Re: GenCon 2013
- T-Shirts are the obvious one
Posters? Nerds like nerdy things like posters of nerdy things! I'd hang it on my wall!
mobile phone cases with the PCGen logo?
I know M&M's has some thing where you can have your own image on them. it has to be simple, but M&M's with PCGen written on them would be pretty cool :)
I'll brainstorm some more.
- Know any artists? Custom character portraits is a perennial favorite. I'd donate some time to do it if I (a) had any time to donate, and (b) thought I was good enough.
- I should have also mentioned that there is still the donate button on Sourceforge
Or you can donate directly via Paypal to the following address
And on the character art We already have an afilliation with a portrait website where we get a portion of the proceeds. This is accessed from the portrait click on the "But portrait from affiliate" button or click below.
We should distribute sample characters with PCGen to give an idea of the
capabilities. We could have a donation step where the contributor's
favourite character is included. This would of course need to use our
normal distributed sources and not infringe trademarks with names.
On 11/10/2012 8:59 PM Martijn Verburg wrote
> Hi all,
> If we were to Kickstarter this, what would people be willing to chip in for?
> * A specially made monster?
> * A specially made default character?
> * Acknowledgements on start-up?
> * Something else?
> Send in your ideas!
> On 11 October 2012 00:07, Paul<nylanfs@...> wrote:
>> We just received an email from the GenCon staff about booking for next
>> year and I thought now is a good time to start talking about next year. A
>> 50% deposit is due by Jan 23rd, 2013
>> This year (2012) things just weren't able to work out for us to have a
>> booth, neither scheduling nor financially
>> The costs involved are as follows
>> Booth: $1400USD
>> Electric: $50USD
>> Flyers: $150+USD
>> These are the minimum that I as PR guy think would be beneficial. Other
>> costs could be added, like the following.
>> Free CD's with PCGen ($700USD+) this cost "could" be split with other
>> projects we could put on the CD.
>> Additional t-shirts?
>> I "can" run the booth the entire time myself, but after Friday it isn't as
>> fun. Two years ago Todd& Doug were able to help me out which greatly
>> helped. Hopefully they'd be able to help out again. :)
>> So we'd need $1600USD as a minimum. There are additional things that we
>> could do that I think would be beneficial.
>> I would REALLY like to be able to have an actual code monkey attend
>> because every year there's some people that stop by with code questions or
>> interested in the project because of the three colleges in Indy with good
>> computer science courses.
>> Another thing that I would like to see is to have a "PCGen& how do I use
>> it" seminar. For that we'd need at least a couple more experienced LST
>> monkeys and preferably a Code monkey to help. In this I'd like to be able
>> to give a quick over view of the prog, it's file structure, and the very
>> basics of starting their homebrew sets.
>> We currently have a couple of hundred in the PCGen fund from last year,
>> some of which goes towards the web hosting. The BoD has also tossed around
>> using Kickstarter or IndieGogo to use as a way to keep all the funding
>> transparent as possible. But other than some t-shirts (which we had made a
>> few years back) I'm not sure what else we could offer as rewards since
>> PCGen is free (and will always be).
>> So what are everyone's thoughts on next year?
>> Paul Grosse
>> PR Silverback