This post lists information and/or speculation about the next Office Convention to be held in Scranton, PA.
Latest update, June 4, 2009: “Admission [for The Office Fan Tours] is $35 for adults and $25 for those under 21, with proceeds going toward the next ‘The Office’ Convention, which won’t be until at least 2010.” Source
The Office Convention website has been updated with a link to a podcast featuring some of the convention’s planning committee — Tim Holmes, Matt Smith, Tucker Hottes, and Michele Dempsey.
The podcast discusses how last fall’s amazing weekend came together — from the initial idea, to making contact with NBC, to deciding which events would be on the schedule, to the committee’s favorite moments of the weekend.
Little tidbits about The Office cast and staff are sprinkled throughout.
All told, more than 45 cast, staff, and NBC folks attended the weekend, which is a testament to the planning committee’s hard work!
And what about a 2008 convention? No official news yet, but OfficeTally will be certain to let y’all know! (The podcast does mention a certain Dunder Mifflinite who plans to appear in Scranton during the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 15 …)
Thank you, Alison, for taking the time to post these! TALLYHEADS RULE.
P.S. I believe the three-hole punch Jim photo is one of the lookalike contest winner? (I didn’t go to that event.) I had more than a few Tallyheads come up to me last night to tell me how cute he was. :)
Okay Tallyheads, it’s 1:20am and I need to get to sleep so that I’m somewhat rested for the Blogger’s Breakfast tomorrow. Rumor has it that Kate, Bobby Ray, and Brian will be attending. Hope you will attend as well if you are here in Scranton!
Before I go, I just wanted to say that today was AMAZING — the cast Q&A was fantastic, over 4,000 in attendance, and better than Paley because the FANS got to contribute the questions!
I met and chatted with Greg Daniels and many of the writers at tonight’s VIP event, and I got to give Michael Schur a big hug.
The final event of my evening started when I followed Lee Eisenberg over to sit with the cast at the Scrantones concert, with featured performers Melora, Craig, Creed, Kate, and Brian.
(I say that was the final event of my evening, because after hitching a ride with Randall Einhorn, Jason Kessler, and Andy Buckley back to the hotel, they continued on to Poor Richard’s. Whew. )
More details, vids, and photos coming soon, but just wanted to leave you with that. This weekend has been unreal.