What is Fandemonium?
Fandemonium was founded in August of 2003 and celebrated it's first event in August of 2004 making it Idaho's first multi-genre fandom convention!
Fandemonium's driving goal is to foster the advancement and a better understanding of multi-genre fan cultures in Idaho by offering opportunities for education and entertainment in the events and functions that we sponsor.
All of our event runners and volunteer staff are dedicated fans, just like you, who wish to provide their experience and services to the community. The Fandemonium motto is "For the Fans, by the Fans", and we strive to live up to this motto in all events past, present, and future.
What kind of genres does Fandemonium explore?
Fandemonium supports a variety of genres of Fandom, such as video games, Japanese animation, tabletop gaming, and more. Here is a list of some of the forms of entertainment you can expect to find at Fandemonium.
Anime (Japanese Animation): Animated television shows and movies from Japan, covering anything from comedy to horror. Check out one of our Video rooms and see our various anime showings.
Video Games: Everything from the 8-Bit Nintendo to the X-Box 360, we cover them all. At Fandemonium, you can play all of your favorite games, and try out some new ones. From Japanese imports to game tournaments, the Fandemonium Video Game room is sure to keep you entertained.
Tabletop Gaming: Don't forget to grab your dice and be ready for a good time. Check out the Tabletop Gaming room for a variety of games from our local GM's (Game Masters). Or if you would like to GM a game at Fandemonium, please contact the Table Top Gaming Director.
Sci-Fi (Science Fiction): Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Stargate SG1, Doctor Who; We could go on for ages. If you love Sci-Fi, come check out one of the Fandemonium video rooms and see one of our various Science Fiction showings.
Comics:Whether its traditional American comic books, Japanese Manga, or your local Webcomic artists, come check out what Fandemonium has to offer. From comics dealers in the Dealer's Room to panels with local and Guest artists.
These are just some of the things you can find at Fandemonium, along with a variety of random games, contests, and just plain fun.
What should I bring with me?
If you are planning to be joining us at the Grove Hotel for the duration of the convention, there are a few things you may want to consider bringing with you. Other than the obvious basics (enough clothes for all three days, plus extra, toothbrush, etc.) We recommend bringing extra shampoo and conditioner, as the hotel bottles can be microscopic in nature. Also, to save money, you should consider non perishable foods. You can make many delicious foods with a coffee pot and a little ingenuity. Eating out can cost a bundle. We will be adding a complete checklist for your planning in the near future.
What time does the event open/close?
Fandemonium beings at 10:00 am on Friday and runs until 7 pm on Sunday. For event times and locations during the convention, please see the online schedule, or the program booklet.
Where is Fandemonium's Convention Located?
Fandemonium is held at the Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702. For more information and room rates/discount details, visit our hotel page.