Some time ago, we discussed the idea of a men’s convention here on The Spearhead, and a lot of men really liked the idea. It sparked a lot of interest, some speculation and a few offers of assistance. Eventually, however, the idea sputtered out, largely because most of us simply don’t have the time to organize something like that. Of course, pulling a convention off is a big undertaking. Event management is far beyond the scope of my abilities, and probably most others’ as well. It takes someone with energy, zeal and dedication, and those people are not exactly a dime a dozen in this workaday world where most of us come home just plain tired five days out of the week.
But what if I told you there’s already someone doing this? Some time ago, a man got in touch with me about his business and his idea. He told me about his work and his dream. Not only is he running a men’s convention; he’s running one that isn’t preaching about how we need to be better slaves to women and big brother government. Even better, it was founded in large part out of respect for a good friend who was dealt a very unfortunate hand. In fact, it’s about fellowship, moving forward in life, and respect for ourselves and the men around us. And, almost unbelievably, it’s already an international event.
To me, it sounded almost too good to be true. Why hadn’t I heard of it before? I wondered…
So I had a few conversations with the man behind the convention, and listened to what he had to say. His name is Anthony Johnson, and it turns out he’s young, he’s idealistic, and he shares a lot of our concerns. I found myself liking this young man quite a bit.
Although Anthony has been focusing on the challenges facing younger men in the Game/dating arena for some time, he’s indicated that he wants to expand into other men’s issues as well — a move I think shows a lot of maturity and foresight on his part. When we grow up we find that there’s more to life than simply getting laid, after all, and he’s committed to moving beyond the simple application of Game to life. This is a step I wholeheartedly support, because while Game has a lot of utility, it is simply a first (however important) step toward creating a new, better place for men in today’s society. I also think some of our readers and authors could offer him some assistance in that regard, and broaden the appeal of the event.
After a few talks, I told him to let me know when his events are coming up. I knew readers would be interested, but I didn’t want to jump the gun. Additionally, I like to catch the feminists flat-footed. It takes time for their squawking to translate into action, and I know they read this site on a daily basis. No point in giving them plenty of prep time to try to sabotage a perfectly decent men’s event.
So, here on The Spearhead, I’d like to officially introduce and endorse The 21 Convention, a convocation of 21st century men dedicated to moving forward and taking on challenges.
In 2011, Anthony is holding two conventions. The first, a UK event, will be held in London on June 2. The next will be held in Orlando on July 21.
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Anthony has also been kind enough to offer a discount code for Spearhead readers, which will be offered through the newsletter (sign up through the MGTOW logo and newsletter link on the top left sidebar and the introductory email will provide the code).
Finally, I should add that Anthony let me know that the price will go up incrementally at the end of each month prior to the event due to increased late booking costs, so those who are sure they are interested in attending ought to get in as soon as possible.
Personally, I hope to make it to one of the events. London would be my preference (I’ve wanted to go to Europe again for some time), but I’ll have to act soon and am not sure I can make that one. I’d love to meet some readers, and I think this would be a great venue for that. It would be great to see a contingent from The Spearhead represented at The 21 Convention, and I know Anthony would welcome us with open arms. I’m quite optimistic about this convention, and very pleased to see a young man devoting so much of his time and talent to making it happen. I’m going to keep readers updated on the events’ status, and would be happy to have reports from attendees.