Fargo Moorhead Comic Con Logo


Feb. 22nd - 23rd, 2020

Ramada Fargo
(Same Location, New Name)
3333 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103

Programming!

Vendors and Panels and Costumes, OH MY! With the continuation of the two day event, the logical path will be to include more in the lines of programming. Check out the schedule for the two days for all of the programming for the event!

2019 Special Guest(s):

Eliot Rahal Headshot
Eliot Rahal - Comic Creator/Writer

Eliot is a comic writer/creator for AfterShock Comics. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area. His current projects include a new miniseries titles "Hot Lunch Special". He has also worked with Vault Comics, Dark Horse Comics Inc., Valiant Entertainment and Heavy Metal on numerous titles. He also worked with Marvel Entertainment for the editor of “The Amazing Spider-Man, DareDevil, and Thunder-Strike.”

Outside of the comics realm, Eliot has also worked with some well known names in television including David Letterman Spike O'Dell and John Williams. He also has done some stand up comedy in the past.

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Follow Eliot on LinkedIn: Eliot Rahal - LinkedIn.

Follow Eliot on Twitter: Eliot Rahal - Twitter.


Dave Wheeler Headshot
Dave Wheeler - Comic "Jack of All Trades"

Dave Wheeler is a jack of all trades when it comes to comics, working as an: inker, colorist, letterer, writer and book designer. In addition to the comics industry he has worked in the advertising and graphics industry for 10 years. Dave currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. with his family. He is proud to be one of the co-founders of the kid-friendly comic company MIND WAVE COMICS doing his part to bring back fun to comics! When he’s not in the studio he enjoys long walks on the beach, making toys and professional wrestling!

Check out MIND WAVE COMICS at www.MINDWAVECOMICS.com.

Follow Dave on Twitter: Dave Wheeler - Twitter.


Alaura Klegstad Headshot
Alaura Klegstad - Cosplay Guest of Honor

When people ask me when I started cosplaying I just tell them I never stopped dressing up for Halloween and it just got worse with age. ValleyCon 2017 was my first convention experience and since then I've attended 6 conventions within the past 11 months. Since then I have tripled my cosplay following on social media, grown my cosplay career to the point where I'm making some money each month through Patreon, have averaged 1 completed cosplay a month, started a cosplay-related podcast where I speak Colorado-based cosplayers about their origin and goals and everything in between called The Sloth Goth Thoughts, that I publish free on my Patreon page as well.

I currently have a website in the works, I notably take a lot of my own cosplay photos as well, and am planning to start selling professional prints of my cosplay in early October. Though I've only done one commission for a fellow cosplayer, I've had plenty of experience with sewing and craftsmanship of props and LOVE to tell people about my experiences, my mistakes (there are PLENTY of them!) and how to better yourself in the cosplay game!


2019 Additional Guests & Creators:
Joel MoJo Moen Headshot
Joel "MoJo" Moen - Comic Artist, Editor and Writer

Local artist who's works include Batman, Major Bummer, X-men Unlimited, and Night of the Living Dead: Barbara's Zombie Chronicles. MoJo has worked as an assistant inker for DC and Marvel as well as for many independent publishers. Most notably for Dead Dog Comics as an editor, writer, inker for over 8 years.

Joel "MoJo" Moen started out his career as an inking assistant to Tom Nguyen on such books as: Major Bummer, Superman- Man of Steel, JLA, Batman, and X-men Unlimited. Soon after he was contracted to ink the book "Hellion" from upstart company Dead Dog Comics. MOjo stayed on at Dead Dog Comics for 8 years as Editor-in-Chief while also inking, writing, or scripting the books: Bad Company Incorporated, Mydevil, From Heaven to Hell, Night of the Living Dead: Barbara's Zombie Chronicles, Curse of the Blood Clan, and Cryptic Magazine.

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Brad Thingvold Headshot
Brad Thingvold - Comic Artist and Writer

Brad Thingvold is a comic book artist/creator hailing from Bismarck, ND. He has worked on a few different comic properties over the years, and is also a teacher's assistant for art courses at comicsexperience.com. Currently, he's been putting together his own webcomic, "Bingo!" You can see it - and more - at bradthingvold.art.

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Check out Bingo! at bradthingvold.art.

Follow Brad on Twitter: Brad Thingvold - Twitter.


Fargo-Moorhead Comicon is proud to make ExtraLife for Sanford Children's Hospital it's main charity. 100% of charitable funds stays local!

Cards Against Humanity Comic Artist SMACKDOWN

Cards Against Humanity

Comic Artist SMACKDOWN!


Fan Favorite FMCC Original Event!!!

The FMCC Original returns!! You MUST be an adult or have parent/guardian to be at this one and if you wonder why, you’ve never played Cards…

Super Friends GONG SHOW


NEW for 2019 an FMCC Original Event!!!

FMCC has launched another new and original programing event debuting at FMCC 9! Bring your talents (or lack thereof!) and compete for PRIZES!! Gonged or not!

In this amateur talent contest, three SUPER Judges audition a series of acts - some good, some hilariously awful, all nonprofessional - and cut off the losers mid-performance by striking an onstage gong. The acts can be any sort of performance such as singing, acting and everything in between! Sign-up your "act" at the FMCC Registration desk!

Super Friends Gong Show

Programming Schedule

Schedule!

DOORS OPEN 10am Saturday Feb 23rd!

Saturday: 10am-5pm & 7:30pm-Late!

Sunday: 10am-4pm!

Prices!

SATURDAY DAYTIME PASS: $7 Adult; $5 6-12 yr.; 5 & under FREE!

SATURDAY EVENING (7PM-LATE): $5 Adults (not recommended for under 16!)

SATURDAY ALL DAY: $10 Adults (not recommended for under 16!)

SUNDAY ALL DAY (10am-4pm): $5 Adult; $3 6-12 yr.; 5 & under FREE!

ALL WEEKEND COMBO PASSES: Adult $10; 6-12 yr. $6; 5 & under FREE!

Panels and Programming!

Download the Programming Guide: Adobe PDF

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Saturday 2/23/2019!

TimeEventDescriptionLocation
8:00 AMCartoons and Cereal!Return to the good ol’ days when weekend mornings were FUN cartoons and breakfast cereal!Woodland North
10:00 AMVendor Area OpenVendor Room
10:00 AMTAE KWON DO!Northwest Martial Arts presents the ancient art!Woodland North
10:00 AMTRAILERS!See the latest trailers of upcoming films, tv and games!Chestnut
11:00 AMFAN GROUPSMeet up with regional fan groups and see what it takes to join!Chestnut
11:00 AMMEET ELIOT RAHALMeet both our comics guests and other regional comics pros, hear about the industry, how to get in, what’s going on currently and of course Q & A!Woodland North
12:00 PMMEET DAVE WHEELERMeet both our comics guests and other regional comics pros, hear about the industry, how to get in, what’s going on currently and of course Q & A!Woodland North
12:00 PMTRIVIA! COMICS!Bring your skills for the first of the trivia contests! PRIZES!!Chestnut
1:00 PMINTRO TO COSPLAYJoin our Cosplay Guest of Honor Alaura Klegstad and colleagues for an introduction (and more!) to Cosplay!Woodland North
1:00 PMBATMAN TURNS 80!A brief look at the Dark Knight’s history in print, film and tvChestnut
2:00 PMKIDS COSPLAY COSTUME CONTEST!All kids with costumes! Enter for prizes and show off that cool costume! Prizes for best created costume, performance (ham it up!) and more but also ALL ENTRANTS GET A PRIZE! Kids must be signed up by 1:30pm at latest (at Registration).Woodland North
3:00 PMCOLLECTING!Toys, comics, knick-knacks… almost everyone collects something, here are some tips on getting cool stuff and that item you’ve been trying to find since your mom threw it away… with Rebel Toy Box honcho and toys expert Ben Larson!Chestnut
3:30 PMFUN WITH CHARITIESFMCC and VALLEYCON are major charitable events but there are other cool charitable events all through the year!Woodland North
4:00 PMTRIVIA! MARVEL AND DC FILMS/TVThe next phase of smackdown trivia for movies and tv!Woodland North
4:00 PMINTERNATIONAL COMICS – Sponsored by COMIC JUNCTIONJoin Kip Marvig for a look at comics all over the world! Not just Manga (Japanese comics) but France, Britain and much more!Chestnut
6:00 PM--- BREAK ---Vendor Area Closed! Short break for refueling and resetting for the evening activities! See you back at 7:00 PM!
7:00 PMDOORS OPEN! EVENING BAR OPEN!Evening Activities Open!Woodland North
7:30 PMEVENING COSPLAY COSTUME CONTEST!*You must be signed up by 710pm! PRIZES & CASH! Best costumes/craftsmanship and more! Hosted by the Monster of Ceremonies DAVE JACOBS!Woodland North
9:00 PMCARDS AGAINST HUMANITY COMIC ARTIST SMACKDOWN!The FMCC Original returns!! You MUST be an adult or have parent/guardian to be at this one and if you wonder why, you’ve never played Cards…Woodland North
10:30 PMSUPERFRIENDS GONG SHOW!The new event!! Bring your talents (or lack thereof!) and compete for PRIZES!! Gonged or not!Woodland North
11:30 PMPARTY TIME! KARAOKE/DANCE/MINGLE!Party with DJ Flash into the wee hours!!Woodland North

Sunday 2/24/2019!

TimeEventDescriptionLocation
8:00 AMCartoons and Cereal!Return to the good ol’ days when weekend mornings were FUN cartoons and breakfast cereal!Woodland North
10:00 AMFMCC RE-OPENS!
10:00 AMBATMAN TURNS 80!A brief look at the Dark Knight’s history in print, film and tv!Woodland North
11:00 AMTRAILERS!See the latest trailers of upcoming films, tv and games!Woodland North
12:00 PMCOMICS WORKSHOPMeet up with our comics pros for more detailed looks at writing and illustrating for comics!Woodland North
1:00 PMCOSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY!Cosplay Guest Alaura Klegstad and colleagues show how to get professional photography results for your cosplay creations!Woodland North
2:00 PMTRIVIA SUPER SMACKDOWN CHAMPIONSHIP!The big smackdown for prizes concludes!Woodland North
3:00 PMFAN DEBATES!All fans debate everything… we’ll hit some of the flashpoints for fun! Leave the weapons at home!Woodland North
4:00 PMFMCC 9 CLOSES!Join us next Feb. 22-23, 2020 for FMCC 10!!

Saturday Evening Special Programming!!!

Fargo Moorhead Comic Con Saturday Evening Special Programming

Cosplay Costume Contest!

Fargo Moorhead Comic Con Cosplay Contest

FMCC features a cosplay costume contest with KIDS and ADULTS categories! There are categories for Store bought (with extra points for performance!) and fan-made with special notice for advanced craftsmanship.

FMCC will also feature ROVING COSTUME PRIZES for the best costumes just roaming the event, each and every hour! Dress the part and escape at FM Comic-Con!

The Cosplay Costume Contests are for kids and adults. It is for costumes created, modified or purchased but extra points for originality, presentation, ingenuity and craftsmanship. Prizes will be given in each area. Comic costumes are the norm, but many have been featured in comics in some way? SUIT UP!

Games!!!

GAMING! SHINESPARK/CATAAN TOURNAMENT/OPEN GAMING - CHECK OUT THE TIMES AT THE GAMING AREA FOR TOURNAMENTS! PRIZES!!! Hosted in the Birch and Walnut rooms!