Who: Created by Chris & Angela Seckinger, both have been attendees, staff, and vendors at a wide assortment of conventions for decades.
Why: For many years, Atlanta’s opportunities for attending a magically themed convention have been fairly limited. With their own convention experience at their disposal, a great group of friends by their side, and several requests from others, they decided to bring a better magical convention to the Atlanta area. So, they quickly conjured up something special.
What: They knew they wanted to offer something fun for attendees from 0 to 80+. They also wanted to empower children to be much like the heroes often seen in the books & movies of popular magical fantasy; such as: Harry Potter, LOTR, Hobbit, Narnia, Buffy & others. They wanted to offer a family-friendly environment for ALL ages where kids can hang just as easily with adults during the day, with plenty of things to learn, do and see. As well as be able to provide exciting, more adult oriented programming, later in the evening for adults only. They also wanted to make sure this was an experience! Basically, there should be plenty to do, not just see things or hear knowledgeable experts on panels, but to also be able to actually participate in lots of fun activities like live action games, maybe become a live chess piece, join in Quidditch matches, learn new dances, learn magic tricks, try archery & more. They also wanted to bring in crafts in creations from their Harry Potter day camp they run in the summer, such as making wands and other crafts, creating “spells”, learning calligraphy and more!
How: At a local hotel with a plenty of indoor space and a few outdoor fields, we offer displays of magic, panels from academia professionals, musical entertainment, crafts, cosplay opportunities, Quidditch, trivia/knowledge testing, and even more interactive experiences.
CONjuration is designed to provoke thought, wonder and fun!
2014, our inaugural year, had almost 600 attendees and lots of amazing, positive feedback. During 2015, we grew to about 1000 attendees and 2016 was enjoyed by well over 1200 attendees. We are very much looking forward to our next event in 2017!
When: Join us for CONjuration 2017, November 3-5!
May you have a magical time.