The roundup of convention ideas is here.
So you want to do a professional event. There's the speakers, the advice, the stories . . . but what about adding more oomph? Some extra?
How about doing a pro-level project at the con?
Imagine a project that lasts the entire duration of the convention that involves people leveraging their professional skills to produce a complete work. People would cooperate, work with pros (who would oversee it), and in the end have a result – and learn a lot from it.
Consider such possibilities as:
- A team-drawn and team-written manga or set of manga.
- Pro-level costumes made from scratch?
- A round-robin serious writing project?
- Creating a fan website from scratch?
- Actually creating a browser-based game?
Everyone participating gets some advantages:
- They make new friends.
- They have a piece of work to show off in a job search.
- They learn teamwork.
- They get to stretch their skills.
So how about it? Want to jazz up your con's profan events? How having your attendees sign on to make something . . .
– Steven Savage