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How to Put on a Beauty and the Beast Convention

updated 2022.7.18

Deciding You Want to Put on a Convention

Fandom thanks you! It’s a true labor of love, and will consume a lot of your time over a period of approximately two years, with intense periods of activity at various points in that timeframe. If you’re up for it, that’s wonderful!

First check on the Batbland home page, on the left, under “Conventions”) to see if the year you wish to put on a convention is already spoken for. You will see “Somewhere, USA” attached to a future year if that year’s convention is already being planned.

Why is that done? Our fandom generally does not announce specifics of future conventions (where it will be held, who is running it) until the year prior to a particular convention. That allows the immediately upcoming convention to “market” the next con and raise funds without competition.  If you don’t see a year so noted, no convention planning is in the works for that year yet.

Contact the site owners to get further information besides what’s contained in this document.

Decide on a name for your convention. This helps make it “real” in your mind from an early stage.

Ask an artist, if you are not one yourself, to design a logo for your convention.  Have this available for use no later than one year prior to your convention. Be sure you have a digital scan of this artwork in a high resolution. You will need it for your con web page, your conzine, t-shirts, tote bags and perhaps other things.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are considering putting on a fan-run convention, it is hoped you aren’t trying to do it all by yourself. Having a con team to help you coordinate aspects of a convention is critical to the success of a con, and to keeping your own sanity! 

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