What’s different about Dream Worlds Con?

Dream Worlds Con? I thought this was Oddmall?

It is, but it also isn’t. Well, I mean, it totally is but it’s also some other awesome stuff as well. All the Oddmally goodness of Expedition Elsewhere will be there but there are some other great things happening as well.

Like what?

Well, specifically, this:

“Dream Worlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism” (on view November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017) assembles award-winning artists from around the country who play a pivotal role in the art of cinema, television, set design, 3D animation, gaming, and costume design—pushing the boundaries of contemporary realism through the guise of surrealism. Their creations are now a fundamental component of both the fine art world and the commercial art industry. This exhibition is certain to entertain and educate all ages with a journey through the art of imaginative realism, offering fantastic visions within the past, the unexplored future, and even the unseen present—a journey that may inspire viewers to explore their own creativity and storytelling ability through art.Dream Worlds” is produced with CMA guest-curator and Canton native, Chris Seaman, an award-winning artist-illustrator.

Dream World Con will also feature TWO costume contests! One on Saturday and one on Sunday…

There will be a full entertainment track, a Kid Cave with awesome activities, hands on workshops and panels and ever so much more, all along with over 140 incredibly talented vendors and artists.

What’s the deal with the $5 entry fee? I thought Oddmall was free…

Oddmall is indeed, and will continue to remain, free. That’s one reason we used the name Dream Worlds Con for this event. The meager $5 entry fee also covers your entry into the Canton Museum of Art and the Dream Worlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism gallery show therein (which is normally $8). All proceeds benefit the Canton Museum of Art, not Oddmall. Of course if your feel inclined to feed our donation monsters we will graciously and gratefully accept.

What else is in the pipeline?

So far we have four more Oddmall shows planned for 2017. Take a look:

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