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Would there be interest in/support for doing this again this year?

 

This is the basic idea behind it for those not familiar:

 

The past couple Reapercons that I've been at, I have noticed a fair amount of swag bag/con exclusive figures that people didn't want getting tossed onto the melt table and/or left laying around.

I had the idea of collecting all the unwanted stuff, putting it in a box and shipping it around to folks who couldn't get to the 'con so that they could sort of 'be there, too'.

 

Unlike the regular BoGW, people donating wouldn't get anything out of the box, they would just be 'throwing away' the stuff they don't want in a slightly different direction. Maybe there would be a ribbon involved, maybe it might just be the thanks of people who will benefit done the line.

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2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Would there be interest in/support for doing this again this year?

 

This is the basic idea behind it for those not familiar:

 

The past couple Reapercons that I've been at, I have noticed a fair amount of swag bag/con exclusive figures that people didn't want getting tossed onto the melt table and/or left laying around.

I had the idea of collecting all the unwanted stuff, putting it in a box and shipping it around to folks who couldn't get to the 'con so that they could sort of 'be there, too'.

 

Unlike the regular BoGW, people donating wouldn't get anything out of the box, they would just be 'throwing away' the stuff they don't want in a slightly different direction. Maybe there would be a ribbon involved, maybe it might just be the thanks of people who will benefit done the line.

 

*hand*

Consider me interested in throwing things in. ^^;

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I'd like to donate too.


I think we should ask if there can be a box put next to the melt table, maybe? Not as a melt thing, just to make it easier to centralize stuff. I know I had a pile of things for it last year, and couldn't find the person to give it to...

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We can't really do that, though. Reaper doesn't mind that I do this, but it's all gotta be on me/whoever wants to help me. Asking Reaper for help opens them up to people complaining about it, which would get it shut down.

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Well I’d certainly be interested in it as a participant/recipient  again!  It’s always a lot of fun, and does let us who can’t make the con feel like we’re a little part of the event. ::):

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I still have all the stuff from shrinking down one of the earlier BoGs that I plan on bringing to RCon. I'm not volunteering or taking any classes this year, so I'll be chilling at one of the tables close to the Artist Alley with my antlers. I understand if you want to keep those boxes separate, but I don't mind holding on to them when you need to do some running around.

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1 hour ago, Fnordlover said:

Won't be at the con, but I'd love to get in on it. I have non-Reapercon stuff I'd like to put into a BoGW, to keep it stocked up, too.

@Fnordlover, the RC BoGW is usually a box specifically filled with con items, with no expectation that more items will be added as the box travels. It's basically a gift from those who attend to those who could not. It's awesome!

 

... And I would love to be on its route, when such a thing might happen. One of these days, I'll make it back to Reapercon so I can pay the BoGW forward!

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Typo...#@$! autocorrect...
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You're welcome to sign up for the regular version of the Box of Goodwill (sometime after Reapercon) if you'd like.

 

Also, I guess I should have been more clear at the beginning; this isn't the sign up thread, that will come later.

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I would love to donate to this. I'm sure I will get a few things that I won't want/use. I'll try to find you or @Morihalda at the con to make donation arrangements. Thanks for doing this.

 

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