Invader Zim Convention Needs Your Help! (An Official Press Release)
FANS TURN TO KICKSTARTER TO HELP CREATE ANOTHER INVADER ZIM THEMED CONVENTION.
Funding reached 60% in less than ten days, but it still needs help to succeed over the next two weeks!
(ORLANDO, May 17, 2013) InvaderCON, the unofficial Invader ZIM fan convention, is attempting to create a third event planned to take place somewhere in the middle United States in 2014 through the use of crowd funding. The event, being built via the popular Kickstarter website, was conceived as an opportunity for fans of the popular Invader ZIM cartoon to meet members of the show’s cast and crew, but were unable to do show when the convention was hosted on the East Coast in 2011 and the West Coast 2012.
The project’s funding goal of $33,333 was agreed upon by the convention’s promoters, Green Mustard Entertainment, based on the basic operational costs of the first two InvaderCON events: space rental, flights, hotel stays, insurance, etc. From the InvaderCON III Kickstarter page:
“The biggest problem, though, was time and resources vs. risk. While Green Mustard Entertainment is a company, it’s NOT the “primary job” of any of the owners or staff. It’s a creative fan convention company that designs events to support the geek community.
Ars gratia artis and whatnot.
InvaderCON, unlike our other projects (like Florida Anime Experience,) isn’t an annual show in a local city. Normal conventions build a fan base in a specific area and continue to grow. InvaderCON’s attendees (at both conventions) are only about 20% locals. Over 80% of InvaderCON attendees are from outside the convention’s host city. This makes predicting attendance and budgeting VERY tricky and EXTREMELY risky.”
Fans who contribute via Kickstarter, regardless of amount, will have a voice in selecting the host city for the convention (tentatively named “InvaderCON III: FINAL DOOM.”) Pledge levels include perks such as passes, t-shirts, items signed by voice actors, and more.
While the Kickstarter Project launched with amazing momentum, the fans and Green Mustard Entertainment are reaching out to various online blogs and news sources to help get the word out to make this project a success.
ABOUT GREEN MUSTARD ENTERTAINMENT: Started in 2001 as Wasabi Anime®, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. (www.greenmustard.com) is an event planning company that specializes in fan-focused entertainment for pop culture conventions. Based in Orlando, Florida, the group (as Wasabi Anime) has made appearances at some of the largest conventions in North America including Anime Expo®, Dragon*Con, Florida Supercon, and Gen Con. Independently, Green Mustard Entertainment has designed a number of conventions including PinUpalooza (a pin-up themed event,) InvaderCON (the Invader ZIM fan convention,) and WasabiCon (a multi-genre event celebrating “geek culture; extra spicy”). The staff emphatically denies and all knowledge as to the whereabouts of Elvis Presley, Jimmy Hoffa, and Tupac Shakur.
NEW EPISODE CHRISTMAS DAY.
Every Zim fan needs to know this.
An official EPISODE that only made it to cast recording sessions is being animated painstakingly by some talented fans. 7 AM EASTERN Christmas morning they will show what they got done so far at SoapyWaffles.com
I’ve seen it at Invadercon II and let me tell you… This was a huge highlight for everyone.
Reblog and spread through every social network page you have.
An update for many, a recap for some
We raised $1,127 for Toys of Hope charity at Invadercon. Instead of having fans send a themed item with their letter like other television revival/save the show campaigns, Invadercon attendees got to send personalized envelopes with vouchers. This works great since we have an insider within Nickelodeon (Katelyn Balach) interested in collecting and forwarding letters on our behalf so we don’t need attention grabbing gimmicks. Instead we have evidence fans will spend money.
Jason Stiff (post production supervisor), Rikki Simons (voice of Gir) and Richard Horvitz (voice of Zim) retweeted the address for us.
Rikki and Richard mentioned Project massive, OHP, and Soapy Waffles at Dragoncon.
Jhonen posted the LA Weekly article about Invadercon that highlighted OHP and Soapy Waffles’ presence.
Invadercon III could happen if Wasabi Anime reachers 10K Facebook or Twitter followers
Nicktoons revised their schedule. Zim went from Sunday afternoons and late hours on week nights to airing four times daily afternoons and mornings. The Nicktoons company (separate from Nickelodeon) would love to have new Zim so it’s great they can be a bit more flexible with air times for a decade old cancelled show.
SoapyWaffles.com will let out a Mopiness of Doom preview on Christmas Day.
Our own CB Johnny is launching a Zim news site (TheIrkenAntennae.com comin soon!).
A reliable source reports there’s talk of ——-*this message is interrupted by a screaming newborn llama*——- in order to
——-*further llama interruptions*
That was….Strictly off the record but we wanted you to know we are getting positive and interesting feedback. ‘Sides. Our source is treating it as rumor/scuttlebutt so we will as well.
We’re awaiting more concrete things to report. Stay tuned!
Are You Aware Of: Soapy Waffes (?!)
For those here to bring Zim back through Project Massive (details in next post) you owe it to yourself to check out those giving a taste of what to expect. Our talented close personal friends at Soapy Waffles (animation duo “Tallests Rose and Sarah” w/ help!) are animating the unfinished Season 2 episode Mopiness of Doomin time for Christmas and are interested in continuing with Ten Minutes To Doom.
There was a sneak preview at Invadercon II: Doomcon met with thunderous applause.
Check out SoapyWaffles.com for a portal to their social networking pages. Watch the Mopiness of Doom trailer as well as the informative video for those interested in lending a hand!
~Control Brain Johnny
Project Massive Continues!!
We’ve decided to extend Project Massive ‘til the end of the month!
This is the BIGGEST opportunity we will EVER have to convince Nickelodeon that Invader Zim should be revived, animated, and produced the same as it was before!!
RE-BLOG this picture and help spread the word wherever and whenever you can!
For more info, go to project-massive.tumblr.com/faq, or submit a question here or post on our facebook :)
I WANT THIS PICTURE TO GO VIRAL PEOPLE.
Looks like it’s going to be a busy weekend… :D
And if you can’t make it to InvaderCON, make sure to watch the livestream events that we will be recording JUST FOR YOU!!
And don’t forget to check back here this weekend when we FINALLY announce the start of PROJECT MASSIVE!!
Want to see a new episode of Invader ZIM at Doomcon 2012?
Due to lack of funds, InvaderCON is unable to supply a projector for the convention!
Soapy Waffle’s production of an ALL NEW INVADER ZIM EPISODE may not be displayed as planned!
We’re asking anyone and everyone with a VGA capable projector preferably with audio capabilities to bring it to the convention on the 28-29th this month!
Be our hero and get undying gratitude from fans! Please email us ASAP if you’re able to bring one (email@example.com) and spread the word by reblog if you can’t!
With your help Soapy Waffles can show the public for the very first time in a decade, an all new episode of the incomplete episode “Mopiness of Doom” with the original voice actors!
Thanks so much and please reblog and respond ASAP!!
Reblog if you’re going to InvaderCON II: DoomCON!
Hey guys! Click the new DONATE button on our page and help us make InvaderCON as awesome as possible! Our graphic designer (and coolest girl around), AnnaMaria Bryant is hosting the donations, and all of the money donated will go to funding the costs needed to bring OHP and Project Massive to InvaderCON.
That’s right folks, Project Massive is going to be at InvaderCON. More on that in 7 days.
Thank you for all of your support! Please remember that every cent helps!
UPDATE: If you donate ANY AMOUNT, you will be entered in ANOTHER DRAWING to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED T-SHIRT by a member of the Invader Zim cast!
With each $50 USD raised, we will move PROJECT MASSIVE’S WEBSITE LAUNCH ONE DAY EARLIER.
Right now, there are 7 days left until Project Massive’s online launch, but you can change that.
We need to get the word out about our online store, and how it closes (well, it was) TOMORROW! Reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER and you might win!
Here are the rules:
- You can like and reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER up to 3 times each until Tomorrow at 2:30 PM CST
- If you make a purchase AND reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER then you will be entered in the Autograph contest TWICE in addition to this contest (email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order verification number and the name of your blog)
- If you know the Project Massive password, reblog THIS POST FROM EARLIER, and send us a fanmail with the password (don’t send us anything anonymous, cuz that’s kinda dumb) and you’ll be entered in this contest another 3 times.
We post the results of the contest on Monday. We will randomly draw a winner on Sunday.
THIRD-PLACE DRAWING: You will win a free poster!
SECOND-PLACE DRAWING: You will win a free poster AND a free shirt!
FIRST-PLACE DRAWING: You will win a free poster, a free shirt, and a free Calendar!
(please note that the winners from the third and second place drawings will be removed from the pool after being drawn)
Win an autograph!
Hey Head Pigeons! Can’t make it to InvaderCON this year? We’ve got you covered, just visit our online store! To thank you for your support, if you make a purchase from our store RIGHT NOW you will be entered in a drawing to have your order autographed by one or more of the InvaderCON guests (e.g- Andy Berman: Dib, Richard Horvitz: Zim, Melissa Fahn: Gaz, Rikki Simons: Gir, and Rodger Bumpass: Professor Membrane)
Just make your purchase HERE!
*This does not include art commissions
All of these items will be available at our booth for Invadercon II: DoomCON and your online purchases help us afford a booth and fund our SPECIAL EVENT so thank you very much!
~OHP admin team