About this project
Con*Quest Journals™ are fandom inspired journals to collect and protect all of your fan, gaming and comic con memories.
It's a perfect con binder! Here's an example of the quality, design and construction you'll find when you back us! Take a look inside one of our Hunter's Journals to see how cool it can be.
They are custom designed and manufactured (in the US!) binders with pages and sleeves for all of your photo-ops, autographs, snapshots, badges, ticket stubs, stories... a place to keep all of that stuff that normally ends up in a bag in the back of your closet.
(Admit it, we know you have a photo op shoved in your desk drawer.)
Two years ago we launched our very first Con*Quest Journal. We successfully funded our first Kickstarter in July of 2014 and started building our brand.
Like every small business, it sometimes takes a punch in the buns to realize you need to change and morph into something even better. In 2015, we added new manufacturing partners and fandom artist Tracey Gurney to our crew and began producing fandom inspired custom hardback and leather journals. We also became the officially licensed journal of Gen Con®, The Best Four Days In Gaming®.
Why are we doing a Kickstarter?
We want to boldly expand our journal line up with a very special edition journal and artwork.
Introducing our Star Trek inspired 50 year celebration limited edition First Officer's Log convention journal, our boldly holding bag to carry it in and our sticker sheet! Designed to celebrate and commemorate the anniversary of the original series, our new journal gives you the absolute best place to put all of your convention swag!
The design is already done, but we need to know how many of these to produce! Our first run will be the only production of the journals to include the 50 year seal, so the only way to guarantee snagging one is to back this Kickstarter. We also plan on producing a limited quantity to have for sale in our booth at Creation Entertainment's 15th Annual Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention 2016! Creation Entertainment shows are our best cons and we are super excited to create a special journal for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
About the STUFF
The First Officer's Log cover is a 3 ring euro style (curved spine) custom binder and has a black elastic closing strap to keep everything secure. The inside pages feature a mod design with fun Trek related facts on each one. The journals include autograph, artist, panel notes, and cosplay pages plus open pages that you can use like a yearbook of your con stories and have your friends sign it. Every journal will come with 20 pages, 10 front and back, printed on acid free card stock. Four Ultra Pro protective sleeves that will hold up to eight 8" x 10" photos and a business card holder will also be included.
Is that a saddle you smell? NO, it's our leather journal!
You can deck out your journal pages with our Trek inspired stickers and then carry it all in our boldly holding long handled con tote bag. The bag will be screen printed and has a pen loop on the strap and two inside pockets for your phone, notes and gum. That's what I keep in my bag pockets anyway.
Kickstarter Exclusive 11" x 17" Art Poster!
Our artist and creative director is Tracey Gurney. She brings our ideas to life in every journal, bag and sticker. We love her work and asked her to create an exclusive art poster inspired by the First Officer (you know, cause that's our journal too) that WILL ONLY EVER BE AVAILABLE through this Kickstarter. We also asked her to hand sign each one after we have them printed on high quality 110# gloss card poster stock. We kinda ask a lot, don't we? There's a special reward level just for the poster and there are also levels to get a poster with our journals.
What can you do with a con journal?
Every time you leave a con, you've got bags and boxes and stuff at the bottom of your backpack. Instead of letting it fester with the old gum, stick it all in a beautiful and durable journal!
What we need
We need to know how many journals, bags, stickers and stuff to make. We want to make sure we produce enough of these so that everyone who wants a limited edition Star Trek inspired journal gets one. This will help us minimize the risk for creating a completely new, untested journal design.
- 5% Kickstarter Fee
- 5% Amazon Fee
- 7% Reward Fulfillment Expenses
- 83% Making the Stuff
Honestly this production run, even at our minimums, is going to cost more than $2,000. So every dollar will go toward paying for production.
$1 or more
Thank you so much for the support! Every dollar counts!
$5 or more Sticker Sheet
You'll get a Star Trek inspired Sticker Sheet! This 4" x 6" sheet includes 7 die cut waterproof stickers. Perfect for sticking in your journal or anywhere! I've heard they'll make it through a dishwasher but if you put them on one our journals and then put that in the dishwasher, I may have to personally visit you and shake you.
$12 or more Boldly Holding Bag
You'll get our custom long handled con tote bag, "Boldly holding what no bag has held before!" Screen printed, it has two inside pockets, a pen loop on the strap and is the perfect carrier for you journal!
$15 or more Exclusive Tracey Gurney Signed 11 x 17 Poster Print
ONLY made for this Kickstarter and only available here, we'll ship you this signed poster, inspired by our journal design. It will be printed on 110# gloss card stock and hand signed by Tracey.
$22 or more Early Bird Special Only! Only 15 for shipping, 15 for show pick up!
Get our Limited Edition First Officer's Log hardback convention journal, including 20 pages (10 front and back), 4 sleeves and a business card page!
$25 or more First Officer's Log
There are two levels here, one for shipping to you and one for at show pick up in our booth at Creation Entertainment's 15th Annual Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention 2016! This level is for the Limited Edition First Officer's Log hardback convention journal, including 20 pages (10 front and back), 4 sleeves and a business card page!
$35 or more First Officer's Log and Boldly Holding Bag
This level includes both the journal and our long handled tote bag. You can choose the shipping level or at show pick up in our booth at Creation Entertainment's 15th Annual Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention 2016!
$45 or more Con Pack with Bag and Stickers and More!
The whole enchilada! The boldly holding bag, First Officer's Log hardback journal, sticker sheet, 4 extra Ultra Pro 8-1/2" x 11" sleeves and a black LePen! Everything you need to collect and protect your con memories! Two levels here too, choose the shipping level or at show pick up!
$58 or more Con Pack with Tracey Gurney signed Poster
Get the con pack and the Kickstarter Exclusive 11" x 17" poster signed by artist Tracey Gurney! Choose the shipping level or at show pick up in our booth at Creation Entertainment's 15th Annual Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention 2016!
$108 or more 2 Fer Con Packs with Kickstarter Exclusive Posters!
Get TWO con packs and TWO Kickstarter Exclusive 11" x 17" posters signed by artist Tracey Gurney! You get two journals, 2 signed Tracey Gurney posters, 2 bags, 2 sticker sheets, 2 LePens and 2 sets of 4 extra sleeves! Choose the shipping level or at show pick up!
$120 or more Special Edition Leather First Officer's Log
Get our Special edition English Bridle leather journal with 50 Year First Officer's Log stamp! This extraordinary hand crafted English bridle leather 3 ring journal includes our 20 Star Trek inspired pages, 4 full page sleeves, a business card sleeve and a zipper pouch. Choose the shipping level or at show pick up!
$155 or more Special Edition Leather First Officer's Log Con Pack plus Kickstarter Exclusive signed Tracey Gurney Poster
This is our top reward! Our Special edition English Bridle leather journal with 50 Year First Officer's Log stamp AND a Tracey Gurney signed 11" x 17"art poster Con Pack also includes a boldly holding bag, 4 extra sleeves, a sticker sheet and LePen! Choose the shipping level or at show pick up!
The design work is done and ready to go to our US manufacturers (I'm not subtle.) Our turn around time is about 3 weeks in production then another 2 weeks for staging and preparing shipping. We'll start fulfilling the rewards in July, if not earlier. If you have a special convention (comic con?) that you want your journal for, let us know!
We've estimated USPS Priority Shipping for all domestic orders and First Class International mail for orders outside of the US. Priority Mail is the most cost effective way to ship your rewards, while still being completely trackable and speedy.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks. If we get funded, we will get your journal to you. (see our previous campaign, we make it happen)
The only challenges we can see are:
1. If we don't get funded (well, that would suck) then it's a bigger risk for us to produce these journals and determine what our production run should be.
2. If we have so many backers that we have to bring in lots of extra help to put everything together and get them to you asap. Wait, that's not a challenge, that's a WIN right?
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