Send James Spahn to NTRPG Con
James M. Spahn is a freelance writer and game designer for the roleplaying industry who has created a myriad of works loved by many. His works are among such titles as Swords & Wizardry , The One Ring RPG , White Star , and many others.
This summer, his talent and works may finally receive the reward and recognition they deserve. His latest work, The Hero's Journey Fantasy Roleplaying , is up for a Three Castles Award at the North Texas RPG Convention.
However, James is a working family man with little funds to spare and can't afford the trip. Beyond the chance of winning this award, there will be many creators and designers in attendance who have contributed to whom James Spahn is today. This would mean the world to him.
My name is James Shields. I am freelance artist for the roleplaying industry. A few years ago, I was simply a man who admired James' work. Today I am his friend. I am organizing this campaign because it is something James would never do himself.
I figured I couldn't be the only one who wants to see him there.
While the convention and awards will not be until early June, James needs the funds fairly soon to start purchasing tickets, arranging plans, etc. Ideally, we can reach the goal by the end of March.
The amount set forth above should be enough to cover his airfare, convention ticket, hotel room, food, and reimbursement for missed work. Any funds raised above these expenses will go towards either the cost of bringing his family (if possible) or additional spending money at the convention.
If we don't make this goal, then either:
A) Hopefully, it will lessen the trip's expenses enough for him to afford it and we will still have helped Send James Spahn to the North Texas RPG Con.
B) This campaign will remain live and continue to raise support to send him to the convention next year.
All funds will go directly to James Spahn as beneficiary of this campaign.
The awards listed are the only thing of value I know to offer. This campaign is my surprise gift to James Spahn. I am sure he'd love to game with and express his appreciation to anybody who helps send him to this convention.
I trust you already love his work. This is your opportunity to love the man. Thank you so much for what amount you give for my friend.
It's been awhile but I want to thank you for your support. If you are going to be at NTRPG Con and plan to pick up some artwork as part of your reward, please contact me so I can begin coordinating that.
If you are a Top Tier supporter, attached are full page illustrations from my early freelance career. Please contact me with three selections in order of preference. If for some reason, I can't get any of your selections to you, I will contact you separately and we will work something. Also, make sure I get your mailing address.
Again, thank you. I'll be sure to post pictures of James enjoying the convention because of your awesome support.
I can't put into words how excited I am... so I can only imagine how much more James is elated.
When I began this campaign, it was a surprise gift, so the goal was merely an estimated number. Little did I know that James had already estimated how much he needed for the trip in hopes that he could afford it. His estimate? $1,500. Currently, after GoFundMe takes its 5% and the financial processing company takes it 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction, James will receive $1,525 to make this trip possible.
In an expression of gratitude to your generosity, James has released White Star and the White Star Companion as Pay-What-You-Want. Be sure to pick those up if you haven't.
Again, I personally want to say thank you for your support. We have a number of rewards that we will be handing out. Some of those will be at the convention itself, but the others will be after we're fairly certain there won't be any more donations.
Can't wait to see many of you at the convention and thank you personally.
This campaign is at an awesome equation.
We have 35 supporters and only $175 to go.
If each person shared this campaign, bringing in just $5 each, we'd meet our goal EXACTLY.