GIRLLLL, it is official! Our first-ever Family Weekend – A.K.A. Obsessed Fest – kicks off September 30 through October 2, 2022. If you have memorized your favorite lines from True Crime Obsessed, quote Ellyn Marsh's TikTok incessantly, and know the difference between Daisy Tipton-Hinds and Daisy Speedy Clam, Obsessed Fest is for you.
We're bringing together all your favorite Obsessed Network podcasters plus other True Crime favorites to celebrate you - the fans! We'll have meet-ups, trivia, karaoke, meet-and-greets, awesome panels, live shows, and more! Drag brunch, anyone?!?!?
But what about those questions you've been too afraid to ask the team? HAVE NO FEAR. Below, check out our answers to everything you may need to know before attending Obsessed Fest 2022.
Where will Obsessed Fest take place?
Book those flights for Columbus, Ohio! The main airport is the John Glenn International (CMH). AND the whole shindig will take place at the Hyatt Regency Columbus hotel!
What time will the event start on Friday?
The exact schedule of events is still being finalized (DETAILS, we know, we know), but we expect that event programming will start in the late morning on Friday, September 30.
What time will the event end on Sunday?
The exact schedule of events is still being finalized, but we expect that event programming will wrap up by early afternoon on Sunday, October 2.
I got a package through IndieGoGo and now it's sold out and I can't see what perks are included! What's included with my ticket?
Here's a handy dandy reference sheet for all you cool cats and kittens! Click to enlarge!
Will I be able to get these perks after the IndieGoGo ends?
Girl, maybe! Event tickets and tickets to the live shows and drag brunch will be available for purchase at a higher price after the campaign ends, as long as they don’t sell out in pre-sale. If certain ticket types sell out during the campaign, weeeeelll.... then, we may not be able to make them available afterward due to the capacity of the venue. ALL the more reason to pick your perk level ASAP!!
When will I get my ticket to the event?
Slow down, girl! After the IndieGoGo campaign has finished on March 31, the Obsessed Fest team will begin the process of transferring details over to our ticketing platform. You’ll receive an email with your scannable event ticket, as well as additional emails with scannable tickets for any Live Shows that were included in your package. These will be sent to the email address associated with your IndieGoGo account. After the tickets have been transferred to our ticket platform, you’ll be able to update the personal details on the tickets. Phew!
When will I receive my physical perk items, like the sticker pack or swag pack?
Campaign backers at the Supporter level will receive an email towards the end of the campaign asking them to submit their mailing address for the mailed exclusive sticker pack. Campaign backers at the Fest Admission level or higher will be able to pick up their physical perks at the event. Physical perks at the Fest Admission level or higher will not be mailed.
The email address on my IndieGoGo account is wrong. Can you update it for me?
Unfortunately we can’t! Reach out to the DB's at IndieGoGo’s customer support to update your information.
Will there be live shows at ObsessedFest?
Yes! There will be two live shows on Friday night and two live shows on Saturday night. Obsessed with Disappeared will headline Friday night and True Crime Obsessed will headline on Saturday night! In the next few weeks, we’ll be announcing two more mainstage live shows and possibly even more live shows on a smaller stage.
Please note that evening live show tickets are only included in certain perk levels. Otherwise, tickets to evening live shows will be available to purchase separately after the IndieGoGo campaign has ended.
My perk level doesn't include the Drag Brunch, but I want to be there for the fabulousness! Can I add it on separately?
Yes, honey!!! Space permitting, additional passes to Sunday's Drag Brunch will be available to purchase a la carte after the IndieGoGo campaign has ended.
Can I upgrade or change my perk level?
Yes, but it’s a little complicated. The best way to do this would be to cancel your original perk and buy the new perk while the campaign is still open (through March 31, 2022). You can go to your original confirmation email, click through to view your contributions, and from there, you should be able to request a refund.
I’m thinking about coming alone, is that ok?
Of course, solo queen! We are all about our solo fam members and DBs meeting up and becoming best friends for life! Before the event, we’ll be all over the Facebook groups to connect solo travelers, AND we’re cooking up special meetups at the event for people traveling solo or just looking to make new best friends!
What's the difference between Live Show tickets and VIP Live Show tickets?
Glad you asked! Both include admission to the live show for one person. VIP Live Show tickets also include priority seating for the show and a pre-show meet & greet or Q&A with the hosts.
How does priority seating work?
Before a live show begins, a priority seating section will be set aside in the front rows of the hall. These seats are not assigned, but there will be enough for everyone with priority seating.
Will there be a chance for meet-ups and autographs?
Obsessed Fest is all about connecting listeners with the hosts! There will be tons of meet & greet opportunities throughout the weekend AND live shows will have a VIP option that will include a meet & greet and/or pre-show Q&A. As we get closer to the event, we’ll keep you updated!
Is Obsessed Fest accessible to those with disabilities?
Yes, of course! Please email email@example.com and note your specific needs or requests. As we get closer to the event, a member of our team will reach out to discuss in more detail and how we can best accommodate them.
When will tickets go on sale?
Tickets are available as perks through this IndieGoGo campaign now! After the campaign has ended, any remaining tickets will be available for purchase through our website towards the end of April.
Can I purchase tickets to the live shows without purchasing an event ticket?
At this time, you must purchase an event ticket to have access to live show tickets. After the IndieGoGo campaign has ended, individual live show tickets will be available for purchase, provided that they did not sell out during the campaign. If you want to make sure that you get a live show ticket, the best way to do so is to purchase an event ticket!
Does Obsessed Fest have a minimum age requirement to attend?
We don’t have an age requirement, but because some content deals with more adult themes, we recommend that you be at least 14 years old to join us for the weekend.
What are your health & safety policies?
The health and safety of all members of our community are incredibly important to us. Our team is continuing to monitor the latest data and public health advice and assessing our policies in line with these recommendations. Proof of full vaccination is required for all attendees of Obsessed Fest. If you are medically unable to be vaccinated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time, we will not accept a vaccination exemption request for non-medical reasons. As we get closer to the event, we will announce additional health and safety policies.
Full vaccination is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol of a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization). At this time, additional booster doses are not required to be considered fully vaccinated by Obsessed Fest.
What is the Obsessed Fest refund policy?
During the IndieGoGo campaign, you are able to cancel or change your Obsessed Fest registration with no fees or penalties. After the IndieGoGo campaign ends on March 31, Obsessed Fest tickets are non-refundable.
I have a question that wasn’t answered here.
Email email@example.com and a member of the team will get back to you.