Fanaticon OriginsHow did we get here?
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A few years back I was just a lonely geek/gamer in Dothan, AL. I had just moved into town from a small neighboring city (Daleville, Al) and was attending Troy University, Dothan Campus. School was-- well school, And needless to say I was ready to meet some like-minded individuals: Nerds. Allons-y! I gathered my Magic cards, inventoried my Anime, cataloged my Sci-Fi film collection, and got my dice out; I was ready to get my geek on! But that was when things took a turn for the worst... I started searching for the local game shop and... No Dice (Pun Intended) I was informed by another local at the book store that the town had been without game store for years! I was heartbroken... not for me alone, but for the community. It was then the seed was planted in my head to develop my own gaming community. Not a business, but a community oriented game shop...Thus, Fanatix was born! Finally in July 2010, Fanatix opened its doors to the public and it has been a wild ride ever since! We would often joke at the shop during times while others were away at conventions saying things like "We're a convention every weekend!" or "We've got our own Fanatix-Con"! Well, we kind of took it a step further! Fanatix would like to officially present: FANATICON! Fanaticon was born from our love of all things creative and geek. We want you to have the same opportunities and experiences as anyone else in the world. That's our mission; always has been, always will be. We're now in our second year. We like to call it Beta and the vision remains the same. This day is for you guys. All the Fans of different games, movies, comics, shows, costumes, characters, and fandoms! This weekend is the one weekend where all of you geeks that I've met or haven't met (past, present, and future) will come together and converse about the nerd world we live in. Talk about your fandoms, compete in trivia contests, learn about one another's interests by going to panels and discussions. See wonderful costumes made by locals and meet artists, writers, and dreamers that all started from a place just like we did: the South.
We look forward to expanding this fan convention, and hopefully you'll join us for the ride.
Long story short: We just want to inspire, and in return be inspired by our community.
LL&P, Phillip Chalker - Director
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
If your pledge level has different price adding options, simply make your pledge the correct amount and you will be sent a survey via kickstarter at the end of the 30 days to ask exactly which add ons you want!
- Costume Contest
- Trivia Contest
- Workshops (Writing, Comics, Make-Up FX, and many more!)
- Live Music (Eyeshine, The Offer, and TOMMY J)
- Fighting Game Tournament
- Magic The Gathering Tournament
- YuGiOh Tournament
- 40k Tournament
STRETCH GOALS - We've already planned a lot of cool stuff, but if we hit these fundraising milestones, the deal will get this much sweeter!
Stretch #1 - 4,000 - We will add a convention exclusive print by Patrick Giles to every pledge over 30$
Stretch #2 - 5,000 - We will provide a professional photography service to the costume contest!
New reward added! Pledge 300$ for 2 amazing cosplay portraits shot and produced by Tim Skipper Photography!
Risks and challenges
The 2nd year is the last year we use kickstarter to help fund our efforts.
Establishing a strong foundation to build from going into year 3 is key.
We've already invested about 5,000 into this project, and YOU the fans will help us get to our finish line.
Bringing celebrities and guest from all over the country is no cheap endeavor but with your help we will succeed!
Logistics, Insurance, Paperwork, and Equipment are all on the bill for this year, we need your help! In return we will have one awesome weekend of inspiration for you to take part in!
WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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