About this project
We only have 66 hours left! Here is a sneak peak of the type of fantastic work Carol Kane our decorations team can do if you keep contributing:
The pin proof is here and it is FANTASTIC. This is as close to what the final object will look like without us actually having them in hand.
Become a member of the MISTI-Con order of Wulfric and receive this pin with any of our 3 Kickstarter registration awards!
Our Kickstarter now has fewer than 7 days left! Your support has been INCREDIBLE. Though we reached our initial goal, we are still pushing to hit $10,000, and we can only do it if you pledge now.
Remember that most of our rewards are exclusive to the Kickstarter. Here is the design of our special pin, which will only be available to volunteers, staff, and those who purchase MISTI-Con registrations through the Kickstarter!
Thanks to the fantastic support of our donors we hit our initial goal in just under 6 hours!
The Kickstarter is still open for donations though!
So keep pledging so you can get these great rewards, many exclusive to the kickstarter. Remember that pledging $150 gets you Early Bird registration plus swag- the con t-shirt, a kickstarter exclusive pin, your name listed as a supporter and other goodies!
More pledges means more decorations, more special guests, more ways to share your art, and a more incredible experience at MISTI-Con!
Who we are:
MISTI-Con is a Harry Potter fan convention designed to be a more intimate, immersive fan experience. It will focus on the talent, art and achievements of the members of the fandom itself, highlighting the fantastic participatory nature of the community.
The convention will be held from Thursday evening May 9th to Monday morning May 13th, 2013 at the Margate Resort in Laconia, New Hampshire. Unlike most other fan conventions, the Margate is providing us EXCLUSIVE use of their hotel. All the hotel rooms and conference halls will be for MISTI-Con's use, practically all the hotel guests will be convention attendees. The hotel facilities will also include a huge outdoor events tent that will house the larger convention programming. Most wonderful of all, MISTI-Con will extensively decorate as much of the hotel as possible, creating the immersive environment that is part of our larger goal.
We also hope to have several areas and events at the convention dedicated to the art and creativity of Harry Potter fans themselves. We want to create a museum style gallery of fan-art, an area to hold readings of fan-fiction, fan-vid presentations, and to create and produce a "coffee table book" collecting the art of Misti-con.
We are happy to announce that even a year in advance, we have a great line-up of special events planned which include:
- The Opening Gala Spectacular featuring The Zero Hour Collective, a performance troupe from Chicago
- A special performance by Charlie Ross (of One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings fame)
- A Wizard Rock Nightclub Show Staring: Diagon Alley, Undesirable #1, The Blibbering Humdingers, Lily and James and more!
- The Ministry Masquerade Ball
What your pledges go toward:
- Deposit payments for the hotel conference room space and the event tent
- Materials for decorations and creating a thematic atmosphere at the convention, and for printing of all materials related to the convention
- Fees and travel expenses for our artists and performers
- Transportation expenses of con materials and supplies
- Marketing materials to help spread the word of MISTI-Con and make it as successfull as it can be
PLEASE NOTE: Kickstarter funding is "all-or-nothing". We will need to reach our goal within the set time or our project doesn't get funded at all. Without your support there are no funds to print initial marketing materials or provide deposits and advances to the hotel and some of our entertainers. Your pledges will allow us to get this magic ball rolling and create a spectacular event you can all be part of!
What if we exceed our goal?
That would be awesome! We can add even more, larger, decorations, expand our lineup of performers, create even more special materials to show off the art of the fandom and generally make this entire experience even better!
What do you get with your pledge?
Thanks to the creativity of our con staff, volunteers, and the generosity of our community. We have created an EXTENSIVE selection of pledge rewards that cover a wide range of pledge amounts. Some highlights:
- Any con pass purchased through the Kickstarter (Early-bird, Ministry VIP, and Chief Mugwump) will include a MISTI-Con t-shirt, and a very special limited edition custom lapel pin. These pins will not be available for purchase separately or at the convention. (Full Registration is available through the Kickstarter at a donation level of $150. After the Kickstarter Early Bird registration will begin at a $110 per pass. In September the early bird period will end and the price goes up to $150. Please note that only those pledge levels that specifically include registration as a reward include registration.)
- A package of the entire Strangely Beautiful Saga signed by the author Leanna Renee Hieber (includes limited edition hardcovers of the first 2 books in the saga), a copy Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul, and an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart
- HP character sketches of your choice by MISTI-Con artists: Cassandra Johnstone, Joshua Madruga, and Joshua Rubino
- A print of a piece of original artwork by MISTI-Con artist Carol Riot Kane
- A custom song crafted by Wizard Rockers Lily & James
Please note that if you are interested in a combination of rewards that is not listed please contact us. New rewards can be added to Kickstarter at any time during the fundraising period.
We are appreciative of any help you can provide and hope that several of our rewards are incentives for you. Even if you can't pledge, please consider sharing our project with your friends and posting about it on your social networking pages. The entire staff of MISTI-Con has been working tirelessly since its inception a few months ago, and with your support we will continue to do just that. We will not be satisfied unless we create an experience that you will never forget. We would especially like to thank everyone who provided us with rewards or otherwise assisted with this Kickstarter! You can find more information on all of our Kickstarter supporters here:www.misti-con.org/kickstarter_thanks.html
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