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ONE CON TO RULE THEM ALL

Indy PopCon is coming to Indianapolis and bringing you over 200,000 square feet of comics, cosplay, video gaming, internet culture, entertainment, and more!
Stay tuned.... we're just getting started!

BIGGER

Over 150,000 square feet in the beautiful Indianapolis Convention Center, all dedicated to artists, vendors, cosplayers, panels, special events, and fun.

BETTER

We're emphasizing special events, panels, and workshops to keep you busy on a weekend full of pop culture and guilty pleasures.
Plenty to see, plenty to do!

GEEKIER

Cons were once a celebration of creators, independent artists and geeky hobbies, although that's changed in recent years. We're bringing indie back to Indy.


VIP Experience Packages
When PopCon launched, we initially decided that we would have VIP tickets available, and we would limit the total VIPs to 100. Then something incredible happened….

You.

Your voice, your passion, your demand for this convention has been so overwhelming that we have no choice but to think about – and offer – bigger, better, geekier content in all facets of the convention. That’s why at noon Monday, April 14 we will launch our VIP Experience Package page. This page will highlight opportunities that go above and beyond the normal convention experience, and allow you to get closer than ever to your favorite stars and guests!

With a VIP Experience Package, you will gain access to a special, invitation-only panel, workshop, event, or experience, and will get to interact with your favorite guests in a more casual environment. Now would be the time to ask about your favorite moment or pick their brains on your favorite episode or season, so be prepared! At this time, we will have VIP Experience Packages available for the following guests and genres:

  • VIP After Party/Night Life Experience
  • Joel Hodgson (MST3k)
  • Game of Thrones Experience with Kristian Nairn
  • Norm Breyfogle (Batman/DC Comics)
  • ?????? – Unannounced mystery guest! (Mysterious show you’ll remember fondly)
  • VIP Video Gaming Experience
  • Special Kids’ Only Experiences
  • ….and a few more we can’t quite share yet.

Ticket sales for these events will be limited and first come, first serve. So tune in Monday and make sure you have your package secured!


Answers to questions we know you have already….

I already have a VIP Ticket. How does this affect me?
By default, all VIPs are currently at the VIP After Party level. Your “experience” is guaranteed, prime seating for the Paul & Storm concert on Friday, guaranteed prime seating for the Cosplay contest on Saturday, and VIP status at our after party on Saturday night (details TBA).

What else do the new VIP Experience Packages include?
Unless stated otherwise, all VIP Experiences include 3-day show floor access, early entry to the show floor, an autograph/photo op express-pass, 3 panel/workshop line express-passes, and access to the VIP Lounge during the show. The guest specific packages will often include autographs, photo opportunities, meet & greets, and other unique opportunities that will be limited to a select audience of no more than 25-100, depending on the event.

Can I wait and buy these VIP Experiences at the show?
Based on a limited number of tickets and anticipated demand, it is very likely that these packages will sell out before the show. So if you like what we’re offering, snag it up quick!

I can only go this day or that day, is there a one-day version of the VIP Experience?
Sorry, but VIP Experiences are only available in 3-day format.

Can I combine multiple experiences?
For now, we’ll address this on an as needed basis until we can assess demand for these events. Contact info@indypopcon.com if this applies to you.

herron_popcon_1Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, and Indy PopCon have joined at the frontal lobes to promote, grow and highlight local artists in an inaugural exposition of popular culture. Opening at the end of May, PopCon will feature hundreds of artists and exhibitors from around the world. Staying true to PopCon’s mission of promoting the uber-cool geekiness of the state of Indiana, several artists are Herron faculty and grads.

For PopCon, the decision was an easy one, because the talent and quality from Herron faculty and alumni is very strong. “Many shows look around the country for top talent, but it’s important to us that we check our own backyard first,” said Chase Kahlo, hall coordinator. “Once we started researching, we saw incredible artists and a wealth of talent, so the decision to highlight Herron was an easy one,” he said.

Herron School of Art and Design representatives will be at Booth #327 to help attendees find out more about the school’s exciting new drawing and illustration major. On Saturday, May 31, a panel comprised of two respected Herron alumni—“young guns” Joseph Crone and Lowell Isaac—and esteemed Herron professor Vance Farrow will share their first-hand experiences and address some of the challenges of breaking into the businesses that rely on artists for their success.

Marc Allen Fishman, Herron alumnus and co-creator of Unshaven Comics, will also be an exhibitor at the event. He provides another example of entrepreneurship and how to succeed in transforming one’s passion for the arts into a legitimate business. Fishman has parlayed “pipe dreams discussed over the junior high school lunch table” into a concern that’s been going since 2006.

About Herron School of Art and Design
Herron School of Art and Design has produced famous illustrators including: Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog; Jarred Lee, illustrator of the Scholastic Books Black Lagoon series; Bill Peet and Bill Justice, early Disney animators (Snow White, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Tigger); and Rob Day (Rolling Stone, and many other publications).

For people who want to develop drawing and illustration skills, Herron offers broad exposure to traditional and non-traditional drawing and illustration techniques in all media, including digital technology. Herron has unsurpassed equipment and facilities and a faculty comprised of professional artists, published scholars and working designers.

At Herron, you can pursue a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and non-credit courses through community learning programs. Herron is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Herron is included in US NEWS & WORLD REPORT’s top graduate schools. In the heart of Indianapolis, Herron is a short stroll from the museums of White River State Park and close to the amenities of downtown.

Every week, we'll upgrade a pre-sale ticket holder to VIP for no additional charge!

Every week, we’ll upgrade a pre-sale ticket holder to VIP for no additional charge!

Thanks to your feedback, you may have heard that Indy PopCon is getting bigger. You’ve asked us to ensure that problems that have plagued other first time conventions around the country do not happen here, and this is our first attempt to do just that. While the hall space will be used for extra artists and exhibitors, the majority of the space will be used to create wider aisleways, more walking paths, and roomier exhibits. When you plan your trip to PopCon, we’re doing everything we can to make sure you aren’t turned away at the door and do not have a negative experience.

While we can’t possibly guarantee we won’t sell out at the door, we can guarantee that if you buy your ticket before you arrive, you will be allowed into the convention. Pre-sales are important for a first year convention as they help us predict crowds, and we’re making it easy for you to buy your tickets early.  Buying pre-sale tickets ahead of your arrival is cheaper and there are no ticket fees whatsoever.  No Ticketmaster fees, no credit card processing fees, no hosting fees, no shipping fees…. NO FEES.

Need more incentive to pre-purchase and plan your trip to PopCon?  Fine… you twisted our arm!

Every week leading up to the show, we will upgrade a random pre-paid ticketholder to 3-day VIP access to the convention!

That’s right!  You could plan for a one day trip on Saturday, and suddenly end up with VIP access which includes early entry, autograph and photo fast-pass privileges, guaranteed panel seating, and more.

But don’t worry VIPs, we haven’t forgotten you.  VIPs will be entered to win credit at the PopCon swag shop where they can get t-shirts and other fun goodies.

Don’t delay, pre-buy today.  We just made the show even bigger…. and you won’t want to miss it!

Buy Tickets Now – No Fees!


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