2 weeks ago, I did posted a status post that FINALLY I have managed for the first time to receive my Comic Con badges for Days 1 & 4 only. I'm so excited that I'll be going to 2 cons in July (with Anime Expo to be the first). So with my badges out of the way....however, I am gonna need some financial help.
Although I already have the badges, but however, transportation is gonna be a issue. I do live in the SoCal area and I do travel by train, but the costs are gonna be pretty much of a pain (and NO, I don't do flights and hotels really as i only have 2 separate days. Not all 4 days). I have created a GoFundMe campaign to help ease up the costs, once if I hopefully raise my funds to my goal, then those funds will go towards transportation, food, some Sailor Moon items (if anything), as well as savings for next year's Comic Con (if I have plenty of leftovers).
What is GoFundMe?
GoFundMe is a crowdsourced, fundraising website that help those in need as well as creating a specialized campaign tool that can help raise money for any needs of any kind. Think of it has a crowdsourced 'piggy bank' that everyone helps adding money to your piggy bank.
Does it work for my country?
I would knew anyone (even bro would ask me as he does live in the Philippines). GoFundMe can ONLY work in the US, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and European countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland). So if nether are listed then unfortunately you cannot use it. Please see the next question below.
Could I use PayPal and/or DeviantArt points to donate to you?
For DeviantArt points......NO. Points can only be used for DeviantArt ONLY and cannot be converted to real cash (it is against TOS).
If you have PayPal, then that will work. Unfortunately because since November, GoFundMe has switched from using PayPal to WePay (for obvious security and privacy reasons). I will provide a special PayPal link to help you make a contribution to make it easier. To help keep up with my goal quota status, I will create a specialized widget (converting from my old "Help me get CORE membership" to "Help me get to SDCC". It will include a progress bar, links to where to donate, and as well as the lists whom donated it.
Is it Safe?
Of course! GoFundMe always use the latest secure standards (used on banks). Even if you withdrawal any money it is always safe (if you're brave enough to give them valuable personal information to verify identity for preventing fraud, terrorism, and money-laundering). If you still concerned of safety as well as for security reasons, I would be best reading the ENTIRE campaign first then look at the quota goal, and use PayPal (on a separate special link).
Well that seems simple enough. How can I donate?
If you live in the US, Canada, Mexico, or Europe, then you can go to the official campaign page here. This is my first campaign and first time on the site so account creation is recommended.
FOR PAYPAL USERS and/or THOSE COUNTRIES NOT LISTED: Please use this link here.
Changes in commissions
Starting later this month I will change the commissions from the ground up. As so I will be switching from 'based on render styles' to just basic 3D commissions. I will also include a specialized $10 commission if those who wants to have your OC (if you commissioned/requested ) into a 3D concept art of your OC of the same thing. It will be updated later this week so keep that in mind.