Monday, June 23, 2014

Support Orlando Nerd Fest & snag a keyboard signed by 'Final Fantasy' composer

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Super Mario world: Photos from the Video Games Live tour through Orlando
  • Super Mario world: Photos from the Video Games Live tour through Orlando

As a new event, you'd think they'd start small, but Orlando Nerd Fest wants to blow out the Orlando Airport Marriott Aug. 7-11. To drum up enthusiasm (and, let's face it, funding), they've launched a Kickstarter campaign that goes until Friday, July 18 with perks that gamers will want to note, including a mini-keyboard signed by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu for anyone who donates $800 (you also get to meet the man!) toward their $10,000 goal. Other prizes include all kinds of swag from Video Games Live co-creator Tommy Tallarico, with the big perk being an autographed guitar ($800 donation).

Super Mario world: Photos from the Video Games Live tour through Orlando

The big-money perks go on: A meet and greet with World of Warcraft lead composer Jason Hayes plus you get a keyboard signed by the musician ($500); a guitar signed by God of War composer Gerard Marino ($500, includes a meet and greet); a drum head signed by Nintendo's Chihiro Fujioka ($400, includes meet and greet). But there are also free video games, DVDs, CDs, fest passes and other perks to be had for less than $100. Check them all out here. Watch the Kickstarter video below:

Three-day passes are $50. Day-by-day cost break down is as follows:

Thursday, Aug. 7 pre-party, free

Friday, Aug. 8, $20

Saturday, Aug. 9, $30

Sunday, Aug. 10, $15

Monday, Aug. 11 after-party, free

There are a ton of bands signed on to Orlando Nerd Fest, including Vivid, MC Frontalot, Urizen, Dr. Awkward, Random Encounter, Sci-Fried, MC Lars, Marc with a C, Milk Carton Superstars, Professor Shyguy, E-Turn and SPS, and more. Full lineup here.

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