posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 01:13 AM
Through the ATS/BTS Chat, I once proposed that an ATS/BTS convention be held. To my surprise, I learned that some members actually tried to arrange
mini conventions of fellow members who happened to live in relative close proximity to each. I found this heartening as it only strengthens my case
that an International ATS/BTS Convention could be held.
I propose that each year, a different country be designated (perhaps through a voting system) as the host country to hold this convention. Obviously,
major cities such as New York, London and Toronto would be ideal. If enough lead time is provided, I am certain that many could attend and, of course
have an amazing time.
Special guests and speakers would also be a focal point. For example, perhaps people like Art Bell, George Noorey, Jeff Rense, Richard C. Hoagland,
Dr. Machiu Kaku, Maj. Ed Dames etc, could be outstanding guests and could also be used to draw the general public to the convention, which could help
to offset costs. Members of ATS/BTS, of course, would receive special status to seperate them from the general public.
Perhaps there could also be a "dealers" room, much like those at comic book and science fiction conventions. Books relating to the topics found at
ATS/BTS would, of course be the ideal wares that could be sold at this convention but there could be many other items as well.
I have hosted major comic book and star trek conventions before; Detroit Triple Fan Fair (credited with being the first comic book convention ever
held) and Star Con (also in Detroit...this convention has attracted thousands of attendees to meet guests such as William Shatner, George Takei,
Harlan Ellison etc.).
I don't know, what do you think? By responding to this thread, it would give the heirarchy at ATS/BTS something by which they could guage the
viability of the concept without actually committing themselves to hosting such a convention.
What do you think?
[edit on 10/3/2005 by benevolent tyrant]