Anime Detour Announcement

A Message from our Friends at Sogen Con

June 15th 2011, 14:40 UTC

A Message from our Friends at Sogen Con: Sogen Con

Please check out their Kickstart [Fundraiser]!

We're not dead yet!
Time to put out the S.O.S. Save Our Sogen!
As many of you know, Sogen Con is put on by the non-profit group, Otaku Incorporated. This group provides the leadership and handles the arrangements, including the budgeting that, along with your registrations, make Sogen Con possible.
What you may not know is that last year, Otaku Incorporated made an attempt to branch out and hold a second event, the Minneapolis Anime Convention, or M.A.C! for short. While M.A.C! was enjoyed by many attendees, it was not a financial success. As a result, the funds which would usually be held in reserve for future events where depleted and there was a shortfall in covering the expenses of Sogen Con.
This is where you, the fans of Sogen Con and the convention community come in. We need your help to generate the funds needed to cover the remaining costs of Sogen Con 2010, and the up front costs of Sogen Con 2011.
Utilizing a service called kickstarter, we will be accepting donations in any of several dollar amounts from today until June 30th.
Kickstarter is a free service and 100% of the money you pledge will go to supporting Sogen Con. Here is how it works, first, click the link [here] and choose the level you wish to give. Kickstarter will place a hold on your card for the amount you have chosen to pledge. No money will be taken at this time. When the time remaining to pledge has ended, if and only if the total amount is raised will your cards be charged.
Pledge levels start at $10 and range up to as high as you would like to give – details and perks available at the link!
Kickstarter is an all or nothing service, if the goal is not met by the deadline listed, then the hold will be released and you will not be charged a single penny. If the goal is reached then your card will be charged at the end of the pledge period.
It is our hope that with your support and the support of the fan community, we can raise the $15,000 necessary to hold Sogen Con 2011. Don't think of this as just a method of registration, but a way to show your support of Sogen Con and anime conventions in general. So pledge today, spread the word and tell your friends, we're