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An Extraordinary Event for Extraordinary People

Postponed to Spring 2021

Dear AspieCon Friends and Family,

 

In light of recent concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with recommendations made by numerous government agencies at the federal, state and local level regarding public gatherings, the AspieCon planning team has made the decision to cancel this year’s convention which was scheduled to take place on May 9th, 2020.

 

While we are saddened that we have had to cancel such a special event that so many of us enjoy and look forward to every year, the health and well-being of everyone involved in AspieCon is infinitely more important.

 

AspieCon plans to return in April 2021 bigger and better than ever! We’ve already started brainstorming ideas for the next convention, and we certainly hope you’ll be able to participate again next year. We appreciate each and every one of you for your support of AspieCon, and for your confidence in us to bring a fun and informative event to the autism community of Charlotte and the surrounding region.

 

We will continue to use our social media platforms to share resources and information with followers so if there’s anything we can do to support your work then please let us know and we’ll be happy to help spread the word. Be on the lookout for an announcement later this year regarding the date for AspieCon 2021, and as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

What is AspieCon?

AspieCon is everything you love about comic book and pop culture conventions, combined with the best aspects of a community resource fair. It celebrates the incredibly diverse interests of individuals on the autism spectrum while also providing valuable resources and support for our awesome Aspies and Auties, their families, and their friends.  This interactive, “out of the box” event is dedicated to building a strong community and empowering individuals on the autism spectrum.

All are welcome to experience our world!

Explore the site to learn more!

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 Previous Event Schedule

Want a sense for what we had to offer at previous events?  Take a look below, and check back in early 2021 for updates!

Star Wars fans, we’ve got something really incredible in store for you!  Troopers of the 501st Legion will be representing the Galactic Empire and its interests at AspieCon, so watch out, Rebel scum!  Stormtroopers of the Carolina Garrison are always willing to take pictures with you when not on patrol, and we’re excited to have them joining us!

Whovians – The Doctor has landed!  The Carolina T.A.R.D.I.S., built by Chuck Carte and Drew Magee, will be on-hand at AspieCon this year!  The stunning blue Police Box often attends conventions and special events, and makes a fantastic photo-op.  Whether you’re The Doctor, a Companion, or just a fan of time travel, don’t miss the Carolina T.A.R.D.I.S.!

We’re excited and honored to have some of our favorite superheroes on-hand at AspieCon!  Our heroes are taking the day to meet with all of our attendees, so come find them in our Meet and Greet area for pictures and super high-fives!  Capes not required, but certainly a lot of fun.

Need a quiet spot to take a break from the excitement of the con? The Cool Down Tent will be available for kids and adults alike to practice mindfulness.

Dr. Megan Connell and friends will be your Dungeon Masters for the day, leading you through a campaign with your fellow con-goers.  Beginners to experienced players are welcome to join the party and take part in this adventure!

Our friend, Cheralyn Lambeth of the Southern Belle Ghostbusters, is bringing her Ecto-0.5, a Toyota Prius that does double-duty as an everyday vehicle and an Ectomobile!  After all those difficulties in the ’80s with Simon Peck and the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ghostbusters have gone green and fuel-efficient!

Our incredible friend, Ian McCormick of EZBSVS Studios, has designed, 3D printed, painted, and built a scale model of Hogwarts Castle, and we’ll have it featured at AspieCon this year!  Don’t miss it!

Are you a Master Builder?  Come explore our LEGO free-play space and build what inspires you!  The sky’s the limit with this imaginative and creative fan favorite!

Panel Topics and Speakers – COMING SOON

Merely Players is bringing three rounds of trivia to the con, so get your team ready!  We’ll be asking 10 questions per round – and our categories are coming soon!  Prizes will be awarded to each round’s winning team!

Hey, gamers!  We’re bringing Xbox 1 consoles and games for you to kick back and relax, so come enjoy Lego Marvel Superheroes, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Minecraft on your own or with friends!

We welcome everyone to cosplay at AspieCon, so dress as your favorite character!

Guidelines to help you with your choices can be found by clicking

AspieCon’s Event, Costume, and Prop Policy

AspieCon is thankful to our exhibitors who committed for 2020.  We look forward to having them return, with others, when we come back in 2021!

We are so grateful for everything our awesome exhibitors do to make this event special!

Any organization or business offering resources, services, and products that would be of interest and benefit to individuals on the spectrum is welcome to participate as an exhibitor.

For information about becoming an exhibitor, click below.

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