Chromacon 2013 | Illustration & Comic Arts Festival

By Allan Xia

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Chromacon 2013 | Illustration & Comic Arts Festival

Project 2013-04-07 03:06:00 +1200



Welcome!

Chromacon is an independent Illustration and Comics Arts Festival taking place on the 12th May 2013 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. 


Over 60 artists from all over NZ will be showcasing art and promoting self-published works.  We will also be hosting a variety of live art demos, discussion panels and talks throughout the day.


The event will be completely FREE for public entry.Chromacon is a platform for artists to showcase their work and engage with the wider community. As such, a core philosophy of the event is to make sure Chromacon stays free for public event so that everyone can take part!

Why Pledgeme?

Due to the community driven, non-profit nature of Chromacon, our budget is extremely limited. However, we would love to promote our inaugural event to as many art-lovers in New Zealand as possible.  As such, we need your support to help fund our street poster campaign with Phantom Billstickers in Auckland CBD and other marketing materials.

100% of funds generated from this project will go towards letting as many New Zealanders know about Chromacon as possible as well as other technical/ staffing costs.

Thank you for your time and support. We hope to see you in May!


“Chromacon represents the next logical step for New Zealand’s illustrative and comic arts.”

Greg Broadmore, Weta Workshop & Creator of Dr. Grordbort

Chromacon is a celebration of visual storytelling.  It is a non-profit, grassroots effort to create a platform where artists can showcase and promote original art and other self-published works to the wider community.  The event will also feature drawing/painting demos, artist talks, discussion panels and other experiences to engage and educate attendees on visual storytelling in New Zealand and beyond.

Our chief aim is to provide a dedicated event for New Zealand artists to share art and ideas in an intimate, art-focused environment.  We envision a platform through which our internationally recognised artists, designers and illustrators can share their work not only with each other and small, dispersed communities, but with the general public on a larger scale. By crafting a compromise between an intimate art-audience environment and an open public event, Chromacon provides unique opportunities and experiences for both arts practitioners and audiences.

Chromacon also imagines itself as an organisation capable of educating, promoting and advocating for comic artist and illustrators. Art from these fields is often misunderstood and dismissed; we hope to develop a larger, more insightful community who better understand and appreciate not only the end products presented at the event but the ideas and processes behind these works. 

Looking ahead, we hope to develop Chromacon into an annual event, taking local art to international audiences, and bring international talent to our shores in the name of furthering artistic, intellectual and professional exchange and collaboration.


Backer Rewards


We really appreciate your support, so we have designed some great rewards for everyone! Check back for photo updates of the rewards!


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One week left! New reward tiers

29/04/2013 at 7:30 AM

Hi everyone, we have just one week left until our campaign ends!

Thanks to your support we've passed the 3/5 mark but as you know, unless we hit our goal we won't receive ANY of the pledges so far.

I've gotten quite a few comments from fans of Chromacon that they're quite interested in either the Chromacon 2013 Art book or T-shirt, but are a bit strapped for cash for the "CHROMA Vol.1" or "Tees!" reward tiers.

No worries! I've created two new reward tiers just for you! If you choose the special "I just want the Art Book!" $30 pledge you will receive a signed copy of our Chromacon art book (100 pages filled with art from Chromacon 2013 exhibitors and guest artists from around New Zealand).

For T-Shirt lovers, choose the $50 "I just want the T-Shirt!" pledge tier.  Our shirts will be printed by the awesome guys at Mr.Vintage (there's been a slight change, the shirts will now be white).

Thanks again for your time and support, keep spreading the word guys!

Allan Xia
Chromacon Event Director

Chromacon Badges

28/04/2013 at 6:29 AM

Less than 10 days until our PledgeMe crowd funding campaign ends!

We're nearly 3/5 of the way there but we need your support!

Remember, if we don't reach target, we won't actually receive any of the pledges so far. So please support us or share with your friends and family!

Here's a preview of our Chromacon badges, it's not much but we would like to thank everyone for your support from the bottom of our hearts.


    Pledgers 72

    Nikita Miller
    2013-05-06 12:52:13 +1200
    Rania Alani
    2013-05-06 09:49:04 +1200
    Thomas Hall
    2013-05-03 21:18:32 +1200
    Steven Whitford
    2013-05-03 15:48:23 +1200
    Rebekah Patterson
    2013-05-02 20:12:34 +1200
    Lauren Brighouse
    2013-05-02 19:30:08 +1200
    Dane Jacobs
    2013-05-02 19:27:36 +1200
    Quincy Makiiti
    2013-05-02 18:15:52 +1200
    Henry Chong
    2013-05-02 16:05:22 +1200
    Tim Caulton
    2013-05-02 15:28:09 +1200
    Aleksander
    2013-05-02 12:01:22 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-02 09:28:32 +1200
    Hasie
    2013-05-01 23:02:18 +1200
    Paul Tobin
    2013-05-01 21:25:05 +1200
    Sean
    2013-05-01 19:28:39 +1200
    Jeff Lu
    2013-05-01 17:38:35 +1200
    kor
    2013-05-01 12:21:56 +1200
    Jeremy Bishop
    2013-05-01 12:15:00 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-01 11:59:35 +1200
    Sara Coutinho
    2013-05-01 11:06:48 +1200
    des
    2013-05-01 04:35:46 +1200
    Zain Ali
    2013-05-01 01:08:29 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-04-30 22:01:33 +1200
    Joanne Butterfield
    2013-04-30 21:16:47 +1200
    Anna Carter
    2013-04-30 19:32:19 +1200
    Natalie Denton
    2013-04-30 17:01:56 +1200
    Chris Lyne
    2013-04-30 14:29:32 +1200
    redkidOne
    2013-04-30 14:00:02 +1200
    Nick FitzHerbert
    2013-04-30 11:36:01 +1200
    Megan Murphy
    2013-04-30 10:37:50 +1200

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    Chromacon 2013 | Illustration & Comic Arts Festival

    Project 2013-04-07 03:06:00 +1200



    Welcome!

    Chromacon is an independent Illustration and Comics Arts Festival taking place on the 12th May 2013 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. 


    Over 60 artists from all over NZ will be showcasing art and promoting self-published works.  We will also be hosting a variety of live art demos, discussion panels and talks throughout the day.


    The event will be completely FREE for public entry.Chromacon is a platform for artists to showcase their work and engage with the wider community. As such, a core philosophy of the event is to make sure Chromacon stays free for public event so that everyone can take part!

    Why Pledgeme?

    Due to the community driven, non-profit nature of Chromacon, our budget is extremely limited. However, we would love to promote our inaugural event to as many art-lovers in New Zealand as possible.  As such, we need your support to help fund our street poster campaign with Phantom Billstickers in Auckland CBD and other marketing materials.

    100% of funds generated from this project will go towards letting as many New Zealanders know about Chromacon as possible as well as other technical/ staffing costs.

    Thank you for your time and support. We hope to see you in May!


    “Chromacon represents the next logical step for New Zealand’s illustrative and comic arts.”

    Greg Broadmore, Weta Workshop & Creator of Dr. Grordbort

    Chromacon is a celebration of visual storytelling.  It is a non-profit, grassroots effort to create a platform where artists can showcase and promote original art and other self-published works to the wider community.  The event will also feature drawing/painting demos, artist talks, discussion panels and other experiences to engage and educate attendees on visual storytelling in New Zealand and beyond.

    Our chief aim is to provide a dedicated event for New Zealand artists to share art and ideas in an intimate, art-focused environment.  We envision a platform through which our internationally recognised artists, designers and illustrators can share their work not only with each other and small, dispersed communities, but with the general public on a larger scale. By crafting a compromise between an intimate art-audience environment and an open public event, Chromacon provides unique opportunities and experiences for both arts practitioners and audiences.

    Chromacon also imagines itself as an organisation capable of educating, promoting and advocating for comic artist and illustrators. Art from these fields is often misunderstood and dismissed; we hope to develop a larger, more insightful community who better understand and appreciate not only the end products presented at the event but the ideas and processes behind these works. 

    Looking ahead, we hope to develop Chromacon into an annual event, taking local art to international audiences, and bring international talent to our shores in the name of furthering artistic, intellectual and professional exchange and collaboration.


    Backer Rewards


    We really appreciate your support, so we have designed some great rewards for everyone! Check back for photo updates of the rewards!


    Comments

    One week left! New reward tiers

    29/04/2013 at 7:30 AM

    Hi everyone, we have just one week left until our campaign ends!

    Thanks to your support we've passed the 3/5 mark but as you know, unless we hit our goal we won't receive ANY of the pledges so far.

    I've gotten quite a few comments from fans of Chromacon that they're quite interested in either the Chromacon 2013 Art book or T-shirt, but are a bit strapped for cash for the "CHROMA Vol.1" or "Tees!" reward tiers.

    No worries! I've created two new reward tiers just for you! If you choose the special "I just want the Art Book!" $30 pledge you will receive a signed copy of our Chromacon art book (100 pages filled with art from Chromacon 2013 exhibitors and guest artists from around New Zealand).

    For T-Shirt lovers, choose the $50 "I just want the T-Shirt!" pledge tier.  Our shirts will be printed by the awesome guys at Mr.Vintage (there's been a slight change, the shirts will now be white).

    Thanks again for your time and support, keep spreading the word guys!

    Allan Xia
    Chromacon Event Director

    Chromacon Badges

    28/04/2013 at 6:29 AM

    Less than 10 days until our PledgeMe crowd funding campaign ends!

    We're nearly 3/5 of the way there but we need your support!

    Remember, if we don't reach target, we won't actually receive any of the pledges so far. So please support us or share with your friends and family!

    Here's a preview of our Chromacon badges, it's not much but we would like to thank everyone for your support from the bottom of our hearts.


      Nikita Miller
      2013-05-06 12:52:13 +1200
      Rania Alani
      2013-05-06 09:49:04 +1200
      Thomas Hall
      2013-05-03 21:18:32 +1200
      Steven Whitford
      2013-05-03 15:48:23 +1200
      Rebekah Patterson
      2013-05-02 20:12:34 +1200
      Lauren Brighouse
      2013-05-02 19:30:08 +1200
      Dane Jacobs
      2013-05-02 19:27:36 +1200
      Quincy Makiiti
      2013-05-02 18:15:52 +1200
      Henry Chong
      2013-05-02 16:05:22 +1200
      Tim Caulton
      2013-05-02 15:28:09 +1200
      Aleksander
      2013-05-02 12:01:22 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-02 09:28:32 +1200
      Hasie
      2013-05-01 23:02:18 +1200
      Paul Tobin
      2013-05-01 21:25:05 +1200
      Sean
      2013-05-01 19:28:39 +1200
      Jeff Lu
      2013-05-01 17:38:35 +1200
      kor
      2013-05-01 12:21:56 +1200
      Jeremy Bishop
      2013-05-01 12:15:00 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-01 11:59:35 +1200
      Sara Coutinho
      2013-05-01 11:06:48 +1200
      des
      2013-05-01 04:35:46 +1200
      Zain Ali
      2013-05-01 01:08:29 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-04-30 22:01:33 +1200
      Joanne Butterfield
      2013-04-30 21:16:47 +1200
      Anna Carter
      2013-04-30 19:32:19 +1200
      Natalie Denton
      2013-04-30 17:01:56 +1200
      Chris Lyne
      2013-04-30 14:29:32 +1200
      redkidOne
      2013-04-30 14:00:02 +1200
      Nick FitzHerbert
      2013-04-30 11:36:01 +1200
      Megan Murphy
      2013-04-30 10:37:50 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 06/05/2013 at 12:52 PM.