S3E30 – How to Plan Fan Events Like Harry Potter’s Birthday Party – “Aww. Jennifer doesn’t love you. That’s sad.”

How to Plan Fan Events Like Harry Potter’s Birthday Party

In this episode:

  • Void had life happen, so it’s Beej and his lovely wife Jennifer doing the podcast this week! 
  • We talk about the recent Harry Potter’s Birthday Party that Jennifer threw at the library, and how it’s not as out of reach as you think to host a fan event that can draw hundreds of people.
  • We know that a lot of you may have aspirations of hosting a con of some sort, of even just a fan event where you can get together with like-minded folks and geek out about what you love.
  • It’s not a hard thing to do, but you just have to know where to start. Jennifer talks about how she grew Harry Potter’s Birthday Party from a spur-of-the-moment event that she and a single co-worker planned in 3 weeks to an annual event for 1,200+ people, some of whom travel from hours a way, every single year to come back.
  • Ideas for events like meetups with geeky experts on a topic, having a panel discussion before or after major movies (we do MCU discussions before and after films, generally), and even holding Television Premiere or Finale parties to experience the fun as a group instead of being alone on your couch.
  • Basically, anyone can start up a fan event if you want to. And since Jennifer does this as her full-time job, we thought you’d wanna hear about it and maybe geek out with some local folks yourself.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to her or me up (I am totally trying to get her on our Discord, but we will see if that happens.)

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Void and Beej

Void and Beej

Void and Beej, bringing you the Geek to Geek Podcast since 2016. @professorbeej and @grnmushroom on Twitter, and every other place podcasts are sold. Or whatever.

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