||[Mar. 12th, 2008|12:16 pm]
Welcome to IndyLander 2008From all over the world we came.
Moving silently to surpass the cornfields
Living to cross Interstate 465
Struggling to get to the downtown area.
When the few who came.
Enjoyed themselves to the last.
No one ever expected this.
A Highlander convention
in Indianapolis, Indiana
Welcome to our website for the first ever Highlander convention held in the Midwest. Highlander conventions have been held all over the world. From Vancouver, To England, To Australia. A few have been held on the west coast of the U.S. in Los Angeles and it has been over 10 years since there was a convention held on the East coast of the U.S.
Many can remember the conventions that were held in Denver too that started this craze. But there was never one held in the midwest U.S. So this is a bit of a compromise. What started as just a simple joke of where people would like to have a convention has actually turned out to be a reality now. After much talk and alot of planning. We are pleased to annouce and hold this convention in the midwest.
Had you asked the organizer 10 years ago if they ever thought they would be doing this. They would have thought you were crazy! But the fun times they have had throughout the years, and the incredible friendships they have made with many many people from all over the world has been worth it.
This now is a way to give back a bit and to help others create memories they can enjoy themselves for many many years. It may even bring new friends together. Or it could even bring back old ones who have lost touch.
We know other groups have held them for years. We are not trying to take anything away from them. We heard they were not going to hold one for a while and were tired. So while they take a chance to recharge themselves this seemed like the perfect opportunity to test the waters for something new. And with all this in mind and alot less hair on our heads from planning. We proudly duck any swords and are pleased to bring you Indylander!!
- The Indylander Staff.
And now more about Indylander
It is my great honor and pleasure that I announce this..
You are probably wondering oh now what is he doing.
Heh.. Well you know me, so I'll just get to the point.
I've been working on putting this together for several weeks now with
several friends and colleagues involved. And here it is..
A Highlander convention held in the Midwest US.
Oct 3rd-5th 2008.
Registration is currently not open yet as we will open it later this
week (Hopefully). It will be limited to 300 people though. We wanted
to get this announced as soon as possible. So that everyone would
know, get excited more, and could start making their plans for it.
We will be having several celebrity guests in attendance too (Pending
any professional commitments as usual). We have worked out some deals
and will be working out more to make this one hell of a HL convention.
We are not trying to take anything away from HLWW. They have held
some great conventions. We know they were a little tired from having
cons and needed a break. This was talked about for a long time
before. So a few others and me have worked on this, stressed on it,
and finally put this all together for everyone now.
Several of the invited guest are ones that you all enjoy seeing, even
a couple who haven't been to one in a while. We will be announcing
each of them as things are finalized contract wise. With me knowing I
can only say wow.
But the first invited guest that we can already announce is that of
Mr. F Braun McAsh.
He has generously agreed to attend our event. He has also offered to
teach one of his knife classes too. This will be a limited class,
which cost a little extra so keep that in mind. Which we'll have more
information on this later.
We know several are attending jumpcons, other conventions and
gatherings for some. You'll have to decide now if you want to come to
this too. LOL But this is an all Highlander convention and event.
Something we know several have wanted and something that has never
been done in the Midwest. We hope you'll enjoy it all.
Matthew MacLeod and the Indylander Staff
(can I fall over yet?)