Did I happen to mention that I’m having a huge, kick-ass Halloween party that all of you are invited to attend? Well, just in case you’ve been living in a cave for the last three months, I have been preparing for this party since June, along with some friends. We’ve been building props and creating designs and getting splinters and almost cutting our fingers off and putting monkeys in boxes.
I know I’ve been promising an announcement with regards to the Halloween party, including the theme and some cool extras I’m doing for people who might not be able to attend. Well, I always keep my promises. Click through to get all the juicy details!
On November 1st, 2008, from 8 PM EST until the clowns come home, in Altamonte Springs, Florida, the Avitables proudly present:
As some of you may remember, way back in May I solicited Internet Assvice on the best way to offset costs for the party. I don’t expect the party to be subsidized by my guests – I just want to keep my budget to around $3,000 or less. There were a lot of good suggestions, and while plenty of people seemed okay with the idea of a drink bracelet or drink tickets, in the end I decided that was going to be too much of a hassle to be worth the cost it would offset.
What would be a good way to let everyone get involved who wants to be, even if they can’t come? How can I bring some of the party to them and still achieve my goal of making the party affordable enough to open it up to the whole wide blogospherocentrocity?
Each T-shirt is a unique, custom design and a percentage of each sale goes into the Avitable Halloween Party Fund. And you have four to choose from!
First, we have our take on the classic “Golden Ticket” – except where Charlie Bucket’s Golden Ticket promised a life of chocolate from Willy Wonka, The Neverwas Fair Ticket promises a life of horror and despair, or maybe an end to life itself.
The next shirt we have features some of the main attractions to The Neverwas Fair. The menacing master of ceremonies, the dangerous dog-faced boy, the melancholy killer clown. Won’t you come in and watch the show?
Our third shirt was designed by yours truly. With my signature chicken-scratch art and horribly proportioned figures, by purchasing this design, you can show your appreciation for the art of “special” people. Anyone will assume that you bought the shirt out of charity, or maybe lost a bet. What could be better?
Finally, for the first time ever, I have an exclusive limited design shirt that has been designed by none other than Dave2 from Blogography! This is a unique design drawn specifically for this shirt, and after these shirts are all gone, it will never be seen again! Since this is a special, limited edition, the price is higher, but isn’t it worth it to be walking around in a piece of contemporary art? And while all of those Blogography fans are walking around with their Artificial Duck T-shirts, you can show that you’re a real fan.
Wow, Adam, those are so cool! I’m going to buy four of each! Is there anything else that you want to tell us?
Oh, is there.
The next announcement is about YOUR role in this party. I want anyone who is thinking of coming or wants to come or doesn’t want to come but wants to be involved to email me a picture of yourself. I’d prefer a picture of you as a child, baby, or young teen, and a headshot or Glamour Shot or yearbook picture would do. If you have to scan something, scan it at 300 DPI and email it to me. If you want to mail me the picture so I can scan it, email me, and I’ll send you a postage paid envelope. But for this part of the party to really work, I NEED PHOTOS! And that way, even if you can’t attend, you are helping to make this party an amazing, one-of-a-kind event.
That’s awesome, Adam! I’m going to email you with my photo right now! Do you have any more announcements?
Only the biggest, coolest announcement yet!
How about a raffle? $7.00 gets you one ticket, and you can buy as many tickets as you’d like.
What can you win? Well, First Prize is one of each four T-shirt designs. Second Prize is your choice of two T-shirt designs. Third Prize is your choice of one T-shirt design. Fourth Prize is a kick in the crotch. But that’s not all.
If I sell 100 or more raffle tickets, we will also draw a Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner will win a round-trip flight to Orlando, FL, for the night of the Halloween Party! The only condition is that the flight has to cost $350 or less, and cannot be exchanged for cash or any other prize.
You can also buy your raffle ticket on someone else’s behalf. In the form below, just put your name or the name of the person you’re “sponsoring”. And if you sponsor someone who wins a prize, you’ll also win a free T-shirt! Void where prohibited by law.
(If the button doesn’t appear, click here.)
So, in summary:
1. Buy T-shirts. T-shirts are good.
2. Send photos of yourself. You’ll have fun with the results, I promise.
3. Buy raffle tickets. Sponsor someone. Ask someone to sponsor you. Post about it on your blog – win a plane ticket!
4. The raffle will be open until Saturday, September 20th, and the winners will be revealed on Sunday, September 21st. The T-shirts will be available until October 1st and then they will disappear forever!