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A gaming convention to be held in Austin, TX from Jan 17-19, 2014. RPGs, table top and cards plus great guests!

A gaming convention to be held in Austin, TX from Jan 17-19, 2014. RPGs, table top and cards plus great guests! Read more
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ChupacabraCon is a gaming convention being held in Austin, Texas January 17-19, 2014.  This is a con for fans by fans to play games, learn from game makers and authors, and just generally have fun.  

We will have four hour gaming slots available throughout the convention, GMing opportunities, tournaments, a vendor/artist area, live performances and panels by some amazing special guests!

Austin is ripe for this kind of event and we hope to grow it every year!

The convention committee is made up of gaming, event planning, and convention veterans.  We have a solid team that has the collective experience, dedication and work ethic to pull off an amazing con. 

The funding from this kickstarter will support our facilities and rentals costs.  We are getting a very nice hotel, which trust me, is way more than the Kickstarter. We're also bringing in lots of guests, which some are covering some of their own expenses (thank goodness) but we are paying for a few flights and hotel rooms and such too. Plus advertising in lots of conventions, buying shirts, business cards, posters, post cards, and the like because we want to make this convention a great success and fun for everyone!

Risks and challenges

Given the scope of the project it is always possible that we will have mishaps - servers may go down, power may go out, our volunteers may go bonkers and drink all the soda.

We can prepare for computer issues through redundancy; however, there is always the chance that something will fail. We will keep paper copies of registration information. Even if our papers are eaten by rabid zombie dogs we can manage. Gamers are smart, we can figure out who needs to go where, when, even without smart phones!

Money is a slightly more sticky issue. We will owe the hotel a lot of money when this is all done. Ticket and food/beverage sales will help a lot, but YOU can help make this happen for reals! Even a $5 contribution will make a difference.

Other challenges? We've got our logistics, security, Wifi, guests, rooms, loading/unloading, volunteers, vendors, game slots, food and beverage pretty well covered. But like with all good events something is bound to go wrong. All we can do is trust in the talent we have to meet any problem head on - cheerfully and with a big stick. Besides, the hotel rocks and their professional staff will be on hand to assist with anything that comes up.

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    Friend of the Chupacabra: Your name will be displayed as a Friend on the web page and Con program. The Chupacabra will also give serious consideration to not eating his Friends.

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    Goat: Includes Goatling plus an exclusive first year ChupacabraCon T-shirt. The Chupacabra will almost definitely not eat anyone wearing an exclusive ChupacabraCon T-shirt (almost definitely).

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    Dire Goat: Kickstarter exclusive VIP con badge (which includes 3 day access), con T-shirt, exclusive meet-and-greet with Special Guests, displayed as Dire Goat on web page and Con Program, and access to con suite. The only way to ensure you don't become a Chupacabra snack!

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    Mutant Super Dire Goat: Includes everything from Dire Goat plus exclusive signed items from guests and other prizes.

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    Chupacabra Hunter: An escorted date with Chupacabra Brad or the opportunity to shave Chupacabra Brad's head at the end of the Con.

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