Event Spotlight: Universal FanCon

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Monday, April 16th, 2018
Event Spotlight: Universal FanCon

Through our differences, we are united. And through our diverse powers, we are strong. At Universal FanCon, you’ll step out of the shadows to become a seeker of truth and a force for the greater good. The inaugural Universal FanCon is the first large-scale, round-the-clock inclusive event that celebrates all fandoms, from gaming, to comics, to anime, to movies, to music, and beyond! Visit the Baltimore Convention Center this month to experience concerts, panels, special guests, tabletop gaming, kids STEM activities, an extensive arcade, and so much more!

Read on for just a glimpse of what Universal FanCon has to offer!

Embrace Your Inner Fan with Informational Panels

With so many different fandoms represented at Universal FanCon, there are nearly a hundred panels and special events to visit over the course of the weekend. After you get in on the excitement of the opening ceremony, dive head-first into your favorite fandom, or experience what makes others great too! LGBTQIA allies can visit the Queer panel, or learn about asexuality in fandom during the All Aces panel. Horror fanatics can join Brandon Troy in his presentation about the Evolutionary Trends of the horror genre. Gamers can even learn how blind people get into gaming with the Blind Gamers Unite panel.

Stay Busy with Round-the-Clock Activities

For those who want a more hands-on experience, Universal FanCon has tons of activities available all day and night! Take part in one of the many gaming tournaments including NBA 2K18, Overwatch, League of Legends, Tekken 7, and Hearthstone. Check out movie screenings from GeekFest Film Fest and Science Theater 3K. And, of course, brush up on your cosplay skills, because there are so many different cosplay events, including Cutthroat Cosplay, Cosplay Improv, and the FanBros Cosplay Contest. Check out the full FanCon schedule to start planning your weekend!

Meet Celebs from Your Favorite Fandoms

Share your weekend with stars from your favorite fandoms during meet-and-greets, photo and autograph opportunities, and select celebrity panels. Whether you’re into music, drag, or filmmaking, you won’t want to miss this chance to meet one of your idols! Meet illustrator and co-creator of Tuskegee Heirs Marcus Williams; metal, electronica, and Japanese rock-pop duo HEAVYGRINDER; and Regine Sawyer, the Owner/Writer/Creator of Lockett Down Productions, the cutting edge, small press company specializing in Sci-Fi and Horror Comics. Not to mention, the one and only Kristian Nairn, the DJ, actor, and producer most famous for his role as Hodor on HBO’s Game of Thrones!

Join us in celebrating the diversity of fans, the diversity of fandom, and the differences that make us strong, and get your tickets for Universal FanCon today!

“Universal FanCon is the culmination of the hopes and dreams of so many fans who attend fandom conventions. We wanted a space that made all of us feel included and so we created our own.” – Robert Butler, Executive Director, Universal FanCon

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