There’s nothing like a convention centered around your favorite show in the exact same area where it is brought to life.
January 19-21 of next year, fans will get to experience exactly that. In the beginning of 2018, the fan favorite convention, Unity Days, is returning to Vancouver. This will be the second year in a row that Canada’s one and only The 100 specific convention is unveiled to the public.
Unity Days consists of a wonderful team: Leana Santos (Co-Founder / Executive Director), Miah Bannerman (Co-Founder / Executive Director), Linda Suurhoff (Event Manager), Shayne Bannerman (Technical Site Manager), Melissa Christensen (Volunteer Coordinator), and Colin Christensen (Volunteer Coordinator).
Its guest lineup will include cast members such as: Eliza Taylor (Clarke Griffin), Bob Morley (Bellamy Blake), Lindsey Morgan (Raven Reyes), Nadia Hilker (Luna), Marie Avgeropoulos (Octavia Blake), Zach McGowan (Roan), Tasya Teles (Echo), and Sachin Sahel (Eric Jackson).
Unity Days stands out against the rest with its mission of an “uncompromising fan experience”, specifically a convention that is created for the fans. Every person who loves The 100 will be able to enjoy the weekend with a wide range of panels, photo ops, meet and greets, and autographs.
There will also be a wonderful charity silent auction, once again being hosted by Cancer Gets LOST, where fans will have the chance to bid on The 100 related items such as custom fan art, photos, t-shirts, vinyl Pop figures and much more. Many of these items will also be signed by the actors themselves, making each item up even more one of a kind.
The host of the auction will be Jo Garfein, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Cancer Gets LOST and the moderator for all actor panels throughout the event.
The panels have yet to be announced, but there are plenty of extras already released for purchase. In between those fun activities, there will be a panel entitled “The Reviewers’ Panel” which will include myself, Selina Wilken from Hypable, and Tiffany Vogt from Seat42F discussing their coverage of and appreciation for The 100.
No word on what other panels we can expect, but with the sale of a VIP ticket for Unity Days is the chance to be entered into a ballot for a Fan Panel throughout the weekend. This will be in addition to plenty of other surprises still being planned, all of which will be announced in the upcoming months.
Unity Days will be set in The Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, which is very close to some well known The 100 shooting areas for anyone looking to explore. It is also in Downtown Vancouver, a sight worth seeing during your free time there.
For anyone that is looking for extra trips on enjoying Unity Days and exploring Vancouver, I have compiled a list of must knows that I learned from my own attendance at Unity Days 2017.