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The Con Before the Storm is the biggest BlizzCon fan event that will kick-start the weekend of awesome in November - you may have partied with us, as World of Podcasts, in previous years where over 3,500 people stopped by! We’re doing it again this year and want to make it even better!
This party is thrown by fans, for fans, which means we need a little help with funding. Unfortunately we don’t have the luxury of being backed by a huge corporation, and while some of the fansites donate money, the budget is still limited. That’s where you come in!
Securing even bigger space at the Hilton comes at a cost. You wanted more seating where you can sit, drink and talk - we're making that happen! You want no lines waiting in lines to get in, at the bar, or anywhere else. Done and done. This will also help fund all of the little extras, like the fan art gallery from last year where we had over 100 artists and 200 pieces of unique art ALL given away as prizes at the end of the night... and we have even more awesome in the works. We are pulling out all the stops!
So if you want to kick-off BlizzCon in style, helps us make this party blow last year out of the water! And be sure to drop by so we can give you hugs!
We can't wait to see you THURSDAY 5th November 2015!
-The Con Before the Storm Team
What’s at the party?
People: Duh, right?! Well, since this party is a collaboration among fansites, podcasters and bloggers, there are a lot of fun people to meet. No VIP shenanigans either, everyone gets to hang out with everyone.
NEW & IMPROVED: Last year most of the party was standing room only. This year we will provide an area with seating in a more lounge setting.
Expert Opinions: Podcasters, bloggers and theorycrafters love to talk, and we love to listen. Dozens of them will be involved in public discussions on hot topics.
NEW & IMPROVED: Last year we didn’t have a good way for people to chat with the experts after their talks. We’re working on a fun way to interact with them more this year.
Photo Booth (with Green Screen): Picture it! Your face in front of a Blizzard background, it beats a selfie, doesn’t it?
NEW & IMPROVED: The crowd went wild last year when Doomhammer turned up - this year we are working on raising the bar!
Fan Art Exhibit: What’s better than walking through a fan art exhibit? Having the chance to pick your favorite and take it home! Last year we had over 200 unique pieces of art, and 200 people went home very happy. We hope to not just repeat it, but beat it.
NEW & IMPROVED: We wanted winners to be able to pick their favorite piece to take home. It got a bit crazy and disorganized, so we have a better method in the works!
Other stuff: There will be bartenders, prizes, games, selfies, hugs and maybe a few surprises.
What you won’t find at this party: Long lines!
How does our KickStarter work?
What to do now?
Pick your reward tier and back the biggest (and best!) BlizzCon party for fans. Look at the achievements and help unlock them to unlock party extras!
We hope we meet the funding goal. When that happens, we will send you an email about your rewards to collect information about T-shirt sizes, colors and any other pertinent information.
Before the party, you will get an email with all of the details, including the ‘early entry’ time you earned by backing us. You can pick up your reward goodies at any time during the party. Except for the “Wish You Were Here” tier, no items will be shipped. So you need to pick them up by the designated time to get them.
If for some reason you can’t make it, you can designate a person to pick them up for you.
Risks and challenges
The team behind the event this year have experience in making things work like a dream. We have even more people to help make is the biggest & best party of the year. We already have the space reserved, and meeting the Kickstarter goal will help us cover the costs of the rooms and everything else. The biggest challenge, we feel, will be getting Kargath into a cummerbund!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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