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CONvergence 2018

Daily from July 5-8
All Day
$35-$125
Expos, Festivals

For the past 20 years, folks have gathered in Bloomington over the Fourth of July weekend to make friends, cosplay, share fan theories, and bond over their favorite movies, books, games, and series. In 1999, attendance was at 1,500. This year, event organizers expect around 6,000. Revelers will find plenty to see and do, as the four-day gathering has a packed schedule. There will be panel talks covering various fandoms, including Sense8Deep Space 9Death Note, Terry Gilliam movies, and The Handmaid’s Tale. There will be gaming for all, whether you’re a My Little Pony gal or a zombie apocalypse gal. There will be dealers rooms where you can check out rare merch, and an artist alley if you’re looking for original artwork. A book swap, movie screenings, LAN parties, and more round out the happening. Find tickets and more info at www.convergence-con.org.