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GFX is an Omni-Geek convention promoting the diversity of "Geek Culture". Our 2015 show will be at the Westin Southfield July 10-12. Read more

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GFX is an Omni-Geek convention promoting the diversity of "Geek Culture". Our 2015 show will be at the Westin Southfield July 10-12.

Southfield, MI Theater
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What is Geek Fan Expo? 

Geek Fan Expo is an all-inclusive Geek-Fandom Experience. We include programming from all walks of Geekdom to promote greater diversity, not only in Geek Culture, but all of Pop Culture.

Together with you, we are building the next generation of convention by bringing geeks of every type together to share a truly social geek fan experience.

Our interactive forum focuses on quality entertainment and production to bring you a both modern and nostalgic flavor. Featuring destination events, topical discussion panels, workshops, vendor and artist exhibitions, contests and more.

Geek Fan Expo is a show built around what you, for you, and even by you!

Geek Fan Expo 2014 happened because of you. Now, we need you even more.

Last September, we brought Geeks together from all walks of life, and we don't like to toot our own horn... well okay we do... it was amazing. In case you missed it, here is the Flashback Video by convention videographer extraordinaire, Aaron GTV: 

Our guests were the coolest people we've ever met. Jim C. Hines made friends with a 501st Storm Trooper: 

Rob Paulsen did this which pretty much makes him the coolest person on the planet:

And then there was our surprise "visit" from Morgan Freeman:

We are so grateful to everyone who made Geek Fan Expo 2014 a success from the staff, to the press, the attendees, even the people who couldn't make it but still helped us spread the word on social media.

For more footage from Geek Fan Exop 2014, be sure to check out our wonderful videographer's YouTube page - Aaron GTV: https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronGTV/videos

Risks and challenges

Geek Fan Expo 2014 couldn't have happened without you. Now, we need your help again. We want to bring you another show, and we want to do it right. Our staff brings with them decades of convention planning experience, and we've learned a lot in the planning of our 2014 show. However, we can't do it without you. If our Kickstarter succeeds, we will bring you a bigger and better Geek Fan Expo, July 10-12, 2015 at our new location - the Westin Southfield. However, if we miss our goal, Geek Fan Expo will go out with a bang, leaving the legacy of its first and only show behind it.

Please help us keep GFX alive. Purchase a level that interests you, and then tell us you're with us! Post a video, photo or status update on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram telling us why you want a #GFX2015, and hashtag it with #iamGFX. Because now, more than ever, the fate of GFX is in your hands.

If you missed out on #GFX2014, check out these links:

Dearborn Press & Guide, Geek Expo Comes to Area This Weekend
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2014/09/04/life/doc5408bcfb23cf6378514505.txt

Name Not Final, Cheesy Business NARF!
http://namenotfinal.net/post/97017956638/2014-09-06-cheesy-business-narf

The Rack Show, Geek Fan Expo Parts 1 & 2 plus pre-show
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/3052519
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/3056392
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/3040505

Motor City Blog, Geek Fan Expo 2014
http://motorcityblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/geek-fan-expo-2014-by-dc-in-detroit.html

Horse-News.net, Geek Fan Expo, a con that changes the way we think about cons
http://www.horse-news.net/2014/09/geek-fan-expo-con-that-changes-way-we.html

Matthew Alan Thyer, After Action Geek Fan Expo
http://feetforbrains.com/2014/09/07/after-action-geek-fan-expo/

AaronGTV, Rob Paulsen sings “Nations of the World” at Geek Fan Expo 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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    All Our Love - every little bit helps, and every person that gives us any of their dollars gets all the warm fuzzies straight from us at GFX! Do you feel the love?

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    Thank You Tweet - for $5 not only will we send you the warm fuzzies from our hearts, we'll do it on Twitter too! Look for your thank you tweet @geekfanexpo!

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Badge Ribbon & Sticker - for $10 we'll mail you an exclusive badge ribbon and sticker to wear to GFX 2015 (or at work, in bed, while working out - whatever floats your boat).

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    Kickstarter Exclusive T-shirt - exactly what you need to round out your wardrobe. For $20 we'll mail you a Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt. Only our backers will have this t-shirt. They will not be sold anywhere else. Look at you. You're so special.

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    Personal Message in the Program - we'll put a message of up to 150 characters in the program. Whatever you want (but keep it family friendly please). Want to wish someone a happy birthday? Propose to your special someone? Confess to being a superhero? Do it at GFX2015!

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    One-Day Badge and More - buy your badge on our Kickstarter and get extra shiny stuff to play with at GFX2015. Along with your badge, you'll get a Kickstarter exclusive badge ribbon and sticker, as well as your name listed in the program as one of those who made Geek Fan Expo 2015 possible.

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    3-Day Badge and More - Just like the 1-Day Badge level, when you buy your 3-Day badge through our Kickstarter, you get bonus stuff that the silly people who buy at the door won't get. The Kickstarter exclusive badge ribbon, sticker and thank you in the program will have them positively green with envy. Green I say! But fair warning, be sure to check out the $55 level before making your decision!

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    3-Day Badge & More, Plus T-Shirt! - Get all the stuff from the $50 badge level but for another $5 more, we'll throw in one of the Kickstarter Exclusive t-shirts! That's 5 bucks for a t-shirt! Aren't you glad we warned you?

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    Cosplay Photo Package - We had some awesome cosplayers at GFX 2014, and next year, we'd like to showcase our cosplayers even more. For $60 you'll get a private photo shoot with an official GFX photographer during the convention, and your photo will appear in a Geek Fan Expo calendar which will go on sale for the 2016 year. We'll even give you a free copy to remember us by! This level does not include a badge, so be sure to back a badge level also!

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    Seat in Exclusive Tabletop RPG Session - We'll be hosting an exclusive tabletop RPG game just for a very limited number of backers. This level does not include a badge, so be sure to back a badge level also!

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    VIP Badge & More - Everyone wants to be special, but not only are you special, you're Important. The VIP badge gets you super special shinies, like early access to the dealers room, line jumping privileges, and your choice of several VIP events where you can rub elbows with our celebrity guests. Plus you'll also get the exclusive t-shirt, badge ribbon, and sticker!

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    Spot on Guests Against Humanity - This was probably our most popular event at Geek Fan Expo 2014, and for good reason. Some of our celebrity guests sat down for a good old fashioned game of Cards Against Humanity where the audience got to choose the winners.In 2015 we'll be doing it again, but this time YOU have a chance to sit in and play. This is a very limited level so better get while the gettin's good! This is an 18+ event. This level does not include a badge, so be sure to back a badge level also!

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    Advertising Level: Lanyards - Are you interested in advertising with us? Hang your message around the necks of hundreds of dedicated Geeks! This is an incredibly high visibility sponsorship opportunity. Attendees and press take thousands of pictures at cons every year. Put your logo in every shot! Lanyards to be provided by Advertiser. This level does not include a badge, so be sure to back a badge level also!

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    Advertising Level: Main Events Room - Advertise your business in all the most popular events at Geek Fan Expo 2015. Your business will be the featured sponsor for all events that happen in the Main Events Room. This level includes the following benefits:
    • Banner prominently displayed in the Main Events Room throughout the weekend (sponsor produces and rigs banner)
    • License to give away approved promotional prizes at the closing ceremonies
    • Sponsor logo and descriptor incorporated in official program book on dedicated sponsor page
    • Logo placement on official geekfanexpo.com website
    • Opportunity to link from geekfanexpo.com to sponsor site. This level does not include a badge, so be sure to back a badge level also!

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    Geek Fan Expo Sponsors Your Room Party - Do you like the Nightlife? Do you like to party? Well, so do we, and we want to throw a party for you. For this very special level, we'll provide a suite, catering, beverages (non-alcoholic of course, though a cash bar may be available), and we'll list your party in the program. And just because we know you want your friends to party with you, we'll provide you with 15 3-day badges. Bring all your friends! Unless you have more than 15... then bring some. And make the others buy their own stinking badges.

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    Talent Level Pass - Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a celebrity at a convention? Well, it's actually a lot of work, but at GFX2015 you can be treated like a star and still do whatever you want! We'll provide you with a room, a $25 per diem, and a VIP badge. And just to complete the star treatment, you'll get to sit in as a guest for an episode of the Rack Show, recorded on site at Geek Fan Expo 2015!

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