A common question that we’ve received is asking us how they can start their own convention. It is a tremendous amount of hard work, a lot of dedication, and a ton of money to put something like San Japan together. We’re talking in the tens of thousands. Before asking us with a barrage of questions, if you are absolutely serious to put one together, here’s some great pointers:
- Upcomingcons.com – How To Start A Fan Convention
- Conrunner.net Wiki
- UnCONventional – How To Start A Con (Part 1 of Lots)
We’ve even written a manual on this subject which you can read and distribute that is called “How To Run A Successful Fandom Convention”: Download the Microsoft Word .Doc File | Click Here To Read It On Our Website
Before you even start to work on the convention, one of the biggest tips of advice that can be given is that a person should volunteer and work up the ranks of joining staff before starting their own. You’ll get a tremendous amount of insight of what it takes to run a convention when you work with people directly who put it all together.