Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022 - The Bigger the Better!

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Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022 - The Bigger The Better!

Project 2022-05-03 22:12:28 +1200

KFF is a volunteer-run, community-centric expo-style event celebrating cosplay, art, performance, and more. After a successful inaugural event in 2021, we are back with bigger and better plans for 2022. The following are our overarching goals for the event:

  • Promote local talent, businesses and beautiful Christchurch City
  • Champion inclusivity, represent the diversity in our community and maintain low barriers to entry
  • Grow our community, inspire our attendees, and help fans from all walks of life make real connections

We have been fundraising over the last 6 months and nearly raised a deposit for our preferred venue - and we need just a little more of a push before we can launch our 2022 event.

 

  • Bigger venue: With our preferred venue, we can boost the capacity of our event at least 5x from 2021.
  • More space and more options for vendors: more space means that we have more flexibility in the types and sizes of spaces we can offer vendors, with great traffic movement around the facility.
  • Production values! Our preferred venue has a really well equipped AV and lighting setup, for our performers to really shine on stage!
  • Afterparty: a highly requested addition! Has it been too long since you tore up the dancefloor between Yami Yugi and Lara Croft? Me too. (Note: we cannot guarantee a Yami Yugi or a Lara Croft. But you can.)

 

We have tiers for everyone! Our top 4 tiers to the right will grant you ENTRY to our main event (think of it as your early bird Ticket!). Our bottom tiers are for Vendors, businesses and those who want to sponsor our event.

 

The Fan Fest Fan $12

  • ENTRY to Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022
  • A high-five from the team! Thanks for being there for us!

Pin-tastic Fan $17

Back again, our highly requested Official KFF Enamel Pin for collectors!

  • Special Edition KFF22 Enamel Pin (it's got GLITTER)
  • ENTRY to Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022

Party After Dark $17 (R18)

Come along to the first Official KFF After Party! If our Pledgeme reaches $4,500 we will even create a unique cocktail (and mocktail) for our After Party guests to enjoy! 

  • ENTRY to the Official Kōwhai Fan Fest After Party (Entry to our day-time event not included in this tier)

VIP Fan $30

Sore feet? Need to dump a prop? Head on up to our exclusive haven, the Exclusive Cosplay Lounge. We’ll have staff there keeping an eye on things so you can dump your bag, jacket, master sword and have a breather from the craziness that is con-day.

  • ACCESS to the Exclusive Cosplay Lounge
  • Special Edition KFF22 Enamel Pin (it's got GLITTER)
  • ENTRY to Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022

 

Big Supporter $100

  • Sponsor a stage segment with audience participation such as the Cosplay Competition, Cosplay Parade or a game with the audience! 
  • Your Name or Logo will also be included on Marketing materials, website and on-stage
  • 1x Dedicated Social Media Post (Not limited to businesses, but some online or offline presence would be ideal)

Principal Sponsor $400

  • A Principal Sponsor Booth (3x3m including 2x display walls)
  • Your Name or Logo will also be included on Marketing materials, website and on-stage
  • 2x Dedicated Social Media Posts (Not limited to businesses, but some online or offline presence would be ideal)

Naming Rights $3000

  • Be the major Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022 Sponsor! Take your pick from “The <your brand here> Kōwhai Fan Fest”, “<your brand here> presents Kōwhai Fan Fest, or come up with your own. (Note: brand must be family friendly, if you’re not sure, dm us first)
  • A Sponsor Booth (3x3m including 2x display walls)
  • Your Name or Logo will also be included on Marketing materials, website and on-stage
  • 3x Dedicated Social Media Posts -static (Not limited to businesses, but some online or offline presence would be ideal)
  • 1x Dedicatd Video Post on our Social Media in the lead up to the event

 

$2950 reflects the minimum amount needed to secure our dream venue.

At $3500 we can flesh out 2 sets for photographs that attendees can use at the event.

At $4500 we will create a wonderful KFF cocktail (and mocktail) to be served at the after party.

 

The early sell-out of KFF21 gives us a mandate to grow. The support of our amazing community so far has emboldened us to believe we can, so our vision for 2022 is ambitious. However, if we don’t meet our fundraising goal, we will still deliver an event, after we go back to the drawing board and rethink the scale.

 

We are on the hunt for the following!

  • Cosplayers to attend - obviously!
  • A team of volunteers to help plan and co-ordinate the event on the day
  • Photographers and videographers to capture every moment
  • Passionate speakers, panelists and workshop leaders in the industry (design, arts, gaming, photography)
  • Performers of any kind
  • Artists, makers, and creators of nerdy goods to table in our mini artist alley
  • Local businesses who want to showcase at the event
  • And your ideas!

If you're interested in participating in any of the above, please reach out to us over on our Instagram @kowhaifanfest

 

Team photo

Since our last event we have expanded the team and brought on some incredible people to help us steer the ship! Our roles include:

Bridget (she/her) - Logistics Manager @snodcos
Noeme (she/her) - Legal Compliance Advisor @nompire_productions
Daisy (she/her) - Entertainment Manager @porcelaindoll.cosplay
Emily (she/her) - Design and Marketing Manager @iamprettyawesome_
Abel (they/them) - Compliance and Culture Leader @abelunwilling
Christina (she/her) - Social Media Marketing Manager @catserr0
Bryley (she/her) - Special Events Manager @miss_beberuth

 

PLEASE NOTE: Payments will be taken from your chosen payment method if and when the Pledgeme concludes with the minimum amount met. Please do not pledge or donate if you do not have the funds to do so as this puts undue pressure on us.

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    Elizabeth Wallace
    2022-05-17 01:43:29 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-16 09:23:25 +1200
    Anna Grenfell
    2022-05-14 15:51:31 +1200
    Micaela Lovell
    2022-05-13 12:36:35 +1200
    Mayumi Jones
    2022-05-12 15:15:21 +1200
    Rob Oborn
    2022-05-12 14:00:33 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-12 11:08:44 +1200

    "Good luck 👍 "

    RingoSparkle
    2022-05-12 09:00:45 +1200
    Jorgia
    2022-05-12 06:36:39 +1200
    Katie Seto
    2022-05-11 22:29:43 +1200

    "My faves ... can't wait for this year's event to be the best NZ cosplay event in history. Aroha Nui 🐇💖"

    Anita Leong
    2022-05-11 19:51:15 +1200
    Anita Leong
    2022-05-11 19:47:10 +1200

    "Super excited for this con! ❤️❤️"

    Shannon Jackson
    2022-05-11 19:40:59 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-11 19:39:32 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-11 19:34:35 +1200

    "the last mile - I live for the applause "

    Te Aroha Pereiro
    2022-05-11 19:19:28 +1200

    "He waka eke noa! We are all in this together! Sm love for you guys & all the hard mahi you are doing to give us this amazing homegrown con ♡"

    Claudia
    2022-05-11 19:02:40 +1200

    "i hope i get pizza!!!"

    Bless Groome
    2022-05-11 18:55:31 +1200
    Bless Groome
    2022-05-11 18:54:23 +1200
    Bless Groome
    2022-05-11 18:52:59 +1200
    Caitlyn
    2022-05-11 17:51:28 +1200
    Grumpy Bunny NZ
    2022-05-10 21:17:41 +1200

    "Can’t wait for the big day 😍"

    Anna Huang
    2022-05-10 19:34:26 +1200

    "Good luck with the event!"

    Vixx
    2022-05-10 19:22:40 +1200

    "@Mistralcosplay Looking forward to it!"

    Vixx
    2022-05-10 19:21:14 +1200

    "@Mistralcosplay Looking forward to it!"

    Alice
    2022-05-10 19:16:58 +1200

    "Hoping for the best circumstances for Kowhai Fest to run sucessfully in!!!"

    PopcultureTengoku
    2022-05-10 18:50:01 +1200
    Hannah Dingman
    2022-05-10 17:49:45 +1200

    "Best of luck! "

    Hazord Gaze
    2022-05-10 17:23:13 +1200
    Ash
    2022-05-10 17:16:28 +1200

    Followers

    Followers of Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022 - The Bigger the Better!

    Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022 - The Bigger The Better!

    Project 2022-05-03 22:12:28 +1200

    KFF is a volunteer-run, community-centric expo-style event celebrating cosplay, art, performance, and more. After a successful inaugural event in 2021, we are back with bigger and better plans for 2022. The following are our overarching goals for the event:

    • Promote local talent, businesses and beautiful Christchurch City
    • Champion inclusivity, represent the diversity in our community and maintain low barriers to entry
    • Grow our community, inspire our attendees, and help fans from all walks of life make real connections

    We have been fundraising over the last 6 months and nearly raised a deposit for our preferred venue - and we need just a little more of a push before we can launch our 2022 event.

     

    • Bigger venue: With our preferred venue, we can boost the capacity of our event at least 5x from 2021.
    • More space and more options for vendors: more space means that we have more flexibility in the types and sizes of spaces we can offer vendors, with great traffic movement around the facility.
    • Production values! Our preferred venue has a really well equipped AV and lighting setup, for our performers to really shine on stage!
    • Afterparty: a highly requested addition! Has it been too long since you tore up the dancefloor between Yami Yugi and Lara Croft? Me too. (Note: we cannot guarantee a Yami Yugi or a Lara Croft. But you can.)

     

    We have tiers for everyone! Our top 4 tiers to the right will grant you ENTRY to our main event (think of it as your early bird Ticket!). Our bottom tiers are for Vendors, businesses and those who want to sponsor our event.

     

    The Fan Fest Fan $12

    • ENTRY to Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022
    • A high-five from the team! Thanks for being there for us!

    Pin-tastic Fan $17

    Back again, our highly requested Official KFF Enamel Pin for collectors!

    • Special Edition KFF22 Enamel Pin (it's got GLITTER)
    • ENTRY to Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022

    Party After Dark $17 (R18)

    Come along to the first Official KFF After Party! If our Pledgeme reaches $4,500 we will even create a unique cocktail (and mocktail) for our After Party guests to enjoy! 

    • ENTRY to the Official Kōwhai Fan Fest After Party (Entry to our day-time event not included in this tier)

    VIP Fan $30

    Sore feet? Need to dump a prop? Head on up to our exclusive haven, the Exclusive Cosplay Lounge. We’ll have staff there keeping an eye on things so you can dump your bag, jacket, master sword and have a breather from the craziness that is con-day.

    • ACCESS to the Exclusive Cosplay Lounge
    • Special Edition KFF22 Enamel Pin (it's got GLITTER)
    • ENTRY to Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022

     

    Big Supporter $100

    • Sponsor a stage segment with audience participation such as the Cosplay Competition, Cosplay Parade or a game with the audience! 
    • Your Name or Logo will also be included on Marketing materials, website and on-stage
    • 1x Dedicated Social Media Post (Not limited to businesses, but some online or offline presence would be ideal)

    Principal Sponsor $400

    • A Principal Sponsor Booth (3x3m including 2x display walls)
    • Your Name or Logo will also be included on Marketing materials, website and on-stage
    • 2x Dedicated Social Media Posts (Not limited to businesses, but some online or offline presence would be ideal)

    Naming Rights $3000

    • Be the major Kōwhai Fan Fest 2022 Sponsor! Take your pick from “The <your brand here> Kōwhai Fan Fest”, “<your brand here> presents Kōwhai Fan Fest, or come up with your own. (Note: brand must be family friendly, if you’re not sure, dm us first)
    • A Sponsor Booth (3x3m including 2x display walls)
    • Your Name or Logo will also be included on Marketing materials, website and on-stage
    • 3x Dedicated Social Media Posts -static (Not limited to businesses, but some online or offline presence would be ideal)
    • 1x Dedicatd Video Post on our Social Media in the lead up to the event

     

    $2950 reflects the minimum amount needed to secure our dream venue.

    At $3500 we can flesh out 2 sets for photographs that attendees can use at the event.

    At $4500 we will create a wonderful KFF cocktail (and mocktail) to be served at the after party.

     

    The early sell-out of KFF21 gives us a mandate to grow. The support of our amazing community so far has emboldened us to believe we can, so our vision for 2022 is ambitious. However, if we don’t meet our fundraising goal, we will still deliver an event, after we go back to the drawing board and rethink the scale.

     

    We are on the hunt for the following!

    • Cosplayers to attend - obviously!
    • A team of volunteers to help plan and co-ordinate the event on the day
    • Photographers and videographers to capture every moment
    • Passionate speakers, panelists and workshop leaders in the industry (design, arts, gaming, photography)
    • Performers of any kind
    • Artists, makers, and creators of nerdy goods to table in our mini artist alley
    • Local businesses who want to showcase at the event
    • And your ideas!

    If you're interested in participating in any of the above, please reach out to us over on our Instagram @kowhaifanfest

     

    Team photo

    Since our last event we have expanded the team and brought on some incredible people to help us steer the ship! Our roles include:

    Bridget (she/her) - Logistics Manager @snodcos
    Noeme (she/her) - Legal Compliance Advisor @nompire_productions
    Daisy (she/her) - Entertainment Manager @porcelaindoll.cosplay
    Emily (she/her) - Design and Marketing Manager @iamprettyawesome_
    Abel (they/them) - Compliance and Culture Leader @abelunwilling
    Christina (she/her) - Social Media Marketing Manager @catserr0
    Bryley (she/her) - Special Events Manager @miss_beberuth

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Payments will be taken from your chosen payment method if and when the Pledgeme concludes with the minimum amount met. Please do not pledge or donate if you do not have the funds to do so as this puts undue pressure on us.

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      Elizabeth Wallace
      2022-05-17 01:43:29 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-16 09:23:25 +1200
      Anna Grenfell
      2022-05-14 15:51:31 +1200
      Micaela Lovell
      2022-05-13 12:36:35 +1200
      Mayumi Jones
      2022-05-12 15:15:21 +1200
      Rob Oborn
      2022-05-12 14:00:33 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-12 11:08:44 +1200

      "Good luck 👍 "

      RingoSparkle
      2022-05-12 09:00:45 +1200
      Jorgia
      2022-05-12 06:36:39 +1200
      Katie Seto
      2022-05-11 22:29:43 +1200

      "My faves ... can't wait for this year's event to be the best NZ cosplay event in history. Aroha Nui 🐇💖"

      Anita Leong
      2022-05-11 19:51:15 +1200
      Anita Leong
      2022-05-11 19:47:10 +1200

      "Super excited for this con! ❤️❤️"

      Shannon Jackson
      2022-05-11 19:40:59 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-11 19:39:32 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-11 19:34:35 +1200

      "the last mile - I live for the applause "

      Te Aroha Pereiro
      2022-05-11 19:19:28 +1200

      "He waka eke noa! We are all in this together! Sm love for you guys & all the hard mahi you are doing to give us this amazing homegrown con ♡"

      Claudia
      2022-05-11 19:02:40 +1200

      "i hope i get pizza!!!"

      Bless Groome
      2022-05-11 18:55:31 +1200
      Bless Groome
      2022-05-11 18:54:23 +1200
      Bless Groome
      2022-05-11 18:52:59 +1200
      Caitlyn
      2022-05-11 17:51:28 +1200
      Grumpy Bunny NZ
      2022-05-10 21:17:41 +1200

      "Can’t wait for the big day 😍"

      Anna Huang
      2022-05-10 19:34:26 +1200

      "Good luck with the event!"

      Vixx
      2022-05-10 19:22:40 +1200

      "@Mistralcosplay Looking forward to it!"

      Vixx
      2022-05-10 19:21:14 +1200

      "@Mistralcosplay Looking forward to it!"

      Alice
      2022-05-10 19:16:58 +1200

      "Hoping for the best circumstances for Kowhai Fest to run sucessfully in!!!"

      PopcultureTengoku
      2022-05-10 18:50:01 +1200
      Hannah Dingman
      2022-05-10 17:49:45 +1200

      "Best of luck! "

      Hazord Gaze
      2022-05-10 17:23:13 +1200
      Ash
      2022-05-10 17:16:28 +1200

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