Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is creating Cool, Inclusive Fan Screenings and Gatherings
10

patrons

$33
per month
Chicago has a very strong, very active Doctor Who fan community....and we're here to help make it happen.

The Chicago Doctor Who Meetup celebrates both new and classic Doctor Who through watching episodes, holding socials, encouraging cosplay, writing, and other fan activities. We've been around since 2008, but we've seen huge growth in the last four years. On November 23rd, 2013, 250 Meetup members attended the live screening of  Day of the Doctor on the show's 50th anniversary.  We hold monthly events at a north side comic shop, a cafe on the south side, and regular social gatherings. We've held Meetups at C2E2 and Chicago TARDIS...but planning great experiences takes time, effort, and resources.

And we're looking to expand.

We want to create experiences that strengthen the Chicago Doctor Who fan community. Chicago holds a very special place in the history of Doctor Who fandom (after all, we saw The Five Doctors in 1983 before England did), and we believe that our Meetup community should better reflect the diversity of this city. We also want to stay true to our core belief: we are an inclusive, grassroots, nonprofit community that serves as ambassadors for Doctor Who fandom and encourage further exploration, creation and appreciation of the franchise. 

So to the brass tacks: where will donations go? Here's a list of current and future expenses:
  • Pay our twice-a-year hosting bill on Meetup.com
  • Purchase portable speakers and projector for future screenings
  • Acquire amenities for attendees (such as purchasing food, beverages, etc)
  • Purchase Incentives for current/potential volunteers 
  • Rent larger halls/venues for events
  • Transportation for members to attend events in the suburbs
Although member donations help offset the cost of running the Meetup, it means that we are limited in our scope and ability to reach a more diverse audience throughout the Chicago area. In an age where more corporate-driven enterprises are driving out fan-run events, it is important to see fans as part of a greater community, and to make events accessible for anyone who wishes to become part of Chicago-area Doctor Who fandom.
  
Tiers
Allons-Y
$1.50 or more per month 5 patrons
You get regular updates (outside of our monthly e-mail blasts), plus our thanks! We'll provide you with news on our upcoming events (including locations for live showings of new Doctor Who), a copy of our annual report in December (in convenient PDF form), and most importantly, that warm happy feeling of promoting Doctor Who fandom!
Companion
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
All of the above plus exclusive early access to upcoming Meetup events! 
Sonic Screwdriver
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Not only will you get updates on current plans and our annual report, you get the opportunity to select one Doctor Who story for screening at either LaCatrina Cafe or Third Coast Comics. Some restrictions apply, but otherwise, you get to choose what your Meetup members will watch!
Goals
$33 of $35 per month
Allows us to pay for Britbox & small Facebook campaign for one event
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Chicago has a very strong, very active Doctor Who fan community....and we're here to help make it happen.

The Chicago Doctor Who Meetup celebrates both new and classic Doctor Who through watching episodes, holding socials, encouraging cosplay, writing, and other fan activities. We've been around since 2008, but we've seen huge growth in the last four years. On November 23rd, 2013, 250 Meetup members attended the live screening of  Day of the Doctor on the show's 50th anniversary.  We hold monthly events at a north side comic shop, a cafe on the south side, and regular social gatherings. We've held Meetups at C2E2 and Chicago TARDIS...but planning great experiences takes time, effort, and resources.

And we're looking to expand.

We want to create experiences that strengthen the Chicago Doctor Who fan community. Chicago holds a very special place in the history of Doctor Who fandom (after all, we saw The Five Doctors in 1983 before England did), and we believe that our Meetup community should better reflect the diversity of this city. We also want to stay true to our core belief: we are an inclusive, grassroots, nonprofit community that serves as ambassadors for Doctor Who fandom and encourage further exploration, creation and appreciation of the franchise. 

So to the brass tacks: where will donations go? Here's a list of current and future expenses:
  • Pay our twice-a-year hosting bill on Meetup.com
  • Purchase portable speakers and projector for future screenings
  • Acquire amenities for attendees (such as purchasing food, beverages, etc)
  • Purchase Incentives for current/potential volunteers 
  • Rent larger halls/venues for events
  • Transportation for members to attend events in the suburbs
Although member donations help offset the cost of running the Meetup, it means that we are limited in our scope and ability to reach a more diverse audience throughout the Chicago area. In an age where more corporate-driven enterprises are driving out fan-run events, it is important to see fans as part of a greater community, and to make events accessible for anyone who wishes to become part of Chicago-area Doctor Who fandom.
  

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Tiers
Allons-Y
$1.50 or more per month 5 patrons
You get regular updates (outside of our monthly e-mail blasts), plus our thanks! We'll provide you with news on our upcoming events (including locations for live showings of new Doctor Who), a copy of our annual report in December (in convenient PDF form), and most importantly, that warm happy feeling of promoting Doctor Who fandom!
Companion
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
All of the above plus exclusive early access to upcoming Meetup events! 
Sonic Screwdriver
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Not only will you get updates on current plans and our annual report, you get the opportunity to select one Doctor Who story for screening at either LaCatrina Cafe or Third Coast Comics. Some restrictions apply, but otherwise, you get to choose what your Meetup members will watch!