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How many conventions do you go to that allow your voice to be featured on an album?
Guess what? You’re at one!
From 2PM-4PM today, Tombstone Teeth will be recording its new album right in Intervention’s own Art & Music Studio. The members encourage anyone at all to stop by and do interpretive readings of the lyrics. You WILL be featured on the album!
Of course, if you wish to stop by and simply watch the lyrics and acoustics being performed, you’re more than welcome to do that as well.
Often, the most memorable stories that unfold at conventions do not do so on the convention floor. Instead, memories, be they good, bad, or just plain strange, play out within the linen-scented, heavily-wallpapered walls of our hotel rooms.
The folks at vidgle.tv have realized this phenomenon. It is now a movie.
“Con Drama” stars Vidgle personalities Anthony Zaragoza, Jeff Delisle, Megan Halvorsen, Candice Morreale, and Matt Schwam. Separated into several chapters, the comedy flick (don’t let its title fool you) follows a group of friends sharing a hotel room at the fictional Derpycon 2012. Situations ranging from bed sharing to that one friend who brings every electronic he owns despite supposedly being there to socialize are presented.
Veteran congoers, n00bs, and even those who have never been to a single con will certainly find “Con Drama” to be an exercise in insightful comedy. The Vidgle crew are regular convention attendees and have documented their experiences through interviews and the web series “Con Goer.”
Intervention is the first convention to show the movie in its entirety. If you missed the Friday evening screening, you are not out of luck! The movie will screen at 5PM on Saturday and 9AM on Sunday in the Videos room. Additionally, DVD copies are available for sale at the group’s table in the Dealers’ Room for $15.
Intervention will have a variety of events and features. The vendors’ area, artists’ alley, and panels are of course obvious programming examples.
We will also have dancing.
Whether your dancing resembles the second coming of John Travolta or a broken marionette puppet, you are still more than welcome to attend the dances. Your admission to the con ensures entry.
If you are 21+ (and IDs WILL be checked), both dances will feature a cash bar. Under Montgomery County, Maryland law, last call is at 1:30. If you choose not to go to the dance but still wish to relax with a cocktail, the hotel’s lobby bar is open until midnight each day.
Intervention is very happy to host two showings of the new film “Lloyd The Conqueror” in our Video room this year. It stars a wide array of talent (especially with Brian Posehn being “The White Wizard”, along with Mike Smith, Evan Willams and Harland Williams), and has won many awards so far, with some of the most notable being the AMPIA awards for Best Dramatic Feature and Best Original Score.
This will be the your first Northeast opportunity to see the film before it’s general release to theaters in 2013.
Here’s a description of the film:
Three male college students, must do battle against Derek the Unholy, a dark wizard who is determined to hold onto his title as champion of the Larpers.
Lloyd the Conqueror takes place in the eccentric and comedic world of Live Action Role Playing (LARPing). For those of you who are not familiar with this activity think of the game elements of Dungeons and Dragons, take it out of your basement and into the real world, adding homemade costumes and foam weapons. Throw it all into a real-live battle and only then can you begin to grasp the uncanny world of the LARP.
And check out the trailer:
The film will be showing on Friday the 21st at 9pm, and Saturday the 22nd at 7pm in our Video room.
We have a lot of things that are just about ready to be announced. Programming is being done right now. Programming is one of the most difficult things to do for the event because…well…it IS most of the event! (No pressure, right?)
I have a few things to get you excited about what we have planned.
View our Special Events page. From DeLorean photo-ops to live music making you can participate in to VIP parties. We have some cool stuff there already.
This year our Saturday night dance will be Zombie Apocalypse themed. No dress code is required, but Zombie Apocalypse and crazy outfits are encouraged! Our DJ will be Dave Ghoul!
He is a a longtime DJ and event organizer from Philadelphia that specializes in alternative dance music. He’s one of the co-organizers of the Philly Zombie Crawl and it’s undead siblings the Philly Zombie Beach Party and the Philly Zombie Prom. He’s also a resident DJ at both Shadowland Lancaster (spooky fun-time club night) and Dorian’s Parlor (monthly Steampunk hootenanny). And, if that’s not enough, he’s DJ a butt-load of conventions like Wicked Faire and The Steampunk World’s Fair.
They will have a table at our event where you’ll be able to meet them (maybe some zombies, too!) and get more information about their haunt that opens on September 28th – a short drive from Intervention’s hotel!
Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?
Also, are you ready for the really awesome programming we are about to announce? Get ready! It’s going to be even bigger and better than last year! :D