Briarcon 2017 - An Online Event (10/21/2017)

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#81

Yay!


#82

So you mentioned a while ago that Mounties might be able to sell things. Like a virtual Artist’s Alley? Is that still happening or has it been scrapped? (Which I can understand if it is. You’ve got so much on your plate already)


#83

I thought a lot about that, how to make it work… I thought about creating multiple vendors in the AG store but at the end of the day even though you guys would be responsible for getting those shipments out I would be responsible if something happened with them not showing up on time, or getting backlogged…

So my idea was to do a kind of Winter Market after Thanksgiving, and anyone who wants to sell something on the shop will send them to me ahead of time and I will fulfill the orders, track shipping charges, etc. and then have my bookkeeper figure out the revenue and send to you!


#84

Pretty good idea. Makes sure nothing can blow to pieces by accident.


#85

Hey guys,
So I’m sad to announce that I’ve decided to cancel Briarcon.

I think with TMP fatigue, a lot of you being in school, and my inability to focus completely on it, the interest for it just isn’t there.

I’m investing a lot of time, effort, and money into something that I just don’t think people are all that into right now. We only got one Lore Hat question (Thanks @Augustus_Octavian!), one cosplay photo submission (great work @Skylad), and we only raised $30 for the Funko raffle (Thanks to everyone who contributed.) I 100% knew we wouldn’t raise the amount of money I invested in them for Pajama Program but I can’t bear to only raise $5-$10 for each Funko when they cost $200 each to create. So I’ll refund those raffles tickets and I’ll donate $200 to Pajama Program myself in Basecamp 33’s name.

To be clear, this is all on me. It probably would’ve been best to have Briarcon during TMP but I just wasn’t capable of doing it all. I probably could’ve done a lot more to push and encourage, but with the BoB beta quickly approaching, four others books needing editing, and the AGP site launching soon, I just don’t have the bandwidth. I’m still recovering from TMP to be honest.

We’ll still plan a listening party for Simon’s Phase 4 soundtrack and I’ll also still do the writer’s breakout for everyone who signed up (at later dates.)

Maybe next fall.


#86

Also, want to say that some of the surprises and the reveal of a new, upcoming interactive experience will still be let out of the bag, I’m just going to put them on the AGP when it launches.


#87

Hey, it’s okay! With more people, it would of worked and we will have them next year! :+1: We can still have fun and party though during the soundtrack listening! :grin:


#88

This was a great test run! We now know where it when wrong and we can imporve on it. Like 5 said, we will hopefully have more people next year. We really appreciate everything you’ve done here. Thank you for everthing CJ!


#89

Also, this gives you some experience for next year’s Con.


#90

I’m sorry to hear this. I think we all understand though. It’s better you to cancel this then draw yourself way too thin.


#91

I’m sad Briarcon won’t be happening this year, but it’s understandable. :disappointed_relieved: There’s so much you already have on your plate, a convention is hard enough to organize without all those other things. Maybe we can figure something out in the future.


#92

I think I can speak for the other Mounties (and feel that I’m echoing their sentiments posted above here) when I say that we all support you 100%. This community simply wouldn’t exist without you. No apologies needed.


#93

Don’t worry about refunding me CJ! It’s going to a good cause! Wish I could have donated more but still haven’t preordered my books yet :joy:
I know what you mean about the fatigue. I finished moving… sometime ago and I still haven’t recovered :sleeping: