MaricopaCon turns to Kickstarter for gaming convention funding

Events, Gaming, RPGs

MaricopaCon is set for Aug. 3-4 at the Mesa Convention Center, and the gaming convention is seeking crowdsourced funding through Kickstarter to make it an event to remember. The convention will include board games, card games, tabletop wargaming and roleplaying games for all tastes and ages. It’s being spearheaded by Jason Youngdale with help from many other game coordinators with decades of experience planning and running local conventions.

The goal is $3,100 in Kickstarter funding, with various special bonuses according to pledge levels. Youngdale was co-chair for Conflagration last year in Tempe, gaming director for LepreCons 36 and 37 and CopperCon 30 and chair of MaricopaCon 2010 and 2012.

About Jayson Peters

Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.