Candlekeep Presents at GenCon 2016

$1,515 of $900 goal

Raised by 26 people in 8 months
Brian Cortijo  STATEN ISLAND, NY
In six weeks, we will gather for the fifth annual Candlekeep Presents seminar at GenCon 2016! This fan-run event is the center of discussion, debate, and enjoyment for all things Forgotten Realms at GenCon, and we have a great array of surprises in store for our guests.

As with the last two years, we’re reaching out to the fan community to help defray the costs of some of the handouts we’ll be providing, including this year’s commemorative pin. Unlike last year, we’re coming out of the gate planning two pins for this year—one for attendees of the seminar (and remote attendees), and another to match the special Harper pin from last year.

We have a number of different donation levels available, so please, review the updates for descriptions and photos of which pins you’ll get with your choice of donation, and give as generously as you can. We can’t achieve our goals without your support, generosity, and help in spreading the word. (And if you choose to donate, please pick the level that best matches the rewards you wish to receive. You can always adjust your contribution level upwards, if you want to!)

All of the reward levels include shipping within the domestic U.S. or pickup at GenCon. If you’re outside of the States, please send a message after you contribute so we can communicate any additional shipping costs.

As always, thanks to everyone who makes this annual gathering possible. See you in Indianapolis!


Please note:
The Candlekeep Presents seminar will be held Saturday night, August 6, at GenCon 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. The event itself is free to anyone with a GenCon badge, and we want to keep it that way. This funding will allow us to continue giving out the goodies we have been, and still make sure that everyone at GenCon that's a fan of the Forgotten Realms can participate. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS EFFORT TO ATTEND.

The event is SEM1684079, and if patterns of previous years hold, tickets are likely to sell out before the convention. So if you plan to join us, please make sure to get a ticket. Even if you don’t have a ticket, we may not have space for you! (If you're already logged into your gencon.com account, you can click here for more information.)
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Update 4
Posted by Brian Cortijo
8 months ago
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Simply amazing. In less than two days, we hit our initial funding goal.

If you look to the right, you'll notice that I've raised the funding goal to $900. This increased amount will allow us to provide some cool prizes for our contests and giveaways, as well as make sure we have enough to cover more pins should the attendance go up beyond what we currently expect.

Whether we hit that amount or not, thank you all for contributing!
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Posted by Brian Cortijo
8 months ago
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Since a few folks have asked, we've added a level where you can get both the death cult pin and the new Zhentarim pin. Please select the Agent Afield level if that's the sort of reward you're interested in. (International donors, please remember to contact after contributing regarding shipment costs.)

Thanks to everyone for your amazing support!
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Posted by Brian Cortijo
8 months ago
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Harper Special: Since the 2013 Harper pin was so popular that there are actually no more available, last year we went and took the extra step of ordering a special pin that would be re-issued as needed. Still a beautiful Harper badge, but not tied to any one seminar or convention.

Zhentarim Special: Seeing as their perennial nemeses, the Harpers, got their own special pin last year, it’s time for the Zhentarim to get their turn! Combining the classic iconography of previous eras with more modern takes on the organization, this pin embraces the enduring legacy of the Black Network—and makes sure observers will notice and give heed to anyone bold enough to present it openly.
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Purple Dragon: The pin from our very first Candlekeep Presents seminar in 2012, there are very few of these left. This pin depicts the rank insignia of the High Marshal of Cormyr

Lords of Waterdeep: This is the pin from our 2014 seminar, and is the emblem of the Lords of Waterdeep. Comes complete with the “Candekeep 2014” misprinted/typo!

Primordial Goddesses: This pin is from the 2015 “Women of the Realms” seminar, and combines the symbols of the twin goddesses of creation—the moon-goddess Selûne and Shar, goddess of night and loss—with that of their daughter, the goddess Mystra.
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Jeff Thetford
8 months ago

This is so awesome! I am definitely joining!!

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George Krashos
8 months ago

I'm after both of this year's pins as well. Any chance of a pledge level to get both of them?

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Nai Calus
8 months ago

Will there be a level for this year's pin and the Zhentarim pin?

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$1,515 of $900 goal

Raised by 26 people in 8 months
Created June 26, 2016
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$100
Tom Hocker
6 months ago

Candlekeep has been a helped me so much in running my 20 year on going Realms campaign, I'm am glad to be able to help

$55
George Krashos
6 months ago
$100
Alex Kammer
7 months ago
$65
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Amanda Armstrong
8 months ago
$65
Lori Krell
8 months ago

I adore these pins! Why have they not been in my life?!

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Raymond Hemphill
8 months ago
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$65
Eric Menge
8 months ago
Jeff Thetford
8 months ago

This is so awesome! I am definitely joining!!

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George Krashos
8 months ago

I'm after both of this year's pins as well. Any chance of a pledge level to get both of them?

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Nai Calus
8 months ago

Will there be a level for this year's pin and the Zhentarim pin?

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