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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