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So what's up with StrowlerCon? 
29th-Aug-2011 01:54 pm
Dancer/Holy Ground - by Iroshi
That being a question I get asked a lot! So here's what's up!

Essentially, the last series of Strowler events were paid for almost completely on K's credit cards. We quite understandably need that to not happen again.

So the Strowler Arts Foundation is being formed. We're still working on exactly what that's going to look like (I'm the secretary of the Board of Directors woohoo). But it is going to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit, because that is how you get some nice big arts grants. When it comes time to put on StrowlerCon again, we'll likely presell tickets through Kickstarter like Kim Boekbinder is doing to make sure our expenses are covered in advance. But the foundation is going to be doing a lot of bonus awesomeness, so we need a non-Kickstarter funding source for that.

We're Almost There with incorporation, et cetera. I've been waiting to talk about it til that was done, but enough people are asking that I will tell you that it's in progress.

StrowlerCon was a big amazing life-changer for a lot of us. It will happen again, hopefully in 2012, and it will hopefully happen every year thereafter. We just need to get funding in order. :)

In the meantime, I will (if we can lock in a venue) be running monthly strowler/interstitial salons! More info on that when I have it, but we're hoping to start this fall.

And didja see Heather Dale at StrowlerCon? Or at this weekend's PiCon? See her again in my living room on Monday 11/21, with fellow strowler slipjig opening! RSVP here!
29th-Aug-2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to it. If you want someone to pitch in in the NY area, let me know. I'm a lot more capable of independent thought and action this year, since the "no job for an entire year" depression has cleared up.
29th-Aug-2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
29th-Aug-2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
And this is where I ask (probably too early, I know but...)

How can those of us interested/wanting to support this wonderful thing help? :)

I know my household in MD would be interested.

Lys - who can't wait to go again!!

29th-Aug-2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I will absolutely let you know when you can help! The thing we already know we'll need is grantwriting help, but we'll be formulating a list of other volunteer gigs. :)
29th-Aug-2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
I didn't see Heather at StrowlerCon or PiCon (though both cons sound like a ton of fun), though I did see her perform in June with s00j, and they were both totally freaking AWESOME and I will be making sure to see both of them anytime I can.

29th-Aug-2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
I am glad to hear this.
29th-Aug-2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Sorry, this summer kicked my ass a lot more than I thought it would.

29th-Aug-2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the update! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help with the salons.
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