Evil Expo, the Villain Convention!

January 24 - 26th, 2020 | Piscataway, New Jersey

Book your room now, before some other villain snatches it away from you!

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?