Alternatives to Universal Fan Con

Universal Fan Con Logo

While some people are considering their options in terms of legal action following the sudden cancellation of Universal Fan Con and its questionable organization, many fans, artist, and vendors  who still believe in the spirit of the event — and are still stuck with flights and hotels to Baltimore — are rallying to make this weekend happen in some form or another. We’ve rounded up a list of alternatives for anyone that will still be in the Baltimore area next weekend. If you know of other events and gatherings, feel free to add them in the comments so that we can update this piece.


WICOMICON Pop-Up 2018 is a pop-up put together by Nerds of Color, Black Heroes Matter, and many other organizations in the fallout of Universal Fan Con. Taking place in a historic building in Baltimore, WICOMICON  will host many artist, vendors, panelist, and creatives that were slated to be at Universal Fan Con. So if you are a Fan Con ticket holder, Vendor, Panelist, or just someone who loves supporting creatives and are in the Baltimore area next weekend make your way to WICOMICON.


Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 7pm. $10 at the door ($5 for FanCon ticket holders)


Universal Artist Alley

A virtual artist alley for creatives and vendors who were stuck with inventory after the con was cancelled was set up on tumblr. There you can scroll through and purchase prints, comics, pins, and other merchandise  from vendors and help them recoup the money they invested. Check it out here:

So You Con Got Canceled: A Guide to Your Surprise Weekend In Baltimore

Holli Michele created this lovely guide for those Fan Con goers who can’t cancel their flights and hotels and decide to travel to Baltimore despite the cancellation of the convention.

Baltimore Guide

Other Conventions Offering Discounts

Jazmine Joyner

Jazmine Joyner

Jazmine Joyner is a freelance writer in Southern California. She has written for Wear Your Voice Magazine, /Film, Okayplayer, and many other sites. In her free time, she likes to write Sci-fi short stories, play video games, and read. You can follow her on Twitter @Jazmine_Joyner .