How can we be sure our donations go directly to the charity?

The money doesn't even touch our hands or our accounts. They're handled entirely through Tiltify, a trusted third party, and go directly to the charity. Rest easy.

I'm only going for part of the weekend, can I get a prorated badge?

Unfortunately we no longer offer prorated badges.

Do runners get compensated for their badges

Regrettably, no. While this is definitely something we'd like to do down the road, due to the small size and really tight operating margins we've got, it's not possible right now. For what it's worth, staff pays the same price as everyone else. We're all in this together.

Why is there a limited number of badges?

Put simply, the number of badges is the maximum number of people who can be in the stream room without violating fire code. There have been a lot of shakeups on our end and due to uncertainty about being able to fill the larger, more expensive event spaces we played it a bit conservatively this time and opted for a smaller space. We're definitely planning to move into bigger spaces as we grow, so thank you for understanding.

If I register and have to cancel later can I get a refund?

Absolutely. We are offering badge refunds all the way through the end of registration on 3/3/2023. If you have extenuating circumstances after that date, please reach out to us and we will work something out, but otherwise that is a hard deadline for cancelations.

Why are badges so expensive?

This was a difficult decision for us. If we could we'd shoulder all the costs ourselves, but unfortunately we can't. The badges as they are set will allow us to cover the event space, all our expenditures for equipment + supplies, domain and web hosting, and give us breathing room for future growth. We want to be completely transparent about this and appreciate your patience and understanding.

I missed preregistration but would still like to attend. Am I out of luck?

Any badges we have left over after preregistration can still be purchased at the door.

Is there anything else to do aside from the main stream room?

Yes! We have a separate room with multiple CRTs so everyone can make new speedfriends and spread the good word of their run of choice. We also happen to know several of the staff and locals are fans of board and card games so analog gaming will definitely be around. And if you want to go out, we're a short drive from multiple game stores and a short walk from a large shopping area and indoor amusement center. Lots to do in and around BSB!

Do bits, subs, and tips on the Twitch page go to the charity?

They do not. Only the Tiltify link sends your dollars to them. All the others go toward our operating costs (and bolstering our peace of mind).

I want to submit runs to BSB, how does that work?

If you want to submit runs, then keep your eyes on our main page or schedule page, that's where you'll find a link to the form. It has everything you need to put together a top-notch submission.

You've answered some questions here, but not mine

We've got you covered! Head on over to our staff page and send any queries you might have to our questions email. Any department-specific questions can be directed to the corresponding department heads, also on the staff page.