HTL COMMUNITY, YOU DID IT AGAIN!I just donated our amazing $1528.57. We get a table at the con and get to send along some HTLers as VIPs! Thank you all so much for your support, both the monetary contributions and the constant encouragement, promotion, humour and goodwill that HTL members are so good at spreading around. You are amazing. We ended this a little earlier than announced; if you really wanted to contribute to this but didn't get the chance, we'll probably start planning out the things we'll need for the Con (buttons and flyers to give away, a banner/sign, that sort of thing) and any donations for that will be most welcome. Contributions in the form of designs and ideas are also most welcome!Once again, wow guys. You did it.----------------------------------NOTE: This is time sensitive. The kickstarter I'm proposing to support ends on 31st Aug.Chipin Link: http://htl.chipin.com/htl-supports-gaymercon ---------------------------------- Day 10, 28th Aug: $1183.21 ($1128.13) - We've almost reached the $1500 goal, let's do this! Day 5, 23rd Aug: $302.71 ($286.37) Day 3, 21st Aug: $178.58 ($168.96) Day 1, 19th Aug: $140.50 (minus transaction fee: $133.27) ---------------------------------- This started as response to this thread, but I decided to propose it as an initiative. I've just been reading up on this and having a think about it. Also, I've just read that the WBC will be protesting outside and I'm instantly livid. I'll spare you my cussing and griping... for now. Anyway, I share the same opinions expressed in the thread; I am a little concerned that it's making a definition where there shouldn't be one (gay gamer, girl gamer, disabled gamer) but generally, as a convention that draws attention to a section of the gaming community that might feel under represented or even marginalised in some respects, I'm well on board. During the last seven years I've found that people have all sorts of opinions about female gamers, and then they get to play and socialise with some and realise they're the same old brand of nerd as themselves! I've even had that experience here on HTL, and it's great to be breaking down walls. I hope that this kind of event can do the same for the LGBT members of the gamer community and that in the near future we won't even need to have these kinds of cons. So, Gaymercon is definitely going ahead (late summer, 2013) and I'm wondering if HTL, as a gaming community that has shown itself to be interested in the wider aspects of geek culture, should actually show some backing. The Kickstarter is still running, how would people feel about making a donation as The HTL Community? I really feel it's right up our alley. Also, we might be able to get in a cheeky bit of advertising: $700: 8-BIT BALLER: You're like a NES - you're the real deal, quality over quantity and the masses respect you for it. You will be listed on the back of each program, along with all the sponsors, as one of the honorary founders who helped made GaymerCon happen and will get a custom drawing of Alan Turing (or whatever you'd like) from Zach Weiner, creator of SMBC-Comics. You will also get 4 BOSS MODE PASSES, a GOLDEN BITROM, SUNDAY SUPER LUNCHEON, and a hug. $1500: 16-BIT SPONSORSHIP: Like the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo, you got that extra pep in your step to take your game to the next level. Being an 8 Bit Sponsor gets you a table in the main expo area as well as banner space, 1 item for the VIP/BOSS bag, 5 BOSS MODE passes, 5 BITROMS (OF ANY DESIGN), and placement on the GaymerCon book and website, and our everlasting love. You'll be able to get in front of swarms of eager gaymers, showing off your new products and wares, as well as give the BOSSES some extra swag to help promote your goodies. So for the cheaper option we get our name on the programme, which'd be great, and the more expensive one gets us a booth! This means we'd have to find a team who'd be willing to host a booth, as well as get our shit together to create leaflets, letters, badges and so on. The tickets and other prizes can be given away to HTL members. If people can support this I'm happy to get the process sorted out. Interested?