Dances, dragon riders, scares, and scoundrels were all a part of BYU-I’s Halloween carnival. Along with the customary Halloween dance, and the River of Styx attraction, this year marked the first appearance of Fan Faire as part of the carnival. This gathering of geeks was first created by Ben Booth, as a way of meeting new people.
BEN BOOTH: Before my mission, I did a nerd dance back at my home ward, and I thought we needed something like that here, at BYU-Idaho; someplace where people that shared these interests could get together, meet each other and have fun, cause we didn’t have something like that, so I decided to make it.
And after some help from servisors and teachers, Fan Faire was created and is now done its 4
th semester here. A place were students could showcase their love of fantasy and science fiction, but making friends has always been central. Marina Scott shared her experience Fan Faire with us.
MARINA SCOTT: I’ve been able to make some really good friends and you know being a freshman in college that’s really hard to do when all your classes are fundamentals, and you don’t really get into anything your first year, and I signed myself my first week and next thing I know, I have this amazing gro of friends and we have movie nights…
The carnival was a resounding success, and all the managers say that Fan Faire will become a permanent part of the Halloween Carnival from now on.