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)
For everyone coming down to #WICOMICON (formerly #Fancon) I'm putting together this thread as a place for people to find places to eat, hang, shop, drink, dance, etc. If you're having a meet up/have suggestions of things for people to do, feel free to add them here.
— Jordan Clark (@Jrsosa18) April 22, 2018
FAM CON Live
We’re so excited to announce that our stream is happening THIS SUNDAY from 12:55PM EST to 10PM EST.
Check out our schedule: pic.twitter.com/IZ28NQU8Wk
— FAMCON TODAY! (@famconLIVE) April 25, 2018
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.