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Everything you need to know about PopCon Indy 2024

Whatever you’re a fan of, you’ll find your tribe (and plenty of merch) at PopCon. Here’s what to expect from the yearly convention.

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PopCon hosts an epic cosplay competition each year, with hundreds of participants dressed up in their finest fandom-inspired fits.

The convention where every fan finds their place is back and bigger than ever. Here’s just a small sampling of what to expect as gamers, cosplayers, fantasy enthusiasts, and content creators alike flock to the Indiana Convention Center for PopCon today through Sunday, April 28.

  • Meet and greet with celebrity guests including Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, and Chandler Riggs, as well as dozens of other faces and voices you know from film, TV, anime, YouTube, comics, and video games.
  • Enjoy live entertainment from world class magicians and local drag artists, or even take the stage yourself during open mic.
  • Immerse yourself in interactive experiences like a haunted escape room, laser tag, an e-sports installation, and an open gaming hall with hundreds of board games.
  • Sit in on celebrity panels, fan panels, and live podcasts that cover dozens of fun topics; this year’s schedule includes panels such as “Horror Authors Talking Scary Sh*t” and “Cosplay Inclusivity and Positivity.”
  • Participate in workshops that teach you about painting miniatures, excelling in armored combat, or mastering improv comedy.
  • Shop from hundreds of vendors selling unique + one-of-a-kind art, collectibles, books, and other items centered on your favorite fandom.