Re: [pcgen] GenCon 2013
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