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Intervention 5 Is Now Underway

Welcome to another amazing year of Intervention, everyone! It’s hard to believe that this is our fifth year doing this!

As always, we will be live-blogging the entire convention, providing you with updates, interviews, and all that fun stuff throughout the weekend. With the con doors now open, here is just a sampling of the many, many offerings that you should check out.

Sluggy Freelance: The Panel (6PM Friday, Large Panels Room)

Longtime Intervention friend Pete Abrams will be talking about his long-running webcomic, Sluggy Freelance, which was one of the first regularly-updated webcomics available to read. Almost 20 years later, it is still going strong.

David Pescovitz: Ask Me Anything (3PM Saturday, Large Panels Room)

We are very honored to have David Pescovitz from BoingBoing here this year. As the c-marketing manager of one of the longest-running blogs and information sources on the Web, he comes to us with a wealth of information on anything and everything from blogging.

(Re)Generation Who Presents: Doctor Who Premiere Party (8PM Saturday, Large Panels Room)

Whovians all over the world have been waiting for this weekend for months now. Join us for what is sure to be a crowded premiere of the new season of Doctor Who. Let’s see how Peter Scapaldi does in his turn as the 12th Doctor.

Intervention Talent Show (Ages 18+) (9PM Saturday, Panels Room 2)

There are no rules or regulations in this 18+, late-night staple of our gathering. If you can sing, perform stand-up comedy, or can showcase any other sort of talent, bring it to us and be judged! We’ll be hosting it as a Gong Style program this year.

As always, the entire weekend will be filled with engaging, informative, and of course interactive panels, our fabulous video game room, an opportunity to share your artwork on our wall (or even have it critiqued), and several LARPing games going on.

We look forward to seeing you here!


Workshop Spotlight: Learn How to Make a Web Series at Intervention 5

Every year we expand into more areas of creative awesome, thanks to your registrations and donations funding our event! This year we have some instruction for those of you who are interested in making your own a web series:

5PM Sat. Aug. 23 in the Workshop Room: Shotgun Mythos teaches you The ABC’s of Creating a Web Series

The creator of Shotgun Mythos presents a workshop on the ins and outs of creating a Web Series. We’ll open with the first couple of episodes of Shotgun Mythos so you can see a finished product, then move right into the workshop presentation. After the workshop, you’re invited to stay for a special screening of the movie of the second season of Shotgun Mythos (Movie rating: R).

Check out this and more in our Programming Descriptions and the Schedule.


A closer look at the Intervention 5 VIP / Enabler T Shirts

We depend on registrations, donations, and the sales of our merch to fund this here family-friendly art festival and conference. We don’t feel right taking donations without giving you something in return.

For a $50 donation (Lvl 3 Enabler) you get this limited-run T Shirt! Owly stompy! :D

You can upgrade your registration to be a Lvl 3 Enabler by following the instructions here, or you can do it at the con when you arrive!


Official Intervention 5 Con T Shirts are Owly

Here is a closer look at the official Intervention 5 T-Shirt! You can buy one of these online for pickup at the con or you can buy one at the con when you get there for just $20!


Programming Spotlight: David Pescovitz’s talk at Intervention: Science, Art, and Magic: The World is a Wunderkammer

One of the Can’t Miss presentations happening this year at Intervention will be David Pescovitz’s talk Saturday at 1PM in the Large Panel Room. We are so pleased that David was able to come to Intervention this year.

David Pescovitz is co-editor of the popular weblog BoingBoing.net and also editor-at-large for MAKE:, the DIY technology magazine. Pescovitz co-wrote the book Reality Check (HardWired, 1996), based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine where he remains a correspondent. David has a way of making you look at art and tech in ways that you never thought possible and inspiring people to do cool things!

You can get a taste of what some of his past talks have been like through this video taken at Lift Conference. Just Say Know: A Cyberdelic History of the Future:

Be sure to check out his Intervention talk on Saturday August 23 at 1PM in the Large Panel Room: Science, Art, and Magic: The World is a Wunderkammer

He also has an AMA (Ask Me Anything) at 3PM on the same day in the same room.

This is one of many amazing things happening at Intervention this year! Can’t wait to see you there!

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