Keith Haus is creating 360 tours, articles, interviews, videos, and School Credit
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Aloha, 

Do you ever wonder about how a convention is run? What do cosplayers think about when they dress up? How do vendors at shows get into this kind of business? What's it like being in a place that is dedicated to geeks, and where are they?

The truth is, I asked those same questions. I asked them when I studied anthropology and history in university. I asked them when I graduated. I continue to ask those questions, but I did more than that. I went to the conventions, and asked people directly about all of this. I took my degree, and actually used it to study the native videogamer, and other geeks. Then I began to make videos on it. I post pictures, and interviews of the people and ideas going on at shows, and how they work. I show people the culture itself. 

But it gets even cooler than that. Using a bunch of tech I figured out, I am able to give you a full 360 tour of conventions, and how they feel. Walk through the convention floor, and see what is there, and how people look and act for yourself. 

This is where you come in. Every year I do about 4 shows using my own money. This means the tech, the camera, the food, shelter, and everything is by my own saving up. If I want to do more shows, I need to start getting money from beyond my own pocket book. A show in Seattle generally costs about $250, while a show in Portland may cost $350.

My goal with Patreon is to make about $300 a month. If there isn't a show that month, I will use the money to buy better equipment like a new camera or computer for editing purposes. 

What about rewards?

If you help me out in any way, I will include you in the exclusive Q&A session for Patreon. You ask questions, and I will find out the answers for you. This will be a chance to see rough ideas for new books, and ideas. Not only that, I am one of the foremost experts in my subject so you can get an awesome answer from me.

If you pay Ten dollars or more, I will send you books I am working on. This means rough drafts on intercultural history, historical engineering, how to program for various consoles, and many other subjects. You will get books loaded with pictures from my travels. As an avid photographer, these books will be full of times I just walked around the city or convention to see what is there. There will be articles on places I went, and the atmosphere.

But it gets even cooler at $150 or more. Ever wanted to get college credit for studying videogames? I can help you with that. This tier is the student tier, and will include assignments. If you do all of the assignments, and show you understand the subjects, then the things you have done will be listed out and can be given to your school for possible credit. If you take all of the assignments, I will give you a certificate for the program. I am working with others to make this for middle school, high school, and university studies. That means you get the books, the time, and the possible credit for taking the class. This is way better than other schools. 

If I assign a book I haven't written -this will come up in the history section- then I will also ask the authors themselves questions for you. I can't get you the books for free, but you will have a better access than others. So then you can get all of the information you need to fill your understanding.

In other words, if you support me, I can show you the insides of how conventions and geeky areas work in ways few others can. I can answer questions you have on the way things work, and even give you books on the subjects. Even greater, if you are willing, I can help you get credit with your school in doing this. Those are some really impressive reasons to get into this. 
Tiers
Ask Questions, Get Answers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will make videos answering questions you ask.
  • I have access to the best scholars in Videogame culture. 
  • I am one of the few Intercultural Historians as well. 
Books and Pictures
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You get rough draft, and ready to go books on the subjects of videogame culture and intercultural history. 
  • Picture books on some of the travels. 
Printed Books
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • Get the books in print. 
Students
$150 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
  • You want to study this for school?
  • You get assignments.
  • Once you finish the assignments, and pass the class you get a syllabus and letter for your school so you can submit for credit.
  • Finish all of the classes, get a certificate for the subject. 
Goals
$0 of $300 per month
$300 is the average out of pocket amount I need to go to a convention and study. So every $300 a month I earn, is one more convention I can attend that month. If there is not convention that month, it will go to conventions in another month, or equipment to help out at conventions. 
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Aloha, 

Do you ever wonder about how a convention is run? What do cosplayers think about when they dress up? How do vendors at shows get into this kind of business? What's it like being in a place that is dedicated to geeks, and where are they?

The truth is, I asked those same questions. I asked them when I studied anthropology and history in university. I asked them when I graduated. I continue to ask those questions, but I did more than that. I went to the conventions, and asked people directly about all of this. I took my degree, and actually used it to study the native videogamer, and other geeks. Then I began to make videos on it. I post pictures, and interviews of the people and ideas going on at shows, and how they work. I show people the culture itself. 

But it gets even cooler than that. Using a bunch of tech I figured out, I am able to give you a full 360 tour of conventions, and how they feel. Walk through the convention floor, and see what is there, and how people look and act for yourself. 

This is where you come in. Every year I do about 4 shows using my own money. This means the tech, the camera, the food, shelter, and everything is by my own saving up. If I want to do more shows, I need to start getting money from beyond my own pocket book. A show in Seattle generally costs about $250, while a show in Portland may cost $350.

My goal with Patreon is to make about $300 a month. If there isn't a show that month, I will use the money to buy better equipment like a new camera or computer for editing purposes. 

What about rewards?

If you help me out in any way, I will include you in the exclusive Q&A session for Patreon. You ask questions, and I will find out the answers for you. This will be a chance to see rough ideas for new books, and ideas. Not only that, I am one of the foremost experts in my subject so you can get an awesome answer from me.

If you pay Ten dollars or more, I will send you books I am working on. This means rough drafts on intercultural history, historical engineering, how to program for various consoles, and many other subjects. You will get books loaded with pictures from my travels. As an avid photographer, these books will be full of times I just walked around the city or convention to see what is there. There will be articles on places I went, and the atmosphere.

But it gets even cooler at $150 or more. Ever wanted to get college credit for studying videogames? I can help you with that. This tier is the student tier, and will include assignments. If you do all of the assignments, and show you understand the subjects, then the things you have done will be listed out and can be given to your school for possible credit. If you take all of the assignments, I will give you a certificate for the program. I am working with others to make this for middle school, high school, and university studies. That means you get the books, the time, and the possible credit for taking the class. This is way better than other schools. 

If I assign a book I haven't written -this will come up in the history section- then I will also ask the authors themselves questions for you. I can't get you the books for free, but you will have a better access than others. So then you can get all of the information you need to fill your understanding.

In other words, if you support me, I can show you the insides of how conventions and geeky areas work in ways few others can. I can answer questions you have on the way things work, and even give you books on the subjects. Even greater, if you are willing, I can help you get credit with your school in doing this. Those are some really impressive reasons to get into this. 

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Tiers
Ask Questions, Get Answers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will make videos answering questions you ask.
  • I have access to the best scholars in Videogame culture. 
  • I am one of the few Intercultural Historians as well. 
Books and Pictures
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You get rough draft, and ready to go books on the subjects of videogame culture and intercultural history. 
  • Picture books on some of the travels. 
Printed Books
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • Get the books in print. 
Students
$150 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
  • You want to study this for school?
  • You get assignments.
  • Once you finish the assignments, and pass the class you get a syllabus and letter for your school so you can submit for credit.
  • Finish all of the classes, get a certificate for the subject.