[ubuntu-us-ma] Ubunchu Prints for Anime Boston 2010
danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 7 19:46:21 BST 2009
I'm about to email System76 about sponsoring us at AB next year. Does
anybody have some good ideas on what we can do (and what they can help us
with)? What i've got so far:
- Offer free copies of the Ubunchu Manga
- Offer free Ubuntu LiveCDs
- Sell USB drives with Ubuntu loaded on them
- Raffle/Auction a customized laser-etched Anime Boston System76 laptop
- Sell some System76 computers with Anime themes
- Sell other Ubuntu merchandise? Need more connection to anime...make
Ubuntu to OS for otakus (anime geeks)
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 13:06, Danny Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
> I posted to the AB forums my suggestions and i encourage you all to chime
> in! http://forums.animeboston.com/showtopic.php?tid/8625/
> I also
> contacted them about said suggestions as well as requesting more infor about distributing Ubunchu in their registration bags and donating space in the dealers' room to us.
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 22:29, Danny Piccirillo <
> danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> For anyne that cares, there's also comments on reddit that you can follow
>> (nothing contructive yet though, haha):
>>> When I saw that [Ubuntu] tag, I really thought you submitted this into
>>>> the wrong reddit. Having read the article, I'm still not entirely sure
>>>> whether it was about anime or Ubuntu.
>>> It was about awesomeness.
>> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 21:46, Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I just got this comment on my post: "I can't believe you made kopibon
>>> for an
>>> > American convention! That's not just awesome, that's MEGAS AWESOME!
>>> I noticed that :-)
>>> > I don't know what long-lead-time means-- just buying way ahead of time?
>>> so a real printer can run it non-urgent as a filler job, so not at the
>>> URGENT rate.
>>> that's how any inexpensive but quality freebie is done.
>>> > not sure how other LoCo's could buy in since this is a boston event, so
>>> > makes sense for us to only display our name.
>>> Blank space for rubberstamp? Or URLs for us, US Loco, and space for a
>>> local LoCo rubber stamp or sticker?
>>> > Also, it's not just the printing that will cost a lot, we also have to
>>> > for them to distribute these in their registration bags.
>>> They *charge* to stick your freebies in their members bags?
>>> This sounds like the worst of the old school ComixCons, that make
>>> pay-per-autograph sessions look Free and Open.
>>> Unless they're quoting you the commercial studio and store advertising
>>> rate ...
>>> this sort of freebie should be gratefully accepted for free stuffing.
>>> > How would that work if we're not a registered non-profit?
>>> If they aren't trying to deduct it on their taxes as charitable, it
>>> doesn't matter. It's still deductable as a Business Expense to the
>>> extent that it cost them anything. IANAL.
>>> The point is if we aren't taking donation$ being not-for-profit is
>>> generally good enough.
>>> > I was actually
>>> > thinking of a table in the Artists' alley to sell copies of Ubunchu +
>>> > but we could also get a booth in the Dealer's Room where we can sell
>>> > anything.
>>> If we take $ for value on which we make a surplus, if nominal not even
>>> covering cost to produce, even though not-for-profit and all-volunteer
>>> for use in later operations, life gets trickier, not just with con but
>>> with state and feds. IRS charity or business tax, State sales tax,
>>> state corporation registration, state charity or business tax. And
>>> liability insurance. IANAL
>>> Publicly soliciting donations without registration is an area i am
>>> unknowledgable about. IANAL.
>>> n1vux at arrl.net bill.n1vux at gmail.com
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