DarkCon is a fantasy, science fiction, media and gaming convention. It is darker and grittier than most such events. It features cutting edge guests and programming, art of all kinds, make-and-take workshops, a fantastic merchant room, costuming, plus all manner of gaming and many special events. From the best themed parties ever to the legendary VIP member perks, DarkCon is famous with fans and professionals for quality and attention to detail.
DarkCon is sponsored by the Dark Ones Inc., a Phoenix-based 501(c)10 organization that has been putting on conventions and other large events for over two decades. Making everyone feel comfortable and included is very important to DarkCon. We have settled on an every-other-year schedule, helping to keep each event uniquely focused. The 2012 convention had a horror and steampunk theme with over 650 attendees. Our 2014 convention was primarily themed around the worlds of dark fantasy and science fiction including the realms of cyberpunk and steampunk.
DarkCon 2019 is incorporating Dreadpunk as part of its theme and will bring the thoughts and ideas of the Penny Dreadful to the show! We are working on providing a sensory experience for our attendees with an ambiance geared towards dreadpunk. Also planned are several workshops where our fans will create dreadpunk and steampunk accessories for their costuming. There will be dances, parties, concerts, great programming, and lots of stuff to see and do! Hope to see you as part of this epic event!