A massive new convention for fans of any “nerdy” genre — from anime to high fantasy and sci-fi to steampunk — is coming to Spokane for three days of immersive adventures. Billed as an annual event, the inaugural Fan Nexus convention boasts seven immersive worlds themed around pop-culture genres; in addition to the aforementioned, attendees can explore a superhero, horror and science-themed areas of the convention floor. Beyond the usual comic-con style lineup of special celebrity guests (Fan Nexus brings headliners Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in the original Star Trek, along with anime voice actor Chuck Huber), cosplayers, gaming, vendors and photo ops, Fan Nexus also offers art experiences, workshops and, perhaps most important, a safe and friendly venue to meet cool creatives who share your interests.
Oct. 6-8: Fri-Sat from 9 am-10 pm, Sun from 9 am-7:30 pm • $40-$45/day; $65/weekend pass ($15/weekend for ages 8-13); upgrade packages available • Spokane Convention Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • fannex.us
— Chey Scott