Conventions: What’s The Deal?


In life, we’re always going to experience different things. And that’s the fun of it. Our careers and interests are always going to be different – and that can be fantastic. However, at the same time, we may find that we have the same interests as other people. That’s definitely very natural. And when that’s the case, it’s nice to be able to connect with others. You may find that you are interested in the same things as a huge range of people – such as a special interest or a field of work. Whether it’s cars or marketing, food or sci-fi, there will always be a tribe out there waiting for you to find them. Most of the time, they can be found at conventions So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about them.


What Are They?


In the most basic sense of the word, a convention is a gathering or meeting of people with a specific interest at a predetermined time and date. They are commonly centered around an industry or fandom.


Where Are They?


Worldwide. While you may notice that there are set conventions held locally to you, you can find a convention in any area that you’re interested in around the world. This can be exciting if you wish to travel too.



What Do They Cover?


From here, you may also wonder what exactly they cover. You may think convention and instantly think of ComicCon or VidCon or big business ventures. And they would be too very prime examples of conventions. But they are not the only ones. You can find anime conventions or sporting conventions or even sales conventions too. So whatever you’re interested in, you should find that there is an event for you.


How To Find Them


The next thing that you’re going to want to do here is think about finding the conventions that you want to go to. It may be hard for you to think off the top of your head about what’s on, so you can search for conventions online instead. You may want to go to business events or gatherings around your work field. Or you might want to find get-togethers that are based around your interests. So, just make sure you see what’s going on near to you – or around the world.


How To Find Friends


Finally, you may even want to think about how you can find friends that are also interested in what you are. Or, network with other professionals. Of course, you can definitely look to do this at the convention that you go to, but you can do it before too. Get online and start searching. With LinkedIn for networking and social media or forums for special interests, you’ll be able to connect with others. And you may even find friends with similar interests in your area.


Hitmen Hiring Hitmen!


This story is a little crazy, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a little fictional! A total of 5 hitmen have been jailed for attempted murder. As each one avoided carrying out of the contract themselves so they could make a profit.

Chinese businessman Tan Youhui was looking for a hitman to take out a competitor, Wei Mou. Tan was willing to pay a total of 2M yuan (£218,000) for completion of the hit. Yet the hitman that Mr Youhui hired decided to offer the job to another hitman for half of the original price.  This hitman then subcontracted to another hitman (hitman #3), who then subcontracted to a 4th different hitman. Still following along? Then 4th hitman gave the job to a 5th and final hitman.

However, the 5th hitman was furious that the value of the hit had fallen so low, he went to target (Wei Mou) and asked him to fake his own death. (Not exactly a smart thing to do) This of course led to the police finding out about the plot, Beijing News reported.

Youhui and all of his comedy hitmen were all convicted of attempted murder by a court in Nanning, Guangxi, following a trail that lasted 3 years.

However, the dispute between Wei and Youhui originally began in 2013 when Wei sued real estate developer Youhui.

Sentencing of the Hitmen

The sentences were a little different for all those involved. Tan who hired the original hitman was jailed for 5 years. Xi, hitman #1 was sentenced to 3yrs and 6mnths. Yang Kangsheng (hitman #3) and Yang Guangsheng (hitman #4) were sentenced to three years and three months. Mo (hitman #2) was sentenced to 3yrs, and Ling (hitman #5) was sentenced to two years and seven months.


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