Evil Expo 2021

February 19-21, 2021

Piscataway, New Jersey

Thank you for an amazing Evil Expo I! Stay tuned as we work on Evil Expo II, and don't forget to check out our summer event, Gilt & Fanfare!

Why do Evil Overlords consistently make so many of the same damn mistakes?

The great thinkers of ancient times (think: the 1990s) began compiling lists of frequent mistakes made by villainous rulers.  There are a few compilations out there (we’ve picked

While part of the original goal was simply to vent about unwise antagonist decisions, we feel this list is a great starting point for looking at current media–if you’ve ever been watching a screen and wanted to shout “YOU IDIOT, DON’T LEAVE THE HEROES ALIVE”, then this is a good panel for you.

In general, the budgets for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror are way higher than they used to be, and we’ve seen some of the best writing and acting come out of the modern age.  But we also see some shockingly dumb villains–or some great villains with unnecessary fatal flaws.

What kind of Evil Expo would we be if we didn’t talk about some of these common villain mistakes as seen in books, film, and games–and how to use them, spin them, twist them, and do original things with these ideas?