Friday, May 14, 2010

Fanaticon Kicks Off Tomorrow!

It's time for the first annual Fanaticon and are we ever looking forward to it! Fanaticon will be held tomorrow, Saturday May 15, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Asheville, NC at the Asheville Art Museum at Pack Place.

Why are we looking so forward to Fanaticon? Glad you asked.... Mainly there are two reasons: 1) the con is local - no driving two hours or more to begin setup - forget something? Just go back and get it... 2) More importantly, show director Chance Whitmire and his staff have been promoting the show relentlessly. Examples: Several radio spots, guest spots on local TV news programs, setting up a table at Hickory-Con last week along with a Superman actor to promote the show, having folks dress up like super-heroes to distribute flyers in downtown Asheville, front page of the Mountain Express (our Creative Loafing up here - click on the the "This Week In Print" block for a fabulous Fanaticon article) and front page of the Entertainment section of the Asheville Citizen-Times...just to name a few.

There are pre-convention parties, post-convention parties and even - get this - an Opening Ceremonies Saturday morning at 9:30...luv it...

Oh, and probably the best one-day show website that we have ever seen. No stone unturned by Chance and his staff in our humble opinon.

And did we say admission is FREE! Like you folks need another excuse to come to Asheville, the freakin' Paris Of The South, daggone it...

OK, time to get back to work and figuring out what we will take to the show - We will have a post-mortem of these last two one-day shows early next week.


  1. Extremely successful - over 3200 people attended. One day shows are usually estactic if they can get 500 people through the door.