Did you know that FallCon is a 100% volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization? Our group of committed volunteers, not only consists of those vital individuals who step up to provide essential services for the days of our annual convention, but also our small team of Organizers and Directors who spend countless hours throughout the year to continue planning and coordinating so that we can present the best event possible each year for this amazing gaming community!
As you may know, during these unprecedented times, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our in-person convention for 2020 and 2021. Of course, we still plan to host a virtual convention this year and can't wait to connect with many of you online in September!
We want EVERYONE to be able to attend our virtual event this year. We know the impacts of covid have been wide-spread in our gaming community and that is why we will be offering a pay-what-you-can model for this year's online event. We recognize how generous and empathetic our community is and we are confident that any fees not able to paid by some, will be easily covered by the generosity of others.
However, the sad reality is, as an organization, FallCon will struggle to merely cover our fixed costs for 2020 and 2021 without our regular ticket sale revenue. Currently, our fixed costs include items such as insurance, storage rentals, IT overheads, and banking charges which exceed $4,000 per year. As such, we anticipate a significant shortfall for the 2020 and 2021 convention seasons.
But here's the good news - we have always endeavoured to maintain a healthy balance sheet and FallCon will undoubtedly weather these turbulent times! We have certainly had to make some difficult choices. To illustrate just a few, our game-library budget has been temporarily suspended and our modest volunteer appreciation events have also been cancelled.
We will be offering a large variety of contribution levels for tickets at this year's FallCon Online event.
We hope you might consider extending your support to help us restart that game-library budget and continue to send a collective thank-you to our dedicated volunteers.
Thank you for keeping these financial realities for FallCon in mind when you choose your contribution level for this year's online event. We will do our very best to continue to present events that foster this tabletop community and grow our valued gaming relationships.