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"Welcome to our creative and geeky DIY world. Life doesn't have to be boring. Maybe you just need an Intervention!" - Oni Hartstein, Co-Founder


GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Terry Molloy (Doctor Who’s Davros) will speak about film/tv work, conduct voice acting workshops at Intervention 6

Intervention is happy to welcome Terry Molloy, Doctor Who’s Davros to our Intervention 6 guest lineup!


Terry Molloy is a busy actor and, as well as directing and producing, he has been involved in all areas of the entertainment business over the past ‘forty-something’ years.

Along with a wide spectrum of television appearances, he is perhaps best well known on the small screen to Doctor Who fans as ‘DAVROS’, creator of the Daleks, playing the Doctor’s nemesis in the classic series from 1983 to 1989, and continues to today, starring both on stage and in many of the award winning Big Finish Audio adventures, including the four part mini-series “I,Davros”

Terry’s recent film work has included “In Love with Alma Cogan”, with Roger Lloyd Pack, Sinead Cusack and John Hurt, “ChickLit” with Dakota Blue Richards, Eileen Atkins, John Hurt & Eileen Atkins and a new production from Capriol Films, “Draw on Sweet Night”, with Nicky Henson & Christian McKay – a tale of intrigue & romance featuring the 16th Century Madrigal composer ‘Master John Wilbye’.

He is currently acting in the online webseries Kosmos, and will be speaking about it, his regular film/tv work, and also conducting some voice acting workshops at Intervention.

Click here for more information and to see all of the guests we have so far for this year’s event!


BREAKING: BIg changes, Exhibitor applications are LIVE, Intervention Film Festival, masterclasses with Oni Hartstein and more to debut at Intervention 6

Hi guys!

This year many factors are in place such that I have the ability to make ReGeneration Who: The Doctor Who Convention for Every Generation fabulous and Intervention even more awesome than ever before.

When I say that this will be transformative, I really mean that. We’ve taken the Intervention vendors room, changed the idea, and incorporated it into the main programming (which is the main focus of our attendees) with event-driven collabs that not only are fun, but more heavily showcase the folks in there, facilitate foot traffic, and help them connect with those who want their work.

Imagine a trade show floor where the artists inside have the ability to hold events at their table or inside a panel. This elevates everyone.

The name of the game at Intervention is Showcase and Collaborate. We are also placing calls to action in related panels that will send folks in to the exhibiting artists which makes everyone an active participant in our family/collaboration atmosphere.

This is a huge upgrade to the design of our ecosystem. We are pulling the entire space together. I believe the artists and small geek businesses will love this very different and innovative approach to our festival. I think our attendees are going to get even more out of this as well.

If you want to show your work at the con this year, apply now.

Also this year our Video Room is now The Intervention Film Festival. Just like the integration of the Exhibitor’s Hall we are upgrading and integrating film programming. Prepare yourself for a weekend of Q&As with filmmakers and an array of classes regarding how to make your own films.

ALSO: FINALLY after 5 years of only 4 hours of sleep per night and incredible personal financial investment have enough staff that I can actually be heavily involved with teaching at Intervention instead of doing 1 or 2 quick unrehearsed panels before running away.

I realize many were sad that I have been so illusive/busy with back-of-house at Intervention. No more. You got me now and I plan to give you my best.

I’m going to be in there the majority of the time this year working on teaching specifically designed programming for indie artists, writers, and creatives of all types, writers. First comes a TRUE Marketing Masterclass where I talk about white hat, grey hat, and even black hat Marketing. You should NEVER use black hat, but you need to understand how to ID it when you see a jerk doing it. I’m already writing it all up. Even some Marketing Directors that I’ve worked with who get a six-figure salary have no clue about this stuff.

What good is making your stuff if no one ever sees it? I’m here to help.

Basically I’m going to Real Talk you with enough knowledge that this class alone would normally cost over $1000 per person at a school. I’m doing it FOR NO CHARGE except a registration purchase. There will be more than 1 class so there will be many opportunities to hear me speak.

All 3 days at Intervention is just $50 with daily passes being less so you can see what a bargain this is – I will not be the only master teacher doing this over the weekend. Big announcements to come.

Where am I going with all of this? I have a plan for the next 5-10 years which I won’t reveal all of, but my ultimate goal has never been a secret.

I’ve spent the last 15 years getting only 4 hours of sleep at night, personally paying out to do this, and working 3 jobs because I am building a business that I hope one day soon can be a year-round organization that puts this kind of stuff into the world for people. I want to work with schools, I want to write books, I want to fund programs and do something to help ease suffering of others so that they can get on their feet and feel good about their lives. I want that to be What We Do.

Thus far we have accomplished so much good. It’s not been easy for me. I could never have done any of this with you, my staff, my friends, my chosen con runner family. I love you guys more than you know. We did this together. US. And we will continue to do good things together.

Thank you so much for everything. Tell everyone you know to register for (Re)Generation Who and register for Intervention, and, if they can afford, please buy up to a VIP (ReGen) or Enabler Level (Intervention) those donation tiers are like Kickstarter and how we keep The prices as low as they are. The idea is to allow as many people as possible to participate. We try our best to that regard.

We will always fight for this. Community. Love. And LOLmonkeys.

As always, if you have something to teach and would like to get involved in our community of friendly and dedicated volunteers, contact us. See you at (Re)Generation Who on March 27-29, 2015, and then at Intervention August 14-16, 2015!


PRESS: INTERVENTION CON 2014: Co-founder Oni Hartstein cultivates D.C. region as geek-rich soil

PRESS: “Oni Hartstein has already succeeded where many Washington-area festival organizers have failed: She has stoked the growth of a cultural convention past the five-year mark.” – The Washington Post

Read the entire article here.


Video Gaming at Intervention 5 – Confident Gamers

Video Gaming (and board gaming) are huge at Intervention every year. Confident Gamers came to cover the Video Gaming aspect.

Check out their blog post here!


Families celebrate 5 years at Intervention – get ready to Intervene and Inspire for another 50+!

Thank you everyone for a wonderful weekend. I am writing up a thank you post with pictures but I wanted to share with you a very special message that I just received.

When my husband and I started Intervention in 2010, we made a commitment to support families of all types. We stepped forward with our personal money and we are honored and grateful that you all stepped forward as well. We are a true labor of love and our impact reverberates far beyond the 1 weekend that we come together.

Webcomic artist Monica Marier just summed up exactly why we work so hard for everyone beneath our roof:

“Something amazing happened today. I brought my daughter to Intervention today and she made an LIFE-CHANGING discovery.

Since she started school, this kid had been told that she was weird, and wrong, and an outcast because she was a girl who liked things like skeletons, and steampunk, and Dr. Who, instead of American Girl Dolls and Horses.

Today she saw and met a ton of women and girls who liked all those “geek” things that she liked and that they were proud of it. And sherealized:

She was a part of something. And she was among people who thought that she was wonderful. IT’S SO GREAT that her first great con adventure was in such a safe, warm, friendly convention like Intervention and it was everything I hoped it would be and MORE. She’s already bouncing up and down in anticipation of ReGeneration Who.

THANKS SO MUCH, to Oni Hartstein, James Harknell , Pete Abrams and all the staff and artists that made this a truly fantastic weekend.

You guys put this smile here.”

Check out Monica’s work over at Tangent Artists.

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