Beta Beta Bar

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Bonnie Bradley and Skaidris Gunsmith are working on bringing Melbourne the first ever Beta Bar, Beta Bar is a Gaming themed venue to be located in the Melbourne CBD, brain child of Mana Bar Melbourne’s Bonnie Bradley and Skaidris Gunsmith Beta Bar will be a unique hub for geeks, gamers and the gaming industry to meet and socialize.

What we're proposing here is since Beta Bar will take a while to be opened we want to do something a whole lot sooner that will be great fun for the community and also benefit the Beta Bar Project.
We want to organize a monthly event where we take over an already established Melbourne Bar, provide the latest Console Games, Board Games, Card Games and Arcades and have a great night with heaps of exclusives and giveaways!

We plan on running these monthly throughout 2014 and yes they will be happening over the duration of Pax Australia :D.

Stretch Goals!

We would like to thank everyone who has pledged to Beta Bar already, this would never have happened without your support and positive feedback, now we're busy at work to live up to your expectations! 
There is still time left on the clock for us to achieve even greater goals so with your continued support here is what we're aiming to achieve from this point onwards!

One of our venue options is a 300+ Capacity Rock Club with 10 Screens and a LOT of space, if we reach this amount we will be able to rent this larger venue, fit it out with way more consoles and make sure there's enough things for everyone to play!
It's one thing to just get a larger venue but if we can't get enough games for everyone then people will miss out!

Currently we're planning to borrow a Van every time we have an event which we can use to transport the Arcades/Consoles/Games/Merch to and from storage to location which is both a tight fit and a very temporary solution.
If we want to be able to see Beta Bar continue long term we will need a permanent solution, this is that solution! (especially if we go interstate!)

Beta Beta Bar has to this point been budgeted at cost, meaning that we haven't budgeted any wages in for the months of two people working full time, so funds beyond this point will help us turn this into an actual job so we can focus on bringing you the best events we can without having to worry about how many meals we can squeeze out of a 3 pack of Heinz Baked Beans.

How The Funds Will Be Used

Currently we're looking for $12,000 to fund this Pop-Up event, this amount will allow us to invest in a terrific kit so that we can provide many awesome event's. The more money we raise then the bigger the venue we can have it in, the more games we can afford, better drink prices we can offer and if we get enough it will even allow us to travel interstate and host these Pop-Up Beta Bar's in more places than just Melbourne!

The funds will go towards acquiring a solid foundation of items with which we will be able to use for all event's and eventually the final Beta Bar once it's opened, these include Board Games, Consoles and 6 Custom Beta Bar Arcade Machines.

Skaidris is currently working through his Arcade Building company Neocade to construct a rig of 6 portable Arcade Machines that we will be able to easily transport and set up in different locations including:
4 Retro Multi Game Machines (This will have your Street Fighter's, Metal Slug's and Marvel VS Capcom type games on)
1 Betatron Indie Developer Arcades (An Arcade specifically for Local Dev's to showcase their games on in public)
The first ever Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Arcade Machine.

We will have Dungeon's and Dragons being led by an expert Dungeon Master and Magic The Gathering Drafts happening in different sections of the venue.

We also plan on professionally printing our own unofficial Cards Against Humanity set's that will be offered for free on the night for attendee's.

The Challenges

There are a number of hurdles in our way for opening the final Beta Bar and by taking steps like this first will allow us to road test a number of new ideas and concepts with a live drinking crowd, perfect the formula and help generate more interest and funding towards opening the bar ASAP.
on 4th Aug 2014 at 5:00am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$5 +You get a choice of either a High Five or a Thumbs up. Both come with our eternal gratitude as a bonus!
10 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2014
A$15 +Official "Beta Tester" Membership Card to prove you were a sponsor from the start and helped to start it all! Flashing this baby in public is likely to get you bought 1 million drinks and the respect and admiration of all.
17 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$30 +Get a Limited Edition Beta Bar Shot Glass! Also comes with the Official "Beta Tester" Membership Card! Pick up from event or extra charges apply for shipping.
19 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$45 +Beta Beta Beta Bar Night!Join us for an exclusive night at The Backlot Studios, a Private Cinema & Bar where we will have prizes, video games on a cinema screen and host the triumphant return of Geek Trivia! There is only 100 of these available so you will need to pounce on it if you want to come!
61 Chosen | 39 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$50 +You get the Limited Edition Pozible Backer Beta Bar T-Shirt. Show off your Geek God-Like status with this awesome shirt. Guaranteed to help you get more head shots and roll 20's by a margin of 42% Pick up from event or extra charges apply for shipping.
10 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$70 +This level donation will not only score you the sweet limited edition Pozible Shirt but will grant you the Ultimate Beta Tester Membership Card. This card will put you in the draw for future competitions, grant you special deals and we will always put some of our Limited Edition giveaways aside so Ultimate Beta Testers will be able to score them despite the crowds! Pick up from event or extra charges apply for shipping.
30 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$110 +Get your name in the Credit's of the Arcade Machines! Forever will your name be on the Beta Bar Arcade Machines as supporters! More cred than a Puzzle Bobble high score! You also get the Limited Edition Pozible Backer Beta Bar T-Shirt, Ultimate Beta Tester Membership Card and the Limited Edition Beta Bar Shot Glass! Pick up from event or extra charges apply for shipping.
13 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$250 +All GoneLines? Nope! We're offering 10 people the chance to get The Most Exclusive of Exclusive Membership Cards. These will allow you to skip any entry line for the future of Beta Bar, not only that but you will get an invite to every exclusive function or event we host so you never have to miss a thing! The dazzling brilliance of these hand crafted card's are of the likes never before seen by mankind. it will even have a watermark.. Only 10 Available. This also includes all previous Tier Rewards.
10 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$500 +All GoneName an Arcade! You get to pick the name of one of our Retro Arcade's! (within reason, no discriminatory speech, etc) See your chosen name lit up in Retro Arcade glory! You also get all Previous Tier Rewards! Limited to 4
4 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014
A$1200 +Beta Bar invades your home! You host the party at your place and we bring the Arcades and Games! Heck we will even bring some Boxed Wine, Long Necks and giveaway's for the night! Have the ultimate Gaming night for you and your friends! Reward strictly 18+ only. Restricted to suburbs around Melbourne district within reason.
1 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$2000 +Those brave enough to back us for this amount will get a custom hand made, hand painted Beta Bar Arcade Machine courtesy of Neocade. Your choice from a HUGE number of games. Limited to Victorian backers only. Free pick up from Melbourne.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$3000 +All GoneMAJOR SPONSOR!! Get your Company, Game or Business on all our events media (online & print) for Beta Beta Bar! Every piece of advertising we put out to promote the events will proudly state the name of your Product or Business as our Major Sponsor. As well as this you will get a bundle of T-Shirt's, Shot Glasses & Ultimate Membership Cards!
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2014