Leonard Sultana is creating An Englishman In San Diego, a website about San Diego Comic-Con
16

patrons

$103
per month
My name is Leonard Sultana and, a couple years back, I started a podcast called AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO - this has grown into a little website which I'd love to make into a medium-sized website!

On the site, we post about all the news and updates coming out of SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON, as well as all the pop culture news that surrounds that event and others like it around the world - all from an Englishman's Perspective.

Each year, we head to San Diego to cover the Convention for you lot - very exciting! We're as prepared as we can be, we've got all our social media and coverage planned, we've got our hotel rooms, flights and badges paid for, all our tech is more or less sorted... It's all good to go, we're ready to do a half-decent job.

But that's the thing: we don't want to do a 'half-decent' job: we want to do an OUTSTANDING job, for you fellow Comic-Con fans and attendees. To do that, we could do with a bump in the equipment we're taking out with us, instead of just making do with our iPhones and iPads - we want to get people on-board who will work with us to keep our social media running; we want to rope additional people in to conduct interviews and get under the hood of San Diego Comic-Con. And to do all that, we need funds - hence, this Patreon Page!

Just to be clear, EVERY penny that you donate will be going completely back into the website and the equipment to hand. We won't be blowing it on a bar bill, we won't be jetting off to Vegas! It's all to make AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO the very best we can.

To make it worth it, we've come up with some tiered rewards to say thanks for your support, including personalised thank-you's, exclusive content, one-of-a-kind t-shirts and more. It's our way of saying thank you so much for your generosity.

So PLEASE! Do help us make AEISD the fun resource for San Diego Comic-Con content we think it can be. Join us for the ride!
Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
The most basic monthly support. Two dollars a month, currently around £1.38. That's not a lot, is it?

For your generosity, you'll get all my updates that I post on my Patreon page, as well as direct links to the weekly TALKIN' COMIC-CON: A CUP O' TEA WITH... web series, too. Your two dollars shows your support for what we do and I really, really appreciate it. You're helping me create more content, advise and inform more people, and generally do it all better. Because you're encouraging me to do. Thank you.

Pledge $5 or more per month
10 patrons
A tasty treat. For this monthly donation (around £3.45), you will also get to watch my ROAD TO SAN DIEGO vlog series - brand new for 2016 - in which I chart my journey to this years San Diego Comic-Con. I'll be travelling all over the prettier parts of Yorkshire, giving you updates on what been happening in the world of An Englishman In San Diego and providing insight into how to do your con better from my many, many, many years of experience. (Okay, five years. Nearly six. Still, I've packed a lot in, during that brief spell!!)

The series kicks off on THURSDAY 5th JULY and runs for ELEVEN weeks, leading up to San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 of 40 patrons
Wow! Throwing this many shekels my way shows that you're truly invested in what I do - you have no idea how much that means! And to show my appreciation, I will personally thank you in the special 'Eve Of Con; episode of TALKIN' COMIC-CON: A CUP O' TEA WITH... (17th July 2016, LIVE fro Star Wars Celebration) as well as listing you on an 'end of season' webpage to be posted closer to Comic-Con in July.

Thank you so very much!
Pledge $20 or more per month
2 of 20 patrons
Now you're talking! And we want to make sure you get something EPIC for your generosity. As well as all the CUP O' TEA hangouts and the ROAD TO SAN DIEGO vlogs, you'll get your hands on a special bundle which will include a Limited Edition tee, designed and produced by Dark Bunny Tees, exclusive to this tier of Patreon supporters. You'll also be getting your hands on a very posh CUP O' TEA printed mug from which to drink your beverage of choice and watch the CUP O' TEA shows along with!

We'll be mailing this high-quality swag out the week before SDCC so you'll have the chance to wear them around San Diego and show off your support with pride! Thank you!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
The highest tier there is! And I'm going to make damn sure it's worth it.

As well at the previous tier rewards, you will receive High Quality Prints of the FOUR pieces of artwork that have been provided for the SDCC UK Attendees Group, which An Englishman In San Diego administrates (this artwork has featured, in modified form, on the Group tee-shirts - the prints will be of the original supplied artwork).
~~ 'John Constantine' by 2000AD artist LEIGH GALLAGHER.
~~ 'Professor X' by Eisner Award-winning artist SEAN PHILLIPS (his first work in digital, no less)
~~ 'Ian McKellen/Gandalf' by acclaimed artist IAN CHURCHILL.
~~ 'Agent Carter/Hayley Atwell' by British Comic Awards 'Best Newcomer' RACHAEL STOTT.

These are incredible pieces of comic art and worthy of collecting - it's the least I can do for your incredible generosity. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!
Goals
$103 of $500 per month
This amount will allow us to get a few crucial pieces of equipment that we could do with: telephoto lenses for the cameras, a couple of Go-Pro's, some audio recording hardware for our existing Apple equipment, that kind of thing. It'll also allow us to fund a couple of people to operate around the Con on our behalf and cover more ground.
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My name is Leonard Sultana and, a couple years back, I started a podcast called AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO - this has grown into a little website which I'd love to make into a medium-sized website!

On the site, we post about all the news and updates coming out of SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON, as well as all the pop culture news that surrounds that event and others like it around the world - all from an Englishman's Perspective.

Each year, we head to San Diego to cover the Convention for you lot - very exciting! We're as prepared as we can be, we've got all our social media and coverage planned, we've got our hotel rooms, flights and badges paid for, all our tech is more or less sorted... It's all good to go, we're ready to do a half-decent job.

But that's the thing: we don't want to do a 'half-decent' job: we want to do an OUTSTANDING job, for you fellow Comic-Con fans and attendees. To do that, we could do with a bump in the equipment we're taking out with us, instead of just making do with our iPhones and iPads - we want to get people on-board who will work with us to keep our social media running; we want to rope additional people in to conduct interviews and get under the hood of San Diego Comic-Con. And to do all that, we need funds - hence, this Patreon Page!

Just to be clear, EVERY penny that you donate will be going completely back into the website and the equipment to hand. We won't be blowing it on a bar bill, we won't be jetting off to Vegas! It's all to make AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO the very best we can.

To make it worth it, we've come up with some tiered rewards to say thanks for your support, including personalised thank-you's, exclusive content, one-of-a-kind t-shirts and more. It's our way of saying thank you so much for your generosity.

So PLEASE! Do help us make AEISD the fun resource for San Diego Comic-Con content we think it can be. Join us for the ride!

Recent posts by Leonard Sultana

Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
The most basic monthly support. Two dollars a month, currently around £1.38. That's not a lot, is it?

For your generosity, you'll get all my updates that I post on my Patreon page, as well as direct links to the weekly TALKIN' COMIC-CON: A CUP O' TEA WITH... web series, too. Your two dollars shows your support for what we do and I really, really appreciate it. You're helping me create more content, advise and inform more people, and generally do it all better. Because you're encouraging me to do. Thank you.

Pledge $5 or more per month
10 patrons
A tasty treat. For this monthly donation (around £3.45), you will also get to watch my ROAD TO SAN DIEGO vlog series - brand new for 2016 - in which I chart my journey to this years San Diego Comic-Con. I'll be travelling all over the prettier parts of Yorkshire, giving you updates on what been happening in the world of An Englishman In San Diego and providing insight into how to do your con better from my many, many, many years of experience. (Okay, five years. Nearly six. Still, I've packed a lot in, during that brief spell!!)

The series kicks off on THURSDAY 5th JULY and runs for ELEVEN weeks, leading up to San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 of 40 patrons
Wow! Throwing this many shekels my way shows that you're truly invested in what I do - you have no idea how much that means! And to show my appreciation, I will personally thank you in the special 'Eve Of Con; episode of TALKIN' COMIC-CON: A CUP O' TEA WITH... (17th July 2016, LIVE fro Star Wars Celebration) as well as listing you on an 'end of season' webpage to be posted closer to Comic-Con in July.

Thank you so very much!
Pledge $20 or more per month
2 of 20 patrons
Now you're talking! And we want to make sure you get something EPIC for your generosity. As well as all the CUP O' TEA hangouts and the ROAD TO SAN DIEGO vlogs, you'll get your hands on a special bundle which will include a Limited Edition tee, designed and produced by Dark Bunny Tees, exclusive to this tier of Patreon supporters. You'll also be getting your hands on a very posh CUP O' TEA printed mug from which to drink your beverage of choice and watch the CUP O' TEA shows along with!

We'll be mailing this high-quality swag out the week before SDCC so you'll have the chance to wear them around San Diego and show off your support with pride! Thank you!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
The highest tier there is! And I'm going to make damn sure it's worth it.

As well at the previous tier rewards, you will receive High Quality Prints of the FOUR pieces of artwork that have been provided for the SDCC UK Attendees Group, which An Englishman In San Diego administrates (this artwork has featured, in modified form, on the Group tee-shirts - the prints will be of the original supplied artwork).
~~ 'John Constantine' by 2000AD artist LEIGH GALLAGHER.
~~ 'Professor X' by Eisner Award-winning artist SEAN PHILLIPS (his first work in digital, no less)
~~ 'Ian McKellen/Gandalf' by acclaimed artist IAN CHURCHILL.
~~ 'Agent Carter/Hayley Atwell' by British Comic Awards 'Best Newcomer' RACHAEL STOTT.

These are incredible pieces of comic art and worthy of collecting - it's the least I can do for your incredible generosity. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!