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Come make things on the internet: MAKE Magazine Editor-in-Chief; BoingBoing founder Mark Frauenfelder joins Maryland’s Intervention conference for 2013
The first guest speaker has been announced for the country’s premier “Internet Convention”; founders mark 4th year of intervening, inspiring, and empowering digital creators.
ROCKVILLE, MD — February 1, 2013 – Intervention, a visionary combination of educational conference plus indie creator and gaming festival returns to Rockville, MD this Aug. 23-25, 2013 for it’s fourth year. It’s goal? To Intervene and Inspire the whole family to take advantage of the intersection of art and technology. Many guest speakers will attend – and, in keeping with the convention’s focus all of the guests are creators who have made a name for themselves by using the Internet to build their fan base.
2013’s first guest speaker is Mark Frauenfelder, the founder of the incredibly popular online site BoingBoing and Editor-in-Chief of MAKE magazine. Mark is also a former editor-in-chief of Wired Online, and was an editor at Wired magazine and Wired Books from 1993-1998. He was Playboy magazine’s technology columnist for three years. He has appeared on The Colbert Report (twice) and the Martha Stewart Show, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, Business Week, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and other national publications. Mark is also a published author of 6 books, with Made By Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do It Yourself being his latest.
The event’s co-founder, Onezumi Hartstein, said, “[co-founder] James Harknell and I wanted to put together an event that would empower people to take control of their lives by going DIY with the internet and to showcase those who have done so already. We feel that the internet is the present and the future. This is the event for the internet generation.” After successful runs in 2010, 2011, and 2012 this year will mark Hartstein’s fourth time organizing the event.
The convention features educational content, children’s programming, board gaming, video gaming, vintage arcade cabinets, an extensive Artist Alley / Vendor Room, live action roleplaying, musical performances, and plenty of giveaways. As in past years, there will be a charity auction to benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an international non-profit digital advocacy group that helps to defend civil liberties in the digital space.
Tickets for Intervention 2013 can be bought at http://www.interventioncon.com/register for the early pre-registration price of $35 for the full weekend. They may be purchased in advance or at the door for $45.
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INTERVENTION IN THE NEWS:
- All Up Together interviews Oni about the social impact of the con.
- Fan to Pro interviews Oni about the professional aspects of fandom in regard to Intervention.
- Convention Fans Blog says that Intervention is a Great Marketing Opportunity
- Intervention founders Onezumi and Harknell talk about the event on on CNN.
- The Gazette writes: Intervention provides web comic artists with educational opportunities.
- Intervention founder Onezumi talks about the con and says, “I’m what you’d get if you put Salvador Dali and Beavis and Butthead in a blender with Kermit the Frog”
- Geeking Out About has posted an interview with Onezumi about the con.
- Comics Coast to Coast ep. 125 featured founders Onezumi and Harknell talking about Intervention.
- GeekDad talks about how you should Have an Intervention with Your Kids.
- Dueling Analogs writes about what a great and unique experience our event is.
- GeekMom podcast talks about Intervention!
- Wired.com – Intervention Con: Replicating the Online Experience in a Con
- The Comic Dish interviews Onezumi and Harknell about Intervention
- Examiner – NJ Comic Creators build Intervention Con
- Geeking Out About: Comic Non Sans: Intervention
- Two Guys Talking Webcomics: TGT Webcomics Podcast – Episode 115
- ComixTalk: Meeting in AA During Intervention Doesn’t Mean What You Think
- Art & Story: Episode 145 – The Big Intervention
- Otaku USA Magazine: Friday ACE Episode 24
- Wired Magazine: name checks Interventon.
- ShrinkGeek: CEO-flavored insanity: An interview with Onezumi
- Charm City Current: Giving the Internet An INTERVENTION: A Q&A With Onezumi
- Man vs. Art: Episode 29
- Otaku Generation: Show #273
- The Power Geeks #65
- Wired Article
- Washington City Paper Interview with Onezumi about Intervention.
- Wired.com: Intervention Con: Replicating the Online Experience in a Con Click here to read the Interview.
- “Match made in geek heaven! :D It looks like you guys worked really hard. We appreciate it!” @thinkgeek Twitter
- “I have to say as a rookie with a brand new Webcomic…Intervention was the most intense and perfect education a newbie could EVER hope to get. The panels…incredibly informative. Lots of direct access to the pros…This event was a game changing/life changing event for me. Thank you to all of you who had any hand in this Con!! – Craig Cobalt”
- “I’ve already booked a room for every weekend in 2011 from early September to late October! OK I haven’t yet, but I SHOULD! – Pete Abrams”
- “Is it gonna be in January? I really don’t feel like waiting a whole year for the next one. -Shane McCarthy”
- “Intervention was epic, and the second one can only be better from the sounds of it. Definitely the most fun I’ve had at a con in quite a while. – Phil Gorski”
- “Thank you Oni – this is a very thoughtful and helpful follow-up! I can see why the event was a success, you are very good at what you do! Looking forward to being involved again next year – please stay in touch and keep me posted on the happenings! – Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO – 4Imprint.com”
- One attendee even wrote a song about us: http://www.hello-the-future.net/?p=274