All About the Benjamins

For those who are curious about such things, the post-con financial report for Narrativity 2019 is presented herein for your delectation.

For those of you who don’t want to know how the sausage is made — hey, look! Otters!

The short version: We did okay. We didn’t break even, but first-year cons rarely do. And people had a good time, which is the point of the thing.

We had a total of 64 paid memberships, and about 53 warm bodies. (It was a rough year for con attendance; several people missed it due to illness or injury, at least one was tied up with starting a new job, etc.) We were prepared to cap membership at 100 if we had to; that the numbers were lower than that is also a function of first-year cons, compounded by things like us getting a bit of a late start in opening registration. This is something we can and will improve for next year.

2019 Financial Report Pie Charts

Memberships $2,880.00
Donations (all sources) $234.90
Other Income $10.50
Total Revenue $3,125.40
Hotel $2,516.10
PayPal fees $98.77
Consuite (durable goods) $122.45
Consuite (consumables) $622.38
Printing $144.53
Meeting Supplies – badgeholders, etc. $111.28
Meeting Supplies – other $73.19
Website $129.35
Admin – legal & gov’t. $70.00
Admin – other $14.70
Total Expenditures $3,902.75
Net $(777.35)
Contributions (from concom) $943.18
Current Balance: $165.83

So that’s where we stand as we start gearing up for next year. The best thing you can do, if you want to help Narrativity thrive, is tell your friends what they missed! If we can get those membership numbers up a bit, we can reasonably expect to be in the black next year, and that’ll go a long way to making Narrativity sustainable in the medium-to-long-term.

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