Admission prices are similar to ours to start, but the add-ons for the “total experience” can get to be quite pricy. Cleveland isn’t a community for them, it’s a marketplace. A week after their event, they won’t be drinking at the nerdy bar, going to the midnight movie opening, or hitting a local comic shop on Wednesday. I respect the effort, but that’s not what ConCoction wants to be.
We are not a comic-con - We totally enjoy and support these small to mid-size local cons that are very focused on the comic fandom, but we aren’t one of them. The smaller versions tend to be one-day only, very cheap compared to us, and have a great selection of vendors and artist tables. There may or may not be a cosplay contest and some panels.
They’re totally focused on their community, and we support them for it. But ConCoction is designed to be more across-the-board, and appeal to all kinds of fandom, no matter the media involved.
So we’re not the Big Guys, and we’re not a one-day Con. What are we?
We’re the in-between ground. We’re a small, local, not-for-profit, volunteer-run fandom convention. We’re half-gaming, half-everything else. We’re the everything con, and we’re proud of that fact. Our goal is to be part of the local geeky/nerdy community all year long, and we support all the local geeky events we can. We will throw you a weekend full of fun, but we don’t pack up and leave town. We support our local charities, local vendors, local artists, local authors, and all the attendees who make ConCoction such a wonderful mashup of the weird and wonderful. We intentionally refuse to specialize into any one fandom.
Each year, we will mix it up, mash it up, and celebrate what comes out of it. We’re a ConCoction, and we’re proud of it. We hope to see you at ConCoction 2016, and at all the other geeky events before and after!