I would like to arrange a M*A*S*H con, whenever I feel ready to do it.
I’m thinking it should be fixed as early as possible before it actually occurs so people will have the time to save money to go there. It would be in Sweden or another central European country, like Germany or something. But since I know Sweden best and have the best opportunity to find locations there, that’s most likely where it would be. (And Sweden is a very tourist friendly country and people speak good English so yay!)
It would be more like a gathering than a con - relatively small and open for just a couple of hundred people depending on the space. To save money (and in turn make it cheaper for everyone involved because fuck this system based on money) it would be outdoors somewhere not too far from civilization (in case of injuries or illness). We would preferrably be close to a motel so people can stay there, but it should also be possible to camp, living in tents like in M*A*S*H. We could build up a real mess tent and serve food there. People who work at the con would be volunteers (if enough volunteers can be found). If it works out financially and depending on where we are (close to a grocery store or not) food would be bought in and volunteers would cook and serve cheap but good enough food with vegan alternatives. Or we would be close to a grocery store so people can buy their own food, and grills would be provided so food can be cooked at the gathering.
Activities would be arranged, like rope-pulling (don’t tell me you’ve forgotten when they did that in the show), card games and whatever people can come up with. Time would be set aside for people to show skits and play songs if they want to. And we’d dance, of course. To music from the 50’s. (But not only music from the 50’s)
It would last about 2-4 days (1-3 nights).
And like, in an ideal world we could get an actor or a writer or two there, too. (Again depending on where we are, the housing alternatives available, karma, and whether all deities in the history of the world is on our side or not. But as I said, that’s in an ideal world so don’t get too excited about that.)
I’m not gonna do a slapdash job. I want everyone who comes there to feel safe and happy and if anyone is mean then I’m gonna tear the fucker’s skin from the fucker’s meat because this thing is about having fun.
I’m planning this already, trying to figure out how it would work, and I’d like to know if someone would be interested in coming to a M*A*S*H con/gathering or working as a volunteer? Or helping out in some other way?
I’m thinking if this little gathering were to work out, I might make it bigger and bigger each time until it is an actual convention.
So we got this assignment in school to choose a topic - any topic that somehow relates to the English language or the English speaking world - and make a presentation about it, like an essay or a speech.
I WILL BE DOING A SPEECH ABOUT M*A*S*H
HAVE YOU ANY IDEA HOW MANY YEARS I HAVE WISHED TO GET TO DO THIS?!
I’m thinking of having someone film it for me so I can put it up on YouTube. What would you guys think about that? :)
Ask me questions!
I very intelligently just came up with something to keep this blog from being so dead right now - a Q&A video!
Or challenge me and make me cry because I don’t know the answer.
Just send me any question(s) relating to M*A*S*H (or something else if you like, but I reckon since this is a M*A*S*H blog…) and I will post it on my YouTube channel and link the video here.
Ask my opinion, ask for facts or for my favorite quote or whatever.
It will be done as soon as there are ~5 questions or so.
Ol’ Hawkeye and ol’ BJ
They think they’re pretty smart
I’d like to take a scalpel
And stab myself in the heart because I can’t with M*A*S*H anymore everything is beautiful but everything hurts