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Oct 13th - Oct 15th 2023

Holiday Inn

3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND

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Programming

ValleyCon features an incredibly diverse smorgasbord of programming! Guest presentations, panel and workshops, gaming, the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, activities for virtually all interests and level of skill and knowledge! The Program Guide will be released approximately 2 to 3 weeks before ValleyCon.

Program Guide Released!

Program Guide (pdf)

Program Guide (pdf)


Currently Running Events or Panels

Start Date Time Duration Subject Description Location
10/2/2022 4:30 PM 540120 VALLEYCON CLOSES! CLOSED! SEE YOU DECEMBER 3rd, 2022 for PROFESSOR EUSTACE J. McGONIGLE’S TOYS, COLLECTIBLES, CRAFTS & CURIOSITIES EXPOSITION (Vendors space on sale in ONE WEEK!) and APRIL 22-23, 2023 for the FARGO POP EXPO/FM Comic-Con 13 WITH ERIK ESTRADA! And then THE FARGO FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 21 with VALLEYCON 48 WITH ADRIAN PAUL! ALL AREAS

Upcoming Events or Panels

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Programming Tracks

ValleyCon features programming on a wide variety of subjects including ANIME/MANGA, AUTHOR PANELS, ARTIST WORKSHOPS, GAMING (RPG, Tabletop, card, E-Gaming and more), GUEST PRESENTATIONS, FARGO FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL, COSPLAY COSTUME CONTESTS AND PANELS, ANDY HELD MEMORIAL CHARITY AUCTION, RAVES AND DANCES, PARTIES and MUCH MORE!

  • Anime Manga

    ValleyCon has panels and other programming on ANIME and MANGA! Come meet fellow fans and check out the selection of anime and manga from our vendors.

  • Andrew Held Memorial Charity Auction

    ValleyCon has dedicated our charity auction in the name of our dear departed friend Andrew Held. Andy dealt with health issues his entire life and sadly left us a few years ago. Andy spent many days and weeks at Sanford Children’s during his battles so in his honor we dedicated the auction in Andy’s name to Sanford.

    There is a wide variety of items donated by generous donors and vendors so please check them over and bid at the LIVE auction (in person or ONLINE) during the Adults Cosplay Costume Contest Saturday night!

  • Authors & Creators (Written)

    ValleyCon features panels and workshops presented by our author and creator guests. Valuable information, advice and tales of woe emanate from their weighty brains.. uh oh, sorry! Writer infiltrated for a second!

    Meet creators of a wide variety of media, especially the written word and grill them for career advice, problem solving with characters and tasty recipes. Purchase some books or other contraband they present and get to some panels!

  • Comics & Graphic Novels

    ValleyCon started as a comic and sci-fi convention so we have a special place in our hearts (some people dispute that we have “hearts” but whatever is there keeps us moving) for comics! Meet and greet artists and creators of some of the top comics and franchises in history as well as the hugely inventive world on independent publishing.

  • Cosplay Costume Contests

    ValleyCon features TWO contests, one for children and the other for teens and adults. More details will be posted a couple of weeks before ValleyCon.

    Sign up at REGISTRATION before the contests, at least an hour before the kids and no later than 5pm before the Teen/Adult. Note carefully how to pronounce your name and your character’s name as well as any special introduction you desire. Music or any other accompaniment must be emailed to us at least a day in advance!

    CLICK HERE FOR THE BASIC
    COSPLAY COSTUME CONTEST RULES!
  • Gaming

    ValleyCon has always featured a wide variety of gaming of every kind!

    Role-Playing games, tabletop, card games and especially video and computer games will be featured at ValleyCon and if you have a request, let us know! We will have open gaming areas for spontaneous gaming as it erupts and we have a special rewards program for game masters who runs games - contact us!

    Look for our schedule to be posted online shortly before ValleyCon.

  • Panels & Workshops: A genre-based educational experience

    ValleyCon has always presented a WIDE variety of panels and workshops! If you have a particular interest and expertise in any fun, interesting subject we want to hear from you! Sign up to present or share something and the rewards could be astronomical… (oaky, dramatic license at work..).

    EMAIL US with your idea and contact information: chair@valleycon.com

  • Volunteer

    ValleyCon is made up ENTIRELY of volunteers. We value your time, talent and expertise. Share it with us and help us put this event on! There are definite rewards for volunteering (aside from getting full passes to the event and more…!) so CONTACT US and get the ball rolling!

  • Fargo Fantastic Film Festival and Kids FFFF

    The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival is the film festival that celebrates film, video and other media in science fiction, fantasy, horror, adventure, thrillers and all other fun genres! It exists to showcase the ambitious and creative independent filmmaker. To make a good genre film takes real creativity, craftsmanship and yes, artistic merit. We show professional and amateur productions as both can learn from the other.

  • Late Night

    Raves and Dances, Parties, other fun events!

    ValleyCon features events running late into the evening for those over 18! Check the event in person for more details and bring some extra cash for charitable donations!

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