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On Thursday Nov. 3rd, 2016, we are celebrating Blizzard Entertainment games. The party is TOTALLY FREE! (The themed pre-party is extra)
On Thursday Nov. 3rd, 2016, we are celebrating Blizzard Entertainment games. The party is TOTALLY FREE! (The themed pre-party is extra)
123 backers pledged $22,801 to help bring this project to life.

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  • Want to collect everything in the Fan Goodie Bag instead of a random selection? Upgrade it with an addon.
  • Tshirt designs are in the works. See last year's for examples.
  • Throw-Back Thursday pre-party requires a wristband to get in. If you select this reward, we will mail you a wristband with your KS package. It starts 1 hour before the party opens and will have some fun surprises inside. Wear your favorite old-school gamer tee to be on-theme. Note: start time is TBD - it may be  as early as 3pm on Thurs or as late as 6pm
  • 8x10 Art Print: the prints are TBD, see last year's selected prints.
  • Trolls Against Gnomanity - see last year's game.
  •  The Party Kargy Plushie will be picked up at BlizzCon. You will get a redemption card in your KS package that is mailed to you. Bring it to the party to pick up Kargy. Why don't we just mail it? All of the other rewards can generally fit in a padded envelope, which keeps shipping costs down (and fulfillment is easier to seal an envelope than tape a box). So Kargy will be picked up. IF you can't make it to BlizzCon, we will ship him to you.

 

 

 See examples of Whammo's banners (@Whammo_)

 

 

 

 

 See Noxy's new badge designs (and check out her website).

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How This Reward Process Works:

  • STEP 1: Review the reward tiers and mental note what items you want from the available list. 
  • STEP 2: Decide if you want any addons and note their price. 
  • STEP 3: Back the project by selecting your favorite tier. If you want addons, increase the pledge amount by the price of the addon(s). If you DON'T want addons, no need to change the price. 
  • STEP 4: After you back the project, we will email you a link to a form. Fill it out to let us know what items you wanted for your tier rewards, as well as any addons. 

This video walks you through the whole process.

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SHIPPING:

All items will be shipped in September. If you are international, shipping costs are incredibly expensive so we are allowing you to pickup at the show instead. Please, no pickups from people in the US - we don't want to be overloaded with pickups like last year.

If you can't make it to BlizzCon, all rewards will be shipped to you, including the Plushie. This is included in the US $10 shipping charge. International, if this applies to you, please add $40 to your reward to cover shipping.

Party Costs

We think it's important for you to know not only how much the party costs, but where all of the money goes.

A party by the community, for the community!  

Haven't been to our party and wondering what it's about? It's a party organized by fans, for fans. Special guest 'personalities' come to this party so they can meet fans (like you!) in person. Podcasters, streamers, pro teams, artists, news sites and fan sites across all Blizzard games, will be there. We're hosting a Fan Art gallery again, a photobooth, a meet & greet autograph rooms, live podcasts, and more!

2016's party will make this our 4th year, and it's all thanks to our backers - each and every donation really does help make this party happen! Last year we had about 200 backers who helped fund a party that hosted about 4,000 people! (so we like to give each backer something special!)

Due to the generosity of this community, and the help from our volunteers, thousands of people made memories that will last a lifetime. As we grow each year (in both size, and lessons learned), we try to make some improvements. We make sure there are no lines to get in by having enough space. Above all, we do our best to ensure that everyone feels welcome (because they are!)  

Risks and challenges

Each year of our event, we've encountered hiccups that we have worked to improve upon, and we believe it shows. For example, when we moved this over to the Hilton Anaheim in 2014, a big lesson we learned that year was the sheer number of volunteers we need to make this party run. Thus, for 2015 we secured more people to help out and came better prepared.

In regards to last year, we learned two big lessons; Kickstarter redemption and Art Gallery pick-up needs to operate more efficiently.

In regards to our Kickstarter, this year we're going to ship backer goods ahead of time. We want to make sure you don't have to wait in line to pick up the reward (so you can enjoy the party instead), and we want to have less volunteers locked away in a reward room (so they can also enjoy the party).

The Art Gallery giveaway also ended up a bit chaotic and took an hour to give out all of the art at the end of the night. You were all troopers, and we thank you for your patience. We are working on improving the system used to make this process go much smoother moving forward.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    WINKY FACE ;)

    * Get a special postcard, mailed to you
    * Your name on our party site
    * Get the Backer Pack, a Con Before the Storm logo lanyard, badge ribbon and pin.

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    PICK ONE

    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick ONE of the following items:
    Fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note.

    Eligible for addons.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    PICK THREE

    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick THREE of the following items
    (More items added to the list!)

    T-shirt, Themed Pre-party ticket (includes wristband), 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016),
    fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note.

    Eligible for addons.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    PICK FIVE

    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick FIVE of the following items
    (More items added to the list!)

    Plushie, T-shirt, TBT Pre-party ticket, an Extra TBT pre-party ticket, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    GET IT ALL! (EARLY BIRD)

    * EARLY BIRD BONUS: 2 extra "TBT" party tickets (total of 4)
    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Get ALL of the following items:
    Plushie, T-shirt, 4 TBT pre-party tickets, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

    Eligible for addons.

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    GET IT ALL!

    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Get ALL of the following items:
    Plushie, T-shirt, 2 TBT pre-party tickets, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

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    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

    * Get a custom Twitter or Facebook banner by Whammo.
    * Get a printed copy of the banner
    * You also get 2 extra TBT pre-party tickets for your friends or for giveaways.
    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick FIVE of the following items:
    Plushie, T-shirt, TBT Pre-party ticket, an Extra TBT pre-party ticket, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

    Eligible for addons.

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  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    ART SPONSOR

    * Pick your favorite piece of art from the gallery, ahead of time (online), and we'll set it aside for you to take home after the party.
    * Get early previews of the gallery as we add art to the collection.
    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick FIVE of the following items:
    Plushie, T-shirt, TBT Pre-party ticket, an Extra TBT pre-party ticket, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

    Eligible for upgrades

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    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    HAPPY & HEALTHY

    * Join a special chat room with other people who want to get healthy by BlizzCon.
    * Get realistic exercise goals and healthy recipes from special guest motivators Bajheera, Screwlewse, Gloriaboboria and Zoopercat.
    * This reward starts as soon as the KS funds.
    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick FIVE of the following items:
    Plushie, T-shirt, TBT Pre-party ticket, an Extra TBT pre-party ticket, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

    Eligible for addons.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    BREAKFAST CLUB

    * Join us for special meetings where we brief people on progress & make party decisions
    * Join us the day of the party for setup
    * Join us for Breakfast Saturday morning for a post-party debrief - tell us what you thought!
    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick FIVE of the following items:
    Plushie, T-shirt, TBT Pre-party ticket, an Extra TBT pre-party ticket, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

    Eligible for addons.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    JUST FOR YOU

    * Noxychu will design a BlizzCon badge for your in-game character.
    * We'll print your badge art on your very own Tshirt (for extra copies, add $25).
    * Get the Winky Face tier
    * Pick FIVE of the following items:
    Plushie, T-shirt, TBT Pre-party ticket, an Extra TBT pre-party ticket, 8x10 art print pack, Gnomanity game (2015 OR 2016), fan goodie bag, pin collection, love note

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    BALLER!

    * Get the Ballroom named after your (or whatever you want it named, as long as it isn't indecent!)
    * We will chat with you about other sponsorship options to promote something you think is cool.

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