Aug 2, 2018
How to Plan Fan Events Like Harry Potter's Birthday
In this episode:
- Void had life happen, so it's Beej and his lovely wife Jennifer
doing the podcast this week!
- We talk about the recent Harry Potter's Birthday Party that
Jennifer threw at the library, and how it's not as out of reach as
you think to host a fan event that can draw hundreds of
- We know that a lot of you may have aspirations of hosting a con
of some sort, of even just a fan event where you can get together
with like-minded folks and geek out about what you love.
- It's not a hard thing to do, but you just have to know where to
start. Jennifer talks about how she grew Harry Potter's Birthday
Party from a spur-of-the-moment event that she and a single
co-worker planned in 3 weeks to an annual event for 1,200+ people,
some of whom travel from hours a way, every single year to come
- Ideas for events like meetups with geeky experts on a topic,
having a panel discussion before or after major movies (we do MCU
discussions before and after films, generally), and even holding
Television Premiere or Finale parties to experience the fun as a
group instead of being alone on your couch.
- Basically, anyone can start up a fan event if you want to. And
since Jennifer does this as her full-time job, we thought you'd
wanna hear about it and maybe geek out with some local folks
- If you have any questions, feel free to her or me up (I am
totally trying to get her on our Discord, but we will see
if that happens.)
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