ConGlomeration (convention)

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ConGlomeration
Status Active
Genre Multi-genre
Venue Crowne Plaza Louisville
Location(s) Louisville, Kentucky
Country United States
Inaugurated 2001
Most recent 2017
Attendance 700
Website
www.conglomeration.info

ConGlomeration[1] is an annual multigenre convention held in or around Louisville, Kentucky. ConGlomeration is an all-volunteer non-profit organization which, as part of its convention programming, conducts 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. ConGlomeration 2018 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville on Easter weekend, March 30 to April 1, 2018.

Activities[edit]

ConGlomeration is a broad-based 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.

Mascot[edit]

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.

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