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Let's rock this con. (Patrick cosplay optional.)

Send who to what now?

But I'm A Cat Person is a webcomic about magical shapeshifting battle monsters, and the ordinary humans who don't have time for this nonsense when they're trying to do laundry.

Otakon is an anime/manga/J-fandom convention held every summer in Baltimore, MD. It's kind of like the Promised Land for the very people who spend money on things like BICP.

They're like chocolate and peanut butter, if the chocolate held up to 25,000 people and the peanut butter did drag on the weekends.

But Seriously, Though--

Seriously, Otakon is a great place for your humble artist to help run workshops, pass out advertisements, sit down with some readers, and maybe even sell a couple books.

All it takes is the money to put everything together. The print ads. The books -- we're up to three issues now, and issue 4 should be available by con weekend. The merchandise! I'm thinking buttons, magnets, stickers...if we can't afford them all, we'll put it to the vote of the reader base and see what you all want most.

In addition to being for sale, some BICP items will become prizes in this year's Make a Manga Tournament, which the artist is helping to judge. Con attendees, don't miss it.

And whether or not you'll make it to the con, please donate! You get custom artwork, nifty BICP paraphernelia, and the warm glow of aiding a cartoonist in need; I get a crowdsourced pseudo-venture-capitalist investment in my projected overall profit margin. Everybody wins!

Send BICP to Otakon!

That's the spirit!

Please pitch in if you can. Every bit helps, and every donor will be greatly appreciated.

Whether or not you have the spare change right now, though, do keep reading the comic...and wish me luck!

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    A monochrome chibi or sketch of the character of your choice, drawn by the artist.

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    Did we say monochrome? Now it's full-color. That's right -- R, G, *and* B. And we'll throw in an ebook of any BICP issue of your choice, up to #4.

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    Did we say chibi/sketch? Now it's a full figure! Which is especially nice if you want to see the character in a pinup. You get the ebook choice with this one, too, plus your name in a list of donors on the BICP site, linked to the website of your choice.

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    A real-life, 3-D, processed-wood-pulp edition of the BICP issue of your choice -- signed by the author! -- again, up to chapter 4. Plus the full-color figure, the link, and all the ebooks. All of them.

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    A cameo of yourself -- or your much-cooler avatar, whichever you prefer -- in BICP. Not only will your name be on the website, you'll be thanked in an upcoming issue. Plus you get the existing dead-tree issue, the figure, and the ebooks!

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    The original lineart of a BICP page of your choice, mailed directly to your door! Along with everything from the previous tiers (by mail or email, as applicable).

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    Grab this one, and you'll get to name a Being. Pick an animal not yet mentioned on the website, and your choice of their current name, human form, and location will become canon. And yes, all the rewards from the previous tiers are in this one too.

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