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Bay Area Brony Spectacular

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
April 7 - April 9, 2023
Hyatt Regency SFO

BABSCon Really Needs Your Financial Help for 2023!

BABSCon Really Needs Your Financial Help for 2023!

We won’t beat around the bush. We need your help to ensure we can last through 2023 and beyond.

In 2020, as many of you know, COVID-19 wreaked havoc on this planet. The timing of the global shutdowns were devastating for BABSCon. We were only a few weeks away from having our 2020 convention. Then, our 2021 was also shut down due to COVID. This meant we lost two years of revenue while our monthly bills kept coming.

Luckily, we were able to put on our 2022 con due to some belt-tightening and good will, and some even said it was our best one yet. We were ecstatic to jump in and start planning for 2023.

While the dust was settling from 2022 and planning was getting started for 2023, we found that our financial reserves were at a level that’s unsustainable for the future of BABSCon. We poured everything into 2022. We found that we need to raise $50,000 to put BABSCon in a more stable situation.

Since August we have been promoting new merchandise and requesting donations to help build these reserves, but we’re still falling short which is why we have to do a dedicated donation campaign for BABSCon itself. We are offering corporate sponsorships for the first time and we’re starting an Indiegogo crowdfund using Backerkit to hopefully help us reach this goal. 

We will still be supporting charities at our 2023 con, and should be able to announce them soon. The money raised for our charities, as usual, will not be used to fund BABSCon in any way.

We recognize that this is a lot, but we only want you to donate if you’re able, and please boost the signal whether or not you can donate. 

Our pledge to you is that this is something we will only do once. We’ll be implementing new budgeting and spending procedures to ensure we never get into this situation again.

So, please visit our website and click on the Donate to BABSCon button. In the memo field, type CCD.

Thank you all so much for the support you’ve given us over the years, and thanks in advance for helping us through a rough time now. We want nothing more than to keep bringing you fond MLP memories for years to come!

Hurry now and secure your membership for BABSCon 2023!