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Through Gamer Goggles wants to bring you the convention experience at Gen Con 2014! Special events, game reviews, interviews, and more!
19 backers pledged $1,088 to help bring this project to life.

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I am Matt Lemke from Through Gamer Goggles, gamer-goggles.com, and I want to bring you the Convention Experience.

The Convention Experience at Gen Con 2014 is about many things, but here is where it begins:

  • First, we want to give our backers the opportunity to experience more of the convention than they would normally be able to with the time that they have.
  • We also want to bring you access to parts of the show you wouldn't normally get to see or do, like interviews with designers, preview games of future releases, and game debuts you might miss.
  • We want to produce 30 to 50 videos total. This is at least 3 times the coverage I was able to provide previously.
  • Our ultimate goal is for this project to touch every backer, broadening their personal experience before, during, and after the convention.

About the Project

The Convention Experience is about you as much as it is me. I have always felt that Kickstarters on these types of projects have fallen short of what they should do, which is include you some way. Yeah I know that you get a shout out, but that seems superficial to me. Maybe that is because I've put my name on nearly 300 videos now and the novelty has worn off. So I want to move beyond that and touch your experience and make it a better one.

With that being said, this is still a media project and our basic goal is for me to cover the show by filming 15 interviews plus however many game demos I manage to work into the schedule. Of course there will also be a ton of photos that will be posted to Facebook, Google+, and the blog.

What is Through Gamer Goggles?

Through Gamer Goggles is a news and media blog about the gaming industry. We often have video reviews on products, release information, and instructional commentaries. Since our conception in October of 2012 we have published 250 videos. Gamer Goggles is also about blending our gaming lives with the real world, which is why we want to bring the Convention Experience home to you. It is our way of sharing these moments and giving them back to you.

Here is coverage that we have done in past shows.

Origins 2014

Origins 2013 (1 day)

Gen Con 2012

Here is what we do on an almost weekly basis.

Box Breakings

Figure Forge

"Matt Lemke is a great guy - I've known him for three years now. He was one of the first reviewers to find us and to stop by our Mage Wars booth at Origins. Matt is a passionate gamer with a wide variety of talents in our industry, including writing and filmmaking. He has a lot of experience with all manner of games and gamers, and I have no doubt he will deliver great media coverage at Gen Con 2014." --Bryan Pope, Arcane Wonders

Backer Bonus added July 7th 2014

All backers who have pledged 20.00 or more will now receive backer coupons.  See Update 3.0 for details.

Basic Pledges

Level 1 --  Thank you, find us at the show, say hi, and shake our hand.  Plus you will have your name engraved on our sponsor wall.

Level 2 --  You will get a shout out in one of our videos before August 2015, plus all the benefits from level 1.

Level 3 --  You will get a personalized membership card and our first ever t-shirt design, art below. Plus the benefits from levels 1 & 2.

Player Pledges

Signed Copies -- Only 4 Available Heavy Gear Blitz New Edition Beta Rules signed by the staff. This book will debut at Gen Con and therefore will not ship before the convention. Free shipping in the U.S.and Canada.  The first time this book will be available will be at Gen Con.

Signed Copies -- Only 5 Available Mage Wars Forged in Fire Spell Tome Expansion.

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Sponsorship Levels

Producer Level -- Your name will be rolled in the credits as a producer for one year.

Executive Producer Level -- Your name will be added to the credits as an executive producer for one year.

Service Pledges

In the last year we have done some Kickstarter-related videos for designers. We thoroughly enjoyed these experiences and we would like to do more.

Our service oriented pledges will revolve around our Preview Service packages. They can be viewed here if you want to check out our regular package. For this project we are going to offer a special rate that is based on the deadline as opposed to the amount of time we put into the video. What does that mean? It means that you will get the same product for less! There are four of these available with pricing based on the time until the deadline.

"During my time at Dream Pod 9, I have had the pleasure of working with Through Gamer Goggles on several occasions. Each time, Matt has proven to be a talented media expert dedicated to bringing the gamer community accurate and professionally presented content that informs as well as entertains." --John Nguyen

Preview Package A -- Matt will film the videos for your crowd funded game before Gen Con 2015.

Preview Package B -- Matt will film the videos for your crowd funded game by February 2015.

Backer Stretch Goals

25 Backers -- T-shirt upgrade number 1; the t-shirt will be two sided.  There will be text on the front and an image on back.

50 Backers -- T-shirt upgrade number 2; we will add a special background to the art.

75 Backers -- T-shirt upgrade number 3; we will add a second piece of unique art.

100 Backers -- ???

Stretch Goals

$810 Photo Tier UNLOCKED! -- Once the photo tier is unlocked, backers will begin to gain access to the use of our camera skills. Purchases a back up battery and charger.

UNLOCKED! Digital photo FREE - If you are a backer attending Gen Con, we will take your photo and send you a digital copy.  Time and location for photos will be posted soon.

UNLOCKED! 8" x 10" print add-on $8 - Get an 8" x 10" copy of your picture (from digital photo above) mailed to you after Gen Con.

UNLOCKED! Fleece blanket add-on $60 -- A 50" x 60" fleece blanket with full-size image - this could be your photo from above or one of our Gen Con photos.

UNLOCKED! 2015 Calendar add-on $25 - Featuring Gen Con 2014 photos and personalized with you (or Gen Con picture of your choice) on the cover!

$850 More Shirts -- T-shirt add-on unlocked. You can now purchase extra t-shirts. Full color T-shirts now available 

$900 Coffee with the Crew Add-On UNLOCKED! -- Join us for our morning coffee, listen to our meeting and play a quick game with donuts. Coffee will be purchased from the convention center.

UNLOCKED! --Thursday - $2 gets you Starbucks coffee with the crew.   I will pick up over a gallon of coffee from Starbucks and meet all participants at a secret location to be determined after funding.

UNLOCKED! -- Friday - $2 gets you Starbucks coffee with the crew. I will pick up over a gallon of coffee from Starbucks and meet all participants at a secret location to be determined after funding.

UNLOCKED! -- Saturday - $2 gets you Starbucks coffee with the crew. I will pick up over a gallon of coffee from Starbucks and meet all participants at a secret location to be determined after funding.

UNLOCKED! -- Sunday - $2 gets you Starbucks coffee with the crew. I will pick up over a gallon of coffee from Starbucks and meet all participants at a secret location to be determined after funding.

UNLOCKED! -- $1000 Scavenger Hunt -- We will host a scavenger hunt(s) at Gen Con on at least 2 days. Prizes will be raffled at the days end.  That's right, you will receive clues/hints that will require a task to be done; each task will be one entry into the drawing.  There won't be more than 5 tasks each day.

{LOCKED} $1500 Double Coverage -- You've gotten us a second crew!  We will now bring 2 more reporters. They will focus on game debuts and previews of upcoming games.

{LOCKED} $2000 Backer Party --  This unlocks a backer party that will be held within walking distance of the convention center. Time and place are yet to be determined. This will be an add-on.

Risks and challenges

If Through Gamer Goggles doesn't succeed with this project, we won't be able to attend Gen Con to provide media coverage and improve your experience.

The biggest challenge we will face is coordinating all of the cool stuff that might potentially be unlocked. If we hit some of the larger stretch goals, I might just need a personal assistant!

The second largest challenge of this project will be to get the rewards to you without slowing down our production time. We are working with other companies to brand some of the rewards you will receive. It is possible that these companies may run into unexpected delays; if this happens we will inform you as soon as it has been brought to our attention.

We should note that these companies are all in the US and are highly recommended by manufacturers in the gaming industry.

Anyone who has used us to do a review will tell you that we are timely and diligent in our efforts. To reflect that as a supporter you will see regular updates from us during this project.

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    Level 1 - Say hi to us at the convention and have your name engraved on our sponsor wall.

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    Level 2 - Everything from Level 1 plus a shout out to you in one of our videos filmed between Gen Con 2014 and Gen Con 2015.

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    Signed Heavy Gear Blitz, only 4 available! Heavy Gear Blitz New Edition Beta Rules signed by the staff. This book will debut at Gen Con and therefore will not ship before the convention. Free shipping in the U.S. and Canada.

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    Level 3 - Become a member! Receive a personalized membership card and a t-shirt, plus all of pledge levels 1 & 2.

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    Signed Forged in Fire, only five available! Signed copy of Forged in Fire Spell Tome from Arcane Wonders. Free shipping in the U.S.

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    Kickstarter Preview Level A - Matt will film a game preview for your crowd funded game by July 2015 (before Gen Con 2015).

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Funding period

- (15 days)