Q: What is Intervention? What’s with the name?
A: Click here to read the Intervention story.
Q: When Does the Con Start and End?
A: Intervention 2012 starts at Noon on Friday September 21 2012 and ends at 4pm on Sunday September 23h.
Q: What are Vendor Room/Artist Alley Hours?
A: Friday: 2pm to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 3pm
Q: How big is Intervention?
A: We had 734 people at the event in our second year (2011). The usualy expected yearly growth of an event of this type is 25%. We did 39% growth from our first year. We expect at least 25% more this year, and it could go much larger. We have the entire Hilton just for us.
Q: How do I get to Intervention?
A:The directions and hotel information are located here.
Q: I’m an Enabler and saw that you are giving me Wifi Access, how do i connect to it and where is it available?
Enabler Wifi access info will be given to you at the Help/Info Desk when you pick up your Intervention Lanyard and Con Book. Your access is in the event space of Intervention (The space shown on the Intervention Event Layout maps). It is not available in the Hilton hotel rooms, which requires a separate fee. We do request that Enablers not use this connection to download very large files, watch extensive streaming media, or use p2p file sharing networks.
Q: Should I book a room at the hotel?
A: Yes! We have the super-low room rate of $114/night at our event venue the Hilton Rockville in Rockville MD. We’ve gone well past our original allocation, but they have extended our amount. You have until August 28th though, so hurry and register your room now. If you prefer to call to make your reservation please call 1-800-HILTONS and request group code VEN.
Q: Are there different Vendor Room/Artist Alley/Dealers Room locations at Intervention 2011? How Do I apply to be in the room?
A: Intervention 2011 has only one sales area this year. All of the above names/places will be in the same room, and in fact are the same thing. Since not all people selling things self-identify as “Artists”, we’ve named the page on the site “Vendor room“. The application form is at the bottom of the page, just fill it out and submit the form. Note that we are currently adding people to the waiting list due to the overwhelming demand for tables we’ve received.
Q: Are you on the same weekend as SPX?
A: While we were on the same weekend in 2010 as SPX, this year we are not on the same weekend. SPX is set to occur one week earlier on the 10 and 11th of September.
Q: Are you making money from this? Why are you holding this event?
A: No one is making any money from running Intervention. We are run by a volunteer staff. We aren’t doing this to make money – we are doing this because we feel strongly about supporting the scene, offering low cost educational opportunities, and throwing the best party in the northeast.
Q: Are you just for Webcomics?
A: Absolutely not. Webcomics are a big focus of Intervention, but any creator who publishes their work on the internet is welcome and encouraged to contact us. Yes, your podcast about snails in spacesuits is welcome here. :)
Q: What makes you different from other cons?
A: We focus on the internet as a distribution model rather than print. We also emphasize a friendly atmosphere where creators can network, and new creators can learn. Fans are also encouraged to get involved in the creation of the programming.
Q: When was the first Intervention?
A: The first Intervention was held in 2010. 2011 is our second year and we will be a yearly for the foreseeable future.
Q: I have an idea for a Panel, how should I go to submit it?
We have opened up our Programming Development website now, please click the “Add Panel Suggestion” link to suggest your panel idea. You can also vote on existing panels or comment on them to help us out in determining what people most want to see at the event this year. Programming for 2011 is pretty much final at this point, you can always give us ideas for 2012 though :)
Q: What do Panelists get for being on Panels at Intervention 2011?
A: Most of the Panels at Intervention 2011 will be comprised of Guests of the con. A “Panelist” then is the term used for a non-Guest person on a panel. Depending on the number of Panels they are scheduled for (and successfully appear on during the event), Panelists can ask for reimbursement for their original registration costs to the event on the following scale: 1 panel: $10, 2 panels: $20, 3 or more panels: Full original cost reimbursement (note: reimbursements will never exceed the original costs paid to attend the event). Reimbursements will be provided after the end of the event.
Please note though that “Fan Panels” (i.e. panels discussing things from a fan perspective, or non-professional level discussions) are not considered to be part of the above reimbursement system, and members of these types of panels do not qualify for reimbursement. In all cases if in doubt please contact Intervention in advance to confirm your eligibility for reimbursement.