[ubuntu-us-ma] Ubunchu Prints for Anime Boston 2010

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 22 03:29:07 BST 2009

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
> it
> > 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
> pay
> > 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 +
> CD's,
> > 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.
> --
> Bill
> n1vux at arrl.net bill.n1vux at gmail.com
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