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Re: PCGen GenCon presence 2012

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  • Paul
    I should also mention that another way to donate is to order a character portrait from RPG Character Illustrations, using the following link. The PCGen project
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 7, 2012
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      I should also mention that another way to donate is to order a character portrait from RPG Character Illustrations, using the following link. The PCGen project gets 10% of the sale through an affiliate program.

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      --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, pcgen-owner@yahoogroups.com wrote:
      >
      > So the new year is already here, and the deadline for getting a discount for re-scheduling a booth for GenCon is also coming up soon (Jan 25th).
      >
      > I think last year worked out really well in terms of booth staffing. I was there the majority of the time, but had help in the forms of Todd Wiley, Doug Limmer, & Jonathan Thompson. I handed out all but a few handful of the fliers, including some I had left from last year! And the publisher and consumer response to having a CD with multiple digital roleplaying aids on it was really well recieved.
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      > I believe we had a couple of code people get involved directly as a response of one of us talking to them at the booth (especially Devon Jones coming back, yea!). So I think that on that side it was a good result.
      >
      > But it also is a fairly hefty chunk of change ($1400 just for the booth, I cover most of the rest of the incidentals out of pocket). Last year we had a donation drive which greatly relieved the stress on Kar's pocket book, he matches donations dollar for dollar, and then covers any shortfall. Thanks Kar!
      >
      > Last year we raised more than $400USD via donations which is great! But at the same time the majority of them came through AFTER we had to reserve the booth to get the discount. To reserve the booth it required at least a 50% non-refundable deposit ($700USD), which can put a strain on anyone's pocket, let alone a purely volunteer project. If we do have a booth this year I would like to see if we as
      > the users can raise even more so that the burden doesn't fall so heavily on just a few people.
      >
      > So what are all the users opinion's/feelings on having a Booth at GenCon again this year? Do people see the good in it, think it's a waste of volunteer money & time, or meh, don't care either way?
      >
      > Link to Donate to PCGen.
      > http://sourceforge.net/project/project_donations.php?group_id=25576
      >
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