Cardboard Industry

Dezeen / Samsung Box Competition

The world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine is collaborating with Samsung for a global design competition that challenges contestants to design innovative new objects for the home that can be made by repurposing cardboard packaging.

The Samsung Out of the Box Competition is free to enter for anyone over the age of 18 in any country around the world, with prize money totalling $20,000.

Keep reading to learn more and be sure to check for all the latest on this contest

Badj Convention Reports

Surprise Star Trak Badj

Did you hear?? Attendees of the 2020 edition of Cardboard*Con were awarded with a surprise Star Trak themed badj with a complimentary deluxe Cardboard*Con lanyard!

Convention Reports Photos

Cardboard*Con 11 Photo Gallery

Images in this Cardboard*Con 11 photo gallery are courtesy of Karen Grayson, thanks Karen!!! If you took some photos you’d like for us to share here let us know!

Convention Reports Photos

Star Trak Photos by Thomas Kerns

Many know Thomas Kerns from his fabulous photography work at Wasteland Weekend, but how many of those apocalyptic warriors know that he got his start with cardboard underwear? Hips don’t lie, and neither do these photos of some fabulous Star Trak photos by Thomas Kerns!!


2020 Costume Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of our contest participants, in our books you’re ALL wearing garbage!! Here are the our trashiest contestants for 2020:

Convention Reports

Review of Kardboard Khan 11: Star Trak Disco (2020)

Set in the last days of civilization, before the fall of humanity to the Covid-19 pandemic, Star Trak Disco was the incredible theme for our 11th Cardboard*Con Adventure. And what an adventure it was despite the gathering clouds that would ensure Cardboard*Con would be the last GREAT sci-fi convention of the year 2020 in Atlanta. Keep reading!


Cardboard*Con Statement on Coronavirus

Cardboard*Con released a statement announcing its policy on a coronavirus spreading around the world. The convention’s announcement is presented in full, below.

A new type of coronavirus called COVID-19 is currently sweeping the globe, including Atlanta, home of Cardboard*Con, raising health concerns in the boxplay community.

Convention Reports Program Book

2020 Progress Report

The 2020 Progress Report is now available for download.

Commershuls Videos

Stayin’ Alive

A dedicated team of red boxes risk their lives on a desperate mission to deliver the Offishul Disco Box to the heart of Cardboard*Con 11 in Atlanta (which happens on the first Saturday of March every year!!). To learn more about the world’s largest all-cardboard science fiction and fantasy convention visit us at today!!

Cardboard Culture

Why God Hates Cardboard

There are some out there who claim that God hates cardboard. This belief is misguided and far from the truth, but how do we address those who hate our favorite costuming material? Let’s explore the issue.