AcadeCon 2019: Ours goes to Seven!

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AcadeCon 2019. Tabletop Gaming convention in Dayton, Ohio. RPGs, Boardgames, card games, panels, workshops, podcasters & more.
  • Funding Breakdown
  • Goal $13,700.00
  • Total Pledged $15,924.00
  • Backers 254
  • Pledge Rewards $12,347.00
  • Addons & Shipping $3,577.00
  • Avg. per Backer $62.69
  • Rank 3653 of 13134
  • Rewards
  • Reward Levels 16
  • Lowest Level $1.00
  • Highest Level $200.00
  • Most Popular
    Pledge $45.00 or more
    74 backers
    3 DAY WEEKEND BADGE with $5 KS BACKER DISCOUNT At this level, you are purchasing a regular 3-day convention badge but at the lower early supporter cost only available to backers. This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including, scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops, play to win games and our charity raffle for the entire weekend of November 8th - 10th, 2019 If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.

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    17 backers
    FRIEND OF THE SHOW You can donate any amount of $1 or more at this level. This is your way of being awesome and giving us a helping hand. Your reward is the feeling of satisfaction you get from knowing that you've helped our campaign succeed. You will have our unending gratitude, plus an unlimited number of free high-fives at every opportunity.
    Pledge $5.00 or more
    8 backers
    Our AcadeCon Game Library is a popular and well used part of what makes AcadeCon AcadeCon, but mostly the game library is the personal games of the Faculty. And while we have made an effort to buy new games to fill out the library we still have need for more. At this level you are donating an amount of money to cover the purchase of a specific game for our library. It can be one we desperately need or maybe one of your favorites that you want to share. In exchange for this donation we will affix a donation label inside the game's case/cover/lid stating that the game was donated by you and will include a short personal msg as well, if you wish. follow this link for a list of the current games in our library. https://goo.gl/gYtM8G
    Pledge $15.00 or more
    1 backers
    This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops as well as our play to win games (courtesy of Double Exposure) - BUT only for Sunday, November 10th. 9am to 6pm. If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.
    Pledge $20.00 or more
    1 backers
    This badge is for our not quite adult guests. Kids 13 and under are free with a regular badge purchase. This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops as well as our play to win games (courtesy of Double Exposure) for the entire weekend of November 8th - 10th If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.
    Pledge $20.00 or more
    1 backers
    This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops as well as our play to win games (courtesy of Double Exposure) - BUT only for Friday, November 8th. 9am to 11pm. If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.
    Pledge $25.00 or more
    22 of 75 backers
    TABLE SPONSOR This is a donation only level. You're not asking for, nor will you receive, any of the other listed rewards under pledges or stretch goals. We will have around 100 tables dedicated to gaming. At this level, you are sponsoring one (1) of those tables for the duration of the convention. Your artwork, logo, website, name, or anything else you'd like (acceptable to a general audience and subject to our approval) will be featured on that table for the duration of the event. In addition, we will list your name as a sponsor in our eProgram guide. This is perfect for podcasts, websites, local game shops, independent designers, authors, and anyone else wishing to advertise to a focused group of gamers
    Pledge $25.00 or more
    10 backers
    This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops as well as our play to win games (courtesy of Double Exposure) - BUT only for Saturday, November 9th. 9am to 11pm. If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.
    Pledge $25.00 or more
    40 of 50 backers
    At this level, you are purchasing a regular 3-day convention badge but at a reduced rate in exchange for agreeing to run two events at AcadeCon. Those events can be almost anything, but there are a few requirements. 2 player games do not count. Most table events need to seat at least 3 players (beyond yourself as the GM) and run at least 2 hours. If the event is a panel or seminar then it only needs to run 45 minutes or longer. This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including, scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops, play to win games and our charity raffle for the entire weekend of November 8th - 10th, 2019 If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.
    Pledge $40.00 or more
    7 of 13 backers
    This pledge level is for game designers looking to show off their newest designs and or conduct alpha/beta play-testing. For your pledge you'll be assigned a table that is yours for the entire weekend. You can schedule events or do walk up and play times or a mixture of both. You may sell or pre-sell any of the items you are demoing from your table, but if you wish to sell any additional merchandise you'll need to get a vendor table. The standard Demo table is a 5' round table but you may request an oversized table (which is two 8'x2.5' tables together to make a rectangular table). You also receive two Demo badges for yourself and a helper if you need one.
    Pledge $45.00 or more
    74 backers
    3 DAY WEEKEND BADGE with $5 KS BACKER DISCOUNT At this level, you are purchasing a regular 3-day convention badge but at the lower early supporter cost only available to backers. This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including, scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops, play to win games and our charity raffle for the entire weekend of November 8th - 10th, 2019 If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.
    Pledge $65.00 or more
    15 of 26 backers
    This pledge level is for vendors who would like to set up a table(s) and conduct merchandise sales during the event. We'll have posted vendor hours but you're welcome to set your own hours as best fits your needs/availability. Each vendor space is approx. 8' x 7' and comes with an 8'x2.5' table (if you want it) and two chairs (if you want them). If you'd like more than one space you can over pledge $65 for each additional space. However we have a limited amount of vendor spaces so please send us a message with what you are over pledging for and we can ensure we have the space for you. If you need electricity please add $50 to your pledge. The vendor space comes with up to 4 badges for you and some helpers if you need them. If you need more than 4, add $10 per additional badge.
    Pledge $70.00 or more
    5 of 30 backers
    This pledge gets you a regular 3 day weekend badge for both AcadeCon 2019 AND CinCityCon 2019 with each at a $5 discount from regular prices. In addition you'll also receive a CinCityCon 2019 commemorative glass (normally reserved for higher level backers) and you'll receive a full set of 4 of our AcadeCon 2019 D6's and five of our poker chip tokens. CincyCon 10/11 - 10/13 at the Sharonville Convention Center. https://cincitycon.com/ as for AcadeCon - This badge gets you access to everything AcadeCon has to offer including, scheduled games, open game library, non-gaming events like panels, workshops, play to win games and our charity raffle for the entire weekend of November 8th - 10th, 2019 If you'd like to order the Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt please add $18 to your pledge ($20 for sizes XXL or XXXL). You'll be able to review our event schedule on line and register prior to the event. Information about the schedule and registration will come closer to the event.
    Pledge $75.00 or more
    4 of 4 backers
    This pledge level is for vendors who would like to set up a table(s) and conduct merchandise sales during the event. We'll have posted vendor hours but you're welcome to set your own hours as best fits your needs/availability. This pledge is for any one of the 5 corner booths available. (there are 6, but see below for that one). These vendor spaces are larger than the in-line ones and cost $10 more. Instead of the 8'x7' In line, these spaces are 12' x 7' and come with two tables (if you want/need them) which would be an L shape if you use them. If you need electricity please add $50 to your pledge. The vendor space comes with up to 4 badges for you and some helpers if you need them. If you need more than 4, add $10 per additional badge.
    Pledge $90.00 or more
    30 of 30 backers
    Due to limited quantities and high demand, we cannot allow multiple VIP badges to be pledged under one account (over pledging). If you need/want multiple VIP badges, you'll need to use a different account for each one. At this level, you are purchasing a VIP 3-day convention badge. As a VIP, you will be given early access to game registration. With our loaded guest list, there will be some high-demand games. While there are no guarantees, your best bet to get into the games you want is to register early. You will also be invited to our Thursday night Pre-Con VIP mixer including a meet-and-greet social gathering with The RPG Academy Faculty, Network Associates, and Special Guests. Invite to the Faculty Retreat. If you'd like a KS exclusive shirt please add $18 or $20 (for XXL or XXXL sizes) to your pledge for each one you'd like. This will be our KS logo and only available via the KS.
    Pledge $150.00 or more
    10 backers
    CORPORATE SPONSORHIP You can sponsor the convention for any amount of $150 or more. This is a donation-only level. You're not asking for, nor will you receive, any of the other listed rewards under pledges or stretch goals. At this level, you will be given two (2) Table Topper spots. Your artwork, logo, website, name, or anything else you'd like (acceptable to a general audience and subject to our approval) will be featured on that table for the duration of the event. In addition, we will list your name/logo as a sponsor in our eProgram guide and/or printed guide - based on funding levels. Your logo will also be featured on our AcadeCon 2019 banner, which will be displayed at our registration desk. In addition to the other rewards at this level, you'll also receive two complimentary 3-day badges which you can use for yourself or give away however you see fit (whoever uses the badges will need to register with us). contact us for other sponsorship opportunities.
    Pledge $200.00 or more
    5 backers
    AcadeCon is growing. This will be our 7th Acadecon, each having grown significantly over the last and we are expecting the same for this year. As we grow, so does our need for more space for more gaming, panels, special events, etc. But those extra side rooms add up quick. Each of the side rooms we've rented in the past cost approx. $200 per day of use. At this level you are covering the cost of one of those rooms per day (200 for each day). If you cover a room we will make a sign with your name/info as a way to identify the room. If you cover a room for two or more days (so $400+) we'll print up a banner for the room with your name/logo.

Historical Data

Date Backers Pledged Comments Updates
Mar 21 16 $1,321.00 0 0
Mar 22 89 $5,427.00 1 1
Mar 23 97 $6,137.00 4 1
Mar 25 99 $6,329.00 6 1
Mar 26 113 $8,051.00 6 1
Mar 27 121 $8,371.00 7 1
Mar 28 122 $8,396.00 7 2
Mar 29 131 $9,281.00 8 2
Mar 31 135 $9,526.00 8 2
Apr 1 141 $9,791.00 8 2
Apr 2 147 $10,081.00 11 2
Apr 3 151 $10,266.00 11 2
Apr 5 158 $10,521.00 11 2
Apr 6 159 $10,566.00 11 2
Apr 7 166 $10,765.00 11 2
Apr 9 171 $11,391.00 15 3
Apr 10 178 $11,974.00 15 4
Apr 11 188 $12,404.00 15 4
Apr 12 195 $12,605.00 15 4
Apr 13 201 $12,839.00 15 4
Apr 15 210 $13,456.00 15 5
Apr 16 226 $14,599.00 15 6
Apr 17 243 $15,387.00 15 7
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