Help fund AICon's move!

AICon 2014 is moving to a bigger venue! We need your help to secure our future.
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AICon (short for Anime Island Convention – as in, an Anime Convention on the Island of Tasmania) is a not-for-profit Japanese & popular culture event that has been run by students since 2005. For the convention’s first outing, it pulled in a whopping 300 attendees, but by 2013, this number had skyrocketed to 1559. Amongst these wonderful people are aspiring models and costume designers who enter the Cosplay and FRUiTs competitions, competitive video game players who take their Street Fighter and Smash Bros tournaments very seriously, tabletop game enthusiasts, professional photographers, talented young artists, and all-around cool people who are eager to meet like-minded individuals with their specific tastes.

For most of the con’s existence, it has been held at the University of Tasmania, but after cramming 1559 eager, hyperactive pop culture enthusiasts into a confined space at UTAS, it's time to move to a bigger venue. As a result, we're going to Wrest Point Conference Centre. This new venue has two main theatres with 1000 and 600 seating capacity, as well as an expanded trading area, panels room and plenty of space!
(No more playing sardines in the trading area, YAY!)
However, a bigger venue comes with bigger costs, and whilst we can almost meet them, we don’t want to send the convention bankrupt. Which is why we have turned to Indiegogo and created this crowd sourcing campaign. The money raised from this campaign will help with venue hire, equipment costs as well as advertisement and promotion of the convention both in Tasmania and through out Australia. Also if we surpass our goal, in 2015 we can upgrade our Games Room and get a Celebrity guest.

SO WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?
Well, two reasons.

FIRST OF ALL you’ll ensure the future of AICon at Wrest Point Conference Centre. A bigger venue means we can plan to have bigger things happen at AICon in the future, such as special guests. This benefits you far more than us, since it means you get a much bigger convention with even more stuff to buy, events to see, and competitions to enter.

SECOND OF ALL, to sweeten the deal, we’ve pooled our creative resources to get you some awesome swag in exchange for your donations, ranging from simple stuff like digital art and badges to more awesome stuff like entry to the after party and accommodation at the venue, to the truly mind-blowing power of choosing the theme for next year’s con for the bidder with the fattest wallet.

SO GET AMONGST IT! If we all work together, we can kick this goal out of the ballpark and have our best year ever at Wrest Point Conference Centre in 2014.

***All commissioned art will be PG rated.

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$7,700USD
raised by 120 people in 2 months
103% funded
No time left
$7,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 8, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Thank you

    We appreciate your support! In return we'll list your name on our website

    9 claimed
  • $5USD
    Certified Awesome

    By choosing this tier, you get a fancy Digital Certificate to prove you helped the cause! You also get the reward from the previous tier.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10USD
    Fancy Art

    By choosing this tier, you get a neat piece of premade AICon Digital Art, exclusive to this campaign! You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $20USD
    ALL the Art!

    Picking this tier will get you even more pre made Digital Art! You also get all the rewards from the previous tiers.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $40USD
    AICon Jump!

    By choosing this tier, you’ll end up getting 3 Badges and a Keyring! You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $65USD
    AICon 2014 Weekend pass

    By choosing this tier, you'll receive a weekend pass to AICon 2014.* You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.** *Please note the price of a AICon weekend pass will be lower than $65. Ticket prices will be released soon. **Pass will not be included in higher levels unless specified

    30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD
    THIS IS FANDOM!

    Get a commissioned art piece with our mascots drawn in the fandom of your choice's art style! This level is an exclusive item and doesn't include previous levels and wont be included in higher levels. PLEASE NOTE: If two or more backers from this tier request the same fandom, only one piece will be produced and given to both backers.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    Party Time

    Choosing this tier will give you not only a T Shirt, but also get your name in the program book and entry to the AICon 2014 After Party! You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

    2 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    Postcards through time

    For those who can't make AICon 2014! Choosing this tier will give you not only a T Shirt, but also get your name in the program book and a set of the VIP prints from AICon 2013! You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

    0 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $150USD
    The AICon golden ticket

    Be among the first to be able to book your place at AICon 2014! This tier gives you a full weekend ticket as well as everything on previous tiers (with your choice of the $100 tiers)

    6 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    Special Art

    Selecting this tier will give you a special piece of Commissioned Art done by one of the members of our art team, as well as a Special Thanks in the Program Book! You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

    5 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $500USD
    The Hoody

    Picking this tier nets you all of the above, except the t-shirt is swapped out for an AICon hoody! You will also receive a stylish AICon Wallet!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $500USD
    Advertising - Still image

    This tier will get you an advertising image you will supply us with to run on the screens of both our major theaters for 15 seconds at a time. The ads will run in loop whenever an event isn't running in a theater for the entire 2 days. Does not include other tiers.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $750USD
    In bed with the Mascots

    Choosing this tier will get you an Aiko/Ichiro Dakimakura (Body Pillow), and a Bob Dakimakura! You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $750USD
    Advertising - Event break ads

    This tier will get you a tv style ad under 2 minutes that you will supply us with, to run on the screens of both our major theaters. The ad will run in loop whenever an event isn't running in a theater for the entire 2 days. Does not include other tiers.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Heaven-Piercing AICon Drill

    This tier removes the Dakimakura, hoody/t-shirt and wallet from the previous packages, but gives you...LIFETIME WEEKEND ENTRY TO AICON AND MAICON!!* You still receive entry into the After-party, all digital art, certificate and thank you on our website. (does not include the weekend pass in the $150 tier)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Advertising - Mascot Made

    This tier will get you an ad made by us and recorded by our Mascots reading an advertising script you've supplied. The ads will run on both our major theater's screens and will run every time an event isn't running in a theater for the entire 2 days. Does not include other tiers.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Room with a view

    Choosing this tier will get you accommodation at Wrest Point (4.5 star Tower with Mountain view room) for the weekend of AICon as well as a special Thank You Dinner! You also get the rewards from the previous tiers.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $30,000USD
    The Spirit of AICon

    If you manage to reach this tier, not only do you get all of the previous rewards, but you also get to decide theme of the AICon 2015 convention*! *Must be PG and inclusive of all fandoms.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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