This weekend filming wrapped up for the first episode continuation of The 21 Convention Documentary, formerly known as “The Community Tapes”.
Previous interviewees included …
As seen in the above image (taken behind the scenes), Socrates — a 2011 speaker of The 21 Convention– was the first to get behind the camera this time around.
And who is “Sock”, short for Socrates? According to his blog at ManningUpSmart.com …
Six years ago I found the men’s community in the emerging blogosphere, in search of not only trying to save an unhealthy and failing relationship, but in desperate search to find myself and reconnect to a society of men where I had previously always excelled and realized myself. It was something that I had lost touch of and was dearly lacking. It was the first tangible step in changing my life by re-taking control and authorship of it.
I found and discovered many, many things in the community… about myself, my life, my ideals and my values. I found and made friendships that I hold dear to this day. It more than anything for me was a culture that fostered and nurtured acts of self discovery, analysis and ability to be naked and raw with my honesty, as expressed to myself and others. It was this support group with which you could honestly engage and receive feedback, which I found so critical to my personal development. It was and still is many, many things to me well beyond ‘The Game’.
Who am I? I’m honestly not sure. I can tell you I’m (currently) a 43 year old man, professional (Architect), guest speaker at The 21 Convention 2011 of Orlando Florida, and a mentor and friend to several young men in the Central Florida area. I am a man who is still trying to honor his inner child and balance the desires, ambitions and responsibilities of a grown man… to realize an idealized self… in that regard I’m a process, part of a journey of discovery…
I am a son. Older brother. Friend to many. Lover and Ex-Boyfriend to a few. Ass-Hole to some and a nameless face in a crowd all in one… I am a Hero to small children and overall dog lover. I have loved, been loved in return and on occasion, I have been horribly mistreated by those claiming otherwise, as I have too mistreated others, who deserved so much better than what I was able to proffer. I have had my success and failures at both ends of personal extremes. I have been paralyzed by fears and have learned that I am vastly stronger and more resilient than I could have ever imagined. I didn’t get to where I am now by myself, but by being held up and by standing on the shoulders of giants, none more so than my parents. Ultimately I am a composition of the human kaleidoscope of being… unique and utterly common… yet distinctly a noble being.
According to me, Sock is one of the few speakers who has seen The 21 Convention grow from it’s very conception (July 2006), and has consequently seen it grow and evolve over the years. His perspective as a blogger, as a speaker, as a friend, and as a man, is unparalleled in The 21 Convention universe.
As discussed in the interview, he has even seen me personally grow over the years, having met me at age 17, fresh out of high school.
What’s more, Sock’s ideas on fundamental relationships skills, on game, on life, and on men’s rights, are truly extraordinary.
Even going in with high expectations, I can state with full confidence that this interview was the best to date, and the final full length, free video will be a true powerhouse, even compared against the best presentations given at The 21 Convention.
Stay tuned for a teaser trailer and the full length theatrical release soon after this late Spring/early Summer 2012 and prepare to be blown away.
– Anthony Dream Johnson
P.S. Full speaking line ups will be revealed for both The 21 Convention 2012 of London England and Austin Texas this April 15th right here on The21Convention.com!
P.P.S. You can get all 6 episodes in high quality on one DVD by clicking the DVD case below. Over 3 hours of interviews with the best 21 Convention speakers!