So, I love doing crazy things. Awesomely crazy things. This year is no different.
Last year, I had the chance to volunteer at the Quidditch World Cup in New York City. Awesomesauce, right? Right! Well, I'm going back this year to volunteer again. However, as I am broke beyond belief, I need your help. Personally, I need to get out of Connecticut. I need something to do, and the QWC is something absolutely awesome that I want to do.
So! That's where this almost-kickstarter comes in. I need to raise about 100 bucks to make this happen. What is the 100 for, you might ask? Good question! I need money for the bus to NYC, for transportation around the city, and food while I'm there. If I get over 100, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I might make the rewards better, I might see about getting a hotel/better place to sleep, (more about that in a bit), we'll see how much I get.
This is how it works. Either respond to this post to make a 'pledge' or e-mail me at angelicphoenix [at] gmail [dot] com. Pledges will only be collected if I made the 100 minimum. Don't send money right away, please. I won't take money from anyone. Speaking of money, when this is 'funded', there are two ways to send money. First, the aforementioned e-mail is also my Paypal address. Second, I do take money orders/cash via the mail. I'll send an e-mail to pledgers with all the information. This will either succeed or fail by Hallowe'en. I'll need the money on/around November 1, so if that helps, there you have it.
Now, here's the fun stuff. Like any good kickstarter, there are rewards!
For $1, I'll send you a personal e-mail with a scan of a handwritten thank-you note that I'll write just for you. If you'll be at the QWC yourself, I'll give you the note in person and a hug!
For $2, my Portkey co-host Devyn will draw you a quite bad Patronus, and send it to you via e-mail. I'll also send you a hand-written thank-you in e-mail.
For $3, I'll hand-write you a very short story and send you the scan via e-mail. Again, if you'll be at the QWC, I'll give it to you in person.
For $5, I'll call you from the QWC and talk to you for a bit, and describe what I see. (Please, only America for this one. My phone plan'll kill me if I call internationally.)
Also for $5, you can choose to have my Portkey co-host Dani send you a postcard with a Harry Potter Doodle! (and I'll scan you a thank-you.)
For $6, my Portkey co-host Becca will draw you a lovely Patronus and send it to you in the mail, as well as my e-mailed thank-you note. (Four available)
For $7, Devyn will write you a short story about Potions class or Pumpkin class. (four available) (And you'll get a scanned thank-you from me)
For $10, you have a choice. I'll send you a handwritten thank-you postcard either of New York City or Hartford. This one will have to be mailed. I don't have time to do -everything-.
For $11, you can have a skype call with as many of the Portkey staff as we can wrangle. (as well as a thank-you.) You do not need Skype for this, as we can call a telephone. (must be America/Canada)
For $15, you will get a postcard from me (Hartford or NYC) and one from Devyn! (from Michigan)
For $17, I'll write you a four page story, and send you the handwritten manuscript. Again, again, if you're at the QWC, I can give this to you there. (three available)
For $16, Devyn will call you and read a chapter of Bevyn fanfic. (Three available)
For $50, you will get a Portkey Prize Package, details to be announced in a day or so.
And finally, for $60 (Yes, it's expensive. I'm anti-social as hell) I'll have a meal with you in NYC during the World Cup. (weekend of November 11ish) You provide the transportation, I'm not getting you to the city. This one's limited to three, because I don't have that much time. However, if you can get to Hartford, I'll take as many of these as people want. (not limited to any specific day)
Also, everyone who promotes/pledges/anything will get a hug at the World Cup if you're there. Furthermore, these 'levels' aren't solid. If you really want to give me ten bucks, but you'd rather have a phone call, no problem!
If you have questions about any of these, please ask! Also, if you can't donate, guys, please, please please just pass it around. Tweet the link, FB the link, Tumblr the link. I just really want to go so badly, and it won't take much.
ALSO, just as importantly, if anyone lives in/around NYC and wouldn't mind me taking up a tiny bit of floor from the night of November 11th through the morning of the 14th, please e-mail me at angelicphoenix [at] gmail [dot] com. Please promote this as well, guys. I need somewhere to sleep, and I doubt I'll get enough of this money to get a hotel.
Keep checking back here, I'll update this with how much I'm funded!
I am 55% funded. --- I'm pulling into Bridgeport, CT!