Plush ConTessa Mascots

Created by Stacy Dellorfano

For nearly five years, ConTessa has been changing the face of gaming through the awesome power of positive representation. To pay for all that, we sell ConTessa merchandise in the form of pinback buttons, magnets, lanyards, and t-shirts. Through these sales, we've been able to grow the program, allowing us to run bigger events at more conventions where we can reach even more people. One of the most commonly requested forms of merchandise we've been asked for are plush versions of our adorable mascots, which we had commissioned years ago as illustrations for both merchandising and promotional purposes. Until now, that possibility was too expensive, but thanks to a combination of our growth, and the fine folks at Budsies, we're finally able to offer up plush mascots - with your pledge!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Plushies Coming Soon!!!
almost 4 years ago – Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 12:41:53 PM

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First plush toys are in process! BackerKit Lockdown & Charge Tomorrow (Monday)
about 4 years ago – Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 05:17:54 PM

Good Sunday, Everyone! 

Thanks much for all your support and getting your BackerKit surveys completed quickly! I'll be locking orders and making the first charge tomorrow night, Monday, August 7th, so make sure to make any updates you might want before then! I'll continue doing this on Mondays until everyone has answered, or we're ready to ship. 

So far, we've raised $260 to our matching funds donation drive. Remember, anything we get up to $1,000 will be matched by our Mystery Donor, who made Bea possible! Every dollar helps us pay the bills and keep moving forward! 

As a reminder, if you know of anyone who didn't get in on the Kickstarter, but may want to, still, we do have a pre-order store available here: 

https://plush-contessa-mascots.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

We've sent the first order in to Budsies for manufacturing! Everything is still running on schedule, and we're looking forward to a mid-to-late October ship time!

Thanks again for all your support, it is invaluable! 

- Stacy

BackerKit Surveys Coming Soon!
about 4 years ago – Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:44:35 AM

Hey all! 

Quick update! The 14 days Kickstarter needed to do all the charging are over, our BackerKit surveys are all set up, and it's been sent in to BackerKit for approval! Within the next few days (assuming I didn't do anything wrong), you should be getting links to BackerKit in your email! 

AND GREAT NEWS!! 

Despite coming about $600 short of our goal for our first stretch goal, a private donor has come in to pay the remainder so we can get a run of Bea as well as one of Tessa! That means, when you get your BackerKit survey, you'll be able to choose which plush you want, and you'll have an option of adding additional add-ons if you want to pick up more than what you pledged! 

I'll be sending in the order to Budsies as soon as the money clear sour bank here in a couple of days! It takes about 30 days to get them made and shipped to my doorstep, after which we'll start shipping them out as time allows between conventions. Our goal is to have them all in everyone's hands by the end of October, just in time for the holidays! 

Thank you again for all your support and pledges. This year marks the first year we'll be able to go to Gen Con without my having to add to our family's debt to do so. Because of that, we're able to hit two more cons this year with a whole lot less stress on my end. 

Stay tuned for more goodies! We'll be running another Kickstarter in February or March of 2018 for Mimi the Mimic, who we're looking into prototyping a hand puppet from. It's our hope that we can continue creating merchandise to fund our future endeavors and keep ConTessa rolling for another five years! 

Talk to you soon! 

Stacy Dellorfano

PS: See you at Gen Con?

HUZZAH, We are done!
about 4 years ago – Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 12:44:47 PM

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It's The Final Countdown!
over 4 years ago – Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 09:57:22 AM

This Kickstarter will end on Sunday! Just a little over two more days before we're wrapped up and all done! We're less than $1300 away from getting to our first stretch goal - Bea! Can we make it happen?!