Thursday, December 20, 2012

Should There Be A 24 Fan Convention?

Given that iconic TV series from the 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s already have their own regular fan-base-established annual conventions, should 24 have one too?

By: Ringo Bones

Even though it seems that Keifer Sutherland’s post 24 / Jack Bauer career has been in the doldrums as of late – I mean his latest TV series Touch seems to have never became a next-day water-cooler discussion compared to other competing primetime TV series like Homeland and / or Last Resort. But should the fans of 24 establish an annual convention given that Keifer Sutherland’s post 24 acting career seems to be going nowhere?

Well, during the 1980s, Star Trek fans were “emboldened” by the first Star Trek motion picture made the annual Star Trek convention – which started around 1974 – one of the biggest TV series based conventions in the United States after as many as 35,000 Star Trek conventions – both official and unofficial – were happening every year throughout the 1980s. Will the same scheme work for 24?

Given that 24 never “jumped the shark” (that I know of), it may be justified for fans who are not contented on mere watching the latest complete series 24 Blu-Ray boxed sets to establish their own annual 24 fan convention. Who knows, it might become economically viable enough to compete with annual Star Trek conventions.