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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. Visit www.misti-con.org for updates and more information about the convention.
The convention will be held from midday Thursday May 21st to Monday morning May 25th, 2015 at the Margate Resort in Laconia, New Hampshire.
The Margate provides us EXCLUSIVE use of their hotel. All the hotel rooms and conference halls will be for MISTI-Con's use, and the full hotel has been reserved for MISTI-Con attendees. The hotel facilities will also include a huge outdoor events tent that will house the larger convention programming. Most wonderful of all, the Margate allows MISTI-Con to extensively decorate as much of the hotel as possible, creating the immersive environment that is part of our larger goal.
We are happy to announce that even a year in advance, we have a great line-up of special events planned which include:
- A grand Opening Gala Spectacular.
- An original, Wizardly Themed, Murder Mystery dinner theater performance by Clever by Half Productions - Watch the trailer here! http://youtu.be/aO69mz1n9PM
- Our Wizard Rock Nightclub Show
- The 2nd Ministry Masquerade Ball
- The Wizarding World's Fair- a day long event on Saturday. Including: a craft faire, wizarding cultural exchange from around the world, performances, games, and much more!
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 successful as it can be
PLEASE NOTE: 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 a 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!
We also have several very specific stretch goals that with your support we hope to reach!
If we reach $8,000, we will have a cocktail hour with appetizers before the Opening Gala.
If we reach $12,000, the Opening Gala will end with a magical fireworks display over The Margate Hotel's main lawn.
If we reach DOUBLE our goal, $14,600 we will add a dessert bar to our Masquerade Ball!
Our final stretch goal, $21,900, will provide us with enhanced audio/visual and lighting systems.
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 a selection of pledge rewards that cover a wide range of pledge amounts. Some highlights:
- Any con pass purchased through the FundRazr (Early-bird, Ministry VIP, and Chief Mugwump) will include a MISTI-Con t-shirt. (Full Registration is available through the FundRazr at a donation level of $150. After the FundRazr, Early Bird registration will begin at a $125 per pass and will no longer include the perks listed in the Fundrazr. In September, the early bird period will end and the price goes up to $150. Please note that only those Fundrazr pledge levels that specifically include registration as a reward include registration.)
- All contributors will have their names listed in our convention program and on a special section of our website.
- Personalized name plates, created by Jenn Drucker, such as the ones from the doors of MISTI-Con 2013.
- 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 FundRazr 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 the completion of MISTI-Con 2013 last May, 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.
Any other questions?
Please check out our homepage at www.misti-con.org, we already have a ton of info available and we can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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You will receive a black and white sketch of a character of your choice (and artists discretion). This will be hand drawn and delivered digitally. The image size will be equivalent to an 8x10. 1 character per sketch only please
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You will receive space for a half-page ad in the convention program. Sized 3.5" x 4.5". The ad must be in grey scale, and be at least 150 dpi. We can accept your ad in nearly any graphics format. The ad must be submitted to us before our advertisement submission deadline (this is not yet determined, but estimated for Feb. 2015). -MISTI-Con reserves the right to reject any ad or request changes if it violates our policies-
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A Carol Oster wand is a fantastic work of handcrafting. Each one is designed to the tastes of the person it is being made for. Carol will consult with you about your wand design preferences and create for you a magical work of art. Please note that for this perk the more expensive wood types are not available (ebony, holly, amboyna burl, pink ivory or other extremely rare and expensive woods) and Carol reserves the right to limit the use of certain more advanced design techniques such as turned wood or more intricate carvings.
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You will receive a gift basket filled with creations from some of MISTI-Con's contributors. This will include a signed copy of "The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart" by Leanne Renee Hieber, a Ray "The Dark Lord Bartender" "Death Drinker" T-shirt, and an assortment of themed cookies from Jenny's Cakes With Character.
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You will receive space for a full-page ad in the convention program. Sized 7" x 4.5" (height x width). The ad must be in grey scale, and be at least 150 dpi. We can accept your ad in nearly any graphics format. The ad must be submitted to us before our advertisement submission deadline (this is not yet determined, but estimated for Feb. 2015). -MISTI-Con reserves the right to reject any ad or request changes if it violates our policies-
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Nichole will work with you directly to create you a knitted doll of your favorite character (not limited to HP characters). These exquisitely made dolls are 23 1/4 inch (59cm) needle sculpted knitted doll with a sewn or knitted wardrobe to match and a needle felted wand (if applicable). A gallery of her work can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/erratic0101/sets/72157644688990522/
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You or your business will fund a convention programming room. Your contribution will go to set, design and decorate a particular room. Your name will be on a placard on the door. You will also receive a 1/2 page advertisement in our con program and your name listed in our con program and website.
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Sponsor a convention performer: your name or business will be added to all mentions of that performer in all printed materials. (ie. Lily & James, presented by John Smith) and your name listed in our con program and website. Includes a table at the craft faire and 1 regular registration.
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The Chief Mugwump package: You will receive a Minister's VIP pass, a shuttle ticket to the hotel, a spa package from the Margate, a full page ad in our con program, a limited edition "Order of Wulfric" pin, and your name listed in our con program and website. SPECIAL PERK: The first person to contribute as a Chief Mugwump will also receive a "Character Highlight" during the Murder Mystery Dinner. Yourself or your original character will be mentioned as part of the performance and given a short ad lib speaking opportunity during the show.
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Sponsor a major convention event/activity: your name or business will be added before all mentions of the activity and in all printed materials. (ie. the John W. Smith Misti-con Masquerade Ball) and your name listed in our con program and website. Includes a table at the craft faire, a special "sponsor table" at selected events and 2 regular registrations.
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You will receive our Minister's VIP registration to MISTI-Con. This registration includes everything in the FundRazr early-bird registration and tickets to the keynote, dinner theater, and priority seating at all events and your name listed in our con program and website. BONUS FOR THE FIRST 15 VIPS: The first 15 people to contribute at this level will also receive an Order of Wulfric pin. A limited edition custom design pin, only provided via our fund raising periods. There are very few of these remaining!
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