Youngstown Indie Creators expo

$565 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 7 months
Carlos Rivera  YOUNGSTOWN, OH
Hello, My name is Carlos.In 2015 I decided to start a small press convention in the Youngstown, Ohio area.
The Convention was a smaller version of SPACE in Columbus and SPX in Maryland. This was to be a showcase for local creators of Comic Books called the Youngstown Indie Comics Expo.

The first year was a small  surprising success, as I did not know what kind of response I would get for the show. The first year I charged $5.00 for vendor tables and $1.00 for admission to the show. 

In 2016 I saw that a few of the shows like this in Pittsburgh ,Cleveland and Columbus were not charging admission to the general public.

So I decided to Charge $20.00 for vendors and no admission for the public. I also moved the convention to a much more expensive venue at the Canfield Hampton Inn. The show was well attended. We had several panels. I got a great response from everyone.

For 2017 I am moving the show to downtown Youngstown at the First Presbyterian Church at 201 Wick Ave. (two blocks south of YSU). I would like to keep the admission free and keep costs for vendors down.

I am now asking for help from my friends, familly and community to keep this show going. Funds donated will go toward Hall rental, Better advertising, Best in show prize and for our end of show pizza party.

I have paid for this show out of pocket for two years and would like it to continue. I enjoy putting it together.

Thank you for your time and for your donation.
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Update 7
Posted by Carlos Rivera
9 days ago
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Hello everyone. Update for everyone who has donated. I am now starting to purchase stuff for the show. I have purchased postcard flyers. (8 X 10 flyers coming soon), 2 banners for the festival to hang (figuring out how), Tshirts for $100 donations. I would like to thank everyone who has donated. A special thank you to Jennifer Poff who sent me a check for $100 via mail (she hates doing stuff on computers) That means we have gotten $665. in donations. !!!!! $435 more to go and this fest will be paid for the next 2 years. I will soon have ad rates for the show ad book out, in case you know a business that wants to advertise. If my vision is done correctly we are looking at a great show.
The flyer purchased with donations
2 banners purchased
T shirts for $100 donaters ready to go
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Update 6
Posted by Carlos Rivera
1 month ago
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I will be ordering shirts soon. I will be in contact with those who qualify soon. Thank you.
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Update 5
Posted by Carlos Rivera
3 months ago
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We almost made half of our goal for 2017. I took a break for the holidays. Now im back. If you want to support local arts, this is a good place to start.
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Update 4
Posted by Carlos Rivera
6 months ago
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Pic of Wonder Woman made a $25. Donation. She was happy with it.
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Carlos Rivera
6 months ago

Yo-ICE 2017 will be Saturday September 9

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Lauren Sparks
6 months ago

What day will Yo-ICE be in 2017?

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$565 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 7 months
Created September 21, 2016
KH
$25
Kris Harrington
1 month ago

Now you have to make me a picture, Carlos!

$25
Kelly & Lisa Morgan-Lallo
1 month ago

We will have to think on that character - as for now we just wanted to help you out because you have been helping us for several months now ;)

CJ
$100
Clint Joste
3 months ago
BT
$25
Brad Todora
6 months ago
SR
$100
Stephanie Rodriguez
6 months ago

From Jon and I. Good luck!!

TM
$10
Theodore Mallison
6 months ago
$50
Bob Corby
6 months ago
$20
Scott Bachmann
6 months ago
$100
Scott Bachmann
6 months ago
$10
Ken Eppstein
6 months ago
Carlos Rivera
6 months ago

Yo-ICE 2017 will be Saturday September 9

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Lauren Sparks
6 months ago

What day will Yo-ICE be in 2017?

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