Intervention 6 will be bringing even more variety to our innovative program of hands-on workshops this year.
We have scheduled:
Terry Molloy Audio / Voice Acting Workshops
Terry Molloy (Davros from Doctor Who) will be conducting a set of 3 masterclasses in Voice Acting:
Roots to Radio 1, 2 & 3 – The Audio Adventure These classes will talk about the history of voice acting as well as tips and tricks to the actual process of recording as a voice actor. Space will be limited for these workshops to 20 people per session.
Event Runners AMA Series
We’ve assembled a great series of top level con staff to come and share their knowledge on event running. The following are the topics that will be discussed at the event this year:
– So you Want to Run a Convention? Tips, practical advice, and pitfalls of planning a convention from concept to post-con planning. You can invite as many guests as you like, but you’ll probably never see them unless things go wrong.
– Leadership Strategy in Volunteers: How do you recruit? How do you manage volunteers when they can just walk away at any time without consequence? What motivates a volunteer?
– Cost of a Volunteer: When does a volunteer’s value become less than the cost to your morale? Managing difficult volunteers with amazing skills.
– Attendee Policies: Keeping your badge holders safe and happy. Whether it’s security, crowd herding, or medical help, how does a convention manage attendees without become a totalitarian utopia?
– Marketing and PR: The other 362 days of a convention year. How do you sell your convention? What has social media changed for good and for bad?
– From Bad to Worse: Planning for the disasters you hope will never come. It could be a blizzard, a hurricane, an earthquake, kid with a gun, or a coffee shortage. How do you cope? How do you plan and practice for the unthinkable? How do you recover?
– Tales from Running Conventions and Conferences: The good, the bad, the ugly. How bad did it get? What did you learn?
Everyone Needs Help Sometimes: Webcomic and Art Portfolio Reviews
You have an idea for a comic, or want to get some feedback on your work. This is the place for you. During this open workshop our artists will gladly chime in and give feedback on your work or ideas and give you tips to get going to the next level.
Writing and Storytelling Workshops
This workshop is your opportunity to talk to other authors to help refine your written work. Get feedback or just bounce ideas off our authors to help you get to the next step in your work.
Creative Coding: Doing Cool stuff with Code
A quick, 10 minute demo of cool projects you can do with open source code and/or hardware, and a 1-2 hour step by step of making a nifty little sketch in Processing. See an Intervention Robo Owl being made, and other fun stuff with shiny lights and responsive controls!
More Workshops to be announced soon. We are working on scheduling hands-on workshops for art production (digital and traditional), web development, and other areas.