TsunamiCon 2019 is happening October 18th, 19th and 20th at the Midian Shrine Center in downtown Wichita. We are excited to present our sixth annual national tabletop gaming convention in America's heartland! This year, we've moved across the street to the Midian Shrine Center with more than 10,000 square feet for gaming and events, the TsunamiCon Marketplace, VIG Lounge, and more! And we want YOU to join us for three fantastic days of tabletop goodness and related geekery.
As always, we have some very cool rewards lined up for backers. As a backer you get:
- Badge prices available only to Kickstarter backers.
- Access to all non-exclusive convention events.
- Premium access to exclusive events presented during this campaign.
- Eligibility for prize drawings up to and during the event.
- Great prices on TsunamiCon merchandise.
TsunamiCon attendees can enjoy a number of gaming opportunities and related geekery throughout the weekend!
Additional features include:
- Featured Events
- Special Guests
- Organized Play
- Live Action RolePlaying
- Miniature Painting
- Contests and Giveaways
- And more...!
We offer preregistration for numerous games and plenty of open gaming opportunities. Attendees can get in on some old school RPG action or sit down and try something new. We also have access to a sizable library of hobby games and knowledgeable folk to help you get started. It’s a great event for novice gamers and veterans alike!
This year we have a lot of rewards to choose from, so here's a handy reference guide to help find the item you're looking for. Be sure to scroll down and take a look at the add-ons, as well, if you'd like to add additional badges or merchandise to your pledge.
Volunteers and Game Masters
We offer three reward levels specifically for Game Masters and volunteers designed for attendees committed to providing the two vital services that make our convention possible. Each reward level requires a certain level of commitment to working the convention as a volunteer or scheduling and running games over the course of the weekend.
Volunteers are expected to review our policies and complete the volunteer application, indicating your preferences and availability, no later than October 11th. Volunteers will be employed as needed (registration, checking badges, helping with special events, running errands, handing out swag, assisting Game Masters, and so forth). Failure to register as a volunteer will require you to pay the difference at will-call to acquire your badge. We also know that plans and schedules can change, and we will work with you as much as possible to fit your needs.
Game Masters are expected to schedule gamand events for participants to enjoy at the convention. Registration is now open, and we prefer that Game Masters try to list their events by September 15th to provide ample opportunity for signup. GMs are encouraged to promote their games on social media to elicit registration, but you are not penalized for failing to fill the seats at your tables. Failure to register your games by October 9th will require you to pay the difference at will-call to acquire your badge.
Find more information at TsunamiCon.org/VIG.
The following reward levels for vendors are available for TsunamiCon 2019. Space is limited! Vendors are encouraged to review our policies and submit a vendor application as soon as possible. Applications will be approved following the close of the campaign, and you will be provided a discount code for the features you have purchased and the option to add additional features and select your space in the Marketplace.
The following Add-Ons are available exclusively to backers who select one of these packages and add the additional amount to your pledge:
Advertisement ($55): Add a quarter-page advertisement in our beautiful full-color program booklet to your Vendor or Artisan package.
Additional Badge ($20): For each additional weekend pass, add $20 to your pledge. Vendor passes provide full access to the convention and all non-exclusive events, but are not eligible for some prize drawings and giveaways.
Remember... you can always help us out by picking up extra swag today! Just add the appropriate value to your pledge!
If you are unable to attend the con and select items to add to an existing reward, please add an additional $5 to your pledge to assist with shipping. It is not necessary to add additional funds for more items; a one-time shipping fee is sufficient. Thank you.
It's also time to announce some additional Add-Ons for package deals on your tickets!
- Any backer at the $65 KNIGHT reward level can add a second KNIGHT reward by adding $45 to your pledge.
- Any backer at the $80 SILVER VIG reward level can add a second SILVER VIG ticket by adding $55 to your pledge.
- ANY backer at a pledge level of $30 or higher may add the ADVENTURERS reward level of four 3-day passes by adding $120 to your pledge.
As we barrel down on the final days of the campaign, we'd like to give something back. We often combine giveaways with our Kickstarters for hitting certain goals. This year, we're holding drawings for prizes based on the number of backers. At the end of the campaign, we'll draw names from our list of Kickstarter backers for some free games! The value increases with the number of backers:
We're also offering some cool opportunities to expand the scope of this year's convention with special guests and features:
Secrets of Blackmoor ($4200): If we reach this stretch goal, we'll be joined by Griff and Chris from The Fellowship of the Thing with an exclusive screening of their new documentary Secrets of Blackmoor, an unprecedented exploration into the evolution of roleplaying games that reveals the true origin of Dungeons & Dragons. They'll also be presenting some old school gaming scenarios from Dave Arneson's early and unpublished work. It's an exciting glimpse into our heritage and where it all began!
The Evilest Beagle ($4800): If we reach this stretch goal, we'll be joined by veteran game designer Sean Patrick Fannon from Evil Beagle Games. Sean is best known for his work with Savage Worlds - including his epic fantasy setting Shaintar, the Savage conversion of Rifts, and the exciting Freedom Squadron - and brings with him a wealth of unique gaming opportunities for TsunamiCon attendees!
Risks and challenges
This is our sixth annual event and associated Kickstarter campaign, and we will undoubtedly encounter numerous challenges while setting up and organizing the convention, from sudden shifts in contributor availability to last-minute schedule changes to unforeseen complications in getting the materials ready in time. We've learned a lot with each passing year, however, and our staff has considerable experience handling gaming events and larger events of various types. Additionally, a small army of volunteers stand ready to make this convention a success. We will be vigilant, and we will adapt, and we will endeavor to keep our backers and registered attendees informed of any complications that may affect their convention experience. We are building several new relationships with vendors and manufacturers, and we will similarly be vigilant should those relationships prove unsuccessful and require us to change our plans mid-stream. This could be anything from a manufacturing delay to a problem at the printers. We are endeavoring to establish back-up plans to ensure a surer path to success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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