The Rusty Gear
Contact: Anna Ramm
‘The Rusty Gear’ aims to bring Metalocalypse, Venture Bros fans together
Natick MA will host metal-heads and super-science nerds alike in June
[ PRESS RELEASE DATE - April 3, 2012]
2012 marks the inaugural year of The Rusty Gear, a conference catering to fans of the Adult Swim cartoons Metalocalypse and Venture Bros. It will be held June 28 to July 1, 2012 in Natick MA at the Hampton Inn Boston-Natick.
As a fan-run conference, all the programming is being run by and for fans of the shows, so the specific focus (as opposed to the more general nature of most conventions) means that attendees have the opportunity to “really dig into those two shows; their characters, their plots, their fan communities” says the Convention Chair, Anna “Supergirl” Ramm. But why combine those two programs specifically? While there is a fair amount of overlap in the fan-base, Ramm says there’s more to it than that. “The [adult swim] comedy roster is great, but not all the shows have a lot of depth … these shows happen to be two of the few [as] comedies that can be discussed on a serious level, because of their complex plots and characters.”
Metalocalypse and Venture Bros have never received this kind of focused attention from the fan-base on the scale of a conference before. The Rusty Gear is keeping the focus on fans’ love of the show, with programming featuring artists, fan fiction writers, costumers, and even fandom-based baked goods. Event attendees can expect to be engaged with the planned events; not only can they participate in discussions of plotlines, characters and themes but also get hands-on with workshops or try their hand at re-enacting their favorite scenes.
Registration, as well as information about sponsorship and vendor tables is available online through The Rusty Gear website located at http://therustygear.org. The Hampton Inn Boston-Natick can be reached for reservation inquires at (508) 653-5000 (mention the conference to get their special rate) or book online using the link on the “Hotel” page of The Rusty Gear website.
The Rusty Gear is a not-for-profit event run by Massachusetts-based Awesome Conferences Inc.
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