Friday, 20 May 2016

Once Conventions.

The Convention Life.



A lot of people always ask me how I meet so many of the cast members and my answer is conventions. Obviously I also meet them on set but for the first couple of years I met them at weekend cons. I have come to learn that many people are unaware that Once Upon A Time conventions are happening all across the world. Convention companies are finally starting to see that there is a market for this show in their businesses. So this is why I am writing this blog post. I want to let you all know the conventions that are happening that you may not of been aware of. Also I want to give the people that aren't aware a low down of what is a convention and what happens while you are there.

What is a convention?

.It is a weekend event where you are able to come together with many other fans of the show and meet some of the stars of said show.
.The guests will have Q&A panels that fans can ask questions and gain knowledge.
.You can buy autographs from the guests.
.Have a professional photograph with the guests.
.Buy Meet and Greet passes with the guests and have a 30 minute (depending on the convention) talk with around 20 other people in a room.

Convention companies

Specialised Once Upon A Time Conventions.

.France - Xivents - Fairy Tales - http://xivents.com/events/fairy-tales/?lang=en
.UK - Rogue Events - Storybrooke - https://rogueevent.co.uk/wordpress/storybrooke-2/
.US & Canada - Creation Entertainment - Once Upon A Time Official Convention - http://www.creationent.com/cal/ouat_nj.html
.Brazil  - Day Dream Events - Ever After - http://www.daydreameventos.com.br/ever-after/

Other conventions 

Other conventions are ones that random Once guests may attend for 1 or 2 days of the weekend depending on contracts 
.US - Heroes & Villains - http://heroesfanfest.com/
.US - Wizard World - http://www.wizardworld.com/
.US - SDCC - http://www.comic-con.org/
.US - NYCC - http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
.Canada - Fan Expo - http://fanexpocanada.com/
.Canada - Fan Expo Vancouver - http://fanexpovancouver.com/
.UK - MCM - http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/
.UK - London Film and Comic Con - http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/
.Australia - Oz Comic Con - http://www.ozcomiccon.com/2016/
.Australia - Supanova - http://www.supanova.com.au/
.Germany - German Comic Con - http://www.germancomiccon.com/en/berlin/

This is just a small list of general conventions. If you want to find out your nearest one the best place to start is google!
Below are just a few convention photographs I have taken at panels during the weekends.

Fairy Tales II
Xivents
Paris
Line up: Lana Parrilla, Sean Maguire, Emilie De Ravin, Robbie Kay, Rebecca Mader & Jared Gilmore 









Fairy Tales III
Xivents
Paris
Line up: Jennifer Morrison, Colin O'Donoghue, Lana Parrilla, Meghan Ory, Victoria Smurfit, Georgina Haig, Scott Michael Foster & Elizabeth Lail.












Once Upon A Time Official Convention
Creation Entertainment
Vancouver
Line Up: Colin O'Donoghue, Lana Parrilla, Rebecca Mader, Sean Maguire, Lee Arenburg, Sinqua Walls, Robbie Kay, Liam Garrigan, Chris Gauthier, Faustino Di Bauda & Michael Coleman.










xo

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