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Opening Ceremony

MainStage 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

Let Fandom Fest 2024 begin! In our opening ceremony we will give a brief and hearty warm welcome from host, Magical Lee, where you will get important information and hear about a lot of the cool things you will see over the weekend!

The Big Book Fandom Panel: Readers Unite

Delack Guild Room State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

Join Spookyinthestacks, local librarian in training and reading enthusiast, as they discuss the latest book fandom trends, chat about up-and-coming releases and geek out over all things bookish!

Cosplay Craftsmanship Pre-judging

MainStage Panel Room State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

Craftsmanship cosplay contest entrants must participate. Pre-judging allows the judges to really see costumes in a personal setting. This allows them to appreciate it on its own terms, find out how it was made, how much was made and how well it was made. Contestants will receive an email with... Read more »

Who Wants to be A Hashira?

Fenimore Asset Management Gallery 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY

Rengoku is looking for new apprentice and has designed a quiz game molded after the popular gameshow "So You Wanna be a Millionaire?" If you have what it takes, come win prizes for your "Demon Slayer" knowledge!

Event Series Fandom Bingo

Fandom Bingo

Orchestra Room State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

Nerdy themed BINGO! Free to play, winners will receive exclusive Fandom Fest merch!

Self-Publishing Comics

Delack Guild Room State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

Join Rick and Doug Arthur to discuss the ins and outs of self-publishing comics, self-publishing in general and how to go from concept to print, including crowdfunding. Presentation will include time for Q&A from the audience.

Sketch Off

Fenimore Asset Management Gallery 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY

Starring Artists: Rick Arthur, Doug Arthur, and Doug Hill. Round 1: professional artists compete to draw a character or scene that is provided by the audience. Round 2: members of audience have opportunity to volunteer and team up with the pro artists and collaborate on a drawing. Round 3: one... Read more »

Queer Representation in Media: Then and Now

Delack Guild Room State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

Hosted by Duck Prints Press In the past decade, there has been dramatic progress in the commonness and availability of media that includes LGBTQIA+ characters and themes. In this panel, we'll posit a definition of "queer media" that establishes a baseline of what features we think separate queer media from... Read more »

Event Series Paint and Sip

Paint and Sip

Orchestra Room State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

No painting skills required for this unique, memorable experience! Book your stop to unlock your nerdy creativity. Painting options coming soon! Limit 40 people per session. In order to provide the best experience, paint and sip sessions are now $10 and require reservation ahead of time. Sign-up online now or... Read more »

$10.00

Cosplay Contest

MainStage 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

Fandom Fest’s Cosplay Contest is where cosplayers can show off their performance and craftsmanship skills in one exciting show! Performers will be judged for their ability to captivate and entertain a crowd, bringing their favorite series and shows to life through dance, song, or even comedy. While tailors and seamstresses... Read more »

The Hauntings of Proctors Theatre

Fenimore Asset Management Gallery 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY

Renowned Paranormal Investigator, Jack Kenna, from shows like Travel Channel/Discovery+ Haunted Case Files, Haunted Hospitals, and Paranormal Survivor will lead a discussion on his many spooky findings throughout the almost 100-year-old building of Proctors Theatre.

One True Pairing: A Comedic Romance Improv Game

Fenimore Asset Management Gallery 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY

Love is in the air! Join us for this super-interactive panel where we’ll argue which characters would make the best romantic parings from all different fandoms. We’ll use audience suggestions for characters and have you guys help us decide the best OTP!

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