Hooooly cow. So, we raised $510 for Marc's airfare in 90 minutes!!!
...which was seriously amazing.
But, because I wanted to be fair to the backers, I set the campaign to a locked mode, where it would only charge backers if we reached our goal. I wanted to make sure we could actually get there before I started accepting money.
We're at that point, but we're not done! So on GoFundMe's advice I've broken the campaign into two, and this one is open-ended (meaning I can update the goal down the line if needed). No matter what, we're going to get Marc to GDC -- this campaign will cover his actual pass, and possibly some per diem. From the previous campaign, the goals look like this:
$500 -- covers airfare -- DONE!
$1200 -- covers airfare and tutorials/summits pass
$1500 -- covers airfare and main conference pass
$2500 -- covers airfare and all-access pass
In the highly unlikely event we get to $3000, which would be full coverage plus some $ for per diem, I'll either shut the thing off or donate overage to the IGDA Foundation, depending on what gofundme lets me do. If we go into the higher tiers and wind up getting a comped pass, overage will go to the Foundation (or possibly Marc's 501c(3) of choice).