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KantCon 2013 will be held on July 5-7 in Overland Park, KS. Our cost to run the convention has doubled this year, and we need you!

About this project

For those of us who can't con, there's KantCon!

Who? What? When?

We are KantCon, a tabletop gaming convention held annually in Kansas City.  We strive to be THE destination for tabletop gamers to come, kick back, relax, and just game!

KantCon 2013 will be held on July 5th, 6th, and 7th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Overland Park, KS.

How?

The costs to run KantCon have doubled since last year.  We were informed by our previous venue, the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College, that we would be unable to return there in 2013 due to our growth.

It's a good thing and a bad thing.

The benefits of being at JCCC were many, but there were a few drawbacks.  Most importantly, we were able to hold the convention in a nice space in a very inexpensive way.

Now, however, our venue costs have more than doubled since last year, and we still expect growth.

Looking to the future, we have chosen the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Overland Park, KS.  They are enthusiastic about working with us on this and future KantCons, and have the space we can expand into with our continued growth.

Unfortunately, with this change comes an increase in cost - hence the higher goal for our Kickstarter.

With a change in venue comes a lot of other changes. We are determined to keep KantCon a place for gamers across the country to meet and play games for the least amount of cost possible.

Breakdown of the costs of KantCon 2012

However, with the change in venue comes a large increase in costs. For transparency and honesty, we will be completely open with the costs of running KantCon, and let you know where the money for this convention goes and has gone.

To that end, the cost of attendance will be going up slightly for attendees.

In 2012, the cost of running KantCon at Johnson County Community College was $3,000 for the 3-day convention facility rental. While looking for a new venue, it became apparent that costs were going to be much greater.

We have settled on the Crowne Plaza hotel due to its location, amenities, and enthusiasm they have shown to have KantCon be a part of their facility. With these changes comes a greater cost, however. Add into that, the cost of all the nifty goodies we brought to KantCon attendees last year, and the cost of running KantCon was close to $8,000.

Funding Transparency

We want to be totally up front with you on what we're spending this money on.

This year, the cost of facility rental alone for KantCon 2013 will be $6,500, more than double the cost of facility rental in years past. To that end, we have had to draw back on the tactile merchandise aspect of KantCon and focus more on the gaming experience of KantCon attendees. The cost to attend KantCon will increase slightly, from $25 for a three-day pass, to $30. Additionally, day-passes to KantCon will be handled slightly differently. You can get a day pass to KantCon 2013 for Friday or Sunday for $10 a day, and get a Saturday day pass for $15.

Initial Funding Projections for KantCon 2013
Initial Funding Projections for KantCon 2013

The cost for vendors is still being hammered out, but we are determined to keep KantCon focused on the gaming, not the merchandise.

Thank You for your understanding as we continue to make KantCon a convention for gamers by gamers, focusing on games!

The Crowne Plaza Hotel

Casual dining and a family-friendly atmosphere are all found at The Bistro, our open air restaurant located in our hotel atrium. Stop by for traditional American cuisine and a satisfying breakfast and dinner. At The Bistro Bar, enjoy specialty cocktails and conversation.

The restaurant will be offering lunch buffet service from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the convention, and has agreed to open early for KantCon attendees for dinner service at 2:00 p.m. and running until the evening at 9:00 p.m.

The Crowne Plaza hotel in Overland Park, Kansas is offering a discounted room rate for KantCon attendees.

You can book your accommodations for KantCon 2013 HERE

The Crowne Plaza is offering a discount rate on their King and Double Rooms.

Doctor Who: Tardis, Dalek, & Console

KantCon 2013 is proud to announce that we will be host to a collective of Doctor Who awesomeness! While at KantCon 2013, you'll be able to see and get pictures with a full-size TARDIS, TARDIS Console, and, provided it is complete in time for the convention, one of the Doctor's very own nemeses will be in attendance ... a Dalek!

In order to help promote the Costume Contest and make KantCon a destination for geeks and gamers of all varieties! This year, we're going across the pond to bring in some Doctor Who love for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who! Come celebrate everyone's favorite Time Lord at KantCon 2013!

Fancy

In regular KantCon tradition, we are introducing a new character to our cadre of KantCon Characters! In 2011, we introduced the world to the Jabbergluck. In 2012, we brought you Help! the Gnome. In 2013, we are happy to bring in Fancy, the Elf Mage! Fancy will help make KantCon 2013 bigger, better, and Fancier!

KantCon 2013 Miniature: Help! The Gnome by Midwest Monster Lab

Last year, we introduced an exclusive miniature of the Jabbergluck for KantCon attendees, and this year, we're continuing that tradition. Stay tuned to the upcoming Kickstarter for progress shots and news about the new exclusive miniature being designed by Midwest Monster Lab, Help! the Gnome!

Tier Explanations

In these first few tiers, you're basically getting the bare bones badge to get in the door at KantCon 2013.  In addition to the badges, you're getting a few extras that you're only getting through the Kickstarter - if you wait to Pre-Register or buy your badge at the door, you're not going to get any extras, and you may end up paying more (at the door, the prices are higher).

  • $10 Friday Attendee
  • $15 Saturday Attendee
  • $10 Sunday Attendee
  • $30 Three-Day Attendee

The following tiers are for the more serious (well, Moderate, Serious, and Critical) supporters of KantCon.  In these tiers, you'll get access to things like the exclusive Pathfinder adventure module we're having written for the convention this year (and it will be run at the convention, too!).

The Munchies for Munchkins cookbook is something that a lot of people will look forward to - a cookbook, professionally done (we have a CIA trained chef after all), featuring all kinds of recipes for your game group to try.  Since we no longer will be featuring the Concessions area at KantCon, those responsible for all those delicious treats are helping out by putting things in this super awesome cookbook.

As with last year, we're getting an exclusive miniature made for KantCon attendees.  This year, we're bringing Help! the Gnome to life with the help of Midwest Monster Labs.  KantCon is the only place you'll find this miniature!

Who doesn't love more dice?  If you get a tier with a dice set in it, you'll get a full set of polyhedrals - a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and a "100's" d10.  These dice will be in the same style as the KantCon d6, which everyone gets in their SWAG bags every year.

Also a running tradition, the KantCon glass drinking mug is the perfect size for a can of soda, these high-quality collectible glasses will look great in you cupboard, or loaded up with dice!

  • $50 Moderate KantCon Attendee
  • $75 Serious KantCon Attendee
  • $100 Critical KantCon Attendee

Buy-In-Games (BIGS)

We're trying something new this year!  Instead of a bunch of stuff, we're doing what we can to make your KantCon experience better.  These games are loaded with some of the aforementioned goodies, but also get you in on some of the super special games we've cooked up for you at KantCon this year!

Not all of the spots are on this Kickstarter for each of these games - we've saved a few for later, just in case some of you want to get in on more than one of these.  We'll offer those up after the Kickstarter is completed.

These games have been designed with the intention of making a great experience for you at KantCon - something that you'll keep with you forever.  They've been painstakingly designed by some of the KantCon planners to make sure you have at least one game at KantCon that rocks your socks.

We're also spreading the love as much as we can.  We're offering RPGs, Card Games, Board Games, and Miniatures Games in these epic events - meaning we're not focusing only on those role-players out there, but also those lovers of Board Games, Card Games, and Miniatures Games.

These aren't all that will be available, either! We'll add more as the Kickstarter goes on, and even add more afterwards.

At KantCon itself, there will be more games and even some charity events benefiting our chosen charity, the Michael Rohan Memorial Fund.

$100 RPG BIG: Goodman Games presents Jon Hook's Age of Cthulhu Timeless Sands of India

India: exotic splendors, desolate sands, and the mysteries of the Subcontinent. The answers to unexplained nightmares rest in India's timeless sands, where eons-old mysteries still dwell just below the veneer of polite society. Curious investigators are quickly drawn into a shadow-war waged by forces of darkness. The clues lead to the ferocious sandstorms of the Great Thar Desert, with fires, assassins, spies, and the alien Lightning Cannon along the way!  This BIG game is being run by the adventure's author, Jon Hook, and each player receives a signed copy of the published adventure.

  • Each player gets a signed copy of the adventure from Goodman Games

$100 RPG BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Tracy Barnett's My Little Ponies of the Apocalypse II: Electric Bugaloo

The invasion from Klendethu has overwhelmed the humans on Earth. Now the bugs are knocking at the gates of Ponyville. To survive, the ponies must unleash their ultimate weapons: The Ponies of the Apocalypse! Join War, Famine, Pestilence, Death, and Pudding in this epic battle against the Bugs! Would you like to know more? (Yes/No)

$100 RPG BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Noah Gibbs's Total Props Paranoia

The Computer Calls, and good Troubleshooters Report! This game will be a custom mission in the crazy world of Paranoia, with HANDS ON props to use, and experience the game with. Better bring a pen, and other equipment with you like *INFORMATION ABOVE YOUR CLEARANCE LEVEL*

$100 RPG BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Ethan Parker's Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space - The Six Doctors

When a mysterious invitation appears in the TARDIS inviting The Doctor to a weekend getaway in the English countryside, how can he resist?  The problem is that The Doctor isn't the only Doctor that received the invitation.  Of course, something's amiss almost as soon as the TARDISes arrive and one of the Doctor's old enemies has a weekend of terror planned for his hated enemy ... Each player in this game will control one of the iconic Doctors from regenerations past.

$100 Board Game BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Mansions of Madness

Horrific monsters and spectral presences lurk in manors, crypts, schools, monasteries, and derelict buildings near Arkham, Massachusetts. Some spin dark conspiracies while others wait for hapless victims to devour or drive insane. It’s up to a handful of brave investigators to explore these cursed places and uncover the truth about the living nightmares within

$100 Board Game BIG The Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Nick Seal's Zombicide: The Gauntlet

The zombie hordes have overrun the city and your sorry-looking band of survivors is right in the thick of it! The only way out is through a dangerous stretch of neighborhood known as “The Gauntlet.” Zombies are stupid and predictable, but deadly. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you believed in this area. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get. The more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. Use frying pans, chainsaws, duel machetes and much more to mow your way through the undead. Search buildings and vehicles for survival gear and drive the cop car or pimp mobile to flatten the living dead as you go. Take the role of a unique, customized survivor with unique abilities, and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork to make it out alive if you can!

$100 Board Game BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Nick Seal's Candyman: Crumble's Revenge

The king of your frosted fairytale land has sold you out to the highest bidder! Mr. Crumbles and his cookie brothers want their revenge on the spiteful old king, but it will have to wait for now. Make it out of there alive and you’ll be faced with another challenge of candied carnage. If you manage to keep yourself in one piece (more or less), you can finally take the fight to the king himself. Don’t get too confident, though. Fresh peppermint perils and pitfalls lie in wait before you can seek your revenge. Rumor has it that the king also has ravenous beasties at his disposal to foil your fresh-baked plans. Only the bravest cookie would dare to challenge the king. Do you have the gumballs to make it through this frenzied cookie-crushing crusade? Only one way to find out!  Featuring real gingerbread men with frosting damage, players will progress through modified versions of Run for Your Life, Candyman!, a dangerous milk-laden scenario of Shootin’ Ladders: Frag Fest, and a custom final mission to seek out the king himself in the Terrible Taffy Temple.

$100 Board Game BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Ultra-Talisman 

Enjoy a game of Talisman featuring ALL of the expansions currently available.  This Mega Talisman will feature all the expansions, and awards for players including Highest Kill Count, Most Deaths, and a few custom characters based on the KantCon Menagerie!

$100 Board Game BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Race for the Galaxy

Play a mega-game of Race for the Galaxy with all current expansions included.  Explore, Settle, Develop, Trade, Consume, or Produce? The Imperium grows in strength, Rebel worlds begin to ally, meanwhile Alien genomes are being sequenced.  As conflicts spread, galactic prestige becomes more important.  Can you build the most prosperous and powerful space empire in a galaxy on the brink of total war? Three complete hands will be played starting with the first expansion and then adding the second and third expansion in successive games.  Prizes will be awarded!

$100 Board Game BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Space Hulk

From the depths of space an ancient vessel drifts slowly towards the Imperium of Mankind - a space hulk! Within its confines, untold thousands of Genestealers slowly emerge from hibernation. The Space Marines must enter the cramped corridors and tomb-like chambers of the ancient ship to defeat this alien menace. Experience this limited edition 3rd printing of this classic game. Within this four-hour game block, play two games of Space Hulk, once as each force. A game judge will be provided to answer rules questions and help facilitate the game.

$100 Card Game BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Sentinels of the Multiverse: One Long Day

Can your team of heroes defeat the villains by the end of the session? How many villains do you think you can take out in the time needed?  Prizes will be awarded!

$100 Card Game BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Red Dragon Inn

The Adventure's over, but the Party's just getting started. Reconnoiter with your fellow adventurers in the hotel restaurant for a round of drinks and gambling* to while away the time until you hit the sack. Your own custom coin pouch will be waiting for you with your share of the loot--10 gold coins (gold dollars)! Raise your complimentary KantCon 2013 Glass Drinking Mug and knock back a beverage of your choice from the hotel's restaurant! Jessica Smith, your friendly Red Dragon Inn wench will be there to get you your drink and any other snacks you wish to purchase! Each player walks away with his or her winnings at the end of the game, so hedge your bets and be-- careful not to get too drunk too fast!

*no alcohol or actual gambling involved

$100 KantCon Help! the Gnome Exclusive Miniatures BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Warhammer Fantasy Character Smackdown

Pull up a chair and see several character models in a free-for-all! Featuring Morghur the Master of Skulls, The Green Knight, Greasus Goldtooth, Harry the Hammer, Krell: Lord of the Undead, Vlad Von Carstein, Knrad Von Carstein, Archaon the Everchosen, Sigvald the Magnificent, Galrauch, the Wood Elf Sisters of Twilight, Crom the Conqueror, and more.  Only one will be left standing in this all-out Battle Royale!

$150 RPG BIG: Secret Skeleton Games presents Tracy Barnett's AD&D/OSRIC 3D - The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

Desolate and abandoned, the evil alchemist's mansion stands alone on the cliff, looking out towards the sea. Mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept away the people of Saltmarsh, despite rumors of fabulous forgotten treasure. What is its sinister secret? Will you live to discover it?

Playtest Tier

We're excited to be able to offer a select few the chance to participate in an actual playtest of the next upcoming Age of Cthulhu adventure coming out from Goodman Games.

In this 8-hour game, which will do long into the night, you'll work with the author, Jon Hook, to shape and mold an adventure for publication.  You'll get credited as playtesters in the actual published adventure, and help hammer out an adventure in one of the best games around: Call of Cthulhu!

$250 RPG BIG: Gamer's Haven Podcast presents Jon Hook's After Hours Age of Cthulhu: Starfall Over the Plateau of Leng Playtest

An artist dreams of a giant comet hurtling toward the Earth, dooming all life to utter extinction, but the heavens hold no such threat. The ailing artist, obviously suffering a mental breakdown, has vanished. Initially, the investigators are drawn into the mystery to discover what has happened to the missing artist.  But, soon the investigators discover that the threat to human life is all too real, and extends into the dimension of dreams itself! To save two worlds, the investigators must storm the black Pharos of Leng!  This BIG game is a playtest event for an adventure being considered for publication. All participants in this game will be fully credited as a playtester in the published product. It is being run by adventure's author, Jon Hook.  NOTE - THIS PLAYTEST IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 8 HOURS TO COMPLETE

This event will start at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, and run until 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  All participants will have their names printed in the module as "Playtesters."

VIG - Very Important Gamers

Not only are you dedicated to KantCon and what KantCon stands for, but you're one of those awesome people who has helped support a local, grassroots gaming convention.

This is YOUR convention.

Not only go you get a bunch of goodies by becoming a Very Important Gamer at KantCon 2013, but you will get an exclusive, swanky invite to the super-secret Pre-KantCon Planner Dinner Party.  We hope you can make it!

Delving into the VIG tier, you get a bunch of cool stuff, obviously, but, most importantly, you get a custom KantCon gaming session made just for you. That's right, you'll have a special place at the table, a seat of honor for your own convention game - made with you in mind.

Those dice bags that we're mentioning there are made by our very own Angela!  They lay flat, and drawstring open and are fantastic dicebags!  She'll make one for you, custom!  She's done superhero logos, KantCon-themed bags, and more.  They are amazing!

Simply select the tier you want, and you'll be able to select one of the game systems listed, and the experienced GM will craft an adventure just for you.

Sand and Steam Tier

This is the now infamous TATTOO Tier!

Tracy Barnett, our very own Event Coordinator and creator of Sand and Steam Productions, is once again putting his own skin on the line for KantCon's success.

That's right, you can get permanent ad space on Tracy's body, forever (hint hint)!

There are some catches, of course.  Since Tracy is going into teaching, there are some restrictions, of course, but he's a good sport. The tattoo will be put on his body sometime in the year between KantCon 2011 and KantCon 2012. The purchaser of the tier will pick the tattoo but Tracy will pick the size and location of said tattoo. The tattoo must be something related to tabletop RPGs. Tracy will be funding the tattoo but if the purchaser of the tier wishes to contribute, it would not be unwelcome.

In addition to permanently drawing on a human billboard, Tracy has been gracious enough to add a plethora of goodies from Sand and Steam, including a game design consultation.

Additionally, as a super special deal, your Help! the Gnome miniature will be professionally painted by award-winning miniature painters at the Midwest Monster Lab.  These guys are fantastic!

Stretch Goals

As with any Kickstarter, there is a chance we'll shoot beyond our funding goal.  With that eventuality, we've concocted some stretch goals to keep things interesting.

We've designed these to specifically enhance KantCon for everyone, or our backers.  We're trying our best to make your KantCon experience special this year around, and our stretch goals are designed with that in mind.

Aaron Rosenberg
Aaron Rosenberg

If we hit $7,500, we'll welcome the second ever KantCon Guest of Honor: Aaron Rosenberg!

Originally from New Jersey and New York, Aaron Rosenberg returned to New York City in 1996 after stints in New Orleans and Kansas. He has taught college-level English and worked in corporate graphics and book publishing.

Rosenberg has written novels for Star TrekStarCraftWarcraftExaltedStargate Atlantis, and Warhammer. He also writes educational books, young adult novels, children's books, and tabletop role-playing games. He won an Origins Award in 2003, for Gamemastering Secrets, a Gold ENnie in 2007, for Lure of the Lich Lord, and a 2003 PsiPhi Award for Collective Hindsight, Book One. His second Warcraft novel, Beyond the Dark Portal, was nominated for a Scribe Award in 2009 and his young adult novelization Bandslam: The Novel won the award for best Young Adult novel in 2010. Rosenberg wrote the first-ever tie-in novel for the television series Eureka, entitled Substitution Method, under the house name Cris Ramsay. His second Eureka novel, Roads Less Traveled, was released in early 2011. He is also the author of the Dread Remora space-opera series and the co-author of the O.C.L.T. occult thriller series, both from Crossroad Press.

Rosenberg is also part of Crazy 8 Press, a cooperative publishing venture he started in 2011 with fellow authors Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, and Howard Weinstein. His humorous science fiction novel No Small Bills was released as an e-book from Crazy 8 in September 2011 and immediately hit the NOOK Bestseller list—it rose as high as No. 33. The sequel, Too Small for Tall', was released in September of 2012.

Rosenberg lives in New York City with his family.

Selected Role-Playing Game Credits

  • This Sceptr’d Isle - Call of Cthulhu supplement. Lawrence, KS: Adamant Entertainment, 2011. (forthcoming)
  • The Age of Apocalypse—Marvel RPG supplement. Madison: Margaret Weis Productions, Fall 2012. (forthcoming)
  • Sunward - Eclipse Phase supplement. Chicago, IL: Posthuman Studios, 2010.
  • Guide to the Hunted - Supernatural Role Playing Game game supplement. Madison: Margaret Weis Productions, 2010.
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Roseville, MN: Fantasy Flight Games, 2009.
  • The Supernatural Role Playing Game. Margaret Weis Productions. 2009.
  • Mars: Savage Worlds Edition. Lawrence, KS: Adamant Entertainment, 2009.
  • Lure of the Lich Lord - Warhammer game supplement. Green Ronin. February 2007. Winner, 2007 Gold ENnie for Best Adventure
  • Legends of the Twins – Dragonlance game supplement. Sovereign Press. March 2005.
  • Helm’s Deep - Lord of the Rings game supplement. Decipher. June 2005.
  • The Blue Rose Companion - Blue Rose game supplement. Green Ronin. November 2005.
  • Races of Destiny – Dungeons & Dragons game supplement. Wizards of the Coast. December 2004.
  • Isengard - Lord of the Rings game supplement. Decipher. November 2004.
  • World's Largest Dungeon. Alderac Entertainment Group. August 2004.
  • Advanced d20 Compendium. Sword and Sorcery Studio. May 2004.
  • Vampire Players' Guide - Vampire game supplement. White Wolf. November 2003.
  • The Eastern Seaboard - Asylum game supplement. Clockworks. July 2003.
  • Everquest Gamemasters Guide. Sword and Sorcery Studio. January 2003.
  • Roll Call-Silver Age Sentinels supplement. Guardians of Order. January 2003.
  • Horrors of the Wasted West-Hell on Earth d20 supplement. Pinnacle. December 2002.
  • The Great Weird North- Deadlands game supplement. Pinnacle Entertainment Group. September 2002.
  • Cthulhu GM Pack-accessory for Pulp Cthulhu RPG. Chaosium. August 2002.
  • Gamemastering Secrets. Grey Ghost Press. August 2002. Winner, 2003 Origins Award for Best Game Aid or Accessory
  • The JSA Sourcebook - DCU game supplement. West End Games. November 2001.
  • Chosen - game manual. Clockworks. August 2001.
  • The Gotham Sourcebook - DCU game supplement. West End Games. October 2000.
  • The JLA Sourcebook - DCU game supplement. West End Games. August 2000.
  • Outside Standard Channels - Spookshow game supplement. Clockworks. April 2000.
  • The Staff Manual - Asylum game supplement. Clockworks. July 1999.
  • Tales of Magick: Dark Adventure - Mage game supplement. White Wolf. January 1999.
  • Spookshow - game manual. Clockworks. August 1998.
  • Asylum - game manual. Clockworks. August 1997.
  • Hong Kong Action Theatre - game manual. Event Horizons Publications. August 1996.
  • Age of Empire - game manual. Epitaph Studios. December 1996.
  • Periphery - game manual. Epitaph Studios. April, 1994

Novels

  • O.C.L.T.: Digging Deep. Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2012. (forthcoming)
  • Honor of the Dread Remora: A Tale of the Scattered Earth. Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011. (forthcoming)
  • Too Small for Tall. New York: Crazy 8 Press, 2012.
  • O.C.L.T.: Incursion. Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011.
  • No Small Bills. New York: Crazy 8 Press, 2011.
  • Eureka: Roads Less Traveled. (under the house name Cris Ramsay) New York: Ace, 2011.
  • Birth of the Dread Remora: A Tale of the Scattered Earth. Hertford, NC: Crossroad Press, 2011.
  • Eureka: Substitution Method. (under the house name Cris Ramsay) New York: Ace, 2010.
  • Stargate Atlantis: Hunt and Run. Surbiton, UK: Fandemonium, 2010.
  • World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal. New York: Pocket Books, 2008.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Creative Couplings. New York: Pocket Books, 2007.
  • DaemonGate Trilogy, Book Three: The Hour of the Daemon. London: Black Library, 2007.
  • World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness. New York: Pocket Books, 2007.
  • DaemonGate Trilogy, Book Two: The Night of the Daemon. London: Black Library, 2006.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Aftermath. New York: Pocket Books, 2006.
  • StarCraft: The Queen of Blades. New York: Pocket Books, 2006.
  • DaemonGate Trilogy, Book One: The Day of the Daemon. London: Black Library, 2006.
  • Exalted: The Carnelian Flame. Atlanta: White Wolf Publishing, 2005.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Creative Couplings, Book II. New York: Pocket Books, 2005.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Creative Couplings, Book I. New York: Pocket Books, 2004.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Collective Hindsight, Book II. New York: Pocket Books, 2003.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: Collective Hindsight, Book I. New York: Pocket Books, 2003.
  • Star Trek S.C.E.: The Riddled Post. New York: Pocket Books, 2001.

If we hit $8,500, the on-site book will not just be a PDF, but will be PRINTED!  All backers will receive this catalog of events (and maybe some extras) for KantCon 2013!

If we hit $9,500, we'll be able to print up copies of the exclusive KantCon 2013 Pathfinder Adventure module!  Anyone who would normally get the PDF in one of their tier packages (not if you buy it a la carte, below), will get the PDF and the printed book!

If we hit $10,500, the super cool Munchies for Munchkins Cookbook will also be printed as well!  As with the module, anyone who normally would get the PDF as part of their tier (and not through a la carte, below) will get the PDF and the printed cookbook!

If we hit $11,500, we'll be able to get you a cool re-usable KantCon water bottle that you can load up with your favorite beverage (because we know those mugs don't necessarily travel around too well)!  These will be high-quality water bottles, and will go to all backers who pledge more than $50!

Add-Ons/A la Carte

Finally, we come to our a la carte items.  If you so choose, once you buy your tier, you can increase your pledge by the appropriate amount below to get some of the additional offers of higher tiers - just pick your poison, and we'll get the specifics from you after the Kickstarter is over!

Swag Tickets

  • 10 tickets for $10
  • 25 tickets for $23
  • 50 tickets for $45
  • 100 tickets for $85
  • 250 tickets for $200
  • 500 tickets for $375
  • 1000 tickets for $700

$4 Help! the Gnome KantCon Help! the Gnome Exclusive Miniature

$5 KantCon Adventure KantCon Pathfinder Adventure Module PDF (if stretch goal met, only get the PDF)

$5 Munchies for Munchkins KantCon Munchies for Munchkins Community Cookbook PDF (if stretch goal met, only get the PDF)

$10 KantCon 2013 Glass Drinking Mug

$10 KantCon Dice Set (matches the KantCon d6 style)

$10 Printed Module (if stretch goal met, get PDF free)

$10 Printed Module/Cookbook (if stretch goal met, get PDF free

Risks and challenges

We will do everything in our power to make KantCon a fun and awesome convention. We'll do all we can to make sure we deliver everything we're offering, and to that end, we're being completely transparent on where the money is going, and any delays that may crop up.
We'll be honest with you, that's the least we can do.

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FAQ

  • Yes. Individual people can go on and register as normal, but if you need to register multiple people, you can select the tier you want, so like the $30 general admission tier, and then increase your pledge amount accordingly, sending me a message through Kickstarter indicating how many badges you need. Kids 12 and Under get in at half price, so if you need one adult and one child badge, that would be a $45 pledge, etc. At the end of the KS campaign, I'll be in touch with people who pledged more to make sure our records have all the names for badges and everything.

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  • First and foremost, all backers from the Kickstarter will receive a prize from the SWAG pile. KantCon receives donations of product from countless copanies across the globe, and we do everything we can to give that stuff away to our awesome attendees. SWAG tickets will increase your chances of getting MORE prizes at KantCon during the regular prize drawings that will be held. We don't know what the prizes will be, yet, and probably won't know specifically until the convention itself.

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