August 25-27, 2017
Madison Marriott West
Anime Convention with Gaming, Sci-Fi, and Video Gaming programming
As Madison, Wisconsin's convention for "all thing geek," Geek.Kon offers fans of many genres a fun, safe environment to enjoy, share, and indulge in their fandoms while learning about and participating in others easily.
Geek.Kon features large event spaces dedicated to gaming. Its 10,000 square foot video game room is filled with free-to-play arcade machines, a LAN area for PC gaming, and both modern and classic console systems. The tabletop room has space for both open gaming and demos for RPGs, CCGs, and board games. Tournaments for both video games and tabletop games are held throughout the weekend.
Every year, Geek.Kon brings in several guests, including authors, game designers, voice actors, comic artists, and musicians. They, and many attendees, provide panels related to TV shows, anime series, movies, books, gaming, and topics such as writing or larger issues that transcend genre. In addition, vendors and artists pack a 10,000 square foot exhibit hall selling merchandise, art and apparel.
Throughout the weekend, Geek.Kon holds several big events. The Masquerade is the state's only costuming contest recognized by the International Costumers Guild. Music events include The Mixer, a late-night high-energy dance featuring multiple DJs, a Masked Ball that raises money for a local charity, and the Rock Show, featuring live music from local bands.
Geek.Kon has several other unique events, including Kon.Quest (a series of puzzles and challenges that test your wits), the Iron Butt Challenge (a marathon of three horrible sci-fi movies, with a prize for anyone who sits through all of them), contests for music videos and fanfiction, and free screenings of hit movies, sci-fi shows and anime.
$45: All 3 Days
Geek.Kon 2017 Guests
- Robert Axelrod - Actor
- Lewis Lovhaug - Comic Book Critic
- Jeff Nimoy - Director / Writer / Actor
- Ryter Rong - Author
- Brad Swaile - Actor
Geek.Kon 2017 Reports and Photos
Geek.Kon 2017 — August 25-27, 2017
Geek.Kon 2016 — August 26-28, 2016
Geek.Kon 2015 — August 21-23, 2015
Geek.Kon 2014 — August 22-24, 2014
Geek.Kon 2013 — August 23-25, 2013
Geek.Kon 2012 — September 7-9, 2012
Geek.Kon 2011 — September 9-11, 2011
Geek.Kon 2010 — September 3-5, 2010
Geek.Kon 2009 — October 23-25, 2009
Geek.Kon 2008 — September 27-28, 2008
Geek.Kon 2007 — October 6-7, 2007