The Cauldron Magical Pop-up Pub

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Raised by 32 people in 10 months
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 ( www.thecauldron.io) 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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Hi everyone! The past month has been a total whirlwind, and I wanted to take a few moments to update you on our progress so far.

First I want to say that the donations to this GoFundMe have been immensely helpful. THANK YOU!!! The first few months are especially rocky, and I spend 12+ hours a day working on this and almost every waking moment thinking about it. It's a time of excitement and stress and creativity, and I don't know when I have had more fun.

As you know, I decided to move to London and give The Cauldron its best shot. Before moving over I found a venue that was willing to host us for a one-night event, and so I took that window of opportunity. The past month has been focused on 1) getting everything ready for that event 2) developing the tech and science that underlies The Cauldron to its MVP and in a usable state for the event 3) selling the event out 4) securing a path forward after this one event.

We are now 1 week away from the soft launch, the technology is looking good (and is usable), we sold out the venue in 1.5 days (before I could even open it to the public), and there is a super exciting path forward.

Shortly after moving over here I took on a co-founder named David who is a wizard in the drinks and cocktail industry. My thinking is that I am only 1 person and Dave brings a whole set of skills that I do not have. Plus he is a great guy. I think you will like him, and I plan on introing him properly in a later post.

I really want to share some photos of the final tech, but don't want to ruin it before the first event. Please allow me to share some in-progress photos here.

Generally, I am exhausted. I fly to Dublin tomorrow to pick up our magic wands in-person from our wandmaker so that have enough time to thoroughly test them before next Saturday. On Monday we are shooting a promo video for our next steps, which will be a big one! More soon.

I wanted to thank you all again, and I hope that I am living up to your expectations with this donation!

The first pints poured by wand!
Making a moving photo frame
One of our signature cocktails
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