Welcome to our preliminary program. Listed, we have a host of speakers and panelists who specialize in books, video games, roleplaying games, board games, literary heroes, horror, and more. You will also find some of the activities and games we’ve planned out so far.


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have opted to pause our planning. We will monitor the situation and announce when planning proceeds. Expect to see changes to the programming schedule below to accommodate the reschedule. Keep up to date with our mailing list subscription or social media accounts to hear about updates in real time.


Over the weeks we will continue to embellish this list with more professionals, attractions, and vendors. The programming schedule will be a work in progress up until the day of the event. Stay tuned via our mailing list, or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) @ConquerConExpo for news and updates!

Main Stage

  • Convention Welcome


    An informational morning greeting

  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Creative Genius


    William Fliss, curator of Marquette University’s renowned Tolkien manuscript collection, will give talk on the influential author

  • Magician


    Watch an enchanting performance by a professional magician

  • Angela Vanden Elzen


    A talk on the history and culture of video games by a top gaming expert from Lawrence University

  • Gaming Panel


    Experts answer questions and talk about their experiences in the gaming industry

  • Cosplay Panel


    Local cosplayers line up to give you their well-earned tips and tricks.

  • Cosplay Contest


    Vote for the day's best costume or compete for a chance to win a prize

Secondary Stage

Games & Activities

All-Day Attractions