Maybe I am just not doing the correct thing on Kickstarter, or I just have a Kickstarter employee who doesn't know about Burning Man.
This Nicole employee keeps telling me that to have, or start a Kickstarter project I need to give away prizes, gifts, and bonuses to anyone who helps my project... Here is everything that was said between Kickstarter and myself along with my project. Please help me out if I am in the wrong, or what is going on here...
BURNING MAN!!! I want to bring more foam weapon fighting to Burning Man! Amtgard is the nation wide foam fighting game I play. I will stake down and place buckets of foam swords all around Burning Man for the citizens of BRC to use and enjoy. There will be at a few posts near center camp, 3:00 and 9:00 Key Holes, The Man, Terminal City, and The Thunder Dome! I will check on, replace, and fix the broken swords throughout the event.
I will do this project even if I do not raise the money. Please do not let that stop you from helping me. If you would like to be gifted a sword after Saturday please come see / message me at Camp Apockalyptica in Terminal City. Ask for Joell or that BDSM Rope Guy. NiceGuyJoell@Gmail.Com
This is Burning Man... I do it for the enjoyment of all!
This will be the 4th year I bring out swords. This year I am just doing it on a larger scale.
A series of creative and engaging backer rewards is essential. Your rewards should reflect the personality of both you and your project -- and they should offer something tangible to your supporters. Having a few reasonably priced rewards will help incorporate everybody who is interested in what you are doing, even those only able to contribute $5-$20. Every buck counts! Check out our Kickstarter School entry on creating rewards: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/school/creating_rewards
It'd be great to get some more fleshed-out thoughts on how you'll reward backers. Take a look at popular projects for inspiration! http://www.kickstarter.com/discover
This is for the Burning Man Festival held in Nevada. It is bad form at the Burning Man Festival to give bonus perks, or what not for people directly giving you money. There is no reward other than that the project is out among the many on the Playa being shared with all of the people of Burning Man.
Thank you for taking the time to share your idea. Unfortunately, this isn't the right fit for Kickstarter. We receive many project proposals daily and review them all with great care and appreciation. We see a wide variety of inspiring ideas, and while we value each one's uniqueness and creativity, Kickstarter is not the right platform for all of them. We wish you the best of luck as you continue to pursue your endeavor.
What is the problem with this project being on Kickstarter? Is it because it is for Burning Man or what? Do you understand how Burning Man works? If not can my project get transferred to another person who works for Kickstarter who understand how Burning Man works?
I will be bringing out over 200 of these ($40 Swords http://www.edhellen.com/mm5/merchant.mvc..
.) out to Burning Man. I know that I will not be coming home with all 200. I know I will be repairing a large amount of them. I am positive that quite a few will grow legs and walk away.
If it is a question about myself and actually going through with this project, if you want more of a knowledge that I actually do this type of stuff just Google "Joell Palmer Amtgard Gencon" I have ran large events for Origins, and Gencon "Largest Gaming Convention in the World" for the past 8 years.
Please take a look around our site to get a sense of how Kickstarter works - you'll see that rewards are a fundamental and required part of running a Kickstarter project. There is a high number of interesting and successful Burning Man projects on Kickstarter, and they all offer compelling rewards at different levels. Also keep in mind that it takes at least a couple weeks to raise funds and have them transferred to you, so unless this is for next year, it probably will be too late.
This is from the official website for Burning Man. It might help you understand Burning Man a little better. http://www.burningman.com/participate/s ... funds.html
""Also, please be mindful of commodifying the Burning Man experience (e.g. VIP access to your Mutant Vehicle, private party events, etc.) when you're coming up with reward ideas. Burners will be the first to let you know when you're veering into this territory, and it may backfire on you if it seems too much like you're trading special access for donations, or otherwise "selling off" pieces of the Burning Man experience.""
Burning Man is a gifting economy.
I read up on how Kickstarter funds work.
Can you transfer my project to another member of Kickstarter so I can get their opinion on my project?
Any help is appreciated. Am I just talking to the wrong person on Kickstarters side? I know I will not get paid if the project gets funded till later. I will be on the Playa even if I get zero funding.
Thanks for the Help
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