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The Biggest BlizzCon party ft. World of Podcasts celebrating Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm & Overwatch!
The Biggest BlizzCon party ft. World of Podcasts celebrating Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm & Overwatch!
201 backers pledged $19,335 to help bring this project to life.

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Con Before the Storm comes from the organizers of World of Podcasts
Con Before the Storm comes from the organizers of World of Podcasts

Updates: Make sure you click the update button to see ALL the latest updates and exciting news. If you are curious about what the money is going towards now we've hit goal check out this particular update!

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! 

Fully funded!

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.

Party time!

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!

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    ADORATION STATION

    * Love letter (handwritten!)
    * Selfie on our sponsor page
    * Early access to the party

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    TEE TIME

    * 1 event-exclusive T-Shirt
    * A mystery gift
    * Love letter (handwritten!)
    * Selfie on sponsor page
    * Early access to the party

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    BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!

    * Early entry (for two!)
    * BFF selfie on sponsor page
    * Two love letters (handwritten!)
    * Two different event-exclusive T-Shirts

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    PEN PALS FOREVER

    - For those who can't make it!
    - BFF selfie on sponsor page
    - 2 love letters
    - 2 exclusive (different) T-shirts
    - A mystery gift

    This tier offers shipping (yay!) which you can select at the time of purchase.

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    ALL 4 ONE

    Posse time = Party time!

    * Early entry for your entourage
    * Group selfie on sponsor page
    * Four love letters (handwritten!)
    * Four different event-exclusive T-Shirts
    * A mystery gift

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    BIGGEST FAN

    * A welcome basket
    * Assigned priority seating in the World of Podcast room
    * Autographed poster
    * Art gallery print

    PLUS everything from the previous tier!

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    WISH YOU WERE HERE!

    * Tweets to you, for you from various team members throughout BlizzCon
    * An item from the BlizzCon store
    * Signed name on 'The Wall'
    * Exclusive art print
    * A super special mystery gift
    * 1 event-exclusive T-shirt
    * A love letter (handwritten!)
    * Selfie on sponsor page

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    2nd BIGGEST FAN

    * A welcome basket
    * Assigned priority seating in the World of Podcast room (You get a seat in the 2nd row)
    * Autographed poster
    * Art gallery print (You choose art after the first 10 "Biggest Fans")

    PLUS everything from the ALL 4 ONE Tier!

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    THE BREAKFAST CLUB

    * All-you-can-eat Saturday breakfast with us - we're buying!
    * A BlizzCon store item, gift-wrapped that you can open as you eat your bacon.
    * Drop into the event set-up ANYTIME!
    * A super special mystery gift
    * 1 event-exclusive T-Shirt
    * A love-letter (handwritten!)
    * Selfie on the sponsor page

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    HEROES OF THE FOOD TRUCKS

    * Food truck lunch on Saturday with podcasters (we're buying!)
    * A BlizzCon store item
    * Drop into the event set-up ANYTIME!
    * A super special mystery gift!
    * 1 event-exclusive T-shirt
    * A love-letter (handwritten!)
    * Selfie on sponsor page

    (Keep an eye on the updates for more details on which podcasters are confirmed!)

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