See Us At Evil Expo

(We almost never break our longtime rule of posting only microfiction. But this is important. If you want some microfiction, try “Ten Reasons I Hate Time Travel“, or perhaps my demi-fairy tale, “The Uncertain Princes“. Or just pick up one of my books.)

At any rate, I’ll be at Evil Expo this year, and you should go!

Evil Expo is a multi-fandom convention for scifi lovers, geeks, nerds, Rennies, Steampunks, and pretty much any and every imaginative genre. We’re a weekend of entertainment, panels, live music, shows, discussions, films, tabletop gaming, spectacular vendors, great discussions, and some of the nicest Villains you’ll ever meet. You just might be one of them…

Evil Expo is an all-ages event dedicated to fictional Villainy, and we’re a genuinely welcoming event dedicated to showing you a good time. Dress any way you want, from cosplay to casual! Bring the whole family, or come by yourself! Run through our huge hotel trying to see every single panel, or just hang out in the dealer room with the cool stuff; just come and have fun!

Evil Expo is designed to be a little different. We strive to be the greatest place on Earth for those who love (or ARE) Villains from any science fiction, fantasy, comic, pulp, gaming, or other imaginative world.

So sadly, many of us must pretend in our daily lives. We must constantly hide our inner villains, fully aware that our style of evil living and contrarian thought is frowned upon by the general society. They demand that we give them trigger warnings so that they may keep us from their safe spaces. They demand right-think and political correctness, that you speak, dress, and act to please them at all times. But not here.

Here you are welcome to come in attire which speaks of your villainous might, or show up wearing pretty much anything you like (within the limits of legality). Even normal things; we appreciate our infiltrators of normality too!

It should be mentioned that many of our presenters are deep creatives. Writers of story and verse, podcasters, madcaps, possessors of unusual talent and interest, and various other sorts of creators who wish for the freedom to blossom forth their dark and tangled dreams. As well as those who, presumably, enjoy the irony of making some dough pretending not to be evil while they await the eventual fulfillment of their extremely fiendish schemes.

Any speaker, writer, or spinner of the dark and twisted tale is welcomed and celebrated here in our Evil Village. From any fandom. From any genre. And while we have a special love in our hearts for the authors of books and writings (and they are well in evidence), we also cherish deep in our black hearts all whose actions, creations, interests, knowledge, or crafts create something new, cool and interesting.

If you are still reading you are undoubtedly one of us. You are more than welcome here in our congregation of villainy! – The Villainpunk World’s Fair

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.