Note: Rewards are non-cumulative. For example, if you make two 5 dollar donations, you will not qualify for the 10 dollar donation, but instead receive two 5 dollar rewards. All hand-drawn rewards are in pencil and are black and white. The hand-drawn reward will be hung up at the convention for attendees to look at if they wish.
Casino Nights' details can be followed at the event's Facebook Page, which will also contain a list of contributors for the time being.
Casino Nights Zone 2015 is to be a two-day Sonic the Hedgehog fan convention in the United States next Summer. It will be the first of its kind if the project is successful, having two days of Blue Blur-related fun and not just one! The event will be based out of Las Vegas, Nevada and is slated for June of next year. The two days are to be divided into "Acts," with the first Act being devoted to heroes like Sonic and the second Act to villains like Dr. Eggman. Activities shall range from costume contests to gaming tournaments to raffles and trivia contests.
There will be an artist alley, vendors, as well as a fan game area and live performances by various musical artists. That's just the tip of the iceberg for planned activities, however! All contributions will help pay for the following:
- Venue - 8000 dollars
- Goodie Bags - 450
- Event Programs - 200
- Legal Fees related to the Event - 175 dollars
- Badges and lanyards for attendees - 440
Contributions would also pay for special Guests, such as (these are unconfirmed and are used as examples):
- Roger Craig Smith (voice of Sonic) - 240
- Mike Pollock (voice of Eggman) - 567
- Matt Herms (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog artist) - 374
- Ian Flynn (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog writer) - 1080
- Tracy Yardley (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog artist) - 660
- Bob Rafei (Sonic Boom game artist) - 240
- Ken Pontac (Sonic the Hedgehog video game writer) - 341
- Serenity Seven (fan band) - 480
Note: this fundraiser is meant for those who are unable to attend but still would like to contribute to this event. Those seeking to attend Casino Nights should buy tickets from EventBee. Attendees may still contribute to this fundraiser if they desire fundraiser rewards.
The current venue has a capacity of 600 people, but if enough money was raised, an even bigger venue could be hired. Casino Nights is not affiliated or otherwise sponsored by SEGA. It is an independent undertaking made possible purely through volunteer labor and funded by donations and tickets.