FargoPopExpo 2024

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FargoPopExpo 2024, April  20 – 21, 2024, Butler Building – RRV Fairgrounds
1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo, ND

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Members of the USS Imperium attended this year’s FargoPopExpo 2024 , West Fargo, ND



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The Fargo PopExpo is the new Celebration of Popular Culture for all!
Featuring FM Comic-Con and new segments for Motorheads & More as well as Crafts and even more! One BIG event with sections for each, the FPE is an affordable, fun event for the entire family!

Marscon 2024

Marscon 2024, March  8 – 10, 2024, Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel – Bloomington, MN

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Members of the USS Czar’ak, USS Imperium attended this year’s Marscon 2024 , Bloomington, MN



There are Pictures of Console Room 2024 at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/albums/72177720315450327

MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. At MarsCon you’ll find multiple programming tracks, parties, Guest of Honor presentations, science and science fiction, our art show, film/anime, gaming, and dealers rooms, charity auction, and masquerade. But wait, there’s more! Our Con-In-a-Con Comedy Music track attracts performers—and listeners—from across the country.



Console Room 2024

Console Room 2024, January 12-14, 2024, Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel – Bloomington, MN

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Members of the USS Czar’ak attended this year’s Console Room 2024 , Bloomington, MN



There are Pictures of Console Room 2024 at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/albums/72177720314201293

Welcome to CONsole Room, Minnesota’s Doctor Who Convention

Since 2014, CONsole Room has been thrilled to be an annual gathering place for enthusiasts of Doctor Who in the Twin Cities area. We’re currently preparing for our 11th annual convention, happening January 12-14, 2024. We have lots of plans to make our 11TH YEAR – and the Doctor’s 60TH ANNIVERSARY – our best event ever, so bring a friend or two and come join us!



Twin Cities Con 2023

Twin Cities Con 2023, November  3 & 5, 2023, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Members of the USS Imperium attended this year’s Twin Cities Con , Minneapolis, MN



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ValleyCon 2023

Valleycon 2023, October 13th & 15th, 2023, Holiday Inn 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND

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Members of the USS Czar’ak, USS Imperium attended this year’s Valleycon , Fargo, ND


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There are Pictures of Valleycon at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/albums/72177720311955486/


ValleyCon is the longest-running, most attended, largest festival of popular culture – featuring sci-fi, fantasy, comics, anime, horror, gaming and film & TV – from Minneapolis to Seattle! The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival opens ValleyCon weekend on Thursday and is now part of ValleyCon!

The Uncanny Experience 2023

The Uncanny Experience,
September 16th & 17th, 2023Minneapolis Club
729 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

 X-Fandom Convention.

 Xavier Institute Now.


Dear Prospective Student,

Congratulations on taking the first step toward unlocking your full potential as a mutant.

You are cordially invited to join us at Xavier Institute on September 16th & 17th, 2023. This is your opportunity to explore our campus, meet fellow students & faculty, and get a glimpse into the exciting world of mutant education.

We have a whole host of activities planned for you, including our Panel Programing, a Mutant Market full of art & collectibles, a Cosplay Contest, an epic After Party, and much more.

At the Xavier Institute, you will be immersed in a world you’ve always dreamed of.

With great anticipation,

About us

The Uncanny Experience is a two day immersive fandom event created by fans for fans who desire to be mutant and proud. Our mission is to transport you into the universe of mutantkind, build community, and give a platform to the creators, artists, and actors of the X-Men universe to interact with and educate attendees.

The Uncanny Experience, an event produced by Giant-Size Productions, is a fan convention with immersive elements held at the Minneapolis Club in Minnesota. We provide participants with quality entertainment and an immersive experience like none other, in the form of panels, vendor booths, cosplay, fan activities, live entertainment, and celebrity & creator signings.

The Uncanny Experience and Giant-Size Productions are not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way associated with Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, or The Walt Disney Company. The X-Men, characters, names and related likenesses are trademarks and copyright of Marvel Entertainment.



  • Car Rental services are available at the MSP Airport with Budget and Enterprise within walking distance from the venue.
  • Stay tuned for a map and plan of the venue as we get closer to September, 2023.
  • The Uncanny Experience provides an equal and accessible event to all of our attendees, including persons requiring accessibility services. We are committed to giving people who require accessibility services the same opportunity to access all of our goods and services and allowing them to benefit from the same services in the same place and in a similar way to all our fans.Visit our FAQpage for more information on Accessibility at The Uncanny Experience. Please submit a request with any questions and queries to info@giantsizeproductions.com
  • The weather is mild in mid-September with temperatures ranging from 72 degrees to 53 degrees. The Uncanny Experience will offer outdoor activities so please plan accordingly.


Crypticon Minneapolis 2023

Crypticon Minneapolis 2023

Crypticon Minneapolis,  September 15 – 17, 2023 Crowne Plaza West Hotel & Conference Center
3131 Campus Dr. Plymouth, MN 55441


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Members of the  attended this year’s, Crypticon Minneapolis 2023 Minneapolis, MN



Welcome to the greatest pop cultural experience on the planet. Where all things symbolic in Film, Television, Anime, fantasy, Sci Fi, Horror and/or just all around… family fun reside. The best and most unique in indie films from around the globe are shown in the Crypticon Indie Film Fest & Cryptic Awards.

Come meet the Iconic with the best in celebrity guests to be gathered in one amazing setting and or event.  Also unique vendors and artist from around the world with Toys,  Comics, DVD, Blu Ray, VHS, Posters, Models, Make Up, Props, Effects,  Art, Magazines, Apparel, Jewelry, Collectibles Galore and so much more.

We offer all our attendees a chance to enter and participant in any or all of our sponsor driven competitions in Tattoos, Costume and Cosplay and Makeup & Effects. We have many different categories and are open to all levels of experience. We offer an amazing plethora of prizes for all from our wonderful sponsors and brands. For each contest, feel free to contact the person in charge listed under our contact page. Thank You.


STARFLEET Virtual International Conference 2023,  August 11 – 13, 2023

Starfleet International Virutal Conference

Members of the USS Czar’ak and USS Imperium attended this year’s STARFLEET VIC 2023,  Minneapolis, MN


The 2023 Virtual International Conference is being brought to you by volunteers from throughout the fleet. This is a diverse group, all working in collaborative teams. Each individual brings a unique skill set as we are working towards creating a multi-day event with many components.

If you are interested, please join our planning team! We will also be looking for volunteers to serve as moderators on the weekend of the event.

If you have a question about our virtual space in Gather.Town and have already read the FAQ on the Gather page here on the website you can contact our Gather.Town admin by email at virtual.ic@sfi.org

Commodore Erin Poole, R1, USS Sandwich (VIC Chair)
Vice Admiral Jayden Tyronian, R10, USS Atlantis (VIC Chair)
Fleet Captain Randy Mitson, R13, USS Renaissance
Captain Chris P ChickenSandwich, R1, USS Sandwich
Fleet Captain Lynn Harper, R13, USS Renaissance
Commodore Ken Kopacki, R3, USS Battle Born
General Ed Tunis, R3, USS Corsair
Vice Admiral Trish Tunis, R3, USS Corsair
Captain Gregg Kleiner, R3, USS Corsair
Captain Gerhard Pretorius, R8, ISS Charlton Station (DS8)
Rear Admiral Caroline Signol, R9, USS Versailles
Fleet Captain Ivar Bardie, R9, ISS Christiaan Huygens
Lieutenant Commander Tiffany Sobczak, R1, USS Constellation
Fleet Captain John Hardy, R20, USS Essex
Admiral Mark Anderson, R2, USS Victorious
Captain Michael Rosen, R15, USS Nathan Hale
Captain Meg Karper, R5, USS Marie Curie
Commander Alicia Muhammad PhD, R1, USS Freedom
Captain Stephen Hebbend-Bach, R5, USS Marie Curie
Commander Andrew Reist, R10, USS Atlantis
Ensign Ann Marie Norris, R2, USS Haise
Major General Jeremy Carsten, R3, USS Battle Born
Admiral Jerry Tien, R2, USS Eagle
Commander Sean Duerr, R2, USS Russell Camp III


CONvergence 2023

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CONvergence 2023,  July 6-9, 2023, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Members of the USS Czar’ak attended this year’s CONvergence , Minneapolis, MN

There are Pictures of CONvergence at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/albums/72177720309606127


CONvergence is an annual convention for fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media: a 4-day event with thousands of members, and the premiere event of our kind in the upper Midwest.


MinnesotaCon 2023

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MinnesotaCon 2023,  June 2-4, 2023, Minneapolis Convention Center, at Minneapolis, MN

Members of the USS Imperium attended this year’s MinnesotaCon, Minneapolis, MN

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Minnesota Con is a Pop Culture Expo featuring, Celebrities, Artists, Writers, Voice Actors, Cosplayers, Creators, Wrestlers, Anime, and much more.