The ModelCon campaign has ended, and sadly having not reached our goal, the event will not happen as planned. At least for now.
But I don’t see this as a failure. Every cloud has a silver lining, and the most positive of all the elements I will take away from this campaign is the sense of community that has been shown by so many models and photographers who have spread the word and supported this idea since we went public with the attempt two months ago.
First, let me answer the most obvious question, since the campaign was set to a “fixed funding” setting, an “all or nothing” style that suited our needs, the few people whose accounts were charged will be refunded by Indiegogo in five business days. No other money has been sent or received by us at the convention, so no effort is required of anyone. If there are any other issues regarding refunds, please let me know.
Next, I’d like to personally thank my partner in all of this, Sierra McKenzie, who worked tirelessly in order to make the best event possible for everyone involved, and a special thanks to Rivi Madison for her graphic design work. Above all else, allow me to say how much I appreciate Brooke Eva, Jacs Fishburne, Cam Damage, Freshie Juice, Mika Lovely, Roarie Yum, Jordan Bunniie, Jenny Boa, L Shima, NOVA, Porcelain, Krysta Kaos, and all of the other immensely talented and understanding models who joined our roster. Your time and effort in getting the word out meant a lot to this campaign and means a lot to me personally. I can’t thank you enough for all of your patience, for your communication and input, and for all of your e-mails of hope, enthusiasm, and general good will throughout this long process. I am humbled by your continued support and friendship.
So often we get caught up in the nonsense of life that we fail to connect with the people we respect and care about, so I am truly touched by the feeling of camaraderie that we’ve shared and the dialogs we’ve begun while working on this project. I hope we can continue to stay connected as an ever-inclusive collective of like-minded creatives. And who knows, maybe we can attempt this whole strange trip again sometime in the future.
If you have any questions, please just let me know and I’d be happy to answer them all personally. Thank you again and please keep in touch.