28
Apr

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 PHOTO: 3 professional nerds make geek cons happen!

This photo was taken by Robert Rukrigl‎ of me (Onezumi Events CEO), James (CFO/CIO), and my assistant Kara (Community Manager).

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The 3 of us are who you will recognize most working on (Re)Generation Who and Intervention, but there’s a team of 120+ behind us who all work just as hard.

I am C-Level over Marketing and anything that involves getting people to come, designing the cool stuff that they are going to do at the events, and figuring out scalable solutions. James is C-Level over Finance, Ops. We actually both cross over and work as a team, but primarily we are weighted toward these types of positions.

Kara is my right arm for social media, trade show tables, and blogging on the con sites because there’s only so many hours in the day and I can’t be in 2 places at once! She leads @RegenerationWho on Twitter and Facebook. She’ll soon be doing more with @interventioncon Twitter and Facebook. You should follow all of that because we kick some ass!



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28
Apr

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 DAILY REAL TALK: How to get my respect

Too many people worry about how to get my respect when they work with me.

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Here’s a clue. I respect everyone by default. Weak people don’t respect others. Strong people aren’t afraid to respect others even if they have different opinions from them. I always respect others because I believe in treating others the same as I’d like to be treated.

However if we are talking about impressing me, that’s a level above respect. That’s some fabulous giraffe dancing shit. If you want to impress me do the following:

1. Say what you mean and follow through.

2. Don’t be an asshole or waste your time on petty BS that won’t matter in 5 years.

3. Tell me what you can do and bring solutions instead of telling me what you can’t do such that I have to mind after you like if you are a braying cow with constipation. Be reliable.

4. Never be afraid to positively suggest ideas and alternatives. Do not be a “Yes Man” to me. I hate that. I am not perfect. I do not know everything. The ultimate truth is that no one knows everything.

5. Understand that you don’t have to like everyone but you do have to respect them and be positive and professional. We aren’t in High School anymore, people. I don’t put up with that shit.

Life is pretty simple. Don’t over complicate it. I am not sure why so many people need to make things more complicated. That’s wasting time that you could be using to get somewhere with your life.



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17
Apr

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 Trying ombre hair

Yeah so I got my hair colored today. I’m still adjusting to it even though it’s not a very extreme change. It’s ombre and will lighten over time.

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My chic as hell Tower of Terror T Shirt. IDGAF I’m off to metal guitar practice soon.



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08
Apr

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 PRESS: Doctor Who: (Re)Generation Who Baltimore Sun photoshoot results; Paste Magazine!

I’m back!


YEAH HELL YEAH @regenerationwho #ReGenWho http://www.RegenerationWho.com

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It’s been a very hard yet positive time frame. I ended up working so hard that both Harknell and I nearly hospitalized ourselves. It was like a perfect storm of bad surprises ended up hitting our lives since the tragedy we faced last November and my job loss.

But still. We did it. (Re)Generation Who is a smash success! The attendees were so pleased that many broke down in literal tears of joy. We got a standing ovation at the end. I have a pile of presents that were left for me also. I am so grateful. I love you guys so much.


A small selection of gifts attendees left for me at @regenerationwho #ReGenWho TY! :)

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We pulled off the impossible! Not only were we one of the strongest first year conventions ever, we also got the support of Mr. Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor for our first event!


We also had these 2 handsome men with us – Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker. They were a dream to work with – so supportive and sweet. 2 of the most beautiful human beings I have had the pleasure of knowing. I miss them:


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I got to interview Nicola Bryant (Peri). She is another wonderful human being – absolutely on my wavelength. Such a joy to work with her:


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and Terry Molloy (Davros). Terry is also one of my favorite people in the world. A very talented actor and such a cheerful guy:


Me interviewing Terry Molloy @regenerationwho #regenwho photo by @bitgamer

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With a nearly full house all weekend, a lot of press coverage on TV, radio, and in the newspaper – we are set to grow this even larger in the years to come. I am so excited that I have something that I can grow into a truly useful tool for the artists, actors, and attendees out there. The focus on PEOPLE and families will never change no matter how big we get!

Here are some photos from our Baltimore Sun photoshoot. We were the cover and center spread in the weekend edition!

Otakon didn’t even manage this in their first year. YEAH! Anyone who is surprised that we could manage this hasn’t been paying attention. The laws of physics cease to apply when I’m working on a con. I don’t just pull off the impossible.

I INSIST ON IT.

I’d take off and eat my own pants if I thought it would make the con better for the people going to it.

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Man, everyone always wants me to pose like if I have Draculas in my vagina.

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We also were just featured in Paste Magazine. This is a phenomenal look at what happened-at our event. Definitely read this one!

I’ll be back soon with my personal recap. I’m still exhausted, guys. I really took the dial above the red for this one way too long.

But you know what? I am so excited to do it again!

In the meantime, you should register for Intervention which happens this August 14-16. That’s my 1st convention which has been running since 2010. Come here and spend a weekend learning how to be more amazing. I am teaching a Marketing Masterclass and there will be an entire track on how to run cons! All cons are welcome! Let’s create a supportive network of positive people!



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18
Mar

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 PRESS: (Re)Generation Who: “The hottest new event of the year” Doctor Who Convention photoshoot for The Baltimore Sun!

Guys, I am getting killed with work and was home sick today. This is a lot less glamorous than it looks! Last weekend we traveled to Maryland to do a photo shoot for The Baltimore Sun. (Re)Generation Who will be the featured event of the weekend edition – on the cover of it no less! This is a huge honor. Many are calling this the “hottest new event of the year”. I’m humbled. We are working so hard to make this amazing and I feel that we’ve done some awesome work.

Thank you all for your support. It’s because of you that this is happening. I will use this for Good and I will make you proud.

They kept wanting me to make psychotic faces. I am sure this has a chance of being embarrassing to some extent. LOL. I’m OK with it. You can see this on Friday, March 27, 2015 if you get a copy of The Baltimore Sun. If you come to (Re)Generation Who and have an extra copy I am sure many of my staff would like one as a keepsake! It will be online shortly before that.

Here are some behind the scenes shots from the shoot:


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