What is Escapade?

Escapade is a weekend-long convention attended, created, and run by multimedia slash and shipping fans. It features opportunities for conversations from the one-on-one level to large discussion panels about shows/movies/books/etc. and the world of fandom itself. We host parties, vid shows, mixers, casual gaming, a convention suite, and a charity/art auction. And if you don’t find what you want, there are plenty of options and spaces to create DIY meetups or panels on the spot. 

In 2021 we were 100% online, and it went surprisingly well. In 2022 we ran our first hybrid convention. For 2023, we are predominantly in person, with one track of online programs for those who are not able to attend in person.

Who runs Escapade?

Fans run Escapade. There is no corporate involvement, and no profit motive. Escapade is for fans, by fans, about fans and fandom. The content (panels, vid shows, art show) is fan created, and the panels are submitted and voted on by the membership (all members can vote). So, ultimately, YOU run Escapade. You can see more about the fans who do the background organization here.

What about COVID?

We will do everything we can to make sure continue to ensure Escapade is safe for people who want to attend in person. As far as we know, no one caught COVID at Escapade in 2020 or 2022. We know that many people are eager to meet with other fans face to face (or mask to mask). Attendees must present proof of up to date vaccine boosters to attend the in-person convention. Masking and other safety procedures will be required, and we may bring our own air filters for all convention spaces again.

Find out More