The Kingdom 2023 photo ops tip: Have your poses ready

Sasnak City: The Gathering 2022 -- Courtesy of Alexandria Ingham
Sasnak City: The Gathering 2022 -- Courtesy of Alexandria Ingham /

There will be some time for photo ops at The Kingdom 2023. This is a great time to strike a pose, but make sure you’re ready for it.

Photo ops are a big part of any Sasnak City convention. While other conventions get you to pay for everything, there are some photo ops included in the ticket tiers at Sasnak City events. You’ll want to check the Attendees Group on Facebook to get all the details for yours.

The cast is always up for having fun with these moments. They are more than willing to strike a few poses, but there isn’t a lot of time to get into them. That means you want something that is easy to do and be prepared.

If you want props, you can take them. Keep in mind to be appropriate. The Last Kingdom involves Vikings, so a plastic sword is fine, but think about where you are and who you are around when it comes to the appropriateness of the props.

You will also need to be respectful of the cast members. Think of consent. Yes, it matters!

Get your poses ready for The Kingdom 2023

Before you get to The Kingdom 2023, you’ll want to have the pose ideas in your mind. If you need props, now is the time to get them together to take them with you. There will be little time to put things together while you’re there.

It could be worth having a photo of the pose that you want to do on your phone. You can then show it to the cast members and then they can just copy it. Maybe you had a friend who did a fun pose, or maybe you’ve done something at other conventions that you want to recreate.

I also find that a few keywords help. I’ll say, “can we do a Superman pose” and most people get that. Or I’ll say, “Can we do Wizard of Oz when Dorothy and the others are walking down the Yellow Brick Road?” These types of phrases usually bring to mind the pose. When I met Annette Badland, I asked her to do the Slitheen pose and she knew exactly what I meant and we had a lot of fun with that.

There isn’t a lot of time to talk poses. That’s why you want to make it very easy to get into the pose and make sure the cast members know what they’re doing. You can test your explanations out on fellow attendees to see if they understand, and you can even ask them to help you set it up to snap a photo so you can show it to the cast members.

Phones aren’t allowed in the photo op area, but for the sake of showing off the photo, you can pull it out, quickly show it, and then put it away. You can’t take photos while you’re in there, though.

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The Kingdom 2023 takes place between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3.