This is the place to learn about AllAccessCon!
Everybody finds themselves trying online video conferencing platforms at the moment, but it turns out some might not even be very safe.
Luckily the AllAccessCon company invested using a new and innovative platform to meet the needs of underserved fans and vendors in the online convention space: Hopin, the only system we've tested that accurately — and reliably! — recreates the in-person convention experience.
How do you use it? What about other facets of AllAccessCon? Since the successful completion of our crowdfunding campaign, we have been working hard behind the scenes but now that we're launching public events it's time to make sure everyone who wants to take part knows how to.
In this free session, we'll provide an overview of what we're doing, give attendees the chance to familiarize themselves with various areas of the convention space, troubleshoot, hold a question and answer session, and more.
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Have Fun
Questions will be answered, prizes will be given, fun will be had.
This online event features a Stage where the presentation takes place. You can interact with AllAccessCon founder John Edward Lawson, other attendees, and event staff through the chat area, and take polls as they pop up there as well. After the workshop and book signing, you can explore other areas of our virtual event space.
The Sessions area is where multiple breakout sessions/roundtable discussions/interviews/gaming sessions/or anything else you can think of can happen concurrently, with up to 20 speakers and/or attendees onscreen at once.
The Expo area features vendors just like at a convention. Here you will find publishers, authors, other workshops, and more. Vendors can also host their own onscreen sessions to interact with the crowd, give demostrations, run contests, and more.
In the Networking area you can meet other attendees in speed networking sessions of 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length. If you want to maintain this connection you can exchange contact info that will be stored in your Hopin profile for later reference, just like exchanging business cards at an in-person event. The system introduces you to other attendees at random.
All you need to join us is:
- a Hopin account
- a ticket to the event
- a strong internet connection
Due to increased internet traffic, we recommend closing your browser and trying again if you encounter glitches. While this is rare we have received some reports of these issues and are investigating. Thank you.
Be part of it!
About John Edward Lawson
John Edward Lawson is the author of 16 books of fiction and poetry, and numerous chapbooks. Over 500 of his poems, stories, and articles have been published in magazines, anthologies, literary journals, and newspapers worldwide. He has been called “The forgotten black man of horror,” but he also regularly publishes science fiction, bizarro, mystery/thrillers, and literary fiction.