looking to start my own convention

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MartyMcFly160

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so as the titles says i am looking to start my own convention but the only way i can do this is by getting the support of the creative community as well as doing my research with as far as who would be interested in this. i have all the resources needed to start this convention but i am now missing a key component which is the supporters, so i am turning to you guys to see who would be interested in this

the convention as of now is called "ModCon" (subject to change)
the convention will consist of showcasing talents from the creative world from cosplayers who make their own costumes, props and replicas, customizers of toys and toy makers and or fabricators of anything in the pop culture field.
talents can be any where from a simple alteration to a simple repaint or scratch builds. if you can take an item and give it a complete 180* and turn it into something completely different and amazing then this would be the perfect platform for you

what i have planned is the following
- making a website as a platform to showcase talents, which in return only build your reputation as well as help you in your career.
- the convention of course would be on grand scale. cosplayers and anyone associated with cosplay don't get much love at conventions from the professionals and i want to give a venue for creators to shine
- i plan on doing some partnerships with top names in the industry but before i do that i need to prove my theory of interest to then peak the intrust of the industry giants.
- i have a TV show planned in the making but again with out the support it wont even get the foot in the door.
- i want to also help people get jobs in the industry as well
- so much more is planned i'll be here forever listing them

if anyone is interested in knowing more information please email me at popmodcon@gmail.com
if anyone would like to be featured please contact me
if you'd like to keep up to date with any new and updates the visit and like the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/popmodcon

please ask any questions thats needed, anyone will to help is welcomed
 

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MartyMcFly160

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oh to clear up some info i have not set a location for the first show as of yet, i am only doing the research to see if people wold have interest in the show. i would hope for the show to be a traveling show and hope that we can do many shows in a year instead of just a single show.
 

mistymills

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Since you need to concentrate on the single show at least for now, what timeline and where are you thinking?

I looked at the Facebook page you linked and you might want to check the wording on some of the areas as it doesn't really make sense.
 

Imagicon

New Member
Hey there. I came across your post and wanted to respond, because since March last year my friends and I have started out own convention.

the convention as of now is called "ModCon" (subject to change)
the convention will consist of showcasing talents from the creative world from cosplayers who make their own costumes, props and replicas, customizers of toys and toy makers and or fabricators of anything in the pop culture field.
talents can be any where from a simple alteration to a simple repaint or scratch builds. if you can take an item and give it a complete 180* and turn it into something completely different and amazing then this would be the perfect platform for you

My first question would be if you think that creating a con that focuses solely on cosplay and cosplayers will be something unique that enough people will go there for it to have a right to exist. What do you feel this would add that other conventions, where cosplayers can show their costumes and talk about cosplay, don't already do? I think that perhaps the toy-aspect of it might attract people, but you can also do that by joining already-existing events.

- making a website as a platform to showcase talents, which in return only build your reputation as well as help you in your career.

Again, there are already websites that do this, why would yours be different? Remember, these aren't questions to in any way criticize you, but to help you focus on achieving your goals.

- the convention of course would be on grand scale. cosplayers and anyone associated with cosplay don't get much love at conventions from the professionals and i want to give a venue for creators to shine

I would suggest NOT trying to start out big. Too many cons have tried that (last year in the Netherlands one such con unfortunately failed) and have crashed and burn due to them thinking (too) big. Start out with a bit more modesty, something a bit smaller and learn and grow over the years.

- i plan on doing some partnerships with top names in the industry but before i do that i need to prove my theory of interest to then peak the intrust of the industry giants.

It's great if you can interest big names in the industry to help or sponsor you, but don't rely on them. Again, it was only last year that a planned con failed because they relied on one big sponsor who pulled out a few months before the event was to take place. Try to be self-sufficient. Again, keep it small. If they only want to help you when there's enough interest, then you have a Catch 22 on your hands: not enough interest due to lack of 'big names' and no big names due to lack of interest.

- i have a TV show planned in the making but again with out the support it wont even get the foot in the door.

A TV-show? I'd really put that idea in the fridge for a while, that's no simple matter.

- i want to also help people get jobs in the industry as well

That sounds incredibly ambitious and really large. Again, I'd advise caution with such big plans.

I also agree with another response here about the FB-page: at this moment it doesn't look professional enough. I would strongly suggest that you start out small and build it up, unless you are 100% certain your plan is backed by big sponsors and big names.
 

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