It’s always good when good people organise good things. And, in this case, it’s a whole horde of good people, under the banner of those very good people at The Geekiary – the ladies, along with Saga Event Planning, The Collective Blog and the Friends Of Comic Con Forum (…yup, we’re aware of their work) are pooling their resources together to announce one of the first listed San Diego Comic-Con off-site events for July 2018.
FANDOM FETE – held on Preview Night of next years SDCC (Wednesday 18th July, at 9.30pm) – promises to be a ‘multi-fandom party’ taking place in the downtown Gaslamp District of San Diego (no specific venue announced as yet), bringing together and celebrating a whole raft of properties and interests of nerds and geeks in town for the Big Show. It’s going to feature a semi-open bar, free swag, entertainment and cosplay-related activities, with VIP perks include early admission and additional goodies – exciting stuff. Especially the ‘open bar’ bit.
If you’re interested, you can pop by the Facebook Event for the FANDOM FETE, as well as taking part in the sixty-day IndieGogo fund-raising campaign which has been launched to fund the initial costs of the event and secure the venue (something tells me, the more money raised, the flasher the gig). Campaign perks include SDCC exclusive merchandise, celebrity autographs, eBook bundles, and special advanced admission VIP passes. Additional perks will be added as the campaign goes forward.
It all sounds perfectly wonderful – and AEISD will do its best to represent to show our support, too (no idea how on Earth we’ll do that, as we even struggle to dress ourselves in the morning, but hey…). More details on the Event as the date draws ever closer, of course…
The Geekiary is a geek news and analysis website started by fans, for fans. The Geekiary was founded in 2013 as a place for fans to report on geeky news from a “fan perspective.” We began as a humble WordPress blog with three authors. We’ve since grown into our own online digital news outlet with over a dozen frequent contributors and many guest contributors. The Geekiary is proud to support fan works and shine light on underrepresented voices in media through content creator interviews, reviews, and recommendations. We also take pride in our analysis of current geek culture and media and work hard to bring you latest news about the fandoms that we love.
Saga Event Planning is the parent corporation of Ice & Fire Con and Beach City Con.We aim to bring more by-fan, for-fan conventions to the convention circuit.We also specialize in themed parties and bar crawls. Please contact us for more information! Saga Event Planning, LLC is registered in and based out of South Carolina.
The Friends of Comic Con Forum started with a group of fans who congregated daily on the CCI Facebook page to meet, chat, ask and answer questions, and have fun. As part of answering questions, the group utilized the Discussion Page feature of Facebook to answer repeat questions that were asked on the wall. But then one day, Facebook discontinued the Discussion Page feature. Not wishing this type of information to be lost, one brave woman created the Friends of Comic Con forum… and the rest is history.
Once upon a time, the Collective team failed to obtain passes to Comic Con International. We gnashed our teeth and tore our clothes, angered and confused. Out of the ashes of bitter disappointment rose a phoenix of an idea: unleash our nerdy prowess upon the blog-o-sphere so that someday (with any luck) we would be able to register for a press Comic Con International badge and live our dream to mingle with the nerdiest of fandoms, those entities of singular passions and questionable fashion sense. In 2015, our nerdy life goal came to fruition and we strutted our stuff with the mightiest of fandoms in San Diego, and now that we’ve made it, we’re determined to carry on with our professional fangirling.
featured image: Pacific San Diego Magazine