Have you heard about Broadway-Con?

You haven’t heard about Broadway-Con?  It’s a convention like the unbelievably popular Comic-Con.

You know about Comic-Con, right?  Comic-Con the unbelievably popular convention that unites fans of comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, and related types of movies and television from all over the world.  The big one was held in San Diego last week and drew over one hundred thousand folks, many of whom dressed up to show their pride.  Fun, games . . . and lots of marketing.

So now have you heard about Broadway-Con?

You haven’t?

Well, I’m not surprised.  Because it doesn’t exist.

But maybe it should?

Sure, we’ve got Broadway on Broadway and the BC/EFA street fair in September, but what about an good, ol’ fashion convention all about Broadway, Off-Broadway and theater all over the country . . . but for the fans.

We could take a weekend in the spring, when all the new shows are begging for attention and ticket sales, and have performances, autograph signings from current, past (and future) stars, memorabilia displays, movies, workshops, contests . . . in other words, fun, games and lots of marketing.

I’d go.  Would you?

Are there enough fans out to make Broadway-Con successful?

I think so. And if there aren’t, we’ve got a much bigger problem.

UPDATE FROM KEN 3/7/15:  Three years after I posted this blog, an actual BroadwayCon was announced!!!  And it was all because of this blog!  😉  Ok, ok, maybe not, but still, it’s happening and you should check it out.  Click here to read more.

 

 

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