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JAXCON & MIKKI: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Hello there!!!!

My name is Mikki Stith, and I am the Convention Director for JAXCON 2011, a gaming and comic book convention in eastern NC. I have always loved comics, gaming, anime, sci-fi, steampunk and when I started actively going to conventions I immediately fell in love. At conventions, you are surrounded by many people that you have a common interest with. The energy is active and intense because there is so much to see and do! But most importantly, you can also feel comfortable and at home at a convention.  

I have worked in Marketing and Event Organizing for years. When I was younger, I helped at events that my mother directed, and now I've worked as an event coordinator and marketing director in my right for the past five years. For the past two years in my hometown of Jacksonville NC, a local gaming store has put together JAXCON 2011. The first year was a huge success with dozens of vendors and 300 attendees. The event was an absolute blast to participate in, but it was also a ton of work. Last year, I assisted with JAXCON 2010 and instead of the previous overhaul, we decided to focus JAXCON 2010 on only a few events that did exceptionally well in the previous year. Last year's event didn't do nearly as well as the previous, but I saw a lot of potential. Eastern NC is literally full of convention enthusiasts, and with this in mind, I suggested that with a focused marketing plan and increased efforts, the third JAXCON in 2011 could be the biggest convention in the area ever. After a lot of haggling, the previous organizers agreed to let me have JAXCON 2011 completely to myself, and I am determined to make it a success! I want JAXCON 2011 to have a little spotlight of everything while still staying true to its roots that first made it a success. 

THE GOAL / COSTS

I want JAXCON 2011 to be brought up to a completely new level with more dealers, artists, panels, events, and guests than ever. I want to have 500 people in attendance at JAXCON 2011! There is only one problem: Conventions can become very expensive very quickly. The cost of the Convention space alone is $2000, then I have to provide everything from lanyards/badges, tables, chairs, displays, printing costs for flyers posters and convention booklets, t-shirts, other marketing and promotional costs, as well as booking costs for fantastic guests that people want to see! While some of the funds from JAXCON 2011 will be reimbursed to me after selling Dealers/Artists spaces and admission tickets, this Kickstarter can provide a safety net for costs that will happen before the convention actually happens! Feel free to send emails or messages suggesting ways for me to make JAXCON 2011 amazing. What would you want to see at this convention? 

THIS YEAR'S EVENTS

Events Include
$1000 CASH Magic: the Gathering Standard Tournament $500 Guaranteed
Yu Gi Oh Tournament
WoW TCG Tournament
Pokemon Tournament
Star Trek CCG Tournament
Video Game Tournaments
Demos for Games Like Pathfinder, D&D, HeroClix
Cosplay Contest
Countless Panels for Pokemon, Ghosthunting, and More!

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Website: www.jaxcon.weebly.com

Michaeline "Mikki" Stith

JAXCON 2011, Convention Director

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    For the minimum donation, you will receive updates on the progression of JAXCON, and your name will go into the JAXCON convention book! You will also receive a love note straight from me and Spider-Man because I love the help!

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    After donating $20, you will receive a JAXCON t-shirt along with everything above! I will even personally call you and tell you thanks myself!

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    With a $50 donation, you will get 1 Pass into JAXCON, a JAXCON t-shirt, a love note, a phone call, a signed picture from me, updates on JAXCON, and your name in the convention book!

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    Along with the rewards in the $50 pledge, you will also receive an additional pass into JAXCON, a Limited Edition Poster, and a signature from a guest of your choice!

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    You get all of the above rewards as well as a Thank You Plaque, a shout out at a JAXCON Awards Ceremony, an additional T-shirt, and 2 VIP Passes to the JAXCON After Party!

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    By donating $500, you will get 2 Passes into JAXCON, 2 JAXCON t-shirts, a personal thank you note, signed picture, and phone call from me, updates on JAXCON, a signature from ALL guests, a Thank You Plaque, a shout out at a JAXCON Awards Ceremony, your name in the convention book as well as free access to all JAXCON Events!

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    Oh my goodness! You are absolutely amazing! Way to support the gaming and comic book industry! You get 2 Passes into JAXCON, 2 JAXCON t-shirts, a personal thank you note, a signed picture, and a phone call from me, a Limited Edition Poster, updates on JAXCON, a signature from ALL guests, a Thank You Plaque, a shout out at a JAXCON Awards Ceremony, your name in the convention book as well as free access to all JAXCON Events! Oh, and you will listed and treated as a JAXCON guest of honor with a Dinner Held in Your Honor!!

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