Conapalooza

Conapalooza The Tri-Cities Premier & Largest Pop Culture and Gaming Convention! The Tri-Cities Premier Pop Culture and Gaming Convention! October 11-13, 2019.
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We are all devastated with the news of Chadwick Boseman. Our hearts go out to his family and the many lives he touched. ...
08/29/2020

We are all devastated with the news of Chadwick Boseman. Our hearts go out to his family and the many lives he touched.
#RestInPower #wakandaforever

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided, to cancel Conapalooza's October event for 2020. Due to Covid-19 and a  la...
06/15/2020

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided, to cancel Conapalooza's October event for 2020. Due to Covid-19 and a lack of a safe way to social distance, we and our partners do not feel there is a sufficient way to give our attendees, vendors, and guests the type of quality event that you expect from Conapalooza.

All tickets that were bought will be refunded shortly. Vendors will receive an email in the coming days that will outline your options for refunds or transfering your vendor space to another Conapalooza date.

We are already discussing options and hope to have dates for 2021 in the near future, and we will let everyone know when this is decided.

Thanks for your continued support,
Rob Metcalfe
Conapalooza Chairman

Can't have the 4th without the 5th!
05/05/2020

Can't have the 4th without the 5th!

05/04/2020
04/27/2020
Conapalooza 2020 coming games

For all our table top gaming friends. Carlos is hard at work bringing you tons of stuff for October!

Looking ahead to conapalooza and what is being planned

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04/27/2020

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So we are thinking about the idea of doing a "Virtual Convention" where to proceeds would be donated to the charity "Fee...
04/18/2020

So we are thinking about the idea of doing a "Virtual Convention" where to proceeds would be donated to the charity "Feeding America". Think of it kinda like a old school telethon. We would do live panels, maybe some music, some gaming etc. What's everyone think of the idea, would you watch? Do you have a panel you'd like to help host? Let's start brainstorming

04/13/2020

Let's have some fun tonight, If you pick your dream celebrity to meet at a convention, who would it be?

Since most people are in quarantine now, and all our efforts are shifted to the October event. Let's start a discussion....
03/23/2020

Since most people are in quarantine now, and all our efforts are shifted to the October event. Let's start a discussion. What activities/events would you like to see at Conapalooza? What were you favorites from years past? What new things would you like to see us do in 2020?

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03/17/2020

Conapalooza's cover photo

Good Evening Everyone, It is with a heavy heart that I have to write this update. A lot has happened in the last 24 hour...
03/17/2020

Good Evening Everyone,
It is with a heavy heart that I have to write this update. A lot has happened in the last 24 hours and unfortunately, after much discussion with the Conapalooza Board, Kingsport City officials and the Meadowview Convention Center we must cancel April’s Vendor Bender event due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We all agree it is in the best interest for everyone’s safety and health to not have the event.

We want everyone to know that this was not an easy choice to make. It is quite honestly the hardest thing we have ever had to do in business, but we have always held the safety of our attendees, vendors and guests as our highest priority.

Ticketed Attendees & Vendors- For all that bought tickets or a Vendor Spot to the Vendor Bender event you will be refunded with-in 60 days. We just ask for a little patience as this cancellation will take us a little time to navigate through.

For those worried about missing a chance to meet their favorite Guest, we are working closely with agents and the guests themselves about options to re-book guests for future shows, and when we make those decisions we will let everyone know.

We understand that this update will no doubt result in a surge of emails to Conapalooza, and we assure you we will do our best to answer these as quickly as possible but bear with us as we navigate the amount of emails that will be incoming.

I’m sure many of you will be as disappointed to hear of this cancellation as we are to have to cancel it, so to give everyone something to look forward to, starting in the next few days we will shift the majority of our social media posts toward our October event, as we have a lot of unannounced events, guests, etc that we know you all will love. There is plenty to look forward to on the other side of this outbreak as we have an amazing event planned for October.

Everyone stay safe and healthy out there.

Lots of Love to all our fans and see you in October,
Rob Metcalfe
Conapalooza Chairman

03/13/2020

Good Evening Everyone,
Due to the large number of inquires about the status of April’s Vendor Bender event due to the COVID-19 threat, I felt the need to be open and transparent with everyone about where the status of the event is. As of this moment (3/12/2020), Vendor Bender will still be happening, and all guests are still planning to attend until we are informed by them otherwise.
Over the course of the next few days myself and the Conapalooza Board of directors will be discussing ideas for extra measures of sanitation for of all our attendees to have the safest experience possible. You should also keep yourself safe by washing your hands, covering your mouths, and STAY HOME if you are sick or you are immune compromised. Safety of our attendees has always been a top priority for our team, and always will be.
We are aware that new information regarding COVID-19 is coming out daily, and are keeping a very close eye on every piece of news coming out. As of this time Tennessee Governor Bill Lee was quoted saying "We don’t see a reason at this point (to close state offices) because the threat is significantly low to Tennesseans," and since the threat seems to be low in Tennessee, the show will go on. We also understand that with new information coming in rapidly, that this could change in the blink of an eye, and because of that we will be evaluating the situation daily. Myself and the Board are discussing back up plans, I truly hope we never have to use, in the case that things get worse.
I understand that some of you may believe that this is the wrong decision, you may or may not be correct, but I would like to give you a little insight as to why myself and the Conapalooza Board made this decision. Unfortunately, we are not a giant corporation, and rely on support from our amazing fans to keep us going, and for the continued health of Conapalooza, to cancel this event at this time would put the future of Conapalooza in jeopardy. Most do not understand the cost of broken contracts with venues, guests, etc., and to just up and pull the plug on the coming event at this time would not be good for Conapalooza’s future.
If anything changes in the coming days/weeks we will keep you all informed.
Lots of Love to all our fans,
Rob Metcalfe
Conapalooza Chairman

Kingsport, Tn, don't miss your chance to meet Nakia Burrise at April 11th's  Vendor Bender event. Nakia is best known as...
03/10/2020

Kingsport, Tn, don't miss your chance to meet Nakia Burrise at April 11th's Vendor Bender event. Nakia is best known as Tanya Sloan, the Yellow Zeo Ranger and later, the first Yellow Turbo Ranger.
Get your tickets now for only $10 at conapalooza.com
#tricitiesbest #conlife #mycon #powerrangers #tennessee #turbo #zeo #yellow #conapalooza #kingsport #guests

Kingsport, TN April 11th, Skip those long lines, and meet people like Kathy Najimy, Megan Hollingshead, Nakia Burrise, a...
03/08/2020

Kingsport, TN April 11th, Skip those long lines, and meet people like Kathy Najimy, Megan Hollingshead, Nakia Burrise, and Jason Marsden! ONLY $10 Get them now at Conapalooza.com
#conapalooza #kingsport #tennessee #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture #guests #powerrangers #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #fullhouse #boymeetsworld #ghostbusters #anime

Conaplooza is the Tri-Cities Premier Pop Culture and Gaming convention, so we have to have gaming right? We are pleased ...
03/07/2020

Conaplooza is the Tri-Cities Premier Pop Culture and Gaming convention, so we have to have gaming right?

We are pleased to announce that we will have a Console Gaming area at April's Vendor Bender event. We will have a nice assortment of consoles and games for you to try. Sponsored by our friends over at 2 Dudes Gaming.
#conapalooza #kingsport #tricitiesbest #conlife

Kingsport, Tn April 11th, 2020 - Don't miss  Kathy Najimy at Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020. You may know Kathy from ma...
03/06/2020

Kingsport, Tn April 11th, 2020 - Don't miss Kathy Najimy at Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020. You may know Kathy from many of her projects including, Hocus Pocus, Sister Act, King of the Hill and many more! #conapalooza #kingsport #tricitiesbest #conlife #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #salemmassachusetts #sandersonsisters
#hocuspocus #halloween #sandersonsisters #fall #trickortreat #spooky #witches #horror #disney #autumn #bettemidler #pumpkin #winifredsanderson #halloweeneveryday #sarahsanderson #kathynajimy #october #sarahjessicaparker #marysanderson #witch #love #happyhalloween

Last Chance to grab a Corner Vendor spot for April's Vendor Bender event as only 1 remains. Get yours before they are go...
03/06/2020

Last Chance to grab a Corner Vendor spot for April's Vendor Bender event as only 1 remains. Get yours before they are gone. In-line booths are also still available! See www.conapalooza.com for all the details.
#conapalooza #kingsport #tricitiesbest #conlife #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #stepbystep #fullhouse #powerrangers #zeo #turbo #limitedtime

03/06/2020
Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show

Check this event out! We will be there promoting Conapalooza as well as supporting a great cause!

3 weeks from today the vendors will begin loading in for our Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show. I always enjoy seeing all the different things that everyone will have for sale. This will be our biggest show to date. There will be over 170 tables of various merchandise available including: comics, record albums, trading cards, autographed sports memorabilia and baseball cards, vintage toys, action figures, Star Wars items, Hot Wheels, die cast toys, magazines, custom purses and much more that I am forgetting. The show is 9-3 on March 28th in the Farm and Home Building at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, TN. Admission is $5, children 12 and under admitted free. All proceeds will benefit Rolling Thunder. I hope everyone will come out to a really fun event for a great cause. Thank you all for making it possible for us to put this show on and make a difference in our community for an extremely humbling 16 years.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering a Table Top Gaming area at April's Vendor Bender event. Our Table T...
03/05/2020

We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering a Table Top Gaming area at April's Vendor Bender event. Our Table Top Director, Carlos Hill Tabletop Gaming is setting up some amazing games for you to play in April, schedule will be avaiable soon on the Conapalooza app. #tabletop #roleplaying #dice #dnd #conapalooza #kingsport #tricitiesbest #conlife

We are very excited to announce the Official Vendor Bender After Party. Starting st 9pm April 11th at The Main Street Th...
03/04/2020

We are very excited to announce the Official Vendor Bender After Party. Starting st 9pm April 11th at The Main Street Theatre in Johnson City! Dance the night away at this awesome after party. *$2 cover charge and $5 byob fee* Must be 18+ to attend.

Kingsport, Tn Vendor Spots for April 11th's Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020 are selling fast (as low as $50+ tax & fees)...
03/02/2020

Kingsport, Tn Vendor Spots for April 11th's Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020 are selling fast (as low as $50+ tax & fees), be sure to get yours today at www.conapalooza.com before they are gone! Only a couple of corner spots remain!
#conapalooza #kingsport #tennessee #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture
#powerrangers #zeo #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #stepbystep #agoofymovie #dragonball #spiritedaway #conlife #cosplay

We are proud to announce our favorite group of Mandos will be at Vendor Bender with their Jail and Bail! Be sure to dona...
03/01/2020

We are proud to announce our favorite group of Mandos will be at Vendor Bender with their Jail and Bail! Be sure to donate to a great cause and have your friends hunted and thrown in prison by Bounty Hunters! #conapalooza #kingsport #tricitiesbest #conlife #starswars #mando #mandalorian #charity #jailandbail

We are very excited to welcome Kamilla Kowal to Conapalooza 2020! Kamilla is best known from her role as Bonnie McMurray...
02/28/2020

We are very excited to welcome Kamilla Kowal to Conapalooza 2020! Kamilla is best known from her role as Bonnie McMurray in the hit comedy series Letterkenny! Kamilla will be available all 3 days, October 16-18. #conapalooza #kingsport #tennessee #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture #pitterpatter #letterkenny #bonniemcmurray

Don't forget to join us tomorrow night for a special announcement,  and a chance at tickets! Mellow Mushroom in Bristol,...
02/25/2020

Don't forget to join us tomorrow night for a special announcement, and a chance at tickets! Mellow Mushroom in Bristol, VA will also have themed drinks and food!

What would Conapalooza be with out some fun events and activities? Not Conapalooza :) That's why we are adding some fun ...
02/20/2020

What would Conapalooza be with out some fun events and activities? Not Conapalooza :) That's why we are adding some fun events and activities for April 11th's Vendor Bender! More details coming in the next few days! #cosplay #gaming
#conapalooza #kingsport #tricitiesbest #conlife #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #stepbystep #fullhouse #yourcon #byfansforfans

Join us Next Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30pm at Mellow Mushroom in Bristol, VA for LetterKenny Trivia Night! We'll be making ...
02/18/2020

Join us Next Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30pm at Mellow Mushroom in Bristol, VA for LetterKenny Trivia Night! We'll be making our next guest announcement for the fall show LIVE - so come be the first to find out who's coming! Winner's of the Trivia Night will also receive free Saturday Passes to the October show! Pitter Patter!

Please Welcome Jason Marsden to April's Vendor Bender event. You’ve seen him on “Boy Meets World”, “Step by Step”, “Full...
02/17/2020

Please Welcome Jason Marsden to April's Vendor Bender event. You’ve seen him on “Boy Meets World”, “Step by Step”, “Full House”, ; heard him in “A Goofy Movie”, “Hocus Pocus”, “Spirited Away”,“Young Justice”, and much more!
#hocuspocus #SpiritedAway #conapalooza #boymeetsworld #extremeghostbusters #conlife

We are excited to have Nakia Burrise joining us for April's  Vendor Bender event. Nakia is best known as Tanya Sloan, th...
02/15/2020

We are excited to have Nakia Burrise joining us for April's Vendor Bender event. Nakia is best known as Tanya Sloan, the Yellow Zeo Ranger and later, the first Yellow Turbo Ranger.
Get your tickets now for only $10 at conapalooza.com
#tricitiesbest #conlife #mycon #powerrangers #tennessee #turbo #zeo #yellow #conapalooza #kingsport #guests

Valentine's Day isn't over yet! Surprise your date with tickets to Vendor Bender in April or Conapalooza in October! Or ...
02/15/2020
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Valentine's Day isn't over yet! Surprise your date with tickets to Vendor Bender in April or Conapalooza in October!

Or both. Both is good. 🥰

Please welcome Megan Hollingshead to April 11th's Vendor Bender. Megan is the voice of many characters such as Nurse Joy...
02/10/2020

Please welcome Megan Hollingshead to April 11th's Vendor Bender. Megan is the voice of many characters such as Nurse Joy, Mia Valentine, Rangiku and many more! Don' miss this amazing voice actress. #pokemon #bleach
#yugioh #anime #voiceactor #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture #conapalooza

Please welcome Megan Hollingshead to April 11th's Vendor Bender. Megan is the voice of many characters such as Nurse Joy...
02/10/2020

Please welcome Megan Hollingshead to April 11th's Vendor Bender. Megan is the voice of many characters such as Nurse Joy, Mia Valentine, Rangiku and many more! Don' miss this amazing voice actress. #pokemon #bleach
#yugioh #anime #voiceactor #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture #conapalooza

Kingsport, Tn Vendor Spots for April 11th's Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020 are selling fast (as low as $50+ tax & fees)...
02/09/2020

Kingsport, Tn Vendor Spots for April 11th's Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020 are selling fast (as low as $50+ tax & fees), be sure to get yours today at www.conapalooza.com before they are gone! Only a couple of corner spots remain!
#conapalooza #kingsport #tennessee #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture
#powerrangers #zeo #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #stepbystep #agoofymovie #dragonball #spiritedaway #conlife #cosplay

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02/06/2020

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Kingsport, Tn Vendor Spots for April 11th's Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020 are selling fast (as low as $50+ tax & fees), be sure to get yours today at www.conapalooza.com before they are gone!
#conapalooza #kingsport #tennessee #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture
#powerrangers #zeo #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #stepbystep #agoofymovie #dragonball #spiritedaway #conlife #cosplay

Kingsport, Tn Vendor Spots for April 11th's Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020 are selling fast (as low as $50+ tax & fees)...
01/14/2020

Kingsport, Tn Vendor Spots for April 11th's Conapalooza: Vendor Bender 2020 are selling fast (as low as $50+ tax & fees), be sure to get yours today at www.conapalooza.com before they are gone!
#conapalooza #kingsport #tennessee #tricitiesbest #meadowview #popculture
#powerrangers #zeo #hocuspocus #putaspellonyou #stepbystep #agoofymovie #dragonball #spiritedaway #conlife #cosplay

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In October 2019, Craig Campbell of Nerdburger Games and I attended Conapalooza in Tennessee. I wrote a review of the tabletop RPGing at the show for d20 Radio. :-)
Did anyone take any videos during Marina’s panel on Saturday?
I need help finding one of the vendor's. They were closer to the artist gallery and we're selling my hero academia, hero provisional licenses. I am trying to find them so I can see about order some of those but I can not for the life of me remember their names and my receipts don't have their names.
Thank you! This Thank You is to everyone who made our second year at Conapalooza even better than our first! To everyone who helped organize the event: Thank You! To everyone who came and supported the Little Fingers Comedy Squad: Thank You! To everyone who put up with us as we wandered the halls and interacted with us in character: Thank You! Thank You All! Conapalooza was a success for the Little Fingers because we accomplished what we had our minds set to do: have fun with EVERYONE! Our open ThunderDome Challenge was absolutely fantastic, and even resulted in Conapalooza's CJ holding our Championship for a brief period before coming back to challenge for the title again during one of our panels! And speaking of panels, the rooms were packed as tight as they possibly could have been, and seeing so many people be so engaged and interactive with us is why we do what we do! I cannot say thank you enough on behalf of the Little Fingers and as just myself. Daniel and I founded Little Fingers for moments like Con. We love doing what we do, and you all make it worth it! Thank you!
Dr. Mike's Shaving Emporium would like to extend a hearty harrumph and huzzah (and a few AAAHHHHHHHHs!) for all the fine organizers, staff, volunteers, hotel folks, vendors, stars, guests, artists, and otters for an amazing weekend. The weather was delightful - the food trucks oh so filling - and everyone was incredible fun. Here's hoping we meet again soon!
Anyone get photos or video with pyramid head??
As I was leaving yesterday I found an art print in the parking lot. I picked it up before anyone ran over it and meant to bring it back into the hotel but I completely forgot. I’d like to get it back to the person that lost it. If you go through your things and find you’re missing a print, please send me a message with either a photo of the print or a description of it and we can make arrangements to get it back to you. (I’m not posting a picture of it, if you bought it and lost it, you should be able to describe it 😊)
Thank you everyone that talked to me about my Papa Emeratis outfit or asked for a picture of/with me!!! I'm BEYOND humbled by how people reacted!!! If anyone would like to share it PLEASE comment it here! And again thank you everyone that was there!
Are any photo opportunities still available or are they all canceled? I am asking because I noticed a post of them being canceled, but still see them being offered on this page .... Thank you
Hey Friends, I'll be part of this fun panel on Friday. Hope you'll join us!
I'm slowly growing with photoshop.
Be sure to listen this morning around 8:30 on Supertalk 92.9, we will be doing a promotional interview.