ConGlomeration (convention)

ConGlomeration[1] was an annual multigenre convention held in or around Louisville, Kentucky between 2001 and 2019. ConGlomeration was an all-volunteer non-profit organization which, as part of its convention programming, conducted charitable activities on behalf of the American Cancer Society and Cabbage Patch Settlement House. With the unexpected closure of the convention's hotel in 2008, the operation of the convention was disrupted, but resumed in 2010. The final ConGlomeration 2020 was scheduled be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville on Easter weekend, April 10-12, 2020, but was cancelled due to COVID-19.

ConGlomeration
StatusActive
GenreMulti-genre
VenueCrowne Plaza Louisville
Location(s)Louisville, Kentucky
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated2001
Most recent2019
Attendance700
Websitewww.conglomeration.info

ActivitiesEdit

ConGlomeration was a fan convention,[2] incorporating aspects of a gaming convention, science fiction convention and, in 2006, 2007 and 2008, a writing workshop run by Apex Magazine.[3] A 24-hour staffed game room, a LARP, tracked author programming, a cosplay masquerade competition, a dealer's room, and a genre art auction are regular components of ConGlomeration's official activities.

MascotEdit

The convention mascot is a platypus that dons various disguises —- including a giant mecha robot, a homage to Gandalf, and King Kong—for his appearance on the official con T-shirt, which is given to staff and volunteers.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keep Calm and Geek On". Louisville.com. 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  2. ^ Holland Rains (2015-04-15), NorseMedia Goes To: ConGolmeration 2015, retrieved 2017-09-20
  3. ^ "conglomeration | a writer's vanity". jason-sizemore.com. Retrieved 2017-09-20.