The Who, the What, and the Why of Intervention:
Unlike many other events we both serve as Co-Con Chair every year and oversee every aspect of Intervention. If you’ve ever attended Intervention you already know that we are obsessed with providing a great attendee experience.
“It’s the best con I know of that’s geared toward independent creators and helping people get their work out there, among other things (there are plenty of nerd culture cons, but this one is the most con-goer friendly if that makes sense) And there’s no air of superiority/holier-than-thou-ness from the staff of the con.”
- Phil Gorski
What and Why:
Intervention is different from every other event you have ever been to. Our name is the combination of the words “Internet” and “Convention” but the significance is deeper than that. The entire idea of this event is to Intervene and Inspire everyone to live a more creative, geeky, and fun life within the welcoming scope of a traditional geek convention.
James and I both worked our way up from a disadvantaged situation. Art and (most importantly) the internet was how we were able to make our own opportunities and rise above all of the awful. Whether creativity is your serious business or just something that makes your life better – the result is the same. Good things happen when you make things.
When I would exhibit at cons I would meet so many people who would tell me that they felt their life was hopeless and that they could never do what we were doing. The thing is – we are not special. The only thing we did was never give up. We spent so much time sharing our knowledge about the opportunities the internet offers that we knew there was a need for an event to encompass this new way of making things.
“Welcome to our creative and geeky DIY world. Life doesn’t have to be boring. Maybe you just need an Intervention!”
YEAH, I SAID IT! I just quoted myself while typing in the first person.
But in all seriousness I’ll let our track record speak for itself. Scroll back up and click the buttons on the right nav bar to get more information on what we do.
The best part? What we do changes and gets bigger and better every year. If you have something to contribute, you could be presenting. We are about the art – never about elitism. Elitism is for people who aren’t good at what they do.
This is how the next generation of Geeks get their party on.