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Join the RPG Academy Faculty and friends in Dayton, Ohio, for the 5th Annual AcadeCon Tabletop Gaming Convention.
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    Games on Demand GM Badge

    PLEASE do not pledge at this level if you are not planning to attend the convention

    At this level you are purchasing a Games on Demand 3-day convention badge.

    You'll get your 3-day badge (pick up on site) and 5 McGuffins.

    This is a special GM badge. For only $5, you get a 3-day badge to the event, but in exchange you agree to be part of our Games on Demand program. This means:

    - We will set up your GMing schedule.
    - You may run multiple games each day.
    - You must be able/willing to run multiple systems.

    We are experimenting with Games on Demand at AcadeCon 2017, and you will be part of a small core group of volunteers to make this happen.

    Only pledge for this level if you are willing to work with us and the other Games on Demand GMs prior to and during AcadeCon 2017.

    More info to follow.

    If you would like an exclusive Kickstarter Backer t-shirt, add $15 to your pledge. We will have t-shirts available for purchase on site for $20.00, but this shirt will have a unique logo only available to Kickstarter backers.

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    GM VOLUNTEER CONVENTION BADGE

    PLEASE do not pledge at this level if you are not planning to attend the convention.

    GM VOLUNTEER CONVENTION BADGE

    GMs are the lifeblood of any gaming convention. At this level, you are purchasing a regular 3-day convention badge at a lower cost in exchange for agreeing to run at least two events during the convention. These events are your choice and can include RPGs, board/card/mini games, or other games. To qualify, each event needs to allow for at least 3 players and last approx. 3-4 hours. We will work with you after the KS closes to schedule your events.

    Just like the REGULAR CONVENTION BADGE backer level, you'll get your 3-day badge (pick up on site when you check in) and 5 McGuffins.

    If you would like an exclusive Kickstarter Backer t-shirt, add $15 to your pledge. We will have t-shirts available for purchase on site for $20.00, but this shirt will have a unique logo only available to Kickstarter backers.

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    Child Regular Convention Badge

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    CHILD REGULAR CONVENTION BADGE
    At this level, you are purchasing a child's regular 3-day convention badge at the lower early supporter cost.

    Just like the REGULAR CONVENTION BADGE backer level, you'll get your 3-day badge (pick up on site) and 5 McGuffins.

    This badge is just for children from 14 to 17 years old. Children 13 and under are free with the purchase of a regular badge. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the convention. If the parent/guardian is not going to be playing in games, contact us for a free guardian badge. If the parent/guardian is also purchasing a badge, they do not have register for the same events as their child, but they must be present to observe any events their child is participating in.

    If you would like an exclusive Kickstarter Backer t-shirt, add $15 to your pledge. We will have t-shirts available for purchase on site for $20.00, but this shirt will have a unique logo only available to Kickstarter backers.

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    Multi-pledge

    PLEASE NOTE: Multi-Pledge level can not be used for VIP badges. If you are using this level to pledge for more than two (2) GM Badges, please check with us first to ensure there are sufficient quantities remaining before you make the pledge.

    Use this level if you are pledging for more than one thing. Need a GM Badge, a Regular Badge and 2 Child Badges? Do the math and then pledge for your total amount in this pledge level. Please send us a message explaining what exactly you are getting so we can correctly track everything.

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    Demo Tables

    DEMO TABLE.

    For $20.00, you can reserve a game table in our Demo/UnPub area for the entire convention. You can schedule events so our guests can register, have walk-up-and-play events, or a combination of both.

    You may also sell copies of your game(s) (if applicable) at your table, but if you would like a Vendor table that must be acquired at additional cost.

    You get 1 reserved table and up to 2 GM Badges at this level.

    This reward is perfect for game designers looking to show off and/or get feedback on their newest projects.

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    TABLE SPONSOR

    TABLE SPONSOR

    This is a donation only level. You're not asking for, nor will you receive, any of the other listed rewards under pledges or stretch goals.

    We will have over 75 tables dedicated to gaming. At this level, you are sponsoring one (1) of those tables for the duration of the convention. Your artwork, logo, website, name, or anything else you'd like (acceptable to a general audience and subject to our approval) will be featured on that table for the duration of the event. In addition, we will list your name as a sponsor in our eProgram guide and/or printed guide - based on funding levels.

    This is perfect for podcasts, websites, local game shops, independent designers, authors, and anyone else wishing to advertise to a focused group of gamers.

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    Early Bird Regular Convention Badge

    PLEASE do not pledge at this level if you are not planning to attend the convention.

    EARLY BIRD CONVENTION BADGE
    At this level, you are purchasing a regular 3-day convention badge but at the lower early supporter cost.

    Just like the REGULAR CONVENTION BADGE backer level, you'll get your 3-day badge (pick up on site) and 5 McGuffins.

    If you would like to run an event at the convention but all the GM badges have been taken, you still can. Please just let us know and we'll work with you to schedule your events.

    If you would like an exclusive Kickstarter Backer t-shirt, add $15 to your pledge. We will have t-shirts available for purchase on site for $20.00, but this shirt will have a unique logo only available to Kickstarter backers.

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    Vendor Table

    VENDOR TABLE

    Based on the success of last year's vendor program, we are opening up to more vendors with a revised, and hopefully more friendly, vendor table pledge level.

    For one Vendor Table (approx. 3x8 feet ) with area behind for display and/or storage and up to four Vendor Badges, the cost is $40. We have 30+ spaces available, but vendors are able to split a table in 2 halves if they wish to share space and expense. (No more than 2 vendors per table and still only 4 badges per table. Additional badges can be purchased for $10 per badge).

    Vendors are required to read and agree to our terms of service, and any items on public display must be PG-13 appropriate. Adult-themed items are okay for sale as long as they are not on open display to the general public, which includes young kids.

    SECURE WIFI ADD-ON
    The cost of having a secure wifi network is very expensive. To offset this cost, if you would like to have access to a secure wifi network, please add $15 to your pledge. (Vendors only.)

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    VIP CONVENTION BADGE

    PLEASE do not pledge at this level if you are not planning to attend the convention.

    At this level, you are purchasing a VIP 3-day convention badge.

    You'll get your 3-day badge (pick up on site) and 5 McGuffins.

    As a VIP, you will be given early access to game registration. With our loaded guest list, there will be some high-demand games. While there are no guarantees, your best bet to get into the games you want is to register early.

    You will also be invited to our Thursday night Pre-Con VIP mixer including a meet-and-greet social gathering with The RPG Academy Faculty, Network Associates, and Special Guests.

    Lastly, we have started a new post-con tradition of a Faculty Retreat where those of us who run the convention can rest, relax, and play some games. As a VIP, you will also be invited to join us. We don't cover any travel or lodging expenses, but you get an invite to what is otherwise a private gaming weekend.

    If you would like an exclusive Kickstarter Backer t-shirt, add $15 to your pledge. We will have t-shirts available for purchase on site for $20.00, but this shirt will have a unique logo only available to Kickstarter backers.

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    CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

    CORPORATE SPONSORHIP
    You can sponsor the convention for any amount of $125 or more.

    This is a donation-only level. You're not asking for, nor will you receive, any of the other listed rewards under pledges or stretch goals.

    At this level, you will be given two (2) Table Topper spots. We will have over 75 tables dedicated to gaming. At this level, you are sponsoring two (2) of those tables for the duration of the Convention. Your artwork, logo, website, name, or anything else you'd like (acceptable to a general audience and subject to our approval) will be featured on that table for the duration of the event. In addition, we will list your name as a sponsor in our eProgram guide and/or printed guide - based on funding levels.

    This is perfect for podcasts, websites, local game shops, independent designers, authors, and anyone else wishing to advertise to a focused group of gamers.

    In addition, you will be sponsoring two (2) episodes of our podcast. You will receive a personal shout out or be allowed to promote your own store/site/business.

    Your logo will also be featured on our AcadeCon 2017 banner, which will be displayed at our registration desk.

    In addition to the other rewards at this level, you'll also receive two complimentary 3-day badges which you can use for yourself or give away however you see fit (whoever uses the badges will need to register with us).

    If you are interested in sponsoring our event beyond this level, please contact us directly. We will work out the details of what your sponsorship will look like and determine the pledge level for that. You could provide branded items for every attendee (such as lanyards), sponsor 'areas' of the convention (including our new separate Panel Room and Podcast Studio Rooms), or provide some other kind of sponsorship. We are open to discussing the various ways you can get a profitable return on your sponsorship.

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