2017 Dark History and Horror Con

$850 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 4 months
Brian Ward  URBANA, IL

The Dark History and Horror Convention is entering it's 4th year and we need your help. We have undergone a number of changes but one thing always remains, this convention is for the fans and always will be. This year I am basically starting over. A new location, a renewed energy and reimagined goals of bringing you the finest in true crime, "dark history" authors specializing in true crime and horror, vendors, educators and all things just a bit on the "freaky" side. Funds raised through this campaign will be used to bring you the best possible event. They will go towards advertising, celebrity guests and operating budget. Rest assured, this is not a money making venture for me, I just want to bring it to the fans. Since there will be NO admission charge for the convention, this campaign, along with vendor booth fees and possible sponsorships will be the only means I have of raising a budget to pay for advertising, celebrity appearances and all that goes with those. The sooner we can raise some money, the sooner I will be able to get to work attempting to get some celebrity appearances booked. I will be very grateful for any assistance you care to provide. You will be recognized on the conventions social media platforms and anyone donating $75 or more will be listed as an event sponsor. I know times are tough and making ends meet is an ever growing concern. I only ask that you consider helping me achieve my goal and dream of bringing us all together to gain a better knowledge of our past and of our neighbors. Thank you for reading.

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Update 2
Posted by Brian Ward
4 days ago
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Trying very hard to stay positive about this campaign but it gets tougher with no contributions. It's staying up until May 1.
No more "tagging" anyone, you know it's here, it's been running for months and I have been impressed with the donations and DID double what was raised two years ago. Just haven't even made half of what my goal was. There are plenty out there that need it more than I do though.
Just hoping some friends and/or fans can help get this con self sustaining. Thank You
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Update 1
Posted by Brian Ward
3 months ago
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10% of my goal has now been raised, thank you very much to those who have donated.
Remember if you donate $75 or more, you will be listed as an event sponsor.
NEW INCENTIVE----If you donate $100 or more, YOU will be listed as a Providing Sponsor, meaning if I bring in a celebrity, YOU will be listed on the announcement as, "So and So brought to you by your name"
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$850 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 4 months
Created December 21, 2016
SB
$20
Steven Booth
4 days ago
$25
Cryptic Collections
7 days ago

Happy to support this amazing event! ~ Cryptic Collections ~

$5
Anonymous
1 month ago
GR
$100
Gena Reitz
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
$135
Mookie's Bindings
2 months ago

we wish you the best and can't wait to be there

BS
$100
B Smith
2 months ago

Love this Con and all the work you do Brian!! Keep pursuing your passion!!

$20
Jeff & Stacey Gaither
2 months ago

WE LOVE THIS CON!!! Everybody involved and everything it is about!! PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION and SHARE this gofundme effort!! This con really is about the fans and their enjoyment!! We'll see you there!

$200
Daniel Conner
3 months ago

Hope this gets you closer to your goal!

$10
Raeanne Bartlett
3 months ago

I wish I could leave much more.

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