Jul 26-28, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Virginia

About blerDCon

Why a “Blerd” Con?

Blerdcon is an event that highlights and celebrates Blerd culture and creates a marketplace of ideas where sharing that culture can take place with proper context, attribution and positivity in an inclusive environment.

Blerdcon celebrates our connection with LGBTQ, the disabled, POCs and the international community! All are welcome to partake in the experience as we are an open community who love all the same nerddom. Some of our many events include:

  • Panels
  • Celebrity Guests
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Gaming Tournaments
  • Cosplay Contests
  • Cosplay Guests
  • Music and Dance
  • Anime Screenings
  • Maid Cafe
  • Comedy Show

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Incredible Venue

Experience BlerDCon at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, a 50,000+ sq. ft. space for the Presentations, Panels, Gaming, Cosplay you love!


Tickets for BlerDCon are ONLY $55! Getting a room right in the con won’t be a hassle either. We negotiated with the hotel to get  rooms starting at just $103 per night

Made for you!

We expect to have 3,000-4,000 fans of all ages and backgrounds attending BlerDCon. This includes everyone from teenage geeks to old-school nerds – including you!

Amazing Events

BlerDCon wouldn’t be great without the fans. This includes the wonderful exhibitors and special guests that we’ll be bringing to the convention

A Fully Inclusive Convention Experience

Women Guests

While women account for over half of the con community, they don’t get as many opportunities to participate in panels and presentations as their male counterparts. BlerDCon is breaking the mold by hosting panels that focus on women’s issues in geekdom. We’ll have several leading ladies in gaming, comic books, sci-fi, cosplay and anime leading these discussions.

LGBTQ Guests

Nerd representation for the LGBTQ community is lacking across the board. This isn’t because amazing LGBTQ cosplayers, creators and performers don’t exist. It’s because they simply don’t get the same opportunities as everyone else. As a universally inclusive fan convention, BlerDCon has ensured that you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best of what LGBTQ geekdom has to offer!

Guests of Color

The POC nerd population is exploding; the gaming, movie, comic book and anime industries are struggling to develop and showcase characters and geek leaders who represent this base. We’ll be showcasing some of the top black and brown cosplayers, industry movers, creators and celebrities. You’ll also get a chance to have candid discussions about minority issues in the geek community.

Disabled Guests

Nerds with disabilities are ignored way too often. Not only do they deserve to enjoy the nerd universe at the same level as anyone else, but they’ve proven that they are leading contributors to geek culture. This is proven by the incredible guests with disabilities that we showcase at Blerdcon!

International Guests

Geekdom is truly universal. It not only includes fans of all colors, shapes and sizes, but also fans in different countries across the globe. The BlerDCon team has been working directly with various embassies and consulates in DC to help bring you some amazing international guests.


BlerDCon provides an outlet for events of all kinds. Video & tabletop game tournaments, late night film sessions, concerts & cosplay meetups are just the beginning.  Did we mention panels?  BlerDCon is proud to provide space for community run panels covering topics from cosplaying to life coaching.


At Blerdcon we value the safety of our guests.  Please read and adhere to these policies to ensure that everyone has a fabulous Reunion.

Cosplay Policy
Weapon and Prop Policy