Now in its fifth year, SiouxperCon has quickly grown into the most anticipated annual Siouxland event for lovers of all things in the “nerd” community. SiouxperCon is your friendly, neighborhood fan convention where all are welcome in a family-friendly, inclusive environment!
SiouxperCon is more than just a celebration of comic books, cosplay, anime, board games, video games, science fiction and fantasy. SiouxperCon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission is to not only provide an inclusive event for members of the nerd community, both young and old, but to support local charities that help others in Sioux Falls. During this year’s convention we will be honoring local heroes that served our communities
Featured guests this year include:
- Comic Book Legends Ron Marz, Rick Leonardi, Doug Mahnke and Phil Hester.
- The original voice of Charlie Brown, Peter Robbins
- Actor from Shameless, 18 Again and Diagnosis Murder, Charlie Schlatter.
- Celebrity Chef Justin Warner.
- The Host of Mythbusters Junior Rachel Pizzolato.
- Jacob and Caleb Schilling from the FOX TV Hit Series Lego Masters
Events kick off Friday October 1st at 3:00 p.m. with over 75 vendors, 32 guests and attractions, local charities, video games, tabletop gaming and more.
Friday Night will feature SiouxperMania III featuring the wrestlers of Midwest All Pro. At 7:30 p.m. SiouxperCon After Dark, sponsored by Look’s Brewing and Common Sense, kicks off with Adult themed gaming, panels and entertainment.
Saturday October 2nd, events kick off at 10:00 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies followed by a full day of shopping the exhibition hall, attending educational panels, viewing locally made films during the Backlot 605 Film Festival and playing video games, board games, RPGs and tabletop games. The day culminates with SiouxperCosplay, the area’s largest Cosplay Competition featuring amazing craftsmanship and costuming for prizes.
That night SiouxperCon After Dark will feature national touring Burlesque performer Hazel Honeysuckle performing on the main stage with local performers VeauxDevil Cabaret.
Sunday October 3rd is Schulte Subaru Siouxper Family Fun Day featuring live performances all day on the Black Hills Federal Credit Union Main Stage from Mythbusters Junior, First Lego League, The Magic of Travis Nye, Lego Masters Jacob and Caleb. There will be a kids cosplay parade and family friendly games featured in our Tabletop Room and Video Game Room!
Tickets are $10.00 per day and only $25.00 for a three day pass. Children 10 and under are free. All net proceeds go to local charities to further their work in the community. They have donated over $25,000.00 to REACH Literacy and The JY6 Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Local Dell Rapids resident Shane Gerlach is one of the founders of SiouxperCon and current Staff Directory and Guest Service Coordinator.
Local Sponsors include: Black Hills Federal Credit Union, Schulte Subaru, Common Sense, Look’s Brewing, Allegra Printing, Firelink Digital Marketing, Game Chest, Last Stop CD Shop, Sioux Empire Travel, TNTax Business Services, Voices Against Cancer, VeauxDevil Cabaret, Brookings Books and Comics, JJ’s Comics and Art, JuLiana’s Boutique, Vishnu Bunny Tattoo, Cresten Properties, Wednesday Comics Podcast, Woods, Fuller, Schultz & Smith P.C., and US Bank.