FANATICON is a multi-genre pop-culture festival for Southern Alabama. Featuring 2 days of Anime, Gaming, SciFi, Comics, Art and Music Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 15, 2014.
About this project
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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Pledge $2 or more
*Level 1* Thank you! Your name will be mentioned in our YouTube video and program for the event!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $8 or more
*Level 2* Sorry you couldn't make it but hopefully this token of our appreciation will serve as a memento for your contribution to our efforts! Receive a 'Thank You Note' Art Card signed and designed by the event Director. (Full Color, 5x7 Card Stock, Shipped to your front door.) *Name added to program under Kickstarter BackersEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $11 or more
*Level 3 - World Warrior Badge* - This badge covers the venue fee for those planning on competing in the fighting game tournaments that take place on Saturday! You will receive a custom designed badge featuring famous fighting game characters from multiple games! Show your support and be recognized as a competitor! Add $20 to add a Fanaticon Tshirt. Add $10 to upgrade your badge to a 2 day badge.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $21 or more
*Level 4* 2 Day Membership Badge - You will receive 1 membership Badge and Lanyard. This gives you access to the weekend's events and contests! Please have a photo ID to receive this item at the registration table. *Name added to program under Kickstarter Backers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
*Level 5* Sorry I can't make it! But I still want a sweet Fanaticon T-shirt! No problem, We will also put your name in the program under the thank you section!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $40 or more
*Level 6* Membership Badge and Kickstarter Exclusive Tshirt - Wear it with pride! Let people know you support Fanaticon and its future! Pick up your items with a photo ID at the registration booth! *Name added to program under Kickstarter BackersEstimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
*Level 7* Guarantee your JYB swag! This reward level gets you a Membership Badge, 8x10 Autographed Photo of our Guest of Honor: Johnny Yong Bosch, and an Autographed CD of his band: Eyeshine! These items will be waiting for you when you arrive at the con!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $65 or more
*Level 8* Everything from Level 7 plus a Fanaticon Tshirt! Pick up items at the con!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
8 backers Limited (12 left of 20)
*Level 9* VIP Johnny Yong Bosch Ticket - Everything from level 7 but join a limited number of fans at an exclusive meet and greet with JYB! You will also get unique artwork on your Con Badge in honor of the event! *Special* Add a Fanaticon Tshirt to this pledge level for $15.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
10 backers All gone!
*BOSS LEVEL* THANK YOU! Your contribution is legendary! Your name will be recorded under the BOSS Section of the program! You will receive a convention exclusive 4'' statue of Dust Bunny along with a certificate of authenticity by all parties involved. You will also receive a signed 8x10 print of Johnny Yong Bosch, a Fanaticon Tshirt, a convention exclusive print by Patrick Giles, a metallic "BOSS" badge that doesn't seem to have an expiration date ;) as well as special reserved seating in the main ball room! You will also be invited to a Bosses only dinner which will take place within a few weeks after the convention!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
*Business Sponsorship* Your logo will be added to a 4x7 banner displayed in high traffic areas of the convention. You will also receive a business card sized entry in the program. Your company name and logo added to the projector screen prior to all screenings.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
Worked really hard on that cosplay this year? Pledge this level to receive a private session with Tim Skipper Photography! He will provide you with 2 professional quality portraits that you will cherish for ever. The survey will take care of details on when and where the portraits will be shot. (Add a 2 day membership for $21)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $350 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
*Minor Event Sponsor* Panels, Workshops, and Tournaments. Have one dedicated to your business or club! Also receive a half page entry in the program and your logo added to a 4x7 banner displayed in high traffic areas of the convention. Comes with 1 media badge.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $400 or more
1 backer All gone!
*Board Game Room Sponsor* One vendor booth at Fanaticon 2014 (6’ Table Provided)
2 Membership badges for attending employees.
One Half Page Ad in the full color program.
Logo and Signage added to convention banners, website, and projectors.
Mention and thanks on our Social Media sites.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $600 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
*Costume Contest Sponsor* You will receive all the awards from *Business Sponsorship* as well as have the costume contest named in your business or club's honor! You will also be upgraded to a full-page ad in program, and logo added to website banner for 1 year.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $600 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
*Trivia Contest Sponsor* You receive all the awards from *Business Sponsorship* as well have the trivia contest named in your club or business's honor! You will also be upgraded to full page ad in program and logo added to website banner for 1 year.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
*Premium Supporters Kit* 3 BOSS Badges, 3 Fanaticon Tshirts, 3 Sets of the JYB swag from level 7, 3 autographed convention prints signed by Patrick Giles. If desired: Full page ad in the program and have one of the events in your company or club's name. Invites to the BOSS dinner. AND the director (Phillip Chalker) will dress up as "Yolo Swaggins" in your honor.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)