Photo: Court and the Highlanders! (+ Ian Sr.), First Starfury Highlander Con, UK, 2016
I have been intending to do a piece on Outlander fan conventions for a very long while, and with convention season in full swing, now seems like a good time. I will produce a write up, with stack rank, of the conventions I’ve attended over the years, including which ones are my favorites, and least favorites, and why. But, I would also like to hear from, and include your opinions as well.
If you would like to participate, I will gather all the input and comments and create a master, stack ranked list, with pros, cons, and comments. Please write your thoughts in the comments section of this post (below), as much information as you like, but at a minimum, your favorite fan convention(s), and why, your least favorite(s), and why. I am interested in the following information:
Which conventions you have attended over the years?
Did you feel like you were treated as a valued guest? Or more like cattle?
Did you feel the talent seemed happy and well cared for?
Was the convention well run? Why, why not.
Was the venue comfortable, with adequate seating, ventilation, audio visual equipment, etc.
Were the prices reasonable?
Was what was advertised delivered?
Have you attended this convention multiple times? Would you go back or not? And why?
Anything else you’d like to add.
After I’ve collected all of the information, there will be four categories of conventions (I have added a fourth): “Boutique” “Large,” “Comic Con,” and “Events,” to cover Starz premieres, dinners, etc. (but, you don’t need to worry about that. You are invited to just tell your stories). I will collect everything, sort, analyze, and do the compiling. I will put together the results, as well as my own opinions and photos for a final piece, or convention guide, if you like.
You may also email me privately, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out a contact form through the blog. If you know of someone who has been to a convention or two, please pass this link along to them. I hope to hear from you…
I hope everyone is well this fine day, wherever you happen to be in the world. xo
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