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News Update: Fannatiku Takes Hit

I recieved an e-mail and decided to share the news here. Please help out if you can! Spread the news. Thank you!
 "Fannatiku Fest is a tiny Anime convention that just had it's seventh year. We are not-for-profit, and every dime we make goes right back into making the next convention the best it can be. Unfortunately. . .
On Saturday, 3/2/13, during the Masquerade, an unscrupulous person stole the Lexington Hotel's video projector. Understandably, since we were the last group to use it, the hotel demanded that Fannatiku pay for a replacement. That was not cheap. In fact, some of our staff had to use their own money to cover the entire expense.
Now, I don't want to start a panic and make our amazing attendees think that there won't be a Fannatiku Fest 2014 - there absolutely will be! But unless we can recoup some of the losses, many of the plans and events we have in store for you will have to be pushed back to a later convention or cut all together.
It is my hope that the amazing Anime / Convention / Cosplay community that we all adore will step up and give a bit to help the next con be the best in our history. Even just a couple of dollars will help! Don't let the actions of one horrid person diminish what our little con can offer you.
What We Need & What You Get
We have set a goal of $2000. This would give us back the monies we lost replacing the projector and maybe a bit more for Fannatiku Fest. Every dime will go to the con. We're not here to make money, just get back what we lost.
Please go to our fund raiser at: http://igg.me/at/fannatiku-fest-rebound/x/770834
Our perks are not fantabulous, but we hope you like them nonetheless.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are not able contribute, that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
•Please get the word out and make some noise about our campaign. The more people see this, the more people will have the opportunity to help us out!
•Remember to use the Indiegogo share tools!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

- Sarah Hall

I am certainly going to help them out as best I can! Please use the link in the letter to help donate. If you want to know what fannatiku is like you can read my previous blog post here: http://stitchandseam.blogspot.com/2013/03/warm-weather-and-convention-fannatiku.html

Thank you for your time and effort!

In other news: The "About" and "How They Made..." sections have been updated! Take a look and enjoy.
- VFire

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