New Year, New Escapade
Escapade is a weekend-long convention attended and run by slash fans of many fandoms and flavors. Whether in person or online, at Escapade fandom is personal. For us, meeting and sharing fandom is fundamental. Want some background? See our history page, or what people have to say at Fanlore.org.
In 2022, we are still exploring new ways to create community and conversation, in person and online. The shape of this “hybrid” convention is still being developed, but the in-person portion will be at a new hotel: Embassy Suites LAX SOUTH, and on a new weekend: April 29-May 1 (with check-in available on the evening of Thursday, April 28).
In Los Angeles, and Virtually Everywhere
We are still working out the shape and duration of a hybrid Escapade. Our goal is to provide as much of the Escapade experience as we can:
• Shipping and slashing across a range of media
• A place to squee about your current passion
• A place to think deeply (and argue fervently) about fandom, fans, and source texts
• Fannish history
• Social/slumber party experience
• Celebrating our community
Stay tuned for updates, including how specific features of the convention will (or won’t) be converted to our online space.
Countdown to Escapade 2022
Attendees must present proof of vaccination to attend the in-person convention. Masking and other safety procedures will be required, and we will likely bring our own air filters for all convention spaces.
* Escapade maintains a scholarship fund. Feel free to nominate someone (including yourself!) for as much help as is needed to attend the convention.
Escapade has a Welcommittee!
What’s a welcommittee, you ask? It’s the fannish version of a Welcome Wagon, helping you feel at home in a new place, answering questions, holding your hand, pretty much anything you need to make your Escapade experience as good as it can be.
ride_4ever is our Welcommittee contact. You can ask her questions before the convention or if you spot her walking around the convention. Of course, everyone who is volunteering in the con suite will also be happy to help!
Read What is New at Escapade
Know a Fan Who Needs Assistance to Attend Escapade?
For many years, Escapade has maintained a scholarship program funded by generous attendee contributions and the con committee. It has assisted dozens of attendees who might not otherwise have been able to attend Escapade, from old-time fans who faced changes in their financial status to first-time fans who knew fandom only through the web