that this will occur. If it does we will make every attempt to bring other Breaking Bad celebrities to the fest.
We have already been in discussion with venue managers and other vendors whom we intend on participating in the Fan Fest. However, there is a chance that venues and vendors may need to be changed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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