An unconventional Lost convention

Hundreds of people met at a hotel in Burbank, drawn together by a love of their favorite science-fiction show. The show's creators were on hand, doling out tidbits of information to whet the nerdly appetite. Some of the show's stars were there, mingling with the fans. Surprisingly, William Shatner was nowhere to be found. Why? Because this wasn't a Star Trek convention; instead, it was a convention for the freshman show Lost.

Lost tells the story of a group of plane crash survivors who try to piece together answers about the mysterious island upon which they have crashed. Along the way, they deal with giant polar bears, maniacal kidnappers, and a mysterious French woman who sinisterly refers to a group called "the others."

The convention for Lost sated the fans' undying demand for information about what is in the hatch, who "the others" are, and whether or not there are more survivors of the plane crash somewhere else on the island.

Venerable sci-fi stalwart Star Trek regularly draw hundreds of fans, called "trekkies," to conventions all over the country. Lost is unlike Star Trek in that it hasn't been canceled. The season just ended weeks ago, and the show will return to television in the fall.

In this age of instant information, "Losties" need answers at warp speed.

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Why not a LOST convention in Canada. Just because i am Canadian doesn't mean i dont watch LOST and other shows from the states.??? And another bonus is Evangeline Lilly is from Canada too.
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I'm a Lost fan AND a Trek fan.
So why not a convention?

They have Cons for everything else.

Other tv shows, other movies anything a bunch of fans want to pour money into CreationCons pockets for a Con that they- the fan, can get autographs and hear the stars speak...they will go. A chance to get a photo shoot with some of the stars and ask questions and see them up close. Ah. If it was like a REAL Star Trek con there would be panels about the show and maybe a costume call in the evening and some art show for fans and maybe it will build up to that.
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I'm a Lost-Fan, but I feel insulted, when the media compares us with "Trekies" and just gives us the name "Losties".

I doubt that there were people in costumes. From what I heard the writers and actors of the show answered questions about the production and new season.
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gosh, i didn't know people were so crazy for Lost. it's good, but not go-to-a-convention-in-a-costume good. although, i'm not sure ANY tv show is that good!
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^ Thanks for that link, I had no idea what was going on...
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Not much information here. Not even a date or list of speakers at the convention or quote from anyone? You might as well just saved everyone's time and linked to the original story in the LA Times. At least it has some quotes from the speakers and fans at the convention.
http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-et-lost14jun14,2,6549780.story
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