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Convention
Name: KazCon
Dates: 2007, 2009
Frequency: bi-annual
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Type: fan-run media con/fan con
Focus: Supernatural
Organization:
Founder:
Founding Date: 2007
URL: website, Community on Livejournal
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2009 Kazcon License Plate Logo. Artist: Thru Terry's Eyes

KazCon is a fan-organized Supernatural convention held in Lawrence, KS.

2007 Kazcon

The first convention, Back Home Again, was held August 2nd-5th, 2007 in Lawrence, Kansas. Attendees raised $3,177 at the Charity Auction (proceeds went to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund). An archived copy of the 2007 convention website can be found here.

Convention reports can be found here Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

2007 Kazcon Schedule

Thursday

2007 Kazcon logo
  • Early Registration 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • TV Viewing Room 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Trading Card Party 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Friday

  • Registration 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • TV Viewing Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Silent Auction Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Dealers Room Open 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Panels 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Panels 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Trips to Stull Cemetary 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Vid Contest/Premieres 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Supernatural Games 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Saturday

  • Registration 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • TV Viewing Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Silent Auction Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Dealers Room Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Panels 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Panels 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Theme Party 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Classic Rock Karoke 10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Sunday

  • Charity Auction/Close 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Other events: paranormal scavenger hunt, fanfic contest, art contest, Supernatural skits

2007 Kazcon Panels

2007 Kazcon License Plate Logo

Friday: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

  • Demon Hunts and Broken Hearts - A look at the influential women of the Winchesters' lives
  • Stitch Me Up Before We Go-Go - It's not as easy as a needle and thread: overview of field first aid

Friday: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Sonuvabitch S1 - Season 1 Jeopardy-style game
  • The IQ and Lifestyle of Geekboy - The meaning of Sam's LSAT test score and the life he adopted at Stanford

Friday: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Scenes on the Cutting Room Floor - Scenes from the show that should have been but never were
  • Under the Hood: Dean Winchester - An in-depth psychological profile of Dean Winchester, why he is who he is

Friday: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Wee!Chesters - A look back at the lives of Little!Sam and Little!Dean
  • Here, Sam, Sniff This! - Endless hours in the car, paying for food, motels, laundry, cell phones. How do the boys cope with the everyday hassles of life on the road?

Friday: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • How Far Did the Apples Fall from the Tree? - Which son is more like his father?
  • Writer's Workshop - leaving feedback that matters

Friday: 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

  • Puppy Eyes or Lip Wibbles - Which brother gets whumped better?
  • Dude, You're Fugly! - An exploration of the origins of supernatural creatures and their relation to the show


Saturday: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

  • Metallicar - Specifications of the 1967 Chevy Impala and why it's the perfect car for the boys
  • Perks of the Trade - An in-depth look at the trunk's arsenal

Saturday: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Sonuvabitch S2 - Season Two Jeopardy-style game
  • Life, Death, and Krazy Glue - An exploration of favorite on-screen moments

Saturday: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Did Kripke Really Say That? - Canon vs Fanon
  • Psych 101: Sam Winchester - An in-depth psychological profile of Sam Winchester, why he is who he is

Saturday: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Writer's Workshop - Projecting and eliciting emotion
  • Hunters' Network - A look at the other hunters Sam and Dean have encountered and how the network functions

Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • The Art of Hustling - Unique skills Dean has developed in order to survive on the road and how he justifies credit card scams and other less-than-stellar actions.
  • Demon Children or Devil's Pawns - The demon's plans for the Winchesters and all the other children like Sam.

Saturday: 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

  • He's Not Heavy - An in-depth look at Sam and Dean's relationship
  • John Winchester: Loving Father or Parental Failure? - Was John selfishly seeking revenge or was he truly doing what he thought was best for his boys?

2007 VidShow

SONG VIDDER FANDOM
"Die Another Day" Starrylizard Supernatural
"Affirmation" Tara Supernatural
"Secret Agent Man" Wolfpup Supernatural
"One Year Only" Dayln Supernatural
"In the Shadows" Wolfpup Supernatural
"All Downhill From Here" Kumaproogey Supernatural
"Show Me the Way" Leslie Supernatural
"No Conditions" Cheryl Supernatural
"Stand By Me" Kumaproogey Supernatural
"Pieces of a Dream" LSketch42 Supernatural
"Tears and Rain" Leslie Supernatural
"Safe in My Arms" Cheryl Supernatural
"TV Family" Kumaproogey Supernatural
"I'll Be There" Cheryl Supernatural
"No Fear" Brighette Supernatural

The vid show was released on a songvid DVD and sold by Agent With Style. From the description: "From the amazing minds of Supernatural fans scattered far and near, and brought together at KAZCon, the first ever Supernatural con, these beautiful songvids will grab hold of your heart and your attention and not let go. From pure eye candy to serious drama to silliness to make you smile, the vids of Sam and Dean on this DVD have it all!"

See also

2007 Contest Winners

Fanfic Contest

Vid Contest

  • 1st place - No Conditions by Cheryl
  • 2nd place - Safe In My Arms by Cheryl
  • 3rd place - Pieces of a Dream by LSketch42

2009 Kazcon

2009 Kazcon logo. Artist: Thru Terry's Eyes

The second Kazcon, To Hell and Back, was held in the same location on August 6th-9th, 2009. The convention included charity auction with $2,562 in proceeds going to National Lung Cancer Partnership in Memory of Kim Manners, panel discussions, a Supernatural-Jeopardy game for each season of the show, fanfiction contest, vid contest, a Ghost Tour of Lawrence, and a theme party.

It has a con zine called To Hell and Back.

2009 Kazcon Programming

Thursday

  • Early Registration: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • TV Viewing Room: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.*
  • Dissect An Episode Panel 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Double Feature: My Bloody Valentine/Friday the 13th: 9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
2009 Kazcon logo

Friday

  • Registration/Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • TV Viewing Room: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. *
  • Silent Auction Open: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Dealers Room Open: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Panels: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.
  • Panels: 1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Pizza Party: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Ghost Tour: 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. **
  • Vid Contest/Premieres: 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Supernatural Games/Show and Tell: 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Saturday

  • Registration/Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • TV Viewing Room: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.*
  • Silent Auction Open: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Dealers Room Open: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Panels: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.
  • Panels: 1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Group Photo: 5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Theme Party: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Classic Rock Karoke/Guitar Hero: 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Sunday

  • Dealers Room Open: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Charity Auction/Close: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

2009 Kazcon Panels

Thursday: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Dissect An Episode - Sit down to watch and dissect the episode "Lucifer Rising" with other con attendees. (GaelicSpirit, Thru Terry's Eyes)

Friday: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

  • To Smite or Not to Smite - Fluffy guardians or avenging warriors? Compare and contrast the angels in S4. What are their motives? How do they see themselves in relation to mankind? And who answers to whom? (Rob1, Black_wingedbird)
  • Scenes on the Cutting Room Floor - Forty minutes isn't long enough! Scenes from S3 and S4 that should have been, but never were. (lovesrain44)

Friday: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Sonuvabitch S1 - Test your knowledge and attention to detail with anything and everything regarding Season 1. (Jeopardy-style game) (KazCon Committee)
  • Sam Winchester: Boy King? - An indepth psychological profile of Sam in Season 4. How he differs from the little brother we knew before Dean's death. (lovesrain44, Paladin)

Friday: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Down and Dirty - Which brother is hotter and why? A look at the boys on the most basic of levels. (Adult discussion) (Robin, Roselyn)
  • Kripke Said What? - Sam eats health food... if he eats at all? Dean always takes the bed by the door? CPS was constantly knocking on the Winchester's door? The blurred line between Canon and Fanon.(K. Hanna)

Friday: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Writer Workshop: Beginning, Middle and End - How to construct the foundation of a great story and bring the reader along for the journey. (K. Hanna)
  • Dean, Sam and the School System - Take a closer look at the school system and how things worked when Sam amd Dean must have attended. (JM Griffin, Judy D.)

Friday: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Ramblin' Man - A look at Bobby Singer. The life he's led and his role in the Winchester World. (Paladin)
  • It's Getting Hott In Here - Classes of demons, their powers and ranks. A look at the demons encountered throughout the series. (Rob1)

Friday: 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

  • Sonuvabitch S2 - Test your knowledge and attention to detail with anything and everything regarding Season 2. (Jeopardy-style game) (KazCon Committee)
  • Pass the Ammo - A look into the Impala's trunk. A hands-on panel of the types of weapons the boys use in their day to day battles. (Weapons and ammo will be part of the panel. However, no weapons will be loaded.) (Rob1, Paladin)


Saturday: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

  • Writer Workshop: Original Characters - Do original characters enhance or detract from fanfic? How do you make your original characters acceptable in fandom? (GaelicSpirit, Thru Terry's Eyes)
  • Brothers In Arms - A look into the evolution of Dean and Sam's relationship over the last 4 years and where it might be going. (EveSong, Swellison)

Saturday: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Sonuvabitch S3 - Test your knowledge and attention to detail with anything and everything regarding Season 3. (Jeopardy-style game) (KazCon Committee)
  • Dean Winchester: Tragic Hero? - An indepth psychological profile of Dean post-Hell, and how he differs from the man we knew before Hell. (JM Griffin, Judy D., MistWraith)

Saturday: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Debunking the Skeptics - Kansas' own Paranormal Research Investigators (PRI) take us through their process from discovery, to research, to the endless hours sitting in the haunted dark. Includes first hand accounts and field equipment. (Paranormal Research Investigators)

Saturday: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Writer's Workshop: Researching the Detail - How important is research when crafting a story? Where should you look, and what is the best way to research without getting bogged down in the detail? (Bayre, Swellison)
  • Haunted Kansas - Want to know the real story about the Woman in White? How about the Civil War soldier that still rides down Massachusetts street? Join in to hear some hair-raising tales about Kansas Ghosts... (Beth Cooper - Ghost Tours of Kansas)

Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • The Use of Guns - What Works and What Does Not - in Print and on the Screen. Experienced writer/shooters demonstrate and discuss the use and misuse in the writing and the handling of guns in stories. (Weapons and ammo will be part of the panel. However, no weapons will be loaded.) (Evesong, Judy D.)
  • Don't I Know You? - The guest characters we love and the ones we don't. Why do some reoccurring characters work, while others make fans want to scratch out their eyes? Who has been your favorite so far and why? (Nana56, Sandy)

Saturday: 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

  • Sonuvabitch S4 - Test your knowledge and attention to detail with anything and everything regarding Season 4. (Jeopardy-style game) (KazCon Committee)
  • Method To The Madness - A look back over four years of mythology. How is the puzzle coming together? (GaelicSpirit, Thru Terry's Eyes, MistWraith)