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We are revolutionizing the convention going experience, changing the way people make friends and connect with each other.
We are revolutionizing the convention going experience, changing the way people make friends and connect with each other.
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At gaming and geek conventions such as Anime Expo, SDCC, and PAX you're surrounded by tons of cool interesting people who share your passions. But how do you go about meeting them? How do you make new friends? Shout Around is THE app that helps brings the convention community together and build genuine friendships.  

Shout Around provides a simple way to connect nearby friends and followers with geolocation. You can send private messages, create public “Shouts” to tell everyone who’s following you what’s going on, Check-in at VIP locations to unlock badges, add photos and customize your profile with Skins, and add new friends using QR code without giving out your personal info.

We love going to conventions and making new friends, let's make it even more exciting!

Rewards

$50 and up reward tiers will also receive all Cosplayers Skins + Founder Skin + Skin Bundle!

If you would like to get Meg Turney's bundle along with the Super Mega Bundle, just add $10 to your pledge.

Cosplayer Chibi Skins
Cosplayer Chibi Skins

Our Features 

Shout Around is just what you’ve been looking for — a new, community-leading App that gives users the chance to find others with similar interests nearby with a simple click. Our easy-to-use platform has a wide range of features that were created with a goal to help you enjoy the convention experience to the fullest.

Discover

DISCOVER AMAZING PEOPLE AROUND YOU WHO LOVE THE SAME THINGS

Easily discover people around you at any time, and connect with them. Making new connections on Shout Around is easy and fun—just click the handshake icon to Connect with someone, or click the skip button to pass.

Explore

CHECK-IN AT EVENTS TO GET NEW BADGES AND EARN EXPERIENCE TO LEVEL UP

To make the convention experience even more fun, Shout Around allows you to check-in every time you are at a convention and rewards you with badges and experience points.  

Be proud of your convention adventure by sharing your convention badges and achievement badges with friends online.

Shout

BROADCAST AND RECEIVE SHOUTS WITH PEOPLE IN YOUR AREA

Shout allows you to send a message and a notification to people nearby who follow you in this app. It’s useful for arranging meetups, or letting others know what you are up to. You can also send a Shout to your nearby friends to set up dinner plans, or organize a boardgame night at any time.

...and a lot more!

Wherever, Whenever

  • Customize your profile card using different skins/borders
  • Import photos directly from Facebook and Instagram
  • Provide metrics for users to see how many people they reach through Shouts
  • Add friends in person by using QR code
  • AND MORE!
FAQs - See more on our website
FAQs - See more on our website

 Where's the money toward?

The goal amount will able to pay partially for the cost of the engineers, designers, website hosting, app services, and the server. While the current goal will only cover about half the cost, we will able to deliver the app soon after the Kickstarter campaign is completed. 

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

Friend Storytime Vlogs (Thank you everyone!)

Meg Turney:

Impact Props (Eric):

Holly Wolf:

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Junkers:

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Check out all the video with our playlist:

Risks and challenges

As we all know, every project comes with its unique risks and challenges. It is important to our team to be open and forthright about what these risks are, and how we’re prepared to overcome these challenges by setting proper expectations and communicating anything that could cause delays or changes in our production plan.

Shout Around will be facing a high volume of mobile notifications, which could cause some technical difficulties at first before we can find the right scaling method. However, the Shout Around team engineers have experience with this type of technology and will able to overcome those challenges if they do arise.

Media & Press: Feel free to email us at Contact@ShoutAround.net, and we will able to provide you with a press kit and more info.

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