RAFFLE AND POLYBUCKS
WHAT ARE POLYBUCKS?
During G.A.M.E. we give out “participation rewards money” that we call “polybucks.” These range from $25, $50, $100 and are used on Sunday during the Polybucks Auction. The fun money has no cash value, but during this auction you can bid on prizes with the money you’ve collected. You earn polybucks by playing in games, going to panels, participating in contest, etc. We want everyone to play, have fun, get involved and after seeing how this worked at ReaperCon in Texas (we admit we borrowed this idea from them) — we said “Hey! Let’s do that at G.A.M.E.!” It’s a lot of fun on Sunday during the Results Show to watch people bid on items as individuals, and then near the end of the prize pool when we get to the popular WANTED ITEMS, factions begin forming. People pool their bucks and power bidding starts happening. It’s a lot of fun!
DONATE AND GET A TICKET
During G.A.M.E. you can make a donation to Eclectic Endeavors and as a way of saying “Thank You” we will give you a raffle ticket for a $1 donation, or if you give us $5 we will thank you with 6 tickets. According to Missouri law, as a charitable organization we are allowed to conduct raffles. Eclectic Endeavors is a non-profit organization operating under the Springfield Regional Arts Council 501(3)(c) umbrella. All our money goes to pay for the event itself. Someday when we get out from under our expenses, we will be establishing a scholarship fund for geek-centered education.
We will do our prize drawing on Sunday after the results show. We get a lot of GREAT DONATIONS from Exhibitors, Artist and Clubs & Orgs as well as individuals! Also Sponsors and local businesses have given us stuff to give away. Make sure and patronize local businesses and tell them “THANK YOU for supporting G.A.M.E. and the local geek community.”