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!
The Aspire team at Southeast Psych invites you to join us at the second annual AspieCon!
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The schedule for AspieCon 2018 is continually being updated, so keep checking back for more!
Our friends at Abari Game Bar in NoDa are bringing a classic arcade game for you to try! They’re open 7 days a week to 21+, but have all-ages hours Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 5pm. Learn more about them and their amazing game selection HERE!
Our ASPIRE team experts will be answering questions on parenting, females and Asperger’s, assessment, adolescents and young adults, and more.
We’re excited and honored to have some of our favorite superheroes on-hand at AspieCon! Wonder Woman, Batman, and Supergirl 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.
We’ll be making several different crafts throughout the day, giving you a chance to get hands-on and creative!
Don’t forget to check out our Guided Craft for Adults with Michelle Weber, where you can make a Family Honor Plate! (additional fee)
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!
Learn the basics of what Tabletop role-playing games and how they can be used to address psychological issues. Also learn how to find games and places to learn more about TTRPG’s.
Hey, Ghostbusters fans! Our friend, Barrie Clark, is bringing his Ecto-1, a fully modified mid-century Cadillac Miller-Meteor, complete with equipment, sirens, and ghost containment unit. The attention to detail on this car is extraordinary, and Barrie will be on-hand throughout the day to answer questions and share his interest in and passion for the paranormal!
Looking for something a little more fuel-efficient? We’ll have an Ecto-0.5 on site, too, a Toyota Prius that does double-duty as an everyday vehicle and an Ectomobile!
Don’t let the kids be the only ones having fun! Adults can sign up for our guided craft with entrepreneur Michelle Weber. Michelle is the creator of the Family Honor Plate, a fun and creative parenting tool for celebrating successes at the dinner table!
The Family Honor Plate is $35, and yours to keep with the experience. Michelle will handle purchases during AspieCon. Cash and card are both accepted.
Want to dress as your favorite characters and don’t know where or how to get started? Charlotte-area cosplayers, costumers, and character performers Kalliste Cosplay and Jorrun Cosplay will be sharing ideas, tips, and tricks with you about how to transform yourself and make the most out of a con!
Live music from School of Rock Charlotte’s House Band! Don’t miss these incredibly talented musicians cover some of the best music from the world’s most famous artists! They’ll also be on hand to talk about their dynamic, performance-based approach to music education and to give attendees a chance to make music of their own in the instrument “petting zoo.”
Merely Players is bringing three rounds of trivia to the con, so get your team ready! We’ll be asking 10 questions per round – DC vs. Marvel, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, and Fun and Games. 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 are so grateful for everything our awesome vendors 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 a vendor.
For information about becoming a vendor, click below.
The Aspire team at Southeast Psych is excited to bring the second annual AspieCon to Charlotte
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