I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - BroadwayCon

We were given free tickets to BroadwayCon for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: BroadwayCon

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
             655 W. 34st
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Generally BroadwayCon takes place the last weekend in January

Me- I love BroadwayCon. There's really cool people there. There's people in shows. There's people who work on shows. There's really cool panels. I met some of my favorite actresses there. They were really nice. I got to have my picture taken with them. The worst thing about BroadwayCon is that it only lasted three days. I wish it was longer.  Some of the panels we went to were one about a show that will be coming to Broadway based on the book Because of Winn Dixie and one about the two little girls who used to play Lulu in Waitress. There are also booths where you can enter to win very cool stuff.  You can buy some awesome Broadway merchandise. They have general theater things and they have stuff from shows that are currently on Broadway and some from shows that are not currently on Broadway. This year that had some costumes from Phantom of the Opera since it was the 30th anniversary of that show. All in all, BroadwayCon is an amazing time, and I would extremely highly recommend going to BroadwayCon 2019.

Mom - BroadwayCon is a fun convention for Broadway fans. It is a good place to connect with other Broadway fans as well as theater professionals both those who work onstage or offstage. It is a good place to find unique Broadway merchandise. It is a good place to find theater classes and theater camps. BroadwayCon is not only about watching and listening. If you want to you can participate too. You can join a singalong or you can enter a lip sync contest or participate in many other ways. The best part of BroadwayCon is that it is the most loving supportive environment you could every want to be in. Everybody is nice from the Broadway stars and other people who work on Broadway to the people attending the convention. You can do whatever you want. You can spontaneously burst into song (and most likely other people will join in). You can  wear whatever you want to wear. Many people engage in cosplay by dressing up as a character in one of their favorite shows. Nobody is judged or looked at funny for doing those things. However, if you don't want to do those things that is fine too. The whole world should be more like BroadwayCon. BroadwayCon is open and accessible to everyone. I wouldn't really recommend it for children 4 and under though because it can be really crowded and not everything would necessarily be interesting to them. Anyone else will love it especially if they love the theater. BroadwayCon runs for three days. You can either buy a pass for all three days or you can buy separate passes for individual days which makes the most sense if you cannot make it to all three days. There are also gold passes and platinium passes with special priviledges attached like early access to the marketplace and front row access to all panels. The perks of gold and platinum passes are awesome. However, the price of them is very high and thus, they are probably not affordable to the average person. Luckily, you don't have to have a gold or platinum pass to enjoy BroadwayCon. If you go, you'll enjoy it especially if you love theater, it's that simple.

For more about BroadwayCon or to sign up to get information about the next BroadwayCon visit www.broadwaycon.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday where we'll talk about some of the shows at BroadwayCon.

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