Risks and challenges
Events like this aren't simple but we've talked to the people at the venue, caterers and other event hosts. We've checked and double checked what we need and we're confident in our abilities. That said, I'm sure you want to know where the money is going.
Venue: $690 with a $350 deposit. This gets us the space, power and seating we need.
Catering: $1125. We all need a little something to snack on while we game. We're also providing a no-host bar, because we're all adults here and what's better than a beer between pinball games?
T-shirts: $500. They don't grow on trees but we'll make sure the one you get fits you well. We'll also have shirts for sale if you missed your chance to get one before the event and still want one.
Tokens: $100. What's an arcade event without tokens? You won't need these to play the games but we wanted to give you something special for coming. They'll change every year so if you're the collecting type, start now!
On top of all that Amazon and Kickstarter will take their chunk.
To show I'm just as invested in this as I hope you are, I'm throwing in $1000 of my own money to get the party started. Now, Kickstarter frowns on donating to your own cause, so show them just how much you want this too!
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