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McConnell Con

McConnell Con

Unleash your inner geek!

Mark your calendars, set your phasers to stun, and get ready to boldly go where no fan has gone before. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on what's in store for this epic event!

August 19, 2023
From 1-6 pm

Don't miss this epic celebration of all things nerdy! Bring out (or build!) your best cosplay, grab your wands, and get ready to assemble! We're putting together an action-packed day! McConnell Con will feature cosplay contests, gaming tournaments, and brain-busting panels to learn more about the nerdy things you love!

From 6-8 pm
McConnell Con - After Dark

After the Cosplay Contest, we're closing the doors on our family event and keeping the Tanker Tavern with tabletop games, drinks specials and plenty of nerdy fun! 18+ only, come have a sip with us after dark! 

McConnell Con Map

Schedule of Events

McConnell Con Activities

Video Games

Take control!

Brought to us by Unified Esports Association, we're filling Bleckley Lounge in the Dole Center with 26 game stations. Come take on 1v1 PC games, try out free play console games or sign up for a tournament at the event to show off your skills. 

Also: Learn more about Air Force Gaming, Butler Community College and Wichita State University. 

Kid Zone

For the littlest Heroes

Games, crafts and a place for parents to unwind after a heroic day of McConnell Con! 

Never fear, more details will appear!

Cosplay Contest

Cosplay is for everyone!

In the Dole Center Ballroom.

Live on stage: It's YOU! We want to see your creativity in action! 

Pre-Judging begins: 3 pm

Stage Show begins: 5 pm

Our judges are looking for likeness. craftsmanship and personality! Show us what you've got!

Click here to see contest categories and rules! 

Special Guests

Meet Loads of Characters!

You won't want to miss! You never know who you might see!

Stay tuned for more details! 


Let's Play!

Roll for inititiave! From tabletop to video games, and more! Get ready for out-of-control fun! 

Watch this space for details! 


For the bigger Heroes

Want to keep the Con going after the cosplay contest is over? Don't take off your cape yet! Come in costume, come with friends, come play games with us  for an after-hours party you won't forget! 

Your Logo Could Be Here!

Call 316-759-4348 to Sponsor McConnell Con! 

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Want to help?

We value your input! If you, or someone you know wants to contribute to McConnell Con, just let us know! We're looking for volunteers, artists, vendors, panelists, creators and crafters, performers and generally anyone who wants to share their passion with our people.