Back in 2010 when Harknell and I started this convention, many people said we were crazy. They were probably correct. The amount of work, dedication, and sacrifice required to get a new event off the ground without a big corporate backer is extreme.
The challenges we faced in the beginning – my god. There were times that it seemed like an impossible struggle. The older I get, the more I realize that “impossible” often becomes irrelevant when you are as committed to something as we are. 4 days of 19 hour shifts every day this past weekend? No worries, I got that.
Maybe I “got that” too much since Ops Manager Paul wrote this on my badge after I almost fell over mid eye-blink:
Intervention grew it’s attendance base in 2011 and now we’ve grown a bit more in 2012.
The core mission of being there for adults and families is what keeps us strong. You are watching the future. This is the indie art space of the future.
Great Cthulhu onesie!
Layla is just over 1 month old and came dressed in her Owly best for the occasion!
We know this is the right thing to do. No where else can you experience an event like Intervention. On one hand you have a supportive atmosphere where you can get low cost education from the pros.
Our panels are unmatched by anyone else. That is a fact in my view.
Then there is the art and crafts that you will not see anywhere else.
Doctor Hoot by Kelsey Wailles:
Then you have the part where anything goes:
We are like a 3 day retreat for creative miscreants and geeks of all types.
You are the reason we could do this. Your donations, support, volunteering, and your advertising us to your friends. We made this con for you. You made this con for us.
We come together to learn, show off our cool stuff, make connections, and to work on new projects. The end result? People leave us inspired and come back the next year to show us the cool stuff they did in that year.
This is the future. It’s awesome, and we are already working on 2013. I hope you will join us again on August 23-25, 2013 at the Hilton Rockville, MD.
More pictures available on the Facebook page until we get them all processed.
Fan photos so far:
If you have photos you have taken, feel free to post them in the comments!