Leftfield Media is a boutique event company based in the US. I met with Peter Tatara, LeftField’s Director of Content & Communities, in a cafe in New York at the end of 2017. He was aware of my work on Doctor Who and the huge official conventions that we ran in London.
I have been a consultant for Leftfield since February 2018 where I am helping them develop a range of expositions relating to popular culture franchises. My skills here are understanding how TV productions operate and their questions and considerations when working with a licensee – particularly when it has to fit around their own events and production schedule.
As well as keeping the project to schedule (indeed, moving it along fast, which I prefer to do) I’ve also helped build relationships by the best way I know how – being a nice person!
I was very honoured to be invited to Awesome Con, which is held by Leftfield in Washington DC and experience how they run their conventions.