FresCon is the first comic convention to be held at Fresno State! With the popularity of San Diego Comic-Con significantly increasing over the past 10 years, geek culture has become the norm for many. With the rise of Super Hero movies, shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and the success of 80s/90s nostalgia, opportunities for people with passions to interact with one another has been on the rise. On college campuses across the country, “geek week” programming has found success with college students wanting to engage their passions. geekEd., a consortium of college and university educators from across the country has been inspiring college students, faculty and staff for the past five years to bring their geek culture into their college lives. At Fresno State, some studies show that as much as 30% of students identify with geek/pop culture across a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. The attempt to develop a Comic/Pop Culture Convention on a college campus is a new concept that has begun to spring up on different campuses across the nation.
All participants are welcome. If you need special accommodations, please email FresnoStateCon@gmail.com.
Vendor Hall – North Gym 118
Panel room – Engineering East 191
Gaming Rooms- South gym 130&131
Movie Showing – Satellite Student Union (Sunday only)