World's Strangest Conventions
Courtesy of the Scranton Times-Tribune
The Office Convention, Scranton, PA
What It Is: The sitcom may be a mockumentary but there’s nothing fake about the die-hard fans who come out for this annual convention in the show’s home city of Scranton. Attendees sit in on cast-member Q&A sessions or participate in the Office Olympics (inspired by The Office episode of the same name).
Who Goes: More than 15,000 fans of the show, along with 14 gracious cast members. The 2009 event included series creator BJ Novak and also stoic sourpuss actor Creed Bratton, who said of the gathering, “It was very cool beans.”
When: Check www.theofficeconvention.com for 2010 convention dates.