Programming at EXP Con 2019

Industry-related programming will take place throughout the weekend, across the entire convention center. Our organization produces various types of programming that occur simultaneously, so there is always something happening of interest for the attendees.

Main components of the convention include…

Industry Panels and Events

Each year at EXP Con we invite members of the video game and anime industry to take part in our weekend-long event. These individuals speak on many interesting topics, participate in Q&A’s, sign autographs, and interact with the fans multiple times throughout the weekend. We will have a schedule of Industry panels posted closer to the event weekend.

Main Events Room

The Main Events Room hosts industry-driven programming, panels, and contests. Industry professionals and fan-favorite voice actors take part in panels, Q&A sessions, and conduct autograph signings for attendees. Concerts occur Friday and Saturday evening by performers who create music related to subject matter.

Panel Rooms

The Panel Rooms host content produced by members of the community and/or industry professionals.  Content includes but is not limited to general events, in-depth discussions, and workshops.

Celebrity Autograph Sessions

Each year at EXP Con we invite members of video game, anime, and other related industries to take part in our weekend-long event. During these specific autograph sessions throughout the weekend, EXP Con attendees will have the opportunity to meet these celebrities and get their autographs (Individual Guest Rates and Conditions apply), as long as they have the appropriate single-day pass or weekend pass. Depending on the Level of the Weekend Pass you purchase, you may be able to bring one item to be signed free of charge by some or all of the industry guests in attendance, as a special “Thanks” for supporting the convention.  Any additional items signed are subject to individual rates and conditions set by the industry guests.  Please note that once the session is over, those still in line will be turned away. There will be 3 of these sessions throughout the weekend! To put yourself in the best position to get all the autographs you are interested in, purchase the Level 99 Pass which grants you access to the Quick Encounter Lane, and one complimentary autograph from all industry guests in attendance.

EXP Video Game Lounge

The Video Game Lounge is a large area within the convention filled with consoles and games for attendees to play. Casual-play of the newest and oldest games are available all weekend, and special video game tournaments are scheduled throughout, where many of the best travel to compete in their favorite games. Tournaments and Scheduling will be available soon.

EXP Artist Alley

The Artist Alley is set up along the halls of the pre-convene area throughout convention center. This space is allotted for artists of all types to exhibit and sell their works for convention attendees.

EXP Vendors Room

The Vendors Room is a large section of the convention center where genre specific vendors and exhibitors set up to sell their wares or promote their products. Much of what these vendors sell is available exclusively at conventions.

Costume Contest

This contest is designed to showcase the costume creating and modeling abilities of everyone from novices to the experienced designer. Designers create costumes based on characters from video games, anime, manga, or Japanese culture and are pre-judged before the event. Entrants will showcase their work on the Main Events stage in a fashion show-style presentation, where winners will be announced and awarded with Epic Trophies.

  • More Events and Programming will be updated as we get closer to EXP Con 2019.