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Blerdcon
Status Active
Genre Multi-genre
Venue Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Location Arlington, Virginia
Country United States
First held 2017
Official website https://blerdcon.com/

Blerdcon is an annual three-day multi-genre convention held during July at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The conventions name comes from the word "blerds", a term for black nerds, and was founded by Hilton George. Blerdcon aims to be diverse and inclusive.

Programming

Blerdcon typically features an cosplay contests, gaming tournaments, maid café, panels, vendors, and workshops. The gaming room is open 24-hours during the event.

History

Blerdcon's idea came out of the experience of attending another convention, MomoCon. First year attendance was higher than expected, with 1,800 people. Blerdcon 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event history

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 30 - July 2, 2017 Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Arlington, Virginia
1,800 (est.) Bec's Cosplay Wonderland and Eric "The Smoke" Moran.
July 27–29, 2018 Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Arlington, Virginia
Karan Ashley, Mega Ran, Michael "Knightmage" Wilson, Douriean Fletcher, Kevin Grevioux, and Keisha Tucker.
July 12–14, 2019 Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Arlington, Virginia
Beau Billingslea, Estelle, Shaina “Samuraider” West, and Rachel True.
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