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Thursday, July 8, 2010

The 12 World's Strangest Conventions and Events

You join a lot of seminars and conventions, and everything sounds normal. But wait.... how about strange and wacky conventions? Have you been there before? By the way, what kind of "strange" and "wacky" conditions that I meant? Here are several of them.Prepare to get your weird-on...!!!

1. WORLD TOILET SUMMIT & EXPO
Ok...you might be laught at it. But this convention is true and it happened. The first was happened in Suntec, Singapore in 2001 and since then it has travelled to various city around the world, including Beijing, India, Moscow, Taiwan, and Macau. The objectives of this convention are to bring sanitation and clean water to over 2 billion people around the world who still need it.


2. CELEBRITY IMPERSONATORS CONVENTION :
Wanna meet former President George W. Bush, shake hand with Barack Obama, mingle with Alicia Keys, wink at Sarah Palin, or even have some action with Jackie Chan and Jet Li? Come to the Celebrity Impersonators Convention which held in Las Vegas every year. In this convention, you also can see stage performance, seminar, and lead classes. So... what's you're wanna be?


3. INTERNATIONAL UFO CONGRESS CONVENTION :
Starting in 1991 in Laughlin,Nevada, this week-long event has been a annual conventions for all UFO lover. There are seminars, film festival, selling souvenirs, and others. Most topics covered are about adjuction, UFO sightings, paranormal experiences, and much more.

4. SCAREFEST HORROR AND PARANORMAL CONVENTION :
It is the biggest and largest paranormal convention that held in USA. Usually on November, in Lexington Center, Lexington, Kentucky. It hosted by Ghost Chasers International, Inc and was created by Jeff Waldridge, Patti and Chuck Starr. This year, the event will be held on November 5 - 7, 2010. It has movie preview in Kentucky Theatre, live concert at Buster's Billiards & Backroom, Bizarre Costume Ball, amd Boo & Brew Pub Walk. Oh yeah, don't forget to join ScareFest Pageant and judging the Beautiful Yet Gory Ladies of Horror and Mystique.

5. SEXPO :
It is Austalia's Expo about adult entertainment, sexuality, and lifestyles. The exhibition sells products related to sex and sexuality. It also have education about safe practices. There are other things in the exhibition you can find : aviation, wine tasting, marine sports, spa pools, hair and make up styling, and many more.

6. FUR CON :
Also known as Furry convention. It isa formal gathering of members of the furry fandom (people who are interested in the concept of fictional non-human characters with human characteristics). Starting in California during mid 1980s, there are now over 40 annual furry conventions worldwide. This conventions provide place for fans to meet, exchange idea, and engage in entertainment and recreation.


7. PURE SPECULATION FESTIVAL (PURE SPEC):
"By geeks,for geeks". Yeah.... you gotta see buch of geeks - or so called - in this celebration. This festival started since 2004 by a group that called themselves The Four Stooges, and offers programming dealing with science fiction, fantasy,pop culture, gaming, anime, comic books, and webcomics.

8. INK FESTS :
Also known as Tattoo Conventions. It's been held in Las Vegas, Houston, Austin, and Dallas each year. The body art celebrations are open to the public, but it's invitation only for artists.

9. HIGH TIMES CANNABIS CUP:
This conventions will make you high. Weed lovers gather in Amsterdam each November for this conventions. The five-day festival is dedicated for the marijuana lovers around the world as it's an opportunity not only endulge in their drug choice, but to try different strains which they can help judge.


10. TWINS DAY FESTIVAL :
It is the largest annual gathering of twins in the world. Held in Twinsburg, OH, more than 3,000 sets of siblings (twins, triplets, or quad) from all over the glove congregate in the festival to show off,meet up, and revel in their genetic synchronicity. The next festival will be held August 7 - 8, 2010. If you are twins, don't miss it...!!!


11. LEGO WORLD :
Are you a big fans of lego blocks? You should never miss this convention. Held in IJsselhallen Zwolle, Netherlands, thousands of Lego blocks' fans from all around the world gather to constructing some unbelieveable lego design. Last year we can see big-old Indiana Jones, Star Wars Death Star, and Eiffel Tower fully built in Lego Blocks. Interested?


12. WEIRD AL YANKOVIC FANS CONVENTION :
If you are the fans of StarWars, The Office, The Twillight Saga, The Simpsons, or Harry Potters, and you did the convention for it, then I can understand that. But convention for Al Yankovic? It's kind of weird enough for me if there is any people who would come to the convention to worship Al Yankovic. But... hell yeah... this convention really happened. Located in Chicago, IL, this convention provide some unique and weird exhibition, such as fan convention, bizzare festivals (yeah... like 24 Hour Marriage Marathon Festival, American Fancy Rat and Mouse Annual Show, Bangkok Vertical Marathon, Beef-A-Rama, Big Whooper Liar Contest, Combine Demolition Derby, Fire Ant Festival, and many more....), auction of unique Weird Al memorabillia, Weird Al Look-AL-Like Contest, Lip-Synching Contest, and many more.

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