Thursday, August 9, 2007

Jerichon 2007

I recently interviewed Stacey of Jerichon to get all the details for this fabulous Jericho convention. Now I'm sad that I can't go but maybe you can. I sure want to after reading this.

Thanks, Stacey, for the information.

1. What is the purpose of Jerichon?

One of our main concepts that has been in the front of our minds from the beginning was to get the fans together to celebrate the love that we have for the show and for each other. Anybody that has been with Jericho since the very beginning can agree with me, Jericho has created a second family for all us.

2. What do you want everybody to know about Jerichon?

We have a lot of great events planned and we are gaining incredible ideas every day. We are getting ready to implement a sponsorship incentive program for the fans so that everyone can be a part of this great weekend. The GoJ has had an absolute blast putting this together and Jamie Bell from Oakley is really a dream to work with.

3. What are some of the activities you'll have?

Where do I start?!? Workshops for those that want to learn more about nuclear weapons and EMP, a workshop for the Jeather and Jem crowds to talk about who Jake really needs to be with (Heather), a bbq a lot like the one Jericho had with music and dancing, tours of the area around Oakley. A chance for those that want to celebrate our troops, a multi-faith church service on Sunday. Jericho re-runs playing at 'Bailey's' all weekend long and we have a re-run watch party planned at Bailey's as well the Friday we get there. We have a Blackjack's and we are working on an online live-feed for the fans that can't make it. We've even got a couple of surprises in store that will truly knock everyone's socks off, but that's classified information. If I give it out, it won't be any fun and I'm sure the GoJ will hire a posse to hunt me down, LOL.

4. How did the idea for Jerichon come to be?

The original idea came sometime at the end of last year on the Myth boards at CBS. The Myth board fans are incredible and it seemed right that we should all meet face-to-face. The idea was brought back up again the beginning of this year and we decided this was something that was meant to be. From there, we took the bull by the horns and ran with it, the only time we've stopped planning was during the campaign because we felt it needed our attention 100%. As soon as we won, we were back at it and let me take this opportunity to say that the people on the GoJ are the most amazing bunch of people I've ever met. It has truly been an inspiration for me to work with them, I'm very proud and honored to be a part of this. SpookUSN was the one that came up with the idea first, she's now our Chairperson for the GoJ and she's so much fun to work with, I've gained another sister for life.

5. You have an outstanding website full of information. Will you continue to update it regularly?

We have so many awesome ideas that fans bring to us to research and develop and we are in daily contact with Oakley so absolutely YES the site will continue to be updated regularly. We also want to remind everyone that we have early registration discounts and we will be putting up per day/event rates very soon.

6. Do you think some of Jericho's stars might appear?

This is one thing that we work on daily. We have all the actors saying they are incredibly interested in coming and are working as hard as they can to get there. All the fans need to keep the mindset that these amazing people are working on our beloved story of Jericho, if filming takes them through the convention weekend, we need to honor that and support them. But you can be assured, the GoJ is working hard at getting them there and we are working on the logistics of a live-feed in the event that they can't.

7. What else would you like us to know about Jerichon 2007?

Jerichon 2007 is more than a convention, way more. It's a celebration of our show, our hard work during the campaign and it shows CBS and the rest of the country that we are not going anywhere anytime soon. To some it may seem like just a convention, but more and more fans that I talk to through Jeritopia and the various fan forums agree with me - we're coming home to Oakley, where we've always been, where we'll always be and I will be the first to admit it, meeting the fans is going to make me shed some tears. Jericho fans are not JUST the best, we are a family and the convention is our family reunion.


SaveJake said...

Sounds like a great time for everyone!!! Those of us who can't be there this year, will be next year!
Jericho will have more lead way shooting Season 3 next year also...they can take that weekend off!!!

kestral said...

I already was wishing I could go to Jerichon and now I'm absolutely dying to go! I'm excited about the possibility of a live feed for those of us who can't make it! Thank you for another great interview!!

Skeeterbit said...

Thanks for all the hard work you and GoJ are doing on the Convention! Ya'll are the best!

erika said...

I am sooooooo sad I won't be able to go. I will be in SoCal for my Grandma's 90th birthday the very same weekend this is happening, but I will be there in spirit! It sounds like it's goning to be so.much.fun!