InvaderCON

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Convention
Name: InvaderCON
Dates: 2011 -
Frequency: Yearly, Irregular
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type:
Focus: Invader Zim
Organization:
Founder:
Founding Date: March 2011
URL:
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InvaderCON is an Invader Zim convention. It was first held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the cartoon.

History

The first InvaderCON was held in Atlanta, Georgia by Wasabi Anime. The con was well received and voice actors even attended, where they read the scripts of some of the unreleased episodes. The 2012 convention even hosted the showrunner, Jhonen Vasquez. One dollar of each ticket purchased for InvaderCON was donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

The heads of InvaderCON held the convention each you until 2014, when they intended it to be their last. However, a few years later in 2019 they began raising money on Kickstarter for an InvaderCON in Boston, Massachusetts, for Aug 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to August 2021.[1] InvaderCON's website seems to have gone down in 2020, with its last Wayback Machine capture being from December 2019.[2]

The Kickstarter for the 2020 InvaderCON stated:

Then maybe - MAYBE - if Enter the Florpus generates enough excitement on Netflix and a new Invader ZIM series is created, we can "get the gang back together" for one more InvaderCON. The fate of future DOOM is in your hands.[3]

References

  1. ^ Invader Zim, Wikipedia. (Accessed 7/11/2020)
  2. ^ Invadercon, Dec 19, 2019. (Accessed 10/25/2020)
  3. ^ InvaderCON Remember the Doom, Kickstarter. Updated Feb 28, 2020. (Accessed 11/11/2020)