MISTI-Con is a Harry Potter fan convention designed to be a more intimate, immersive fan experience. It will focus on the talent, art and achievements of the members of the fandom itself, highlighting the fantastic participatory nature of the community. Visit www.misti-con.org for updates and more information about the convention.
The convention will be held from midday Thursday May 21st to Monday morning May 25th, 2015 at the Margate Resort in Laconia, New Hampshire.
The Margate provides us EXCLUSIVE use of their hotel. All the hotel rooms and conference halls will be for MISTI-Con's use, and the full hotel has been reserved for MISTI-Con attendees. The hotel facilities will also include a huge outdoor events tent that will house the larger convention programming. Most wonderful of all, the Margate allows MISTI-Con to extensively decorate as much of the hotel as possible, creating the immersive environment that is part of our larger goal.
We are happy to announce that even a year in advance, we have a great line-up of special events planned which include:
- A grand Opening Gala Spectacular.
- An original, Wizardly Themed, Murder Mystery dinner theater performance by Clever by Half Productions - Watch the trailer here! http://youtu.be/aO69mz1n9PM
- Our Wizard Rock Nightclub Show
- The 2nd Ministry Masquerade Ball
- The Wizarding World's Fair- a day long event on Saturday. Including: a craft faire, wizarding cultural exchange from around the world, performances, games, and much more!
What your pledges go toward:
- Deposit payments for the hotel conference room space and the event tent
- Materials for decorations and creating a thematic atmosphere at the convention, and for printing of all materials related to the convention
- Fees and travel expenses for our artists and performers
- Transportation expenses of con materials and supplies
- Marketing materials to help spread the word of MISTI-Con and make it as successful as it can be
PLEASE NOTE: Without your support there are no funds to print initial marketing materials or provide deposits and advances to the hotel and some of our entertainers. Your pledges will allow us to get this magic ball rolling and create a spectacular event you can all be a part of!
What if we exceed our goal?
That would be awesome! We can add even more, larger, decorations, expand our lineup of performers, create even more special materials to show off the art of the fandom and generally make this entire experience even better!
We also have several very specific stretch goals that with your support we hope to reach!
If we reach $8,000, we will have a cocktail hour with appetizers before the Opening Gala.
If we reach $12,000, the Opening Gala will end with a magical fireworks display over The Margate Hotel's main lawn.
If we reach DOUBLE our goal, $14,600 we will add a dessert bar to our Masquerade Ball!
Our final stretch goal, $21,900, will provide us with enhanced audio/visual and lighting systems.