Evil Expo 2021

February 19-21, 2021

Piscataway, New Jersey

Evil Expo, the World's Greatest Convention For Villains and Villainy, returns! Come be a part of it!

BIG NEWS: MARCH 22nd will be our LIVESTREAM BENEFIT SHOW to help performers and vendors in need. Tickets are FREE - get them RIGHT HERE on the Facebook event!

STILL ON! Don't forget to check out our summer event, Gilt & Fanfare: A Halloween Circus Dream! (That's June 5-7th, 2021, also at the Radisson of Piscataway!)

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?