I'm also a previously blind visual artist thanks to successful eye surgeries in early 2016. I'm currently studying to be a musician, building my event company, and generally figuring out how to have the best life adventures that I can. My guitar is named Jack Burton and my Rob Halford Uterus has his own Twitter. No, seriously. Look it up.
Our VIP levels are how we raise money to fund the convention and can continue to bring you the amazing guests, programming, and more that you have come to expect.
An $85 donation will get you a Level 3 VIP package. You get ALL of the benefits of levels 1 and 2 (click here for details), PLUS Mentioned on the Intervention website and this Special T-Shirt that is not sold or available to the public otherwise and printed to order in your size:
I hope you will donate this year because it is going to be our best work yet. Thank you to everyone who has donated and registered. It’s because of you that we can do this. We truly appreciate it. See ya there!
Most of you probably know who Candace Payne, “Chewbacca Mom” is by now. She posted a video of herself opening and laughing with a Chewbacca Mask on Facebook. It went viral. Since then she got a free vacation to Disney, treated like royalty by Hasbro, scholarships for her kids, is on a lot of TV programs, and more.
That’s when I started to see that haters and the hate articles come out about her. To be blunt, that disappointed the fuck out of me.
Let’s get it straight once and for all. She posted a video on Facebook and it went viral. SHE didn’t make it go viral. Random people watched it and made it go viral. No one can predict what goes viral. It’s the luck of the draw. Timing. Being in the right place at the right time. If making a true viral video was that easy you’d see far more of them than you do today.
English translation: It’s not her fault that her video went viral.
Sure, I did think that it was ridiculous that she was at a con selling $20 autographs next to actors. I did find it absurd that she is getting showered with money because of a Facebook Live video, but I didn’t fault her for it. I’ll bet that Candace Payne is a good person who finds this just as absurd as I do.
My side eye in this situation was purely because as a Marketer myself I know that the entire planet is not a meritocracy. What gets popular is random and we as marketers can only try and control it. Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Bart was “I didn’t do it” Boy?
That’s how the world works.
It’s totally absurd that something so random got popular, but let me break it down for you. If you posted a video on Facebook, it went viral, and people offered you scholarships for your kids, money, and free vacations you would be a total liar if you told me that you wouldn’t take it.
The hatred for Chewbacca Mom is based purely in sour grapes. Her haters are deluded enough to imagine that the world is a meritocracy and incorrectly try and shoot anyone down who gets a break.
That’s ugly. This isn’t a competition, so why do some treat it as such?
The money Chewbacca Mom is getting was NEVER going to be given to her haters. Her success doesn’t hurt them – their hateful, jealous attitude hurts them. Her success has nothing to do with them.
I’m glad Chewbacca Mom is taking advantage of what’s coming her way. God knows it’s going to be tough to create a second accidental viral video, so this could be her ONLY time to earn money. If this is her only 15 minutes of fame I hope she saves as much money as possible. If it’s not, I’m glad she got this opportunity. Normally people get rewarded from bad behavior. I find it refreshing that for once someone is getting rewarded for being positive.
GUYS. This is super special because it’s one of the first things I’ve been able to design after having recovered from eye surgery that restored my sight . I also think it’s the best con t shirt I have ever designed.
We can’t order a lot of extra t shirts, so the only way to guarantee that you’ll get one in your size is to pre-order it and it will be waiting for you at the merch table when you arrive at the con. We will only have a small number of t shirts in limited sizes available at the con.
Pre order your shirt via the registration form. Note that this is the regular con t shirt. I will reveal the design for the VIP T Shirt soon.