FanCon’s Not so Secret Origin: Part 2

The BCNE had a ton going on that year and Ron’s appearance was the crown jewel. He would do a series of autograph signings and photos throughout the day and we chose to do a live interview with him (by Citizen reporter Frank Peebles) live on the midway. In retrospect, the latter piece here was a huge risk but it was absolutely stunning. Imagine a thousand people in the midway and when Perlman took the stage, everyone stopped in their tracks to watch. You could hear a pin drop.

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FanCon’s Not so Secret Origin: Part 1

You might think starting Northern FanCon was as easy as picking up the phone and booking William Shatner and maybe that is true for other conventions. But that simply wasn’t the case for us. A lot of groundwork had to be laid before we could open the doors for FanCon year 1.

Let me bring you back a few years to where it all started… 2014.

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Rocking the Crystal Market

It was only a few years ago, Chris and his friends were tree planting on Vancouver Island when they stumbled, quite literally, onto a patch of broken crystals nestled in the mud.  Most people would move on, discounting them as cloudy and seemingly contaminated worthless crystals.  But Chris was understandably curious.

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The Night of Your Life

When Ben Nemtin, the creator and cast member of the MTV series The Buried Life, took the stage at last Friday’s gala, it was only a crescendo within an opus.  The evening commemorated The Bucket List Initiative, aimed at raising money for the Prince George Hospice Society.  It was a celebration of one’s drive for personal happiness, and that such contentment rarely comes from the acquisition of currency or the flaunting of ornamented accessories, but rather the amassing of cherished memories.

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