UPDATE APRIL 2022:

Thank you all for coming to the 2022 Geek/Art CONfluence! We hope you had a great time. We will be back!

See this space, and our social media (@geekartconfluence on FaceBook, @geekartcon on Instagram, and @geekartcon on Twitter) for announcements about the next CON!

All information below refers to the 2022 CON.

Who We Are

The Geek/Art CONfluence is a comic con focused on creativity, inclusion, and diversity in geek culture. It will take place in-person and online on Sunday, March 27 from 10am-6pm EST.

The in-person CON will be located in the Shaffer Art Building at Syracuse University. The online part of the CON will take place over Zoom, and will be available to everyone, everywhere.

We plan to stream many of our in-person events over the Zoom, including our panel talks, and we will also have online-only activities that take place only on the Zoom. You will be able to have an awesome, comprehensive CON experience whether you attend in-person or online.

The Geek/Art CONfluence is enthusiastically dedicated to providing a diverse, inclusive experience—with a focus on increasing disability awareness within geek culture—in partnership with Syracuse University’s “Cripping” the Comic Con, aka CripCon.

We are committed to accessibility. Panel sessions will include A.I. captioning and some panels will have American Sign Language interpretation. Whenever possible, visual content will be accompanied by image descriptions.

Open to everyone, everywhere, free of charge.

Zoom Links for Online Access

Anyone can access the panel talks or a selection of the activities via Zoom for free.

The Zoom link for the Panels and Presentations is: https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/94718314304

Meeting ID: 947 1831 4304

The Zoom link for the Activities is: https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/95548788512

Meeting ID: 955 4878 8512

Please note that our Panels Zoom will be going continuously through the day. Our Activities Zoom will be online for select activities as noted under the Activities page.

Chris and two members of the 501st Legion at the 2019 Geek/Art CONfluence

Masking Policy

As of March 14, Syracuse University is at level “Yellow,” meaning that masks are required for anyone on campus who is unvaccinated, and that masks are recommended for anyone on campus who is vaccinated.

Beyond these official rules, the Geek/Art CONfluence is strongly recommending continued masking, in solidarity with vulnerable populations and communities. Thank you.

Parking

Parking is available for free in the campus Q4 lot on Sunday as long as there is space. Nearby off-campus parking include street parking on Euclid Avenue and some of its adjoining streets, and the commercial parking garages off Waverly Avenue.

Food

Campus food services are closed on Sundays. There are numerous restaurants available around nearby Marshall Street. We are also planning to order some pizza and snacks (for free) around noon!

Expectations for Behavior at the CON

Be nice!

The point of the CON is to provide a friendly, positive, inclusive, geeky space for a day, for the benefit of people who have not had the chance to experience that kind of thing for a long time.

Harassment, insults, bigotry, and villainous behavior in general will not be tolerated. We may remove anyone who does not uphold this expectation through their speech or behavior.

Questions?

Email Chris Wildrick at cwildric@syr.edu.

You can also visit us on our Facebook site, our Facebook Event page, Instagram, and Twitter. We’ll make regular announcements on those sites, so Like or Follow them to quickly see any updates!

The Geek/Art CONfluence is here for your geeky needs!

Previous years of the Geek/Art CONfluence: See a schedule for the fall 2019 CON here, and the archived web pages from the spring 2021 CON here.

The coordinators of the Geek/Art CONfluence are Frank Cammuso, Diane Wiener, Chris Wildrick, and Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri,

Capital G and A in blue three-dimensional letters and an orange lightning bolt between