Fan-run convention BiteCon’s first event was so fabulous that it seems almost impossible to top, but that’s not going to stop them from trying. It’s been less than a month since the convention ended, but the BiteCon team are already preparing for next year. The dates have been set for May 1-3 2015, and they are launching their second Indiegogo fundraiser on Sunday June 1 at 12pm Pacific Time.
Last year the BiteCon Indiegogo raised over $18,000; given the success of the 2014 convention they are set to do even better this time around. Not only are the rewards seriously cool, they have now proven that they can put on a fantastic event – it was truly a great weekend, definitely one of the best convention experiences I’ve had in years.
Perks this time around include special ticket packages, tote bags, signed shirts, plush toys, and badges. Personally I want one of the BiteCon Babe pins, and I’m pretty temped by the Artist/Writer’s workshops as well. For $30 you can learn a lot about fan fiction and fan art from some seriously amazing people (workshops will take place on Thursday night after pre-registration).
If you have the means available it’s well worth getting one of the Indiegogo ticket packages, which include things like preferred seating, photo ops and BiteCon t-shirts (I’m wearing mine right now). Plus you get to say that you helped this convention happen! One of the things that makes BiteCon so wonderful is that it’s genuinely a fan run event – but that also means that it needs fans support to survive.
Last year Alpha ticket packages (the highest level ticket) sold out in minutes, so be sure to set an alarm, that way you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity. I know that I sound like a sales person, but BiteCon really was that much fun, and I want everyone to have the chance to experience it. I know I’ll be there, and I want to see as many of your smiling faces as possible!
The Bite Convention 2015 will take place May 1-3, 2015 at the Four Points by Sheraton LAX. The Indiegogo fundraiser goes lives at 12-noon west coast time on Sunday, June 1st. For more information and to stay up to date with conventions news follow BiteCon on Twitter and Tumblr or check out their website.
Author: Undie Girl
Undie Girl (aka Von) has a BA (Hons) Major in Cultural Studies. The title of her honours thesis was “It’s just gay and porn”: Power, Identity and the Fangirl’s Gaze. She’s currently pursuing a Masters of Media Practice at University of Sydney. Von’s a former contributor The Backlot’s column The Shipping News and a current co-host of The Geekiary’s monthly webcast FEELINGS… with The Geekiary.
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