Escapade is a normally weekend-long convention attended and run by slash fans of many fandoms and flavors. In 2021, we are trying an online format for everyone’s safety. 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.
We are still working out the shape and duration of a virtual 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 2021
Pricing/payment depending on platform. Already paid for Escapade 31? Watch your email for updated info.
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
"Does anybody have any other ships" a question from the #escapadecon spoilery Guardian panel which encouraged me to mention my secret side which resulted in a chorus of "I WOULD READ THAT" so take note, anyone who might be tempted to, you know, write something (please @ me lol) pic.twitter.com/iYmJN0tTCc
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