Intervention (convention)

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Intervention
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Intervention logo
Status Active
Genre Internet Culture
Venue Hilton Rockville/Washington D.C.
Location(s) Rockville, Maryland
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Attendance 905 in 2013
Organized by Onezumi Events Inc.
Website
http://www.interventioncon.com

Intervention is a yearly Internet Culture convention held in September in Rockville Maryland at the Hilton Rockville/Washington D.C. hotel.[1] Intervention (a combination of the words "Internet" and "Convention")[2] highlights independent artists from all spectrums of creative output (Comics, Music, Video, Blogging, Stories, etc.) who use the Internet as their primary distribution method. The convention hosts panels, workshops, movie showings, music concerts, open gaming, and dance events.

Notable Guests[edit]

Notable guests of Intervention 2010 include Phil “Frumph” Hofer, lead programmer of ComicPress, the premiere web-comic publishing front-end on the Internet; cartoonist Brad Guigar, creator of “Evil, Inc.” a syndicated strip which appears both online and in front of 1.5 million newspaper readers; artist/writer Fred Gallagher, who created the widely successful webcomic “Megatokyo”, the collections of which are ranked by Nielsen Bookscan as one of the best-selling Original English-language Manga on shelves; and artist Molly Crabapple, creator of the graphic novel Scarlett Takes Manhattan and founder of Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, which has branches in over 100 cities across the world.

In all over 40+ professional artists were guests at the 2010 convention and participated in panels and workshops.[3]

New Notable guest of Intervention 2011 include Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey Wells of the webcomic Skin Horse; Jennie Breeden of the webcomic The Devil's Panties; Becky Harks of the blog Mommywantsvodka.com; Carrie Gouldin, Web Community Manager for thinkgeek.com; and Christopher Baldwin of the webcomic Spacetrawler. In addition Intervention began a Children's Programming track in conjunction with members of Wired.com's GeekDad and GeekMom blog (Matt Blum, Brian and Helene McLaughlin). A live music/performance track was also started with the musical acts Eien Strife, The Tombstone Teeth, Mark Aaron James, Blue, The FuMP, and DJ Dave Ghoul; and with performances by the dance troop Antipode, Cosplay Burlesque, and Super Art Fight.

In all over 50+ professional artists and performers were guests at the 2011 convention and participated in panels and workshops.[4]

Press and Discussions of The Convention[edit]

Locations and dates[edit]

Dates Location Attendance Notable guests Notes
September 10–12, 2010 Hilton Washington DC/Rockville 527 Pete Abrams, Rob Balder, Molly Crabapple, Phil “Frumph” Hofer, Fred Gallagher, Brad Guigar, Mohammad "Hawk" Haque, Bill Holbrook, Phil Kahn, Steve Napierski, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Krishna M. Sadasivam, David Willis[3]
September 16–18, 2011 Hilton Washington DC/Rockville 734 [5] Pete Abrams, Rob Balder, Matt Blum, Jennie Breeden, Shaenon Garrity, Carrie Gouldin (ThinkGeek.com Social Media Coordinator), Bill Holbrook, Steve Napierski, David Reddick, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano [4] Opens: Friday 9/16/2011 12pm, Closes: Sunday 9/18/2011 4pm
September 21–23, 2012 Hilton Washington DC/Rockville 850 Pete Abrams, Rob Balder, Matt Blum, Jennie Breeden, Danielle Corsetto, Shaenon Garrity, Dave Ghoul, Steve Napierski, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano [6] Opens: Friday 9/21/2012 12pm, Closes: Sunday 9/23/2012 4pm
August 23–25, 2013 Hilton Washington DC/Rockville 905 [7] Pete Abrams, Raul Aguirre Jr., Ego Likeness, Mark Frauenfelder, Shaenon Garrity, Garth Graham, Hello, The Future!, Margee Kerr, Jennifer Logue, Steve Napierski, A.J. Rosa, Paul Sabourin, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Jeffrey Wells [8] Opens: Friday 8/23/2013 12pm, Closes: Sunday 8/25/2013 4pm
August 22–24, 2014 Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Opens: Friday 8/22/2014 12pm, Closes: Sunday 8/24/2014 4pm
August 14–16, 2015 Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Opens: Friday 8/14/2014 12pm, Closes: Sunday 8/16/2014 4pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intervention web site". intervention. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Intervention web site". intervention. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Intervention web site". intervention. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Intervention web site". intervention. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Wrapping Up 2011: Part 2". intervention. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Intervention web site". intervention. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  7. ^ "FAQ". intervention. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Intervention web site". intervention. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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