Thursday, July 17, 2008
Ex - Jumpcon Customers Hold Their Own Con With Help From United Fan Con!
Randolph, MA. – July 17, 2008 – United Fan Con Inc., a small not-for-profit fan-run group located in Randolph MA, has stepped up to givethe fans in Boston the fun-filled weekend that they were anticipating.On Tuesday afternoon, July 15th, the Milford, NH based eventpromotions company, JumpCon LLC, cancelled a large Science Fiction /Pop Culture event scheduled for this weekend July 18th-20th at theSheraton Boston Hotel. This is a second time in the last two monthsevents like this have collapsed at the last minute, in June Fed ConUSA in Dallas , TX canceled the rest of their show during the actualevent itself.United Fan Con has been producing fan-run events in Massachusetts forthe past 17 years and knows when events are canceled like this itleaves a bad taste in everyone's mouths; it hurts everyone involved:actors, agents, hotels, other promoters and especially the fans. Thistime it is different, a lot of fans that were planning to attend thenow canceled Jumpcon Boston have rallied together to put on their ownmini convention. It started with online forum posts discussing thesituation and then moved to the realization that many people werestill coming to Boston regardless of the JC cancellation. These fansdecided to organize and started planning a mini fan event. UnitedFan Con stepped in to help the fans make it happen, giving the fansthe funds to rent space at a new venue and use of any and allequipment and supplies needed to host an event. In addition UFC iscontacting actors, agents and vendors with the hope of making this anexciting weekend.This Fan Con will be free to all attendees and include; games,videos, fan panels, auctions, vendors and more. The event will takeplace at the Hilton Back Bay, located at 40 Dalton Street, Boston MA(directly across the street from the Boston Sheraton). The event willrun from 3pm – 10pm on Friday, 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 12pm – 6pmon Sunday.Here is what is being said about the fans efforts:"It's really cool that you are trying to help these poor fans". -Bob Catalano, Westland Productions"I hope you can make something happen with the fans, thanks for doingthis." Julie Catlin Brown – Illumina Productions,"How nice of you to reach out and see what can be done. We greatlyappreciate your thoughts and willingness to try and make somethingpositive out this fiasco Thank you". Erin Gray - Heroes for Hire.What we need is you, the fan, to get the word out! Tell all of yourfriends and tell us how you can help. This is a true FAN CON!If you wish to help plan this event please join us athttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/jconcons/