The Cauldron Magical Pop-up Pub

The Cauldron is a pop-up pub where we use technology, science, and design to simulate the magic from fantasy books IRL.  We pop up at pubs and markets around London (and later to other cities) and spread happiness to people in an experience that simulates the magic of fantasy fiction.

We were originally a Kickstarter that was popular, but did not reach its goal.  However, I truly believe that this idea needs to happen in the world.  I sold my stuff, moved to London from Dublin, and set up a workshop in order to give The Cauldron its best shot.  I'm bootstrapping the venture and am using the revenue from each event to keep me going, all the time improving and iterating on our technology.  It's terrifying and exhilerating, and I am motivated by the excitement that this idea brings to people.

The funds from this GoFundMe will be used to improve our technology by buying the components that we need, making our tech more portable, refining a pop-up model that we can take to other cities (and to you), and for me to stay fed while I am developing all of this.  I also want to purchase a mic to make a podcast so that you can follow along with our progress as we are inventing new technology and starting this business.

Any help that you can give would be appreciated, as it would allow me to follow my passion and continue to make technology and an experience that brings joy to so many people around the world.

All GoFundMe donors will be listed on our website ( and when we have a permanent location, be featured in some creative way.  In the meantime, the names of GoFundMe backers will be hung on a banner in the temporary pub as we pop-up to different locations.  GoFundMe donors will also be routinely emailed about submitting a video to be featured in our moving photos that we bring and hang on the walls of the pop-up.

Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter @thecauldronpub. 

Go to our website to subscribe to our mailing list and find out about tickets for our upcoming events!

Thank you so much!
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Matthew Cortland 
Marlton, NJ
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