There’s been a lot of talk on Twitter about the possibility of a TGWTGcon. Here are my thoughts and suggstions.
I was talking to Elisa about it, and she, along with the rest of my merry band of Dickinsian welps, seemed to think the idea sounded like fun. Nella especially was championing the idea of a big public Hercules drinking game; if we had it in New York, hell, maybe we could even invite the UCB people to perform their rendition of “Showgirls: The Greatest Movie Ever Made Ever“, the wonderful sketch comedy show that inspired my obsession with Showgirls in the first place! But, according to Lisa cons of this nature aren’t organized by the companies, but by the fans themselves, who then invite the people they are fanning.
I found this nice little page that outlines, in simple terms, how to organize a small anime convention. Presently the movement, however small it might be, is like a headless chicken, running around and bumping into things. The biggest challenge would be organizing the capital to get it started, although it is probable that, with proper advertising, you could make your money back and then some. Someone would have to rise up and organize the damn thing, make an executive decision on where it’s held, and figure out how much to charge people and what the interest would be so that you don’t operate at a loss. (On that note, I would strongly suggest operating near a large metropolitan center i.e. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago).
So if there’s anyone out there so motivated, if people want to see it happen they’ll have to make it happen. Most of the site is in favor of it, someone just needs to, as the great Picard says, make it so. Personally, I would love to host the public intoxication fest of the Hercules Drinking Game.
No, I’m not durnk, ocifer…
Addendum: According to the Powers That Be, there is indeed interest on some level for the higher-ups at TGWTG, although fan organization and interest would be key here. Punky heads the TGWTG twitter (@TGWTG) and you can contact the site admin, Holly, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy organizing!