SiglerFest is the annual fan festival run and operated by Empty Set Entertainment. It is a celebration of all things Sigler, and serves as a rallying point for Junkies all over the world.
SiglerFest was originally floated as an idea during discussions on the forums of the Scott Sigler Forums of how Junkies could throw a party in appreciation for Scott Sigler. As well-intentioned as the idea was, it was no more than an un-executable pipe dream. It took A Kovacs’ re-imagination of a fan festival hosted by Scott for the junkies (in what ended up being a much better-executed reversal of the original idea) to actually make the idea a viable option.
Because it was unknown how many attendees would actually be interested, the first SiglerFest piggybacked on the celebrations of Balticon 45, a Science Fiction and Fantasy convention to which Scott had already committed. The turnout was better than anticipated, ensuring the continuation of SiglerFest the following year.
In order to make it easier for Junkies to travel to the event, the decision was made to host subsequent SiglerFests in Las Vegas, in order to leverage tourism-driven airline and resort casino deals. The Orleans Hotel and Casino was the site of SiglerFests 2012 through 2017. In 2018, the venue was changed to South Point Hotel Casino.
Although the programming of each individual SiglerFest is unique, there are some aspects that have consistently been part of the experience. For more information about specific historical content, see the indvidual SiglerFest pages.
- Fun and Games
- Autograph Sessions
- Sneak Peek reads
- A custom cake
- The Hall of Fame
- Bruce Press Photography
- Swag Bags
- Body Maim
|Year||Dates||Theme||Venue||City||Cost||Registered Attendees||Approximate Attendees|
|SiglerFest I||May 26-27, 2011||Dig The Sig||Marriott Hunt Valley Inn||Hunt Valley, MD||$25||56||#|
|SiglerFest II||October 12-13, 2012||Notorious S.I.G.||The Orleans Hotel and Casino||Las Vegas, NV||$45||40||#|
|SiglerFest III||October 11-12, 2013||Agents of S.I.G.L.E.R.||$45||49||#|
|SiglerFest IV||October 10-11, 2014||Gettin’ Siggy With It||$50||63||#|
|SiglerFest V||October 9-10, 2015||Go Sig or Go Home||$55||72||#|
|SiglerFest VI||October 7-8, 2016||Sigler Things||$55||84||#|
|SiglerFest VII||October 6-7, 2017||The Sig Lebowski||$60||92||#|
|SiglerFest VIII||October 4-6, 2018||Sigler: Danger Island||South Point Hotel Casino||$70||135||109|
|SiglerFest IX||October 11-13, 2019||The Sig Bang Theory||$70||#||#|
- Table notes
- Based on names printed on official shirt
- Attached to Balticon 45
- Count based on number of signatures submitted for the shirt, which may not include all registered attendees
- StorySmack #35, SiglerFest2k18 — the ins and outs of a fan festival, in which A and Scott discussing what goes into putting on a fan festival. Available at https://scottsigler.com/podcast/siglerfest-vegas/
- The official Scott Sigler web page for SiglerFest, including information about how to register for the next SiglerFest: https://scottsigler.com/siglerfest