Those interested in donating to offset the cost of the SF3 Translation Project’s presence at Retropalooza can do so through this link:
I decided to go with PayPal. It may be the least flashy, but it’s easy and I don’t anticipate this being a big operation.
The Shining Force III Translation Project has always been and always will be a volunteer effort that has refused donations from supporters, so it is a little awkward to now be fundraising for this event, but I think it makes sense in this situation. I have put countless hours and resources into this project personally and I’m not interested in profiting from this event. On the contrary, I will be committing a tidy sum to make it happen.
I want to explain what the funds are being raised for and where they will go. Many of the amounts aren’t known currently, but will be filled in as things come together. Many of these items could be reused for future events as well.
$130 Retropalooza booth (with electricity)
$100 Full Colour Banner (8′-0″x 3′-0″)
$100 Business Cards (1000 Front and Back with metallic finish)
$100 Game Stations and Tablecloths
$100 Big Screen mobile stand
$??? Table Rental
Using my own
48″ TV (for big screen video, buying new for this event, but I will use it afterwards)
40″ TV (for hardware setup, buying new for this event, but I will use it afterwards)
27″ Computer monitor (for emulation setup)
Computer (for emulation setup)
Laptop Computer (for big screen video)
Modded Saturn (for hardware setup)
I don’t know what the total will be and probably won’t until it is done, but any remaining funds will go to the SFC annual beg for site hosting.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Update (March 14):
All the major pieces are in place for the big day. The new TVs, mobile stand, banner, business cards and game stations are all in hand. Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to test the hardware setup and take care of some minor stuff. That’s about all that’s left on my part until the week of.
Big thanks to Special T for once again coming through for the SF3 Translation Project! He’s always there when image work is needed. Special T produced the images used for the banner (which is a re-creation of the official site header) and the business cards. The cards feature the SF3 logo with lightning and a stylish “Translation Project” text on a black background. On the back are the two website urls (SFC and this site). Everything came out really good! I’ll be posting some pictures soon!
Huge thanks to ProDaKah! for volunteering to capture and produce the video to be shown on the big screen during the event. This will feature several dialog sections as well as many spells and specials. ProDaKah! plans to be done with the capturing in a couple of weeks, leaving a couple of weeks for production. Truthfully, this requires the most effort out of anything and I REALLY appreciate ProDaKah! taking it on! We will have a much better showing because of his efforts. Thank you, ProDaKah!
And finally, I would like to thank everyone who has donated so far! We definitely have enough to cover the booth fee already! Thanks everyone for helping out!