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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 9th Annual Cardboard*Con
will be on Saturday March 3, 2018!!

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    2018 Convention Schedule

    2018 is our dinosaur theme!


  • 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 - CHILLAXING: Pulse Bar at Marriott Marquis
  • 9:30pm - Midnight - RUMTIME: 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 - If you're still up the Metro Diner fairly close by ;)



2017: Cardboard*Con Grease!

Join a gang! Drop out of beauty school! Meet a boy or girl! Your worries are over now with the Cardboard*Con Prom because nobody can see your ugly face behind that cardboard box!! So ax that special lady or man (or whatever, because you can't really tell with all that cardboard in the way) to be YOUR date at this year's Grease Dance Off Prom Thing!!

2016: Cardboard Elections

Things got serious when cardboard-Americans gathered to decide who would reign supreme as Cardboard President! There were many campaign tricks and giant lies! The guests of a small start-up Star Track convention attempted to star in 7th Annual Cardboard*Con but we said "NO! You have to pay us!". They so jealous.

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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