Delegates to the Alaska Federation of Natives came together in Anchorage, and the mood was upbeat and warm for the return of an in-person convention for the first time since 2019.
Valley Comic Con, returning for a second year, had space for local artists, apparel and toy merchants, tabletop gaming, and of course comic books for sale.
As the coronavirus pandemic persists, going virtual takes on a deeper meaning for larger-scale events where people have traditionally gathered in person for training, education, and networking. Many Alaska organizations are converting their conventions, conferences, and other meetings to online or hybrid options that are safe for attendees.
Travel Juneau released its 2018-2019 Convention Survey and 2018 Visitor Survey, both conducted by McDowell Group.
When it’s time to network, learn, and even pick up some swag, there are a bevy of annual conventions held statewide to inform and entertain.