Easter Weekend, April 3-5 | Ramada Plaza Hotel
Join us at ConGlomeration, Louisville’s only multimedia sci-fi and fantasy convention run for fans, by fans. It’s 50 uninterrupted hours of interactive family-friendly fandom for enthusiasts of every science fiction and fantasy franchise known to humankind.
At ConGlomeration, the fan experience is about more than spending hundreds of dollars to stand in line for hours with only a generic celebrity photo and autograph to show for it.
At ConGlomeration, you’re the star.
Entertainment + Mentorship = Mentortainment
All our activities are interactive and fan-driven. We combine entertaining events designed for sheer joy with interactive mentorship intended to teach you new skills to enhance and expand your own sci-fi & fantasy fan activities. Because we’re geeks, we call it mentortainment. (You can steal that.)
Invent Your Own Games
At ConGlomeration, you don’t just play your favorite RPG, card and tabletop games, you’ll learn to run, customize and design your own. This year you’ll be mentortained by game designers like past (but perpetually returning) Gaming Guests of Honor Sean Patrick Fannon, Carrin Seabolt, and Ian “Lizard” Harac. When these pros aren’t running panels or workshops, you can almost certainly find them in our 24-hour game room.
Design Your Own Collectibles
Don’t just buy your favorite collectible art, crafts and costumes, we’ll teach you how to create and personalize your own secret treasures and alter egos. Artist Guest of Honor Cynthia Sheppard will lead our cavalcade of creative talents in 2015, joining a storied roster of past guests that include the likes of costumers Sheila Lenkman, Scott Corwin and Laura Reynolds, sculptor Vincent Villafranca, and legendary illustrator Boris Vallejo. It all culminates in our weekend-long Genre Art Show and Saturday Night Masquerade.
Create Your Own Stories
Don’t just talk about your favorite movies, comics, books and podcasts — at ConGlomeration you can learn to write, draw, record and curate your unique narratives. This year, we’ll welcome back past Author Guests of Honor John Ringo and Michael Z. Williamson along with 2015 Media Guest of Honor Tom Smith and 2015 Author Guest of Honor Molly Harper, 2015 Featured Author Jonathan French and podcasters from All Games Considered. They continue the proud tradition of creator, author, editor and musician guests like Eric Flint, Peter Watts, Ookla the Mok (the band, not the pseudo-Wookiee), David Drake, The Alley Theater, Peter David, Apex Magazine founder Jason Sizemore, AC Crispin, Ben Bova and Star Trek/Babylon 5’s Walter Koenig. ConGlomeration lets you see, hear and collaborate with talents like these all weekend.
Behold the Sordid Details
For a full lineup of mentors, check out our Guests of Honor page. For a complete rundown of panels, workshops and activities, cast your gaze upon the Programming page. In fact, read the whole website; it’s worth it.
All That’s Missing is YOU
Come be a part of the most hands-on, high-intensity and highly rewarding fan experience ever to dare invade the Derby City. Register for ConGlomeration 2015!
Activities start at noon on Friday, April 3 and continue until 2pm on Easter Sunday, April 5. Advance memberships are $40 until March 20, 2015 and $45 thereafter at the door. Children five and under are admitted free of charge.
Join us Easter Weekend. Let us mentortain you.