Convention Reports

Review of Cardboard*Con 9: Jurassic Box (2018)

Jurassic Box was the 9th installment of this American science fiction convention, dedicated to encouraging fossilized nerds to dress up in cardboard costumes. 2018’s theme, “Jurassic Box”, was the least effective cardboard pun yet. Despite this fact it was expected to bode well for attendance, which typically numbers in the dozens. The convention had become so successful that it generated a string of successful sequels, despite the vehement refusal of Steven Spielberg to contribute a large cash infusion. Numerous articles based on the convention have been written by various news outlets, in spite of their best judgment and the strenuous objections of their editorial staffs.

2018: 9th Anniversary Guests

  • Robby Hilliard
  • Chuck Sheffey
  • Eric Schumacher
  • Spot the Barking T-Rex
  • Hot Salsa Dancer Lady

2018: The Con in Review

The 9th Annual Cardboard*Con was held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, a lovely, warm pre-Spring day in Atlanta. The theme for 2018 year was “Jurassic Box”, the most widely adopted theme yet. This year marked the introduction of the wildly popular Cardboard Anthem, which was heard constantly being sung by roving groups of attendees. Cardboard*Con crossed paths with The Atlanta Salsa & Bachata Festival, and after the closing ceremonies attendees stopped by the Festival for salsa lessons by some of that event’s most elite performers. The Bangladeshi pulp strikes did not affect costuming as initially feared, as most attendees had already switched over to Canadian primal forest pulp well in advance of the much-ballyhooed strike. Our convention crossed paths with the badly-splintered CardBeardCon once again this year, and in an attempt to help unify our sister convention we asked the faction representatives to work together to judge our costumes (results pending).


  • Convention fell apart completely at first location, leaving attendees wandering the streets
  • Convention reconvened at High Velocity inside the Marriott Marquis
  • Attendees performed the Cardboard Anthem in the lobby of the Marriott


  • “Objects at Cardboard*Con may appear FUNNER than they are.”
  • “Clever Box!”
  • “Duct tape will find a way.”

2018 Photo Gallery



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