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The World’s Most Affordable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Cardboard Costuming Convention

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The First and Best

Cardboard*Con is the first and only science fiction / fantasy convention dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming. Encompassing more than 3 Atlanta downtown hotels, Cardboard*Con will has become a tradition among all fun-loving nerds. The SECRET of Cardboard*Con is that there really isn't a plan - you have to make it fun all by yourself, using your imagination and your manners.

Back to Basics

Forget about spandex and latex, at Cardboard*Con we've seen that the future of costuming is double-cored with reinforced edges. Our convention is famous for attracting some of the most talented cardboard costumers from around the world. Put down those pinking shears and pick up the duct tape...

No Long Lines!

Cardboard*Con doesn't suffer from the congestion which plagues other volunteer-based mega sci-fi conventions. We save you, the convention-goer, time and money by using the latest crowd-sourcing techniques to maximize your enjoyment. Also: membership is FREE.

The 7th Annual Cardboard*Con
will be on Saturday March 5, 2016!!

Cardboard*Con begins in...


    2016 Convention Schedule

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm - OPENING: Meehan's Irish Pub at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm - PARADE: to Marriott Marquis (route TBD)
  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm - BAUXXUS: Pulse Bar at Marriott Marquis
  • 9:30pm - Midnight - ELEKSHUN: Trader Vic's (in the basement of the Atlanta Hilton)
  • 10:00pm - Midnight - Panels and Photo-Ops at various bars & hotels
  • The body of the convention will party it out at Trader Vic's, but all are welcome to wander and look for panel discussions, remembering to adhere to the rules and regulations of guest behavior set forth by each hotel :)
  • 11:00pm - Midnight - The Winner's Circle : Exclusive After Party at TBA
  • 12:45am - 1:30am - We hope that you're home asleep by this time, as we will be after having sneaked away around 9pm. But, if you get peckish, there IS the Metro Diner fairly close by.

2016 Cardboard Elections

Things get serious this year, with cardboard-Americans deciding who will reign supreme as Cardboard President! Watch out for campaign tricks! Be aware that a small start-up Star Track convention will be in the area during the 7th Annual Cardboard*Con. Be on your guard in case these Star Track nerds try to strike up a conversation with you!

5th Annual Celebration of 2014

Badj prices were cut in HALF and the fans responded enthusiastically! Even though this deep price cut reduced the quantity and quality of guests it seemed that this year will forever be remembered as the year that nobody fell into the dumpster at the after-after-after party. The profile of the event grew in 2014 and organizers are wondering if the hotels can contain the con in 2015.


In a first for a major Atlanta science fiction convention, Cardboard*Con stopped selling badjs and refuse to sell them at the door. If you did not already have a badj you still could have come, but people are lazy readers! LOL

Our Sponsors & Affiliates

  • Joe's Sticky Stuff : An Aggressive Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape
  • Onyx Consulting
  • Infestation Atlanta 2013
  • Drewprops Creative Services
  • The Guy Behind the Camera
  • Anachrocon!
  • Play On Con
  • Dangling Carrot Creative
  • PiratePalooza

As Covered By...

  • Mother Nature Network
  • Saporta Report

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