Con Before The Storm is a fantastic, fun, pre-Blizzcon event that is for fans of video game podcasts, streamers, and pro esports teams, and artists that make game related artwork. The event is on Kickstarter with a funding goal of $14,000. At the time I am writing this blog, they have raised $12,040.
Con Before the Storm started out as a podcasting event that featured podcasts that focused on video games made by Blizzard Entertainment. The event has grown every year, and will have its fifth anniversary this year.
People can attend the event for free. The Kickstarter is intended to raise money to pay for at least three conference rooms, which will include their Art Gallery, Meet & Greet, World of Podcasts, a photobooth, and bartenders to serve the party-goers. The World of Podcast portion of Con Before the Storm typically includes panel discussions featuring hosts and co-hosts of podcasts about Blizzard’s games.
If Con Before the Storm raises their goal of $14,000, they will begin working on some stretch goals. The first stretch goal is $16,500, so they will be able to host the Frogpants and Amove.tv meetup. The next stretch goal is $19,000, which will allow them to move their Meet & Greet into a ballroom, and to put World of Podcasts into its own room.
Assuming they raise the money they need, Con Before the Storm will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Anaheim, California. The event has always taken place the night before Blizzcon. A person does not have to be attending Blizzcon in order to attend Con Before the Storm.