Despite the larger venue, BroadwayCon 2017 seemed to have the same heart as last year’s convention, with a lot of added improvements. More fans, more panels, more workshops and a larger marketplace made for a jam-packed weekend of non-stop entertainment. The Broadway Wiz team was on hand to experience all the Con had to offer and we had a great time soaking in the atmosphere and meeting all of our lovely fans. Stay tuned for our video coverage, coming soon!
Serena Cohen @SerenaBwayWiz
The BroadwayCon Marketplace was the highlight of my weekend. The sheer amount of amazing and unique merchandise for sale was enough to make any Broadway collector giddy. There were booths representing so many great Broadway organizations and companies; Broadway Green Alliance, Show-Score.com, The Ensemblist, Camp Broadway… they all had fun activities, giveaways or photo booths and it was a great opportunity for fans to learn more about the Broadway community. The marketplace also had sing-a-longs, scavenger hunts and performances taking place throughout the weekend. People were walking around trading ribbons, rubbing elbows with their favorite actors and meeting new friends.
Joy Rosenthal @thebroadwaywiz
My favorite part of BroadwayCon was First Look, which gave us a taste of new shows that are coming to Broadway in 2017. There were live performances from the casts of Bandstand, Miss Saigon and more. I am now looking forward to seeing Come From Away with Jenn Colella– the story is so moving and her singing was incredible. I’m also excited for Anastasia, the new songs they added are so good! Christy Altomare’s singing will make you cry, it was heartwarming to hear her perform “Journey to the Past.” I love Broadway and I’m so excited for the coming season!
Tzivi Kleinbart @TheBwayCookie
What I loved most about BroadwayCon were the cosplays. The standouts were the Cats/Hamilton crossover, the Thomas Jeffersons, and the Side Show twins. But there were so many more great costumes! Personally, I love costumes and cosplay. When someone wants to dress up like their favorite character, it’s a testament to how much they love something. Cosplay is a sign of something greater, it shows the enthusiasm that people have for Broadway and how much it means to them.